Projects: A Way to Serve in Your Own 'Backyard'

A big yearning to serve, yet a small budget to travel? Most think ‘overseas’ when someone mentions ‘mission trip’ but there are many organizations that could use groups of varying skill levels to help them in their ministry right here in our own state. Lake Aurora is one of those!

We’ve got the projects lined up ready to go. We just need the people and proper funding to get these projects from paper to reality. This could be just the opportunity that your group is looking for.

Close to home, affordable, varying lengths from one day to a week, and benefits thousands - now that’s a mission trip that makes a difference!

Contact the camp office to plan your next adventure in missions.

WORKDAY - Schedule a day that works for you and your group

We are not having one specific day dedicated to WorkDay. Instead, we are encouraging individuals and groups to select a day and coordinate it with our staff for a specific project that will work for their skill set and time frame. We hope that this will create a 'win/win' for both the Lake Aurora ministry and the volunteers as well.

You may contact Steve Bornemann about a project you would like to provide for your service.

Mission Project List

LocationProjectTypeNeeds Funding
Pineremove popcorn ceiling, retexture, paint insidepainting
Palmremove popcorn ceiling, retexture, paint insidepainting
Lakeside woodsremove exotic treeslandscaping
Lakesidelandscape, plant shrubs, mulchlandscaping
Laksideinstall irrigation in front of dormslandscaping
All campuswaterseal picnic tables, porches, ramps, etc.painting
Lakeside waterfrontrebuild dockscarpentryyes
Vespersinstall new electrical line - dig trenchelectrical
Dining hallpressure wash, clean light fixturescleaning
Community roomrepair holes, paint ceiling and wallspainting
North propertyplant all trees/shurbs along fence - 200+landscaping
Dining hallinstall electric to gazeboelectrical
All dormsbuild permanent benches on back porchescarpentry
Chapelpaint insidepainting
Beach villapaint insidepainting
Hillsideinstall irrigation in middle of cabinslandscapingyes
Hillsideinstall sod after irrigation is installedlandscapingyes
Campusbuild picnic tables and campfire benchescarpentryyes
Hillsideenlarge campfire area, build more bencheslandscaping
Hillsideinstall permanent trail lightingelectricalyes
Lakeside Lifeguard ShedRebuild storage shedcarpentry
Paintball fieldrebuild fire ringlandscaping

Please email Steve at steve@lakeaurora.org or call 863-696-1102 x308 for scheduling a missions project at Lake Aurora. Not all buildings are available during weekends for projects.

This winter and spring we are building, refurbishing, creating, and repairing. We have a job for you!