Host Churches

Host Churches are a central part of Yakima Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity’s Build Camp Ministry!

For one week (Sunday night – Friday morning) at a time during the summer, these churches generously provide:

  • Room(s) for up to 30 volunteers to sleep in
  • A place to stow their gear (sometimes in the same room as the sleeping quarters)
  • The use of a kitchen facility
  • Some space in a refrigerator for some of the camp’s food
  • A key (or two) to the church so that the camp can come and go as needed
  • A place to relax and cool off after a full day of work

While a few churches have showering facilities, this is not a requirement. Volunteers are able to shower at the YMCA free of charge.

Church members also frequently enjoy visiting with the volunteers, either at the church or at the work site during lunch. Some churches have made breakfast one day, had a potluck one night, and some have invited the camp over to their house for swimming or a barbeque!

*If you think that your church may be interested in becoming a host church, please feel free to contact the volunteer coordinator at Habitat for Humanity for more information.

Regular Host Churches for Summer Build Camps

Name City
Central Lutheran Church Yakima
East Valley Reformed Yakima
Englewood Christian Church Yakima
Holy Family Church Yakima
Terrace Heights Assembly of God Yakima
Toppenish United Methodist Church Toppenish
Wesley United Methodist Church Yakima
Westminster Presbyterian Church Yakima
Yakima Indian Mission White Swan