Camp des Cimes – France

Camp des Cimes – France

Project Detail

  • Location
    Bourg d'Oisans, France
  • Date
    September 21 - October 5, 2019*
    November 16 - 30, 2019*
  • Focus
    Camp / Construction
  • Ministry Type
    Camp Ministry
  • Team Needed
    6-15 People: skilled and unskilled construction
  • Cost
    $1000-$1400 US/Person + Air fare**
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Below the Alpine village of La Rivoire, in a run-down house without running water, GEM’s first French youth camp was held in 1967. In 1969, other buildings in La Rivoire became available and the purchase of the Camp Des Cimes property was finalized. Young Christians from across Europe and the United States then came together to restore the 200 year-old buildings. Hard-working and ambitious, these young adults sheltered in a barn which had neither electricity nor running water, sleeping in the hay. Together they turned what had been a farmhouse, a bakery, and a small school into a functioning camp building. In 1984, construction of a new building (The Big Chalet) was begun. It took 14 years of hard labor, a lot of energy, and numerous skilled American workers who came to support the regional team. Camp of the Peaks seeks to be a refuge where Europeans can recharge, be encouraged, and meet the Savior. Through a friendly environment and shared camp experiences, they enjoy fellowship, demonstrating what life can be when permeated with Biblical truth and the person of Christ.

Project Plan

The Lodge now has disability access, however they still need to renovate a room or two as well as a bathroom to be fully compliant. The elevator addition is almost complete. The floors just need finishing with tile. With some of the buildings being over 200 years old, there are always small repairs and improvements needed.

Workers Needed

Whether you have helping hands or professional skills you are welcome!  Team members are needed in the following areas:

  • Carpentry/Framing
  • Finish Work
  • Plumbing/Heating
  • Brick Work
  • Electrical
  • Drywall
  • Tiling


*Dates are flexible and subject to availability.
**Final cost is dependent on number of team members, specific project scope, and project duration.