What is Camp RHINO?


Camp RHINO is a week of serving Christ in the Crescent City!  At Camp RHINO, campers and their leaders will have the opportunity to experience a week of intense urban mission, exposing the needs of New Orleans and allowing campers to be a part of rebuilding New Orleans. This year marks the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and many people and places in New Orleans are still recovering. 
Camp RHINO invites campers and their leaders to be a part of those efforts!  What you do is essential to the continued spiritual recovery and groth of our city! 

All Camp RHINO ministry sites offer a glimpse into the diverse needs of this city, as well as an idea of the needs experienced by many of our sister cities across the nation.  Camp RHINO partners with Second Harvest Food Bank, The New Orleans Mission, The Edible Schoolyard, The Magnolia School, The St. Bernard Project, and Habitat for Humanity - among others!  We assure you that whatever your youths' service interests are, we can make it happen!

The theme for Camp RHINO 2014 is based on Micah 6:8, "He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" Do justice. Love kindness. Walk with God.  At Camp RHINO, campers will spend time looking at this piece of scripture, focusing on how we can practice these three things while becoming the best disciples of Christ we can be, both on a mission trip and back at home.

For a sample schedule, click here or check out the "Forms" portion of this website.

Lodging & Food: 

Campers will be staying at Tulane University dorms, which are located right off St. Charles Ave (less than a mile from St.Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church), and within easy driving distance of all ministry sites. We request that campers bring their own bed sheets and towels.  Your room will be a place where you can decompress after a day of hard work, think about your time in New Orleans, and rest up for the next day.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinners for each day of camp are provided by volunteers and staff of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Camp RHINO 2014 Available Dates:

Monday, June 16 - Sunday, June 22
Monday, July 7 - Sunday, July 13
Monday, July 14 - Sunday, July 20
Monday, July 21 - Sunday, July 27
 

Registration:

Camp RHINO accommodates up to 50 campers/leaders during each session. Camp RHINO requires one adult group member for every five campers. Youth ages 12 - 18 (rising 7th graders - seniors) are welcome! The cost per RHINO camper is $325. This fee includes lodging, meals, building supplies, worksite fees, and a Camp RHINO 2014 T-shirt!

To register, click here to download the Camp RHINO Group Interest Form. Once that is received, you will be contacted by Emma C. Pegues to discuss availability and details. Your spaces will be confirmed once your deposit is received! If you have questions, please call Emma at (504) 897-0101 ext. 111.

A non-refundable deposit of $50/camper is due to reserve your space. The final payment is due by May 5, 2014.