Each year, a week-long mission trip is planned which takes place during the summer. These trips allow both adults and teens to become involved by participating in home repair while at the same time fostering their spiritual growth. Group Workcamps is the organization that structures our participation in these mission trips. This past July, 60 people traveled to Hamilton, Ohio. It was an awesome trip that created lasting friendships within our ministry and allowed us to meet many new people.

If you are looking for a rewarding experience that allows you to help those less fortunate and grow in your own spirituality, this mission trip is for you. Incoming freshman through adults are encouraged to participate. You do not need to be a member of St. Raphael parish to participate.



This year’s high school work camp mission trip will be July 15th – 21st, 2018 in Troy, Missouri. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis. We have a total of 60 spots. Forms will not be accepted without the deposit. The cost of the trip will be between $350 and $550 depending on fundraising and other circumstances. For inquiries about financial assistance please contact Chris Traub: ctraub@st-raphael.com

This mission trip is for those that are incoming freshmen through graduated seniors in high school. Adult and college student spots may be limited.

Registration Form

For questions regarding the mission trip, please contact Chris Traub, Youth Ministry Director at (630) 615-7609 or by e-mail.