Home Repair

How Do We Spend The Week?

Your week at Carolina Cross Connection will include laughter, meeting new people, exercising your home repair skills, worship, and experiences you will never forget. You will be impacting people’s lives for the Gospel and learning along the way!

 


 

A usual week includes serving 3-4 families with home repair projects.

  • Building wheelchair ramps, porches and steps
  • Underpinning mobile homes
  • Yardwork, mowing, weedeating, and raking
  • Painting inside and outside of homes
  • House cleaning, window washing, and more

Empowering Students and Adults

During a CCC Home Repair Week, both adults and youth will have the opportunity to show Christ-like service to families in need. We offer the structure of a planned trip, with the location, tools, supplies provided for you. You and your group then join us in being the hands, heart and soul of Christ’s love as we accomplish the project.

Building Hope

Along with helping out with physical needs, we hope to meet the spiritual, emotional, and social needs of those we work for. You are encouraged to pray with the families you serve, eat with them, and share the love of Christ. We also want to see your students grow in service, learn leadership, and enjoy acceptance and spiritual growth as they help throughout the week. We are serious about having fun while serving the Lord and others!

Creating Christian Community

Groups should arrive on the Sunday afternoon of their camp week, between 1:00 and 3:30 PM. We will be finished the following Saturday around 10:00 AM. The first day, everyone will be placed in a smaller group of 1-2 adults and 4-5 youth, that will be together the rest of the week. These “Christian Mission Groups (CMGs) are made in order to have a mix of church backgrounds, ages, genders, and construction experience in each group. CMGs leave camp for their projects by 9:15 AM and return between 4:00 and 5:00 PM.  In the evenings the entire camp participates in activities planned by our staff, including worship, games, small groups, and other activities that bring us together in fellowship and fun.

CCC service weeks helpers and elderly woman

Fees and What's Included

We try to offer a reasonable price. The cost to attend our Home Repair ministry at a camp location is $365 and the cost to attend at a school location is $315. The first payment is required at the beginning of registration and is non-refundable.

Fees

Payment

Schedule

Camp Location

$365

School Location

$315

First Payment

$100

by Dec. 15, 2017

$100

after Dec. 15, 2017

Second Payment

$115

by March 1, 2018

$115

after March 1, 2018

Third Payment

$150

by May 15, 2018

$100

after May 15, 2018

 

 

 

What's Included

Camper fees are all-inclusive, covering meals from Sunday dinner to Saturday breakfast, lodging, staffing, programming, and camp rental. Campers may wish to bring some extra spending money for CCC merchandise and snacks sold in the evenings.

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Dates & Locations

Carolina Cross Connection uses multiple campsites in Western North Carolina. Each location has slightly different amenities. Camp assignments are made when your group registers for camp. You can customize your week of service by choosing to serve certain counties, or by serving out of a camp or school location. Each site has something special to offer, all of them helping the surrounding counties.

South Location (Camp)

Our South Location serves Cleveland, Lincoln, and Gaston Counties. We run our programming out of South Mountain Family Camp, which is located in northern Cleveland County between N.C. Highway 18 and N.C. Highway 10 in the small town of Casar (pronounced K-zer. Lodging is in cabins, each offering bunk beds and private bathrooms. Males and females are housed in different cabins. Meeting areas include a large dining area/kitchen, large Pavilion overlooking the mountains, and plenty of outdoor activities.

 

CAMP MAILING ADDRESS:

Carolina Cross Connection
c/o (Camper’s Name)
142 Mace Road

Casar, NC 28020

West Location (Camp)

Our West Location serves Burke, Mcdowell, and Rutherford Counties. Our programming is run out of Camp McCall, which is located in the northeast corner of Rutherford County off of Hwy 226 just minutes from the McDowell County border. It is a few miles southeast of Marion, NC. It is a district camp of the United Methodist Church, Western NC conference. There are two lodge houses, one for men and one for women, each with their own bathrooms. There are also extra bathhouses. One lodge holds the kitchen and has a large front porch. Meeting areas include an outdoor covered picnic shelter, an outdoor worship area, and a campfire. Recreational areas include fields, a volleyball court, and a large pond for swimming and canoeing (when a lifeguard is available).

 

CAMP MAILING ADDRESS:

Carolina Cross Connection

c/o (Camper’s Name)

1040 Camp McCall Rd

Bostic, NC 28018

East Location (School)

Our East Location serves Alexander, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties. Our programming is run out of Central Wilkes Middle School is in Moravian Falls NC, just south of Wilkesboro, off of N.C. Highway 16. The cafeteria serves as a multi-purpose room, we use the dining hall, and classrooms are used for sleeping. Campers can also use the gym, soccer fields, and other spaces. There are separate bathrooms and shower facilities for males and females.

