Work Team

Can you dig it?

Each year, we try and set a couple of weeks aside (usually in July) specifically to do large maintenance projects and develop new activities, as well as decorate the house for the summer theme.

If you are creative, have practical skills or are simply willing, your help would be very much appreciated. No specific skills are required and food and accommodation* are provided if needed.


Adding the “Mudder” in 2014

Under 18?

You need to be at least 15 to help out on Work Team – sorry!

*15 to 17 year olds are welcome to stay at The Oakes during the second week — we’ll even make all your meals! You can still join us for the first week, but just during working hours (8:30am to 5pm) with only lunch provided.

Work Team 2018

Our 2018 dates are Tuesday 3rd to Friday 13th July, with a day off on Sunday 8th.

Our potential projects* are still to be confirmed, but it will likely include the following:

  • the new tunnels activity – hoping to be finished for the summer camps
  • painting and pruning … and maybe improving more footpaths
  • preparing for our Narnia summer theme.
  • enjoying good food, banter and volleyball

*Projects subject to weather, skills, time, resources and God!


Work Team Registration

Want to join us for any part of Work Team? Please complete this form by the RSVP date so we know when you’re available to help and can provide food and a bed if necessary.

Simply complete our online Work Team Registration form (above) before Monday 18 June 2018. If you miss this date and still want to help, please contact us first.

If you have more questions or would like to join us in 2019 instead, send us a quick message on our contact form (choose “Work Team”).

Here’s some photos from our 2017 work team …

Work Team 2017

Some of our favourite highlights, memories and updates from Work Team 2016, featuring tunnels and Vikings!