Relieving Disaster and Promoting Community 2010 Volunteer Application and Information Packet Contents: - Letter to Applicants - Expectations & Rules - Application Guidelines - Travel Tips - Fees & Summer - FAQ Information - Packing List - Summer Application - Exploratory Trip - Packing List - Wish List - Covenant Sheet Bahamas Methodist Habitat - GHB Agape Flights – Acct # 18693 100 Airport Avenue Venice, FL 34285 www.MethodistHabitat.org 615-469-7974 MethodistHabitat@gmail.com Formatting for Volunteer Packets 2007 courtesy of the Volunteer Department, Appalachia Service Project, Johnson City, TN Dear Volunteer Applicants: Bahamas Methodist Habitat is a disaster relief and emergency home repair outreach ministry of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church through which volunteers work together to repair and build homes for low-income families in the Bahamas. Our goal is to improve the living conditions and lifestyle for families in need in the Bahamas, while offering transforming experiences for volunteers and homeowners alike by sharing and receiving the Love of Christ. The hope is that volunteers will return home with an expanded view of the world and an inspiration for creating ways to be involved in their own community. Home owners will come through the experience with safe living conditions and renewed motivation. We would like to invite you to participate in this exciting and unique opportunity to put your Faith into action this year. We encourage you to review the service opportunities in this packet. Facilitated by an administrative staff, volunteers give of their time, resources, and talents to serve citizens in need of home repairs and new home construction. Giving with love, volunteers focus on remedying the substandard living conditions for individuals caught in economic distress and unable to complete these repairs themselves. We have a wonderful staff that is willing to work with you to cater to the specific needs of your group. We want this to be the best experience possible and are dedicated to that end. Things to know: It is highly recommended and helpful if some members of your group have construction knowledge, but the staff will teach you everything you need to know. You just have to be willing to learn…and to work! Volunteers Arrive on Sunday afternoon and Depart the following Saturday morning. Volunteer fees cover: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Lodging, On-Island Transportation, Building Materials, Administration costs, and Tools needed for the duration of your stay (but we are always in need of donated tools). Air-fare is not included in the cost. BMH is open to all people from all walks of life; this is not just for Methodists! Our goal is to address inferior housing by helping volunteers to find the place where their gifts and talents intersect with the needs of the world. In 2009, BMH is hoping to connect 750 volunteers to the housing needs of the Bahamas. We look forward to seeing you here when you join us in this exciting opportunity to serve. And always remember while serving… Blessed are the Flexible, for They will Not be Bent Out of Shape… Peace and Love. Abraham McIntyre Abraham “Abe” McIntyre Executive Director Bahamas Methodist Habitat BMH Application Guidelines Many questions that you have will be answered in this packet or on our website. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us at: (615) 469-7974 or MethodistHabitat@gmail.com 1. Complete the Application Form included in this packet. 2. Each member of your group should be given a copy of “Expectations, Rules, and Regulations” found in this packet. These must be read and understood before signing the Covenant Sheet. 3. Make a copy of everything that you send to BMH and keep in your files! Share the completed application with new group members who did not participate in the initial meeting. 4. Mail in your completed Application as soon as possible to reserve your week: Teams are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis, so get your Application Packet in ASAP. Your Application Packet should include: a) Application Form (completed) Send Application and Deposits to: b) $100 Group Registration Deposit and Bahamas Methodist Habitat – GHB $100 Per Person Deposit: Agape Flights – Acct. # 18693 Make Checks payable to: 100 Airport Avenue “Bahamas Methodist Habitat” Venice, FL 34285 c) Covenant signed by group leader (Agape Flights is a partner ministry that brings our mail and supplies weekly) All 3 parts of the application (a, b & c) must be enclosed before BMH will accept your group. Incomplete applications will be held until all three parts are received into the Volunteer Department. No date will be reserved for the applying group until the application is complete. 