Volunteer Opportunities

Summer 2019

Phase II:   Christian Center Expansion Project

We hope you (and your friends) will join us this summer as we begin building our expansion of the Christian Center, located at Lake Metigoshe. 

We are finished with Phase I, cabin replacement , Gary’s Place and other projects at camp, now it is time to build at the Christian Center!

We have partnered again with Mission Builders – an outreach group of the ELCA.  Mission Builders use their God-given skills to help ELCA congregations, schools, camps and social ministry organizations construct or improve their facilities. Mission Builders build with local members of congregations, schools, camps and social ministry organizations. A typical project includes the Mission Builders, members of the congregation or organization and various other professionals from the community working side-by-side to improve facilities.  We look forward to welcoming Mission Builders back!   But they can’t do it alone. 


Are you interested in Volunteering?  Some volunteers may be here for one day, others may bring up a camper/trailer and help out for a week or a month.  The opportunities are endless – and we’d love to have you join this “Adventure Anchored in Christ!”  Questions?  Please call or email Deb Syvertson, our volunteer coordinator, at (701) 228-6130 or deb@MetigosheMinistries.com.

To register to be a volunteer, please send in (via e-mail or mail) your Volunteer Registration Form.  Click Here for the form OR call our office at 701-263-4788 and we can mail a Volunteer Registration Form and more information to you. 

Come for a day or more!  We will provide you with free lodging and some meals.  Bring a friend or family members.  No experience is needed!  We can find something for you to do!

2019 Volunteer Brochure

Meet the 2019 Mission Builders!

Click Here to view the photos of the 2019 Mission Builders

Quilt Auction

The Metigoshe Ministries Quilt Auction is an annual event held to raise funds to provide stipends for the nearly 45 college-aged staff hired as summer counselors. Local churches, women’s groups, and individuals donate hand-made quilts, afghans, wall-hangings, etc. to be auctioned off live during the event. Smaller items like framed photographs are placed on tables and sold through a silent auction. If you would like to get involved, or need more information, please call the camp office at 701-263-4788.
2019 Quilt Auction is June 22 at 10:00 a.m.

Work Day

How do you prepare for a thousand kids anxiously waiting to come to camp? You have a work day! Cabins are cleaned, benches are repaired, walls are painted, gardens are planted, and much more is accomplished.  Warm caramel rolls, chocolate chip cookies and a hearty lunch give fuel to the workers who give their time, talents and endless energy to ready the camp for summer. The 2019 Work Day is set for Saturday June 1. JOIN US!

Mother the Camp

Help fill your Bible camp’s pantry by “mothering our camp.” Any of the items listed here are food stuffs we eat a lot of at camp. Your donations add up to a significant cost savings. Drop off your groceries at the Christian Center, summer camp at Pelican Lake, or at your church in the month of May.

The next time you are grocery shopping for your family, keep an eye open for the big #10 cans of fruits, vegetables, and sauces. The large cans are easier for us to store, and when those hundreds of hungry campers come through the line, those big cans are easier to open and serve!

NOTE: We now have special ketchup and mustard dispensers. That is exciting, so we will not need ketchup and mustard as a Mother the Camp item.

Mother the Camp Items

breakfast cereal peanut butter & jelly paper towels
oatmeal butterscotch chips paper cups
tomato sauce (#10 can) pancake syrup paper plates
canned vegetables (#10 can) honey toilet paper
brown sugar mayonnaise hand sanitizer
powdered sugar pickles dish soap
white sugar Hershey Kisses mosquito spray
flour drink mix band aids
chocolate chips canned fruit (#10 can) pasta
napkins sunscreen  

Shape Up The Shop

What follows is our annual Shape Up the Shop list. The list spans a range from the small and simple to the large and expensive. Whatever you can provide will be appreciated! You can bring your items to camp or the Christian Center, or call the office so we can find a way to get your gift to us.

socket set floor jack wrench sets
tape measures drill bits work gloves
garden carts pliers golf cart
extension cords (12-3) chains/tow ropes chain saws
utility knives reciprocating saw reciprocating saw blades
chain saws chalk lines DeWalt 20v charger
DeWalt 20v batteries air compressor (60 gallon) pull behind fertilizer spreader
utility vehicle (like a Gator) brush mower/tow behind yard vac/grass clipping trailer