A year-round Mission Opportunity
Christ said, “I came not to be served, but to serve.” As Christ’s disciples, we share in that commitment to service. Our Mission @ Massanetta program gives youth and adults the opportunity to share Christ’s love through hands on service. The focus of this program is to allow groups the opportunity for Christian service in the Greater Rockingham-Augusta County Area. (Some groups prefer on-site work opportunities, those can be arranged)
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You Concentrate on Service, Let Us Take Care of the Rest!
TheMission @ Massanetta program coordinates all the details for your mission trip to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Massanetta Springs organizes lodging, food, daily orientation and devotions, work sites and recreation, so you can put your time and effort into relationship building and spiritual development. Most trips are 2-6 nights in length, but we can customize your stay for any length of time.
Who Can Come?
Our most common Mission @ Massanetta groups are youth groups (middle & high school) with adult advisors. We also provide Mission @ Massanetta experiences for college and adult groups, and will work with intergenerational groups to find service opportunities for younger youth and children.
In air-conditioned cabins in lushly wooded Camp Massanetta. There are 4 villages; each village has 4 cabins (sleep up to 8 in each, 2 bunks, 4 twins), a shower house, and a building designed for group gatherings. A larger meeting space is shared by all groups.
Other lodging options are cottages (bunk beds) or dorm-suite style bedrooms (2 twins in each room, 2 rooms share an adjoining bath).
Relax in a rocker on the porch of the Historic Hotel, or in the over-sized living room with a huge stone fireplace with comfy leather sofas, just right for extended periods of lounging!
Provided in the Historic Hotel dining room, with accommodations made for special dietary needs. Bag lunches are provided on the days your team is away at a work site.
One on-site recreational activity
per day is included in your fee: swimming, canoeing, a campfire and a zip-line ride for example. Get-together games, sports equipment and playing fields are available for your group to have fun on their own. A wide array of additional resources can be provided, depending on the needs of your group.
Many groups staying 3 nights or more choose to take all or part of a day to enjoy some of the many recreation opportunities the Shenandoah Valley has to offer. Massanutten’s indoor, year-round waterpark, a visit to Shenandoah National Park or Luray Caverns, a trip to the ice cream parlor or a movie night, just to name a few of many opportunities nearby.
Community Work Sites:
• Renewing Homes of Greater Augusta
• Love Inc.
• Gift and Thrift
• Elkon Area United Services
• Hope Distrubuted
• Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
• Equipping the Saints
• Roberta Webb Child Care Center|United Way
• Project Grows
• Sunnyside Retirement Community
• O.U.R Hearts
• For groups that choose on-campus projects, work to fit the groups skill, and Massanetta’s needs will be arranged (landscaping, trail maintenance, construction, wild life enhancements, etc.)
You will need to provide your own transportation to and from the work sites. Most are about a 15 minute drive. Working with Renewing Homes will normally be a 25-30 minute drive. The furthest site is OUR Hearts, which is unique opportunity to volunteer and learn about generational poverty in Craigsville VA - it is about an hour drive from Massanetta and will be a day-long volunteer experience.
Typical Day at Mission@Massanetta
• Travel & Volunteer Work #1
• Lunch (bagged lunch off site usually)
• Travel & Volunteer Work #2
• Recreation at Massanetta
• Evening Debriefing and Devotions
• Lights Out
Once a date has been reserved, our Mission@Massanetta staff will contact you to begin planning how best to use your time. Some groups want to accomplish as much work as possible. Others (especially young families) prefer a more relaxed week, in order to take advantage of the many things to see and do in the area.
Groups must have a minimum of one actively involved chaperone per six high school youth; one adult per four youth is preferred for middle school and younger, or those who have never participated in a mission experience before. Both male and female chaperones are needed for mixed gender youth groups. All chaperones participate in our Youth Protection Strategies training at the start of the week.
Registration and Fees
The nightly fee includes registration, food, lodging, coordination with work sites and one on-site recreation activity each day. (construction work may require an additional materials donation)
To stay in the cabins, it is $89 for the first night and then $69 per night per participant, and our standard lodging (dorm suite style rooms) is $99 per night per participant.
It’s time to book your mission trip with Mission@Massanetta!
Please call (540)-434-3829 OR email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
If you have questions about the programatic side of things, please email email@example.com