Where do we stay?
        Groups stay in local churches and sleep on the floor (bring comfy bedding)! Host churches will provide kitchen facilities including refrigerators, pots, pans, food storage, and other cooking utensils but groups are responsible for their own meal preparations. Most churches are air-conditioned (you lucky campers!) and one church features a gym, showers, and private chapel. More showers are also available at the local YMCA.

Second Congregational Church

318 N. Church St.

Main Sanctuary


Large, full-service kitchen.


Dining area

Youth Room

About the church:

        Second Congregational Church is located in the

heart of downtown Rockford close to many of our worksites.  Due to their desire to serve the needs of our community, they built an addition that includes a gymnasium available for work crews during their stay.  The church offers many wonderful spaces including a large kitchen and dining area, a chapel, several large sleeping rooms, and a youth room with couches, pool tables, and foosball.  The gymnasium features showers and lots of open floor space for evening games and gatherings.  Also, the chapel makes a great space for worship and reflection.

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