It’s More Than Just a Summer Camp
It’s a Life Changing Week

Youth working on a deck post at Salkehatchie

Salkehatchie is more than just a church outreach program. It’s more than just a volunteer group, and it’s more than just a summer youth camp. Salkehatchie is faith in action. Adult and youth volunteers head into rural, low-income towns to work in difficult conditions, allowing themselves to be the face, hands and feet of Christ.

Volunteers spend one week:

  • Performing home repairs in teams, doing projects as small as a building a ramp or as big as remodeling an entire kitchen.
    (All skill sets are welcomed and encouraged.)
  • Making a bond with families of different backgrounds than their own.
  • Learning about teamwork and making friendships that last a lifetime.

Salkehatchie strips adults and youth of their familiar roles for seven days. Experience the significance of going unplugged, with a limited regimen in an open learning environment. You will be encouraged to do things for yourself, problem solve and learn from one another.

St. Matthew takes a group of youth and adult volunteers to Baker Creek camp in McCormick, SC.  Dates for this camp are June 15-22.  There are 46 different camps for individuals to participate in and St. Matthew offers a $100 scholarship to all St. Matthew participants.


St Matthew UMC
701 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29601

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