Where do we stay?
Forge campers sleep, eat, and worship in the lower level of First Presbyterian Church of Flint. FPCF is located at 746 S. Saginaw in heart of downtown Flint. The church is staffed with security and provides both a safe and comfortable environment for our volunteers.
What do we bring?
Each group is responsible for their own transportation. Each participant needs to bring bedding (sleeping bag and air mattress), pillow, work clothes, work gloves, reusable water bottle, and personal items. As for tools and building materials, Forge will provide everything your group will need.
When do we arrive and leave?
Groups are asked to arrive in Flint between 5:00-6:00pm on Sunday. Camp ends late Friday night and groups leave first thing Saturday morning by 10:00am.
What do we do at night?
Each evening there will be a program that is filled with worship, fun, and teaching. ON wednesday afternoon and evening your group is free to explore Flint and the surrounding area.
What safety precautions does Forge take?
The safety of its campers is Forge's priority. Forge is fully insured and seeks to partner with the group leaders and summer staff to select jobs at each site that would suit each student best. There are a wide range of tasks that vary with skill level, so there is always a job for everyone! Campers will also be directly supervised by a professional construction manager.
Are medical professionals available to my student while he or she is at camp?
Yes, both Hurley and McLaren hospitals are located minutes from where groups will be working and staying.
Are there ways to partner with Forge if I am not a part of a youth group?
Yes! Forge is always looking for ways to bring people together. If you are interested in helping Flint flouish or want to collaborate your talents with ours, we'd love to talk to you! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org