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WHO WE ARE

Camp Restore Detroit is a ministry serving in the 9th Precinct of Detroit. Our goal is to partner with you, our community, to restore our neighborhood in Detroit. We do this by connecting Block Clubs and community leaders with volunteers. By supporting all the good things already happening in our community, we know we can all work together to continue restoring the 9th Precinct to a beautiful and growing neighborhood.
We are located in Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church off Chalmers and Seymour.

WHAT WE DO

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ENVIRONMENTAL

From clearing empty lots to discovering overgrown sidewalks, our community leads Camp Restore Detroit volunteers to make our neighborhood beautiful! We partner with Block Clubs and community members already hard at work improving our neighborhood.

CONSTRUCTION

Community members can submit applications for improvements on their house such as painting and basic home repairs. These applications are matched with volunteer groups whose skills fit the project. Camp Restore Detroit cannot provide funds or materials for these projects.

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HUMAN CARE

Camp Restore Detroit partners with our community to host events and classes for our neighborhood! These events are planned and led by community members. If you have an event idea or would like to help with an event, please let us know!

OUR STORY

Camp Restore Detroit runs on an asset-based community development model. This means all our projects are done at the request and following the leadership of our community.

 

Camp Restore Detroit was started in 2016. We are a partner of Camp Restore New Orleans which has been working in New Orleans helping hurricane victims since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Community leaders partner with our volunteers to complete serve projects throughout the 9th Precinct as we work together to restore our community. Volunteers from across the country stay in our dorms at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.

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We are proud to have received GuideStar's Gold Transparency for 2022!

OUR MISSION

Sharing God's love in partnership with our community by restoring hope, home, and community.

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OUR MODEL

Asset-based Community Development

Camp Restore Detroit follows an asset-based community development model. This means we do not go to other people and tell them what we think they need, but instead partner with them on the good they are already doing. Following this model we recognize everyone has gifts and skills to share, and the relationships and partnerships we form in our community are just as important as the projects we complete.

 

We ask God to make us humble, to give us ears that listen well, mouths to ask, “What’s good here?”, and eyes to see the gifts, talents, and potential waiting to bring real joy to our community! We CANNOT do this ministry without our community. We NEED our community! We are stepping out into our community and asking for help. By asking for help we recognize our need for each other and begin a partnership. If we want to restore hope as one community, each person is needed. It will no longer be “your community” and “my community” but rather “our community.”

