Kids digging hole volunteer


Hard work | Connections | Fun
June 26 - July 2, Harrisburg, PA


Please register by Friday, May 20, 2022

Information from YouthWorks Christ-Centered Mission Trips:

Walk alongside development organizations as they seek to break the cycle of generational poverty.

About Harrisburg

In Harrisburg, your group will serve alongside the community in various community development efforts that are working to improve the lives of its residents. You will have the opportunity to serve with local children’s programs, and community gardens and assist neighborhood associations with small home repair, community beautification, and cleanup projects. In the evenings, you’ll visit Hershey’s Chocolate World for a chocolate tour, attend a youth service at a local church and enjoy the beauty of Harrisburg alongside friends you make during the week. YouthWorks has partnered with this community since 2010.

Please note: All information regarding service and community engagement activities are subject to change. We are actively working to identify community engagement and service opportunities in consideration of COVID.

Serving in Harrisburg

  • Partner with local organizations to meet ongoing needs in the community.

  • Students may serve all or part of the week at a food shelf, clothing distribution center, or by assisting with painting, cleaning or simple repair projects.

This year's Youth Mission Trip is through YouthWorks Christ-Centered Mission Trips.


What to expect:

This schedule is an example of what you might expect on a YouthWorks site. Because every
community is different, the schedule may vary at some sites and on certain days.


4:30–6:00 pm Your Group Arrives at Housing Site
6:15 pm Dinner
7:15–8:30 pm Orientations for Adult Leaders and Students
8:30–9:30 pm The Gathering
9:30–10:30 pm Church Group Time (a time to process the day as a group)
11:15 pm Lights Out


6:45 am Breakfast Crew in Kitchen
7:00 am Wake Up
7:15–7:45 am Breakfast (Everyone also packs their own lunch during this time.)
7:45–8:15 am Breakfast/Building Cleanup
8:25–8:50 am Personal Devotion Time
9:00 am Gather and Depart for Service Sites (Lunch is around noon at service sites.)
3:30 pm Depart from Service Sites
3:30–5:30 pm Showers, Afternoon Snack, Adult Leader Meeting, Dinner Crew Prepares Meal
5:30–6:30 pm Dinner and Cleanup
6:30–8:30 pm Evening Activity and Snack*
8:30–9:30 pm The Gathering
9:30–10:30 pm Church Group Time and Prepare for Bed
11:15 pm Lights Out


6:30–7:00 am Wake Up and Load Vehicles
7:00–9:00 am Breakfast, Building Cleanup, and Send-Off


Note that St. Matthew's Youth Group will be doing an extra day of fun activities in the region and return on Saturday, July 2nd.

Sample Daily Schedule

Sample Meal Plan

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