 

CAMP MAILING ADDRESS:

Carolina Cross Connection
c/o (Camper’s Name)
PO Box 353
Moravian Falls, NC 28654

North Location (School)

Our North Location serves Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties. Our programming is run out of West Wilkes Middle School is right outside Wilkesboro, NC. The cafeteria serves as a multi-purpose room, we use the dining hall, and classrooms are used for sleeping. Campers can also use the gym, soccer fields, and other spaces. Bathrooms have separate showers for males and females.

 

CAMP MAILING ADDRESS:

Carolina Cross Connection
c/o (Camper’s Name)
PO Box 1292
Millers Creek, NC 28651

2017 Home Repair- 6 options to choose from!

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
June 17 – 23 June 24 – June 30 July 1 – 7
Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
July 8 – 14 July 15 – 21 July 22 – 28

Week Walkthrough

The Typical Service Week

 

Sunday

1:30–3 p.m.  Show up at camp, check in & get settled (please arrive during the times listed!)

3–5 p.m.  Orientation, community building activities, form CMGs

6-10 p.m. Dinner, free time, games, testimonies, worship & small groups

 

Monday- Friday

7  a.m.  Wake up, breakfast, morning devotions

9  a.m. CMGs get projects assigned head out to serve!

12 p.m.  Lunch on the job with the people you are helping

4:30–6 p.m.  Regroup at camp

6–10 p.m.  Dinner, free time, games, testimonies, worship & small group time

 

Saturday

7 a.m. Wake up, breakfast, devotions & camp clean-up

10 a.m. Closing Circle then head home!

Requirements

GROUP MAKE-UP

CCC Service Week participants must at least have completed the sixth grade. We encourage you to bring a variety of people, as bringing a good balance of ages, genders and experience helps us achieve the balances we seek in our camp community. Groups of any size are welcome, but please call if looking to bring 30 people or more to our Home Repair Program. By registering, your group is committing to make any changes to your group size by March 1, 2018. You will receive an opportunity to confirm your group make-up and these changes should be made before March 1, 2018 and in conjunction with making your second payment. Your confirmation of your group size AND your payment will “lock-in” the number of persons for whom you have registered as of March 1, and you are responsible to pay the appropriate fees for each space reserved from then on. Bear in mind that members from your church will be divided into different Christian Mission Groups (small work teams) with members from other churches.

 

ADULT REQUIREMENTS

CCC takes the safety and spiritual development of our youth and adults in camp very seriously. As a group leader, we are counting on you and your church to also take these seriously and ask that you carefully recruit and prepare the adults coming to all CCC programs. There is no limit to the number of adults you can bring but note that you must bring 1 Adult for every 8 participants. CCC prefers at least one adult of each gender if your group is co-ed. All adults should be:

  • Of good Christian character
  • Willing and able to participate in all activities
  • Stay the entire week
  • Be suitable to work with youth & be a role model
  • Have a National Criminal and Sex Offender Background Check done by May 1, 2018

 

ADULT DRIVERS

Driving Adults must be 25 or older. CCC requires one DRIVING (over the age of 25) adult for every 8 students and non-driving adults in your group. Driving adults are responsible for driving their work teams to their worksite every day.

In order to provide a safe environment for all participants, and to provide flexibility to Church groups, Carolina Cross Connection has amended its transportation policy..

 

  • There must be a seatbelt for every passenger
  • 1 to 8 Leader to Youth ratio
  • Vehicles with a capacity of over 8 passengers only count for 8 passengers (Example: A Youth group that brings 9 or more participants must have 2 vehicles)
  • Cars are welcome

If group size allows, CCC will make every effort to put two adults, one of each gender, in each group. Please know that this is not guaranteed, and group size does not always allow for this. These numbers are necessary to ensure a safe, positive and impactful experience for campers and the folks we serve. Not having enough driving adults and proper vehicles results in lessening the number of families served and CCC’s overall impact in the community.

 

VEHICLES

Vehicles will be used during the week to transport work teams to and from worksites. For Service Weeks, your group must commit to bring suitable vehicles for every 8 total members of your group (number should be equal to the number of Driving Adults). CCC cannot provide vehicles for groups. Your group is responsible for all vehicle expenses at CCC, including gas. Drivers are welcome to haul trailers for carrying tools, at their own risk.

 

REGISTRATION

Registration should be reviewed and completed by the entire group to encourage total group understanding for the commitments being made. We strongly encourage you make accurate estimates and obtain non-refundable deposits from your participants as you make payments to CCC. Once registration is received, we will send you a confirmation letter, notifying you of your camp week assignment (please list your group’s top three week preferences on the registration form). You will receive other correspondence through the year, including payment reminders and preparation materials. If you are registering after March 1, 2018, please contact the CCC office first, as space may be limited.