Upcoming Events

  • Love4others Week
    Love4others Week
    Sun, Jul 23
    Detroit
    Jul 23, 2023, 8:00 AM – Jul 27, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Detroit, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Jul 23, 2023, 8:00 AM – Jul 27, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Detroit, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Register: https://support.detroitcamprestore.org/love4others The Love4others week is a collaboration between Camp Restore Detroit and Gift's For All God's Children. Volunteers from around Michigan (and beyond!) will gather together to serve and demonstrate to the community that We Are The Church!
  • Goodbye AmeriCorps BBQ
    Goodbye AmeriCorps BBQ
    Fri, Sep 09
    Detroit
    Sep 09, 2022, 6:00 PM
    Detroit, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Sep 09, 2022, 6:00 PM
    Detroit, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Join us for a celebration of the work AmeriCorps has done in our community as we send them off to their next work location!
  • CRD Work Day
    CRD Work Day
    Sat, Jun 11
    Camp Restore Detroit
    Jun 11, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Camp Restore Detroit, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Jun 11, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Camp Restore Detroit, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Join us from 9-4 for an exciting day of work in the 9th precinct! We will be working on various projects, including completing our outreach houses.
  • Community BBQ
    Community BBQ
    Wed, May 25
    Camp Restore Detroit
    May 25, 2022, 6:00 PM
    Camp Restore Detroit, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    May 25, 2022, 6:00 PM
    Camp Restore Detroit, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Join us for some BBQ and and fun! Our weekly community BBQs start back up on Wednesdays at 6pm. We can't wait to see you there!
  • 9th Precinct Community Highlight Booklet Working Meeting
    9th Precinct Community Highlight Booklet Working Meeting
    Wed, May 25
    Camp Restore Detroit Community Gardens
    May 25, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Camp Restore Detroit Community Gardens, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    May 25, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Camp Restore Detroit Community Gardens, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Join us in The Garden of Eatin' as we draft a booklet of community organizations and block clubs! We want the opportunity to share your organization's goals, dreams, needs, and more with grant makers, other community organizations, and donors. Join us as we develop a first draft!
  • CRD Work Day
    CRD Work Day
    Sat, May 14
    Camp Restore Detroit
    May 14, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Camp Restore Detroit, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    May 14, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Camp Restore Detroit, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Please join us as we work on our community gardens and complete important construction projects in our outreach houses!
  • A Night in the Garden of Eatin'- In-Person Event
    A Night in the Garden of Eatin'- In-Person Event
    Sat, Oct 16
    Camp Restore Detroit Open House
    Oct 16, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Camp Restore Detroit Open House, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Oct 16, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Camp Restore Detroit Open House, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    We are so excited for you to join us in person this year! Come get a tour of our campus, participate in our silent auction, meet our community partners and more. We can't wait to see you there!
  • A Night in the Garden of Eatin'- Online Event
    A Night in the Garden of Eatin'- Online Event
    Sat, Oct 16
    Livestream Video and Online Auction
    Oct 16, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Livestream Video and Online Auction
    Oct 16, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Livestream Video and Online Auction
    We are so excited for you to join us for our virtual event! Participate in our virtual silent auction, meet our community partners, enjoy a virtual campus tour, and more. Plus, check-in with our in-person event with regular updates from our event host. We can't wait for you to join us!
  • Vacation Bible School Fun Night
    Vacation Bible School Fun Night
    Tue, Jun 08
    Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church
    Jun 08, 2021, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Jun 08, 2021, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Register for this exciting night of games and fun for kids ages 4 and older!
  • Mobile Food Pantry
    Mobile Food Pantry
    Thu, May 06
    Hope Lutheran Church
    May 06, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Hope Lutheran Church, 32400 Hoover Rd, Warren, MI 48088, USA
    May 06, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Hope Lutheran Church, 32400 Hoover Rd, Warren, MI 48088, USA
    "The Macomb Food Program will be providing shelf stable foods, fresh produce, and dairy (if available). We are pleased to be able to provide food to our community at NO cost!" - The Macomb Food Program
  • Greater Things 2020: Hope in the City Virtual Fundraiser and Celebration
    Greater Things 2020: Hope in the City Virtual Fundraiser and Celebration
    Fri, Dec 04
    Virtual Fundraiser
    Dec 04, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Virtual Fundraiser
    Dec 04, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Virtual Fundraiser
    Join us as we celebrate the good in 2020 and look to the future of Camp Restore Detroit
  • Asset-Based Community Development Workshop - Community Panel
    Asset-Based Community Development Workshop - Community Panel
    Thu, Mar 12
    Mt Calvary Lutheran Church
    Mar 12, 2020, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
    Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Mar 12, 2020, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
    Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Come hear from some of our amazing community leaders about what they do in our community and how they partner with Camp Restore Detroit!
  • Community Leader Meeting
    Community Leader Meeting
    Wed, Mar 11
    Frec East
    Mar 11, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Frec East, 15491 Maddelein St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Mar 11, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Frec East, 15491 Maddelein St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Community leaders are welcome to join us as together we choose the projects we will partner on this summer!
  • Asset-Based Community Development Workshop - Faith and Justice in the City
    Asset-Based Community Development Workshop - Faith and Justice in the City
    Tue, Mar 10
    Mt Calvary Lutheran Church
    Mar 10, 2020, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
    Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Mar 10, 2020, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
    Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    This presentation examines the role of religion in American urban contexts with attention to the themes of faith and justice. The main purpose is for individuals to observe, analyze, and understand the formative and multifaceted impact of religious communities on the urban environment.
  • Asset-Based Community Development Workshop - What is ABCD?
    Asset-Based Community Development Workshop - What is ABCD?
    Mon, Mar 09
    Mt Calvary Lutheran Church
    Mar 09, 2020, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
    Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Mar 09, 2020, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
    Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    What is asset-based community development? Come find out and learn how we put it into practice in our community!
  • Asset-Based Community Development Workshop - Welcome to Camp Restore Detroit!
    Asset-Based Community Development Workshop - Welcome to Camp Restore Detroit!
    Sun, Mar 08
    Mt Calvary Lutheran Church
    Mar 08, 2020, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
    Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Mar 08, 2020, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
    Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, 17100 Chalmers St, Detroit, MI 48205, USA
    Join us to learn more about Camp Restore Detroit, how we work, and what we do!

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