• Group Week of Hope Kenosha, Wisconsin - Wisconsin  - Mission Finder

  • Group Week of Hope Kenosha, Wisconsin - Wisconsin  - Mission Finder

  • Group Week of Hope Kenosha, Wisconsin - Wisconsin  - Mission Finder

  • Group Week of Hope Kenosha, Wisconsin - Wisconsin  - Mission Finder

Group Week of Hope Kenosha, Wisconsin

If you’re looking to “live on the edge” this summer, Kenosha could be the right choice! This Wisconsin city lies just on the edge of Illinois and Lake Michigan, right between the hustle and bustle of two larger cities: Milwaukee and Chicago. If the fact that Kenosha is home to the southernmost port on Lake Michigan isn’t enough to bait you, perhaps the Jelly Belly factory down the road will be more to your taste!

Years ago, Kenosha was an active center of manufacturing, but like many other cities in this part of the country, the community has been hurt by factory closures and industry changes. At the beginning of 2013, the last wall came down at American Motors—a manufacturing plant that once brought hope and income to many families in the city.

The city of Kenosha has targeted two areas as its top priority to address in the next five years: first, programs to help the youth of the community; and second, improvements to its urban areas. Week of Hope projects will directly and indirectly support these top two initiatives. You and your team will help the city accomplish these worthwhile goals with your involvement!

Trips for ages 12+ and preteens 10+

Where

Nearby resources include Target, Walmart, and Pick N Save, as well as many restaurants just down the road.

Downtown Kenosha is lots of fun, especially when seen by electric streetcar. The beautifully restored streetcars travel a 2-mile loop, providing a scenic tour of the Lake Michigan shoreline, Harbor Park, and downtown districts. Washington Park is also nearby and features a pool with water slides, a playground, sports courts, and picnic areas.

Many groups enjoy heading down to Simmons Island Beach. There is a boardwalk that takes you all the way out to a big red lighthouse (a Kenosha icon).

Other favorites include the Jelly Belly Factory 10 minutes away (free tours daily), Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor 30 minutes away, and the Racine Zoo.

Kenosha is also 40 minutes from Milwaukee, WI and about an hour from Chicago, IL.

When

Trips for Junior/Senior High (12+)

Jun 16 2019 to Jun 21 2019
Jun 23 2019 to Jun 28 2019
Jun 30 2019 to Jul 05 2019
Jul 07 2019 to Jul 12 2019
Jul 14 2019 to Jul 19 2019
Jul 28 2019 to Aug 02 2019

Trips for Preteens (10-12)

Jul 28 2019 to Aug 2 2019

Skills

Your participants will provide home repairs at no cost for elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged people who need your help. Work crews typically serve the same resident for the entire trip, creating an environment where meaningful relationships develop.

Most projects are designed to be completed during the trip, allowing your group to experience the satisfaction of a job well done. You’ll serve the needs of others through projects like interior and exterior painting, building or repairing porches and wheelchair ramps, building or repairing steps, weatherization and other home repairs. No skills are needed!

What We Will Do

How You’ll Serve

As your team members enter into the lives of others and build relationships with the people of Kenosha, they’ll experience God working through them at projects such as these…

Engage and interact with individuals with disabilities. You will be doing many different activities that include: socializing, playing games and helping with projects.
Brighten the day for seniors at several assisted living centers–help with games, crafts, and gardening.
Assisting in food distribution; “shop” with clients, pack groceries, stock shelves, and help out in the warehouse.
Interact and serve people with disabilities at a center by deep cleaning windows, ministry vehicles, wheelchairs and help beautify the grounds.
Assist Summer Day Camp Counselors with activities and events for kids ages 5–15 at one of three different locations.

Our Partners

Our Local Coordinator in Kenosha maintains connections year-round with the organizations we serve so our service and relationships are sustainable.

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Contact: Trip Advisor
Organization: Group Mission Trips
Phone: 844-258-9616
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Address:
760 Whalers Way
Bldg C, Suite 200
Fort Collins CO80525
USA

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