 

FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE

Space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis, therefore we urge you to register as soon as possible. It is to your advantage to complete and submit registrations/deposits early to help ensure your group gets to participate and to increase the chance of receiving your first preference of week and camp location. If your registration is not accepted for any reason, your deposit will be returned to you. If your registration is accepted, then your deposit and all following payments are considered NON-REFUNDABLE and non-transferable.

 

CAMP ASSIGNMENT

For those registering for CCC Home Repair: you will receive a camp location assignment upon your completed registration. Submitting a registration form and deposit acknowledges your willingness to attend any of our Home Repair camp locations, understanding it is a first come, first served situation.

 

CHANGES OR CANCELLATIONS

CCC prefers that your group not decrease in number after the initial deposit. If members drop out before March 1, their deposit will be forfeited, but you will not be responsible for paying the balance due for the members who drop. A confirmation of your group size is required at the time of your second payment. Your group size is locked in at the time of the second payment or on March 1, if payment has not been received by then.

 

You will receive timely correspondence from CCC, reminding you to submit your second payment and group size confirmation prior to the March 1 deadline. In the event that we have made multiple and unsuccessful attempts to communicate AND your second payment is not made by March 1, 2018, Carolina Cross Connection Administration reserves the right to cancel your group’s registration completely. If this occurs, and you still want to participate in our summer program, Group Leaders must re-register their group and re-pay the initial deposit at the Regular Rate. This protects CCC from holding camp spaces that will not be paid for and used.

 

Adding members to your group after the initial registration may be possible but should never be assumed. Please call first, and keep in mind that we cannot exceed our camp capacities.

 

Any group cancelling after March 1 forfeits all payments made and is still responsible for paying the balance due for the number of persons who were registered to come with their group as of March 1, 2018. Group cancellations must be submitted in writing.

 

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

POLICY DOWNLOADS

See the following downloads for more information about registration and our policies.

 

Planning Your Trip

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One of our administrators will get in touch with your group’s leader once we have received your registration in order to prepare you for your week at camp.  In the meantime if you have questions contact the following:

Service Weeks:  Taylor Whitley, taylor@carolinacrossconnection.org

HOME: Laura Brown, laura@carolinacrossconnection.org

Overseas:  Brittany Bethel, brittany@carolinacrossconnection.org

Or call the office at 704-721-0033

Home Repair FAQ

Students over 13 are welcome.

Adults are welcome and needed!  Each group should bring at least 1 driving adult (over 25 years old) for every 8 people in your group.  Safety and spiritual development of students is important to us so we ask adults to be of good Christian character, willing and able to participate in all activities, stay the entire week and have a National Criminal and Sex Offender Background Check done.
Anyone!  You don’t have to consider yourself a Christian to attend CCC, but we ask for you to be open to hearing about Jesus and desire to serve others. No construction, youth ministry or mission experience is required.

Please fully read our Registration & Policy Form before registering, but below is a quick overview:

Adults: A minimum of 1 DRIVING adult (25 years or older) for every 6 people in your group.

Vehicles: 1 vehicle for every 6 people, large enough to hold large tools, supplies, and lunch/drink coolers.

Supplies: Supplies vary by group size but can include paper towels, paint rollers, garbage bags, and more.

Stuff: Work clothes, toiletries, bedding, a Bible and journal. More details are in our Camper Prep Packet.

Good attitudes: Be prepared to learn, lead, serve and work hard!

Groups & individuals are welcome!

Online Registration:

Click here to go to our online registration portal.

Paper Registration:

1. Download the Service Week Registration Packet (call 704-721-0033 to have one mailed)
2. Pick the Week you want to serve (and have a second choice ready!)
3. Mail us your Group Registration Form plus $100 Deposit PER PERSON.
4. Watch your email/mail for the acceptance letter!

For Group Registrations: We ask that one person serve as our contact point and send us all information and payment. Multiple groups can come from one church, but please fill out multiple registrations in that case.

For Individual Registrations: Please contact our main office to receive individual registration information at 704-721-0033.

Home Repair Registration & Forms

2017 Brochure, Registration & Info

2017 Home Repair Forms

CCC Activity Permission & Medical Consent Form

(Bring to camp with you- 3 copies!)

Camper Roster PDF

(Group Leader turn into CCC office by 05/1/2017)

Worksite Resources

Tool Box Talks

Click on the links below to see our Tool Box Talks series:
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Ready to help us serve? Register today!