What is Camp Restore Detroit?
Camp Restore Detroit is a ministry serving in the 9th Precinct of
Detroit. Our goal is to partner with our community to restore our
neighborhood in Detroit. We do this by coming alongside our community
in the good already happening and providing extra hands and feet. These
extra hands and feet come from campers, groups of all ages, who stay on
our campus at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and are partnered with our
community on service projects. We know we can all work together to
continue restoring the 9th Precinct to a beautiful and growing
Detroit is often associated with failure, despair, and destruction. The
area surrounding Camp Restore Detroit is only 25% populated meaning
many houses, lots, and even entire blocks are abandoned. Camp Restore
Detroit is one response to this human disaster, working to restore hope
to our community.
Today, Detroit is rapidly changing. Violence is at a 50-year low per
capita and continues to decrease. Downtown Detroit is alive again, and
the economy is improving! Most residential areas of Detroit, however,
like the neighborhood surrounding Camp Restore Detroit, continue to
struggle. Neighborhood leaders and organizations are using innovation,
creativity, and determination to help restore all of Detroit.