This camp was started as a ministry in the 1970s for urban youth in France, where many immigrants live. The 20-acre property called “La Pastorale” that used to be a hotel for Catholic pilgrims offers a great getaway for youth with its mountain setting and sports facilities. Many of the kids that attend camp are non-religious, and the program is set up to introduce them to Jesus Christ. GEM Teams has been sending teams to La Pastorale since 1998, and has developed a wonderful relationship with the local church and the camp leadership.
The camp continues to seek to grow to have an even bigger impact. They have a number of maintenance and construction projects planned and are eager to host volunteers to come alongside them.
Whether you have helping hands or professional skills you are welcome! Team members are needed in the following areas: