Growing Families Stronger Together
You want to provide your kids with meaningful summer experiences. But before you know it, summer is over and you spent most of your time apart, weighed down with activities and work.
What if you could spend time together, volunteer together, and connect with families who have kids with disabilities? What if you all participated in a Christian service opportunity that changed your family forever?
Victory Lane provides Christian mission trips for families who are looking for volunteer opportunities to serve together. Each family receives training that helps equip you for working with kids who have disabilities. This training also helps you grow together as a family.
Find out how this family grew by serving at Victory Lane...
Why choose a Christian missions trip with Victory Lane?
Most Christian mission trips
|Require expensive travel costs||Minimal travel investment|
|Only for older teens and adults||Designed specifically for the whole family volunteer together|
|Passports and vaccinations may be involved||Located in the US, we only require a background check for safety purposes|
|Costs exceed $2,000||Total Family expenses around $600|
|Do not always see results of serving||Involves ongoing relationships with people you meet at camp|
What are other parents saying about volunteer opportunities with Victory Lane?
“It changed the way my kids look at people with disabilities.”
“It’s so easy to get caught up in being all about ourselves, so the best remedy for us was serving as a mission family.”
“I didn’t know Victory Lane was something my family needed until we joined this community. Now I know what we were missing.”
Camp dates: Cornerstone Campground in New Castle, IN Wednesday, June 17—Sunday, June 21 / Bradford Woods in Martinsville, IN Wednesday, July 8-Sunday, July 12
Cost: Cost covers entire family (two adults and three children) and includes lodging (families are asked to bring their own RV or tent for Cornerstone Camp), food, all activities and training. Cornerstone Camp $500.00 / Bradford Woods $600.00
Serving Together: What’s involved with being a serving family?
What is involved with becoming a serving family and what do serving families do at camp?
The first and most important function you have as a serving family is building relationships with families of children with special needs. (Victory Families). This is done in a variety of ways…
- Conversation! We build a lot of free time in our camp schedule to allow plenty of time for serving families and victory families to get to know each other. These conversations often lead to on- going friendships like the one between the Miller and Youngquist families. “I love what being friends with the Millers has taught me. Doug and Brenda are truly an inspiration to me and I cherish the friendship we have. “ noted Tiffanny Youngquist
- Participate in family activities alongside Victory Families! All activities at camp are for the entire family. We encourage our serving families to get involved in the activities and help the Victory Families participate as well. We teach and empower Serving Families to adapt any activity or environment to the needs of their assigned Victory Family. If the Serving Family needs help, a therapist is always close by to assist them.
- Recognize the needs of the victory family and fill them! The training a Serving Family receives prior to camp gives them the confidence to fill the needs of their assigned Victory Family. When the Clemens family signed up as a Serving Family, they appreciated the intentionality involved with serving. “I loved being associated with a family, having a specific role, finding the fellowship and building community,” expressed Kristina Clemens.
In addition to building relationships, serving families can expect to be asked to help set up and clean up after activities and meals. Serving families will also actively participate in campfire activities which may include skits, building campfires, running sound and video equipment or helping with s’mores.
Join the many other families who are raising compassionate kids through their involvement with Victory Lane. We can't wait to talk with you about this opportunity. Please reach out to Tiffanny Youngquist, Victory Lane's Assistant Director, for details about our upcoming camps.