It’s More Than Just a Summer Camp. It’s a Life Changing Week Salkehatchie is more than just a church outreach program. It is more than just a volunteer group and it is more than just a summer youth camp. Salkehatchie is faith in action. Youth volunteers head into rural, low-income towns to work in difficult conditions, allowing themselves to be the face, hands and feet of Christ.

Volunteers spend one week: Performing home repairs in teams, doing projects as small as a building, a ramp or as big as remodeling an entire kitchen.

(All skill sets are welcomed and encouraged.)Making a bond with families of different backgrounds than their own. Learning about teamwork and making friendships that last a lifetime. Salkehatchie strips youth of their familiar roles for seven days. Experience the significance of going unplugged, with a limited regimen in an open learning environment. You will be encouraged to do things for yourself, problem solve and learn from one another.

Neighbors together

Neighbors Together (formerly Tricounty Family Ministries) began in 1983 as a humble soup kitchen providing bagged lunches to the hungry. Obviously, meeting the basic human needs for survival is only the beginning point of our organization. Clients come to our Center in need of food, clothing, or shelter. We meet those basic needs and work with them to understand the cause of the crisis in their lives and then open the doors to opportunities throughout our array of onsite programming and extensive referral network. At Tricounty Family Ministries, clients are not a number; clients are individuals deserving respect and care.

Beyond Our Walls

As our youth ministry continues to show God’s love through acts of service, we’re offering weekly volunteer opportunities for our high school students. This is the perfect way for our teens to help those in need and enjoy fellowship with First Church youth members…while earning required service hours for school! One of our church’s outreach organizations is Beyond Our Walls, which is located in North Charleston’s Dorchester Terrace neighborhood. Along with the alarmingly high number of at-risk children, the area is known as a “food desert” because of the lack of access to nutritious food. Our youth will work with this phenomenal organization to tutor elementary students in their after-school program, help in the planning and implementation of their new community garden, as well as giving these precious children the consistent loving care that they deserve.