River Of Life Mission Camp

June 6th - 10th, 2018

At Tuckston UMC


What is River of life?

River of Life provides an opportunity for youth to become involved in a mission experience. It is designed to offer participants an opportunity for spiritual growth and Christian fellowship while serving the needs of the elderly, handicapped, and economically disadvantaged citizens of Athens-Clarke County. We invite your group to participate in this life-changing event. The physical, emotional and spiritual growth that accompanies the long weekend is a blessing to all youth, leaders and clients.


The Mission 

During this five-day event, youth and adults serve as the hands and feet of Jesus in our community by providing home improvements and fellowship to those in need. It is one of the greatest acts of service you and your church will do all year! Students and adults will be able to see missions from a first hand experience! It allows students and adults to see how their service can impact a community almost instantaneously and that impact is lost-lasting. Once the week is done, it shows that your church can do the same thing in your own community.  You leave the week with momentum to living life on mission.

Why Come?

River of Life gives each participant the opportunity to experience Christian love in action through unselfishly serving others who are in need. Jesus said, “Whatever you do unto the least of these, you do unto Me.” The bonds of friendship, service and love formed during this time will be a source of growth, strength and warm memories that will last long after the last nail is nailed and the last paintbrush is cleaned. What better way is there to spend a small part of your summer?

The Schedule

River of Life begins on Wednesday evening with registration, dinner, and orientation. Youth & adults are assigned to work teams. After that, an opening worship session will really kick off the week in a powerful way. Here is a basic structure for the rest of the week: 

  • 7:00am - Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 3:00 - Workday
  • 4:00 - Showers
  • 5:30 - Dinner
  • 7:00 - Worship
  • 9:00 - Free Time
  • 10:30 - Snack
  • 11:00 - Lights Out!

We will all worship together on Sunday morning at Tuckston, eat lunch, and go our separate ways!


  • Student volunteers: $95 before April 1st | $110 after April 1st
  • Adult Chaperones: $50 before April 1st | $65 after April 1st
  • We require a 5/1 youth t adult ratio

Unfortunately, we will not give refunds after April 30th, and no new registrations will be taken after May 1st.

What's included in the cost?

The cost is $95 for students & $50 for adults before April 1st. After April 1st, the price increases to $ 110 for students & $65 for adults. The cost includes all meals starting with dinner on Wednesday through lunch on Sunday (except for Saturday fast food lunch), T-shirt, Lodging, Worship, Small group materials and a special gift for each church to take home to help remind them of the experience they had during the ROL week.