Flower City Work Camp
A life-changing week of service, “that the city may see Jesus”
April 3-7, 2023
Join our team to share the hope of Jesus around and in the city of Rochester! This is a service opportunity for the whole church!
Adult applications open! Student applications open!
Visit the table in the foyer of either campus Nov 20 or Nov 27 to find out more about specific adult roles needed this year. Role descriptions available below.
Ministry Area Volunteer Needs
Goal of 5 adult ministry area volunteers (Sports Camp, Sidewalk Clubs, Agency and Worksites) to enable 15 student volunteers to attend.
(1 ministry area adult needed for every 3 students to attend)
Current required adults: 1. Students able to attend: 3. Students registered: 2. Spots open: 1.
Additional Adult Support Needs
2+ Overnight Leaders (Male/Female)
1 Medical volunteer
1 Security volunteer
1+ Friday cleanup volunteer
and more opportunities at the Flower City Work Camp website.
Work Site Leaders – These leaders provide planning, direction, and support on Work Sites while enabling participating students to do the ministry work. These leaders must be present Monday evening and all day Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Sidewalk Club Leaders – These leaders oversee a mini-Vacation Bible School type ministry experience that operates alongside Work Sites in City neighborhoods. Sidewalk Club teams evangelize children with Bible stories, verses, songs, crafts, and a clear presentation of the Gospel during the three working days of Work Camp (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). A Sidewalk Club Leader functions in much the same way for the Sidewalk Clubs as the Work Site Leader does for the Work Site. He or she needs to provide planning, direction, and support while allowing the students to do the ministry work. These leaders must be present starting Monday evening and all day Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Apply online
Sports Camp Coaches (Basketball or Soccer) – These leaders function in much the same way for the Sports Camps as the Work Site Leader does for the Work Site. The Coach works with Work Camp teens to help lead skills and scrimmage events at a City-based mini-camp. The Coach needs to provide planning, direction, and support while allowing the students to do the ministry work. These leaders must be present starting Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Apply online
Agency Support Leaders – These leaders provide planning, direction, and support on Agency Support sites while enabling participating students to do the ministry work. These leaders must be present Monday evening and all day Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Apply online
Lunch Coordinator & Helpers– to oversee providing lunch to at least one site during the three workdays of Camp (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). Connect with John Brown.
Medical Team – We have a team of medical professionals (nurses, doctors, PA’s and EMT’s) on-site 24 hours a day during camp. These adults provide first aid care in the event of injury or illness and administer or supervise the taking of medications. Duties are spread among several individuals serving 4-6 hour shifts. Ask for a shift schedule from John Brown. Apply online
Security Team – These volunteers provide security and information at Home Base each morning, evening, and overnight during the week. They help ensure that Flower City Work Camp is a positive, nurturing, and safe place in which our students serve. Ask for shift schedule from John Brown. Apply online
Overnight Leaders – Male and Female Leaders to stay overnight with students and lead a short devotional. Can sign-up for one night or multiple. Talk with John about your preferences. Apply online
Roving Experts – are adults skilled in one or more major home repair areas: electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, roofing, etc. Roving Experts are not assigned a particular worksite but are available during Work Camp to assist Site Leaders with labor-intensive, skill-specific projects or consultations. Roving Experts may also be called on prior to the week of Camp as Work Site Leaders plan the work to be done on their site. Roving Experts must be available the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of Camp. Apply online
Gofers – support Work Site teams by responding to requests for materials or other supplies. Gofer activities include purchasing and delivering materials, moving tools or supplies between sites, and transporting students as necessary. All purchases are reimbursed within 48 hours. These leaders must serve for the full week of Camp.
Kitchen Crew – feed the hundreds of student and adult volunteers who eat breakfast and dinner at the Host Churches during the week. Volunteers can either help to prepare and serve meals provided at Home Base or help with the Snack Bar in the evenings. You can schedule your preferred time slot at the end of your application. Apply online
Clean Up Volunteers – at the end of the week, we need to clean and restore the two Host Church locations that host Camp. These volunteers will assist in a variety of ways to clean and reset the churches back to their normal operational footing. Apply online
Adult Leader Training Date Time Location
Worksite 2/1/23 8-10am Bethel Christian Fellowship
Worksite 2/18/23 8-10am Browncroft Comm. Church
Sidewalk Club Training 2/28/23 7-9pm Bethel Christian Fellowship
Sidewalk Club Training 3/9/23 7-9pm Bethel Christian Fellowship
Agency 2/18/23 9-11am Bethel Christian Fellowship
Agency 2/25/23 9-11am Bethel Christian Fellowship
Overnight Training 3/4/23 9-10:30am Bethel Christian Fellowship
Overnight Training 3/11/23 5:30-7pm Zoom – link to be provided
Security 3/27/23 6-9pmam Bethel Christian Fellowship
Security 4/1/23 8:30-11:30am Bethel Christian Fellowship
Other Adult Volunteers may also have training before the week of Work Camp. If so, you will be contacted directly by the team leader for your area of service.
2022, this year we became one camp at Bethel Church consisting of 250+ students and 300+ adults across 20+ local churches. Watch the videos and browse the pictures for a small taste of #FCWC22.
- Check out our Google Photo Album 2022 FCWC.
#FCWC Years Gone By
Help update this section with videos and photos from FCWC in the years gone by.
If you have photos, videos or stories to share contact John Brown at email@example.com or upload them yourself to our FCWC Album.
A Note from the Youth Director
Students, parents and those on mission serving Jesus… I welcome you to connect with me about anything! Crazy ideas to crippling doubts… my heart is to have a listening ear and be an active eye to see God at work building His kingdom…around and within you. Connect with me through a method below.
Joyfully Serving Jesus,
Director of Youth, Hope Church