5. Please remember that applying groups will be scheduled when Applications are received on a first come-first serve basis. This acceptance is dependent on all 3 parts of the application being complete. 6. Please feel free to communicate with us through email or phone. However, no applications will be accepted by fax or phone call. Payment Information 1 Month Out Registration 3 Months Week: Registration* Final Total Deposit* Out (for group) Payment (person) (person) (person) [person] Volunteer $100* $100* $200* $200 $500 Your fees will be used to pay for building materials, housing, meals, on-island transportation and administrative expenses. *Non-refundable. A deposit may be transferable only to a substitute participant. 2010 Payment Schedule CHANGE ++ Final Payment due One (1) Month prior to Arrival date ++ BMH Cancellation Policy Due to deposits and up-front costs of the ministry, BMH adheres to the following Cancellation Policy. Teams can add/drop participants from their roster up to 1 day before their arrival date. However, refunds of costs paid, are contingent upon the following scale: - 1st and 2nd Deposits are non-refundable but transferable and must be paid for the total # applied for. - Groups that Cancel forfeit their deposits. - Groups that drop their final # of volunteers have a Grace Waiver which refunds half of the final payment for 10% of the total # of original volunteers and will be reimbursed at our next check cut. Example: 20 V’s Applied, 5 V’s Cancel = 2 V’s (10%) $500 Refunded, 3 V’s No Refund, $500 Donation 38 V’s Applied, 7 V’s Cancel = 3.8 V’s (10%) $950 Refunded, 3.2 V’s No Refund, $1,600 Donation Volunteer Numbers: When registering your team we recommend that you give the most conservative headcount possible. It is much easier for us to add participants than it is to remove them. However, remember that space is limited at each of our sites and an accurate head count will ensure your first choice selection for dates. Refundable Deposits: We understand that emergencies and illnesses unfortunately happen. We will be more than willing to refund fees for participants in cases of EXTREME or SEVERE emergencies and illnesses. (BMH’s Director will determine refund cases.) Please NOTE: Payment dates are very important to get in, on or before, the date that they are due. We hate that we have to have a Cancellation Policy but BMH depends on our volunteer fees to fund our year-round ministry and must enforce this policy. If you must cancel, your funds will become a donation and will be used to cover our ministry costs and help us grow for the future. Acceptance: Please read Cancellation Policy, share with your senior pastor/advisor and sign off if you agree on your Application. Thank you for your understanding of our financial responsibilities and policy. BMH Volunteer Application – 2010 Church or Group Name______________________________________________________________ Contact Address____________________________________________________________________ (Street or box number) __________________________________________________________________________________ (City) (State) (Zip) Phone (_____)____________________ Fax (_____)___________________ Contact Person_____________________________________________________________________ Home Phone (_____)_____________________ Daytime Phone (_____)_______________________ Email Address______________________________________________________________________ *All correspondence will be sent to the church/group address in the attention of the contact person unless indicated otherwise. Preferred Weeks: 1) _____________________ 2) _______________________ 3) _____________________ (Sunday Afternoon to Saturday Morning unless cleared with Director) GROUP SIZE: (Give total numbers in each category) Youth: _______ Young Adults: ________ Adults: _______ Total: _______ Ages: 14-18 Ages: 19-24 25+ years 1. A work crew is 6 to 8 people- no more! 6 youths + 2 adults = 1 work crew. Smaller teams can be facilitated. (Some projects will need more than 1 work crew during the week) 2. Each work crew must have at least 2 adults. (We ask that at least one adult has some construction experience!) Bahamas Methodist Habitat covenants to facilitate a unique work experience for you. We ask the following of you, the Volunteers: We will come to BMH with a willingness to serve and be open to a flexible schedule that will allow for incidences out of BMH’s control. We will abide by BMH’s rules and guidelines. (Be sure to save a copy of this registration and the guidelines!) We have included the $100 Registration Fee (non-refundable fee) We have included the $100 per person Deposit check (non-refundable fee) We have read and agree to the Cancellation Process. Signature of Senior Pastor/Advisor: _________________________________ ____________________ Date Signature of Contact Person: _______________________________________ _____________________ Date Covenant Sheet for the 