Family Program

The MDS Family Program offers a weeklong summertime experience for the whole family to put hands and feet to the gospel. Organized by MDS Canada and MDS Units, the program takes place at a different location each year in Canada.Rather than serving at an MDS project site where there was a disaster, families stay at a church camping facility where they volunteer their time in projects such as clean up, repair, and building at the camp, thereby furthering the ministry of the camp.

The experience allows even the youngest family member to participate in an MDS-like volunteer experience. The days are filled with a balance of family fun, work, good food, activities, campfires and spiritual growth. This is a great way to introduce your children the work of MDS and the spirit of volunteerism.

How It Works

The 2018 Family Project will take place at Shekinah Retreat Centre located near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

“It was incredible to see the children bond and work together as one unit, whether in work or play. What an amazing week!”
(Weekly Report from Camp Silver Lake, Ontario)

Where We Work

The 2017 Family Program was held at Camp Wildwood, New Brunswick. In the past families have worked at Camp Assiniboia in Manitoba, Silver Lake Mennonite Camp in Ontario,  Camp Elim in Saskatchewan, and Camp Evergreen in Alberta.