COVID-19 Note: We continue to host our retreats and events with adaptations, and with your health and safety in mind. Current practices include small group sizes, social distancing among separate households, enhanced cleaning and sanitation, and health pre-screening for all overnight guests. Contact us for more info about an upcoming event at (540) 449-0012 or .
Use your skills and experience to give back to your outdoor ministry! Please share with us about your gifts, skills, experience, and interests. Anyone affiliated with Caroline Furnace is eligible to volunteer on a committee. Some committees require appointment by the Board of Directors due to access to confidential information. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, your information will be shared with the nominating task force.
April 10 - Work Day
May 8 - Work Day
October 16 - Work Day
Join us in giving back to Caroline Furnace! No cost to register and attend - but there is an option to Fund a Project during registration and we will request free will donations for meals throughout the weekend.
2021 Work Days: For now, we will continue with Work Days only. Social distancing among separate households is expected. Detailed plans will reflect guidelines and best practices at the time. We hope to return to Work Weekends soon!
Work Weekends: If you'd like to come to one of our Work Weekends, please register online using the button above. You may arrive anytime after 6pm on Friday. We provide meals Saturday breakfast through Sunday breakfast and lodging in the Cabin Village. Most of the work happens on Saturday, with Sunday typically reserved for finishing up high priority projects.
If you'd like to come early on Friday to get started, call or email us to work out details!
If you can only stay for the day on Saturday, we would still love to have you!
If you plan to bring a large group, please contact us beforehand for specialized projects and for group registration.
If you have experience in skilled labor, we would love to put your talents to their best use! Call or email us to ask about possible projects.
Paul Bunyan Weekend is a smaller Work Weekend dedicated to tree removal in high usage areas. We split into crews on Saturday to:
Drop trees that are dead, dying or growing too close to structures
Split and stack firewood from the trees that are cut
Clear downed trees from trails
Restock firewood racks at campfire circles
Chip limbs and spread mulch
Spring and Fall Work Weekends may involve any number of projects, to include construction (sheds, docks, low ropes elements, bridges, facility updates), interior work (hanging drywall, painting, refinishing floors), trail maintenance, brush clearing, and basic repairs. It varies from season to season based upon current needs and crew size.
Keep check on this page for a list of Work Weekend projects and materials needed!