2010 Bahamas Methodist Habitat A covenant is a promise between two parties. BMH promises to facilitate a special service opportunity for your group. Our “sign” will be providing a center facility, staff, and all the details that go into making a service event a success. We will house and feed volunteers during their stay with us. We will do our best to help ensure safe working and living conditions. We also covenant to work with volunteers in making this mission a valid and meaningful part of their faith and life journey. Volunteers are asked to enter into a covenant with BMH. Because communal living and cooperative working require agreements in behavior and expectations, volunteers are asked to read, understand, respect, and abide by the stated Expectations, Rules and Regulations of BMH found in this packet. Be sure that each of your volunteers reads these and signs this covenant sheet. For the 2009 BMH Mission Trip of: Group Name City State Week of Service Please have your group sign their names and date their signature in the space provided below. (This needs to at least be signed by the contact person when you turn in your application) I covenant with my Bahamas Methodist Habitat volunteers and with the BMH staff to responsibly prepare for the BMH service experience. I have read BMH’s Expectations, Rules and Regulations and agree to abide by them during my BMH mission trip. By signing your name, you are making an official covenant with your group and with Bahamas Methodist Habitat. Thank you! Signature Date Signature Date _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ ________________________________ _____________________________ ________________________________ _____________________________ ________________________________ _____________________________ ________________________________ Use a separate sheet of paper if needed. Expectations, Rules and Regulations Bahamas Methodist Habitat is a disaster relief and home repair service and all activities and energies should be focused to this end. You have made a commitment to BMH, and on the basis of that commitment we have committed to the housing needs in the Bahamas. We expect all volunteers to participate fully in each aspect of the BMH experience. These Expectations, Rules and Regulations apply to all BMH volunteers. BMH staff has overall responsibility for all The center staff will inform you of any specific activities. Directions given by the staff are to be center or community guidelines prior to or upon strictly observed. your arrival. Adult leaders are responsible for the safety Smoking or use of tobacco products is and conduct of their youth volunteers at all prohibited at any BMH facility or work site due times (at center, worksite, or community) while to sensitivity and potential fire hazard. your group participates with BMH. Underage youth are not permitted to smoke anywhere! The summer youth program is designed for senior high youth (ages 14 and older AND No pets are permitted at the center. having completed the 8th grade). If you have younger youth that want to come, their parent Females are not permitted at any time in the or guardian will have to accompany them on males’ sleeping area. Males are not the trip. permitted in the females’ sleeping area, at any time. Everyone is expected to act responsibly the entire time they are in the BMH community. A strict 9:30p.m. quiet time and 10:00p.m. Since you will all be coming from outside the “lights-out” rule applies to all volunteers. region, you will be an obvious presence in Possible exception will be Friday night, when affiliation with BMH. There might be times lights out can be extended to 12:00a.m. if when you need to modify your lifestyle or agreed upon by staff and adult crew leaders. habits so as not to be offensive to the community as well as being a good Center attire-Discretion in clothing must be representative of BMH. Take your cues from used at the center and in the community. the staff. Shirts must be worn at all times. When leaving the center grounds, modest shorts and T-shirts Please use tools, supplies, materials and other will be acceptable attire. Halter, spaghetti resources responsibly and for their intended strap and strapless tops, sports bras worn home repair purposes. Always keep the safety as an outer garment, spandex clothing, bike of others a priority, as well as being sensitive to pants, or shirts and hats expressing the family you are serving. If a family requests alcohol/beer slogans and obscenities are that you stop an activity, please respect their not acceptable. wishes. Work attire- Shirts, long pants (light cotton, Possession or use of illegal drugs or alcohol is scrubs, jeans) and sturdy shoes (work boots strictly forbidden! Violators will be asked to are preferred) must be worn at all times at the return home immediately at their group’s work