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Photo of volunteers playing volleyball at sunset.Photo of volunteers playing volleyball at sunset.

Family Program

A way to have summertime fun together as a family while serving others!

Through the MDS Family Program, families can work and serve together in Canada and the U.S.

The projects have age-appropriate work for everyone; even the youngest family members can participate in an MDS volunteer experience!

The days are filled with a balance of family fun, work, good food, activities, campfires and spiritual growth. It's a great way to introduce children to the work of MDS and the spirit of volunteerism.

Although we are sometimes able to offer accommodations, families usually bring their own campers, RVs or tents to stay in. MDS covers the cost of hookups when available; we also provide all meals for volunteers. We can provide more details about accommodations for each project site when you contact us.

While families that participate in the program are often parents and their children, we’ve also had grandparents come with their grandchildren--and families of up to four generations!

2024 Program Sites

The Family Project location for the US  is at Sakanaga Camp in South Carolina. To schedule for the US project click here https://mds.volunteermatrix.com/familyprogram. For Canadian projects click here https://mds.org/response/family-project-fraser-lake-camp-on/

Fill out the form to show interest in the Family Projects and JOIN THE WAITLIST for Family Project 2024 or 2025. After joining the waitlist, you will be contacted by phone or email when scheduling starts around the beginning of March.