Northwoods Family Service Week

A unique opportunity to learn, serve, and fellowship



Are you looking for an opportunity for your family to serve the Lord in ministry, without physically crossing borders? Would you like to model and have your family observe others as examples of Christ-like servants? Do you desire to fellowship with others who are laboring in Kingdom service? If so pray as a family and consider applying for one of our Family Service Weeks in 2021. Your family will work together on various projects on the beautiful Northwoods, fellowship and serve with staff members, and join in with others in hearing messages from the Word of God.


The Family Service Week opportunities are available on the following dates:

  • June 13–18, 2021
  • July 18–23, 2021
  • August 22–27 2021
  • September 26 – October 1, 2021


Northwoods Conference Center

E 21800 Wolf Lake Rd
Watersmeet, MI 49969

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Sample Schedule




Sample Schedule

Schedule may vary based on season and projects available


6:00pm Arrive at Northwoods Conference Center


Monday – Thursday

9:00 – 11:45am Service Projects
12:00 noon Prayer Time
12:30pm Lunch
1:30 – 4:30pm Service Projects
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Evening Message



11:00 am Departure


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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of service projects will we be doing?

While this will vary greatly depending on which Family Service Week you register for, here are some ideas of what we will be doing together:

  • Cleaning up after the previous events, including the campground area.
  • Housekeeping: cleaning dorms and cabins.
  • Clearing fences and trails, weeding, mulching, and painting.
  • Other various campus projects.
What kind of clothing should we bring?
  • Clothes for painting, ages 10 and older.
  • Proper fitting work gloves, safety glasses for everyone, and sturdy shoes.
  • Hats or caps for the sun and sunscreen
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Some type of rain gear
  • Something for poison ivy
Will we be serving indoors or outdoors?

With the possibility of rain, we will have work assignments for both indoors and outdoors.

Will our whole family be working together?

We’re going to do our best to keep your whole family together, but there will be times that the younger ones won’t be able to participate in the same tasks as the older ones.

Occasionally, fathers and sons may work on a project by themselves.

What about our younger children?

Children under 10 years of age will need to be supervised by a family member.

What about mothers with babies?

You are welcome to join us! We understand that your participation will be limited. 

Can we serve for just a few days rather than the whole week?

Yes, you may come for a few days at the beginning or end of the week. The lodging schedule can be adjusted according to the number of nights that you stay, but the registration fee will remain the same.

Lodging and Meals


Families will be able to stay the apartments or houses surrounding the Northwoods logde for the special rate of $30 per night.


The families will be staying in the apartments or houses and cooking their own meals. The apartments contain refrigerators, stoves, and microwaves, pots & pans, cooking utensils, etc.

Northwoods Conference Center

Northwoods Conference Center

E 21800 Wolf Lake Rd
Watersmeet, MI 49969

View Venue Website

Registration Details


Adults (ages 12 and older) $50.00
Children (ages 4–11) $30.00

Choose from one of the following weeks:

  • June 13–18, 2021
  • July 18–23, 2021
  • August 22–27 2021
  • September 26 – October 1, 2021

Space is limited, so sign up early to ensure your your preferred week is available!

All cancelations are subject to a $25 cancelation fee.