site. Sweat pants, shorts, ripped pants, expense. half shirts, sleeveless shirts, sports bras, tank- tops and halter tops are not acceptable. Because you are visiting an unfamiliar We expect lunch to be eaten at the worksite. community, please always go from place to You may bring extra sandwiches to share with place in a group of three or more people. family members. (Some individuals will go out Never travel alone. of their way to make you feel appreciated- even overextending themselves) If a family All volunteers (youth and adult) are expected to member insists on showing their appreciation participate fully in the programs of BMH, by preparing lunch, accept their offer. If you including meals, chores, meetings, evening have any questions or concerns- please check gatherings and special events. To keep the with the staff. center functioning smoothly, volunteers will be asked to assist in center clean up, tool and Audio equipment use at the center will be at supply organization, after meal clean up, the discretion of the staff. loading/unloading of building materials. BMH does not condone or tolerate sexual To ensure sensitivity to families we serve, harassment or abuse of any kind and will take taping with video equipment is strictly measures to reconcile the situation. prohibited. The use of audio equipment should be limited at the work site. Audio equipment can be used if it is approved by the homeowner, non disruptive to the neighbors, and appropriate in content. A work crew is 6-8 people. Groups with 9 participants must be divided into two work crews (5 & 4). This number limitation ensures sensitivity to the family as well as maximum efficiency at the work site. However, the ninth person may be a helper to the staff at the center or if highly skilled, could function as a floater/advisor! Please check with the staff before your trip. Fire arms, air rifles, BB guns, any kind of weaponry (or replicas) or fireworks are not permitted. Working hours are from 8:30am- 4:30pm Monday - Thursday. There will be sight seeing and recreational activities on Friday, or your last full day on the island. This is to ensure the best possible experience for you, the staff and the families we serve. If you must leave the worksite during the day for any reason, please go in groups of three and inform your entire crew. Travel Tips Getting to the Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera Airport (GHB) is not hard but it does take planning. We are located 70 miles Southeast of Nassau (NAS) which equals 20 minutes of travel time. Your two best options for getting to Bahamas Methodist Habitat are as follows (costs are approximate): Ask for group rates from each airline. Option 1 Fly from your city to Nassau (NAS) then take SouthernAirCharter.com (19-seater) or BahamasAir.com (50-seater) directly into GHB. Daily flights for Bahamas Air and Southern Air leave at 3:30 pm. You will retrieve your luggage and clear customs in Nassau. Then check-in with either of the two Island Airlines that will fly you to GHB. The BMH staff will pick you up at GHB and drive you the 10 minutes back to Camp Symonette. Time: 20 minutes from NAS to GHB Round Trip Cost: $160 Option 2 Fly from your city to Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) then take Continental.com or LynxAir.com (19- seater) directly into GHB. The daily flight for Continental leaves at 1:30 pm. Lynx flies Monday – Sunday at 3:00. You will retrieve your luggage and clear customs at GHB. The BMH staff will pick you up at GHB and drive you the 10 minutes back to Camp Symonette. Time: 1 Hour from FLL to GHB Cost: $300-350 Option 3 If your group is serving at one of our satellite facilities you will be flying into NAS then taking a local airline to your destination. The BMH staff will direct you on your specific flight details. Don’t Forget that You MUST have a PASSPORT to enter the Bahamas. ! You are REQUIRED to have a Valid Passport to Enter / Exit the Bahamas ! If you do not have your Passport as of yet, please do so ASAP because of the amount of time that it takes to process the application. Always Check your bags when Transferring airlines in Nassau. FAQ Who is the project sponsor? BMH is an Outreach Ministry supported by the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church and their associated churches along with local and foreign supporters who care deeply about serving others. BMH is also supported by the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission. Who can participate? BMH is designed to host young and old alike. We host service organizations, church youth groups, Sunday school classes, groups of friends, corporate teams, and anyone else that has a passion for service. We are able to accommodate 40 volunteers at one time at Camp Symonette and can host smaller groups, up to 25, at other locations throughout the Family