Whether your group is coming for half a day or a full week, at The Land we make sure that every young person visiting us discovers the truth that small changes can make a big difference in our work to care for creation!
What will our group do?
Let’s start with how will this experience will impact you.
We are here to provide hope through education and purpose through connecting with creation. In spite of all the realities of the climate crisis, participants at The Land will come to understand that there is still hope of a livable future.
Working with The Land’s Naturalist, Gardener and Pastor, participants gain hands-on experience in an ecosystem that is working continuously on our behalf to provide to sustain life.
Participants learn that we are not in this work alone. There are teachers all around us.
Whatever projects a group chooses to complete during their time at The Land, the projects will integrates lessons of spiritual formation while simultaneously exposing participants to what Church looks like beyond the walls of a building.
Who can participate?
The Land can accommodate groups of thirty-five or less.
We welcome groups with ages ranging anywhere from elementary school to college students, as well as groups of adults looking for a place to lend a hand.
How long do groups stay?
Anywhere from half a day to an entire week! It’s up totally up to you!
We work with local churches to arrange housing for groups planning to spend the week at The Land.
What does a day at The Land look like?
Schedules and content are developed to uniquely meet the needs of each group but in general, here is what you might expect!
Due to the heat of the Prairie in the summer months, we generally plan for days that begin at 8 am and wrap up by 2 pm. We ask that groups coming in the summer arrive as early as they can (which, we realize, for youth may mean 9:00 am!).
The day begins with an orientation with Pastor Stephanie under the canopies before breaking out into teams led by the gardener, naturalist and pastor. Participants can rotate groups or stay in their team for the entirety – it depends on the preference of the group. Service work includes working in the garden, mulching pathways, restoring the prairie and building projects (which will be determined prior to arrival, so we can have all the tools and supplies ready beforehand).
We will take regular water breaks and a lunch break at noon. During lunch, we will discuss and debrief our day before wrapping up projects before the heat of the day really kicks in at 2pm.
Groups staying overnight in the area are welcome to schedule their time with evening shifts as well but we encourage out-of-town groups to pair their time at The Land with other offsite adventures such as the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Wildlife Sanctuary. For groups that do choose to head out on these adventures, Pastor Stephanie has developed accompanying curriculum available upon request.
What are the costs?
In 2022, the suggested donation for a full-day mission experience at The Land is $25/participant. This donation ensures we can offer each group coming to The Land a customized curriculum paired with a project designed for your team’s interest and abilities. In addition, there is a one-time, non-refundable fee of $50 to reserve dates.
We also offer an option to make a contribution toward the material costs of any projects your group may be completing during your trip. An invoice with a list of materials and costs will be sent to the leader at the end of the trip for those who are interested in making a donation.
Payments and/or donations can be made online through this website, or they can be mailed to PO Box 3672 Littleton, CO 80161 with checks made payable to The Land.
Ready to Learn More about The Land’s Mission Program?
Complete the inquiry form on the sidebar of this page and someone will follow up with you within 48 hours! Or, you can send an email to Pastor Stephanie at email@example.com.
**Participants must complete Mission Day Participant Release Form prior to volunteering at The Land.