Idaho Mission Project is service and adventure based program that takes place in beautiful North Idaho. We are a partnership of United Methodist Congregations, using Twinlow Camp and Retreat Center as our home base, and utilizing local non-profit organizations to bring all faith background youth and adult groups together to serve.
Service means that we spend our days going out in the Spokane – Coeur D Alene Region to help individuals in need and partner with non-profit organizations to be the hands and feet that they need to accomplish their mission. Adventure means that we provide a unique experience that brings the Mission Trip and Summer Camp experience together for one week. Primarily offered in the spring break season and summer, we are open to all youth and even adult groups.
Your service projects are tailored to your group’s abilities and goals based on the information you provide when registering. It is our philosophy to partner with local organizations who are on the front lines serving communities in need and to send them hands and feet to serve.
The service project occurs during the morning and early afternoon, leaving after breakfast and coming back to Twinlow around 3pm. Each day is a new project, helping out at a different organization or with different individuals.
As of this writing, we are currently working on our partnerships for service this summer. As the summer gets closer, we will know more details about what the organizations will need and how we can be ready to serve them. Thank you for your notes on your application on what your group wants to accomplish while here.
Our philosophy for IMP is that your group has a servant experience that is varied in the work and in the populations we serve. Our goal is to give you different experiences each day that challenge you but yet have a strong impact on the people and organizations that we serve. That being said, we also want to accomplish your goals as a group and if you want to dedicate to one project or want to do one thing and not another, we can try to accommodate that request.
In 2016 and 2017, we partnered with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army, and other local organizations and non-profits that serve the community.
Cost: $320 per person
Your cost includes all your food, lodging, and activities on site here at Twinlow during your stay. We have a range of housing options but IMP servants usually stay in our retreat center luxury bunk rooms that have restrooms and showers across the hall and stay cool on hot summer days. We have staff assigned to your group all week who will help lead at the work sites and then when we get back to camp, we help your group plug into the activities taking place whether that is swimming, boating, archery, challenge course team building, or just laying around and relaxing. Its up to you!