Shake-Up Kalamazoo Youth Service Camps

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Are you looking for a domestic missions trip for the students in your youth group?  Do you want to find something that enables you to teach service and volunteering in a simple way?  Now Miracle Camp can help you.  Shake-Up Kalamazoo is a youth group service program committed to teaching Jr. High and High School students the value of living a Christ-like life.  Students who attend Shake-Up Kalamazoo will have the opportunity to serve and share their faith in Kalamazoo, MI.  You and your church youth group will spend time during the day serving and volunteering in Kalamazoo.  During the evening hours your group will return to camp for worship, teaching, debriefing, and camp activities such as the blob, tubing, zip line, and high ropes.  Here is a list of some organizations we have served in the past:

  • Ministry with Community - Serving the Homeless
  • Vine Neighborhood Association - City Clean Up
  • Kids Alive International
  • Community Homeworks - Fixing buildings
  • Kalamazoo Gospel Mission - 5 Day Clubs
  • Urban Farms - Volunteer Kalamazoo
  • Friendship Village Seniors Home

If the dates below do not work, we are willing to cater the experience for your group another time.  To register your youth group for Shake-Up Kalamazoo, call the Miracle Camp office  If you have any questions or comments about the program, please e-mail us at

To see photos from last year, click here

 2015 Shake-Up Kalamazoo Dates

Session Dates Speaker Price
Session 1 June 21-26 TBA $245*
Session 2 July 12-17 TBA $245*
Session 3 July 26-31 TBA $245*
Session 4 Aug 2-7 TBA $245*

 * One leader is free for every five students within their gender

Service Project Pictures

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 What students said about the service camps

I loved how we got to interact with the people a lot. This trip has made me want to pursue something in this area!”

“Every project we did was worthwhile and very enjoyable.”

?“I might even like this better than normal camp!”

“I learned to appreciate what I have...”

“I loved the satisfaction we got from helping others!


Sample Schedule


  • 7:00 Arrival
  • 8:00 Swimming/Blobbing/Water Trampoline/Gym Time
  • 9:00 Session
  • 11:00 Lights Out

Serving Days

  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 8:30 Personal Devotions
  • 9:00 Depart for Service Projects
  • 12:30 Eat Sack Lunch
  • 1:00 Resume Work
  • 5:00 Depart for camp
  • 5:30 Chill Time
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:00 Chapel
    • Share stories from the day
    • Worship
    • Speaker/Training for the next day
  • 8:00 Youth Group Time
  • 8:30 Evening Programming
  • 11:00 Lights Out

Last Day

  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 8:30 Pack up and clean
  • 9:00 Depart (closing service projects may be available)

What to Bring

Of course you will bring your desire to work, but also take along toiletries, swim towel, modest swimsuit, everyday clothes, work clothes, painting clothes, gym clothes, jacket, work shoes, pen or pencil, and a Bible. We provide bedding and towels, so leave your sleeping bag at home along with any expensive items.