Sierra Service Project (SSP) is celebrating their 40th year providing life-changing experiences through acts of service repairing homes and communities. Diocesan youth are invited to experience the profound power of serving people who have a culture and life experience different from their own. Registration is now open for the Middle and High School summer mission trips. Cost for either trip is $450; partial scholarships are available from the Diocese and SSP. Contact Leann Brooks at 805-550-9832 or with any questions.

View and download the application here: SSP Summer Project Application 2015

To reserve your space, mail an application with your deposit check for $50 — made payable to the Diocese of El Camino Real — as soon as possible to:

Diocese of El Camino Real – Attn: Rosanne
P.O. Box 689
Salinas, CA 93902

High School, July 18-25 — Chiloquin, Oregon
Last summer our Middle School group went to Chiloquin, 30 miles north of Klamath Falls and had such a good experience we’ll be returning with the High School youth this year to work with the Klamath Tribes and all members of the community. The tribes include Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin and do not have any land, but their members primarily live in Chiloquin. Based on the 2010 census, 734 people live in Chiloquin and over 33% of the families live below the poverty line.

Middle School, July 5-10 — Stockton, Cal.
Our High School group helped to pilot the Stockton site in 2013 and this year the Middle School kids get to experience this multicultural city. Join us to be part of Stockton’s efforts to clean-up their city and provide a positive image of the good things taking place in the community. Work may involve home repairs or working at Boggs Tract Community Farm. Wednesday is devoted to learning about the city and visiting local nonprofits creating positive change.