Resources for the members of the United Church of God

Youth Camp in Benin 2020 (Postponed to 2022)

Good Works is sponsoring United Youth Corps volunteers for a project in French-speaking West Africa, offering volunteers the opportunity to serve at the youth summer camp in Benin! The project will run for about three weeks, dates will be finalized closer to the project. Volunteers will first travel to Bordeaux, France for approximately a week where they will complete final camp planning and preparation, acclimate to the time zone, be immersed in the French language, and potentially receive language training. Participants will meet with the project coordinator, Suzanne Lavaty, and senior pastor, Tim Pebworth, before they fly to Africa, spending several days with the brethren in Togo before traveling to Cotonou, Benin, where a leadership conference will be held (there will be an opportunity to serve by providing interpretation services if language proficiency permits). Campers from throughout the region will gather in Cotonou, spend the Sabbath together with the local brethren, and then campers, staff, and volunteers will continue on to a week-long youth camp to be held in the vicinity.

This program will provide the church youth in the region with new classes designed to help them develop various practical life skills, bond and learn through strategic teambuilding activities, and serve others through service projects, all the while incorporating the relevance of God, His way, and His plan for them. Potential courses include swimming, computer instruction, life skills (writing applications, interviewing, and public speaking), as well as Compass Check/Christian living classes.

Deadline to apply is January 31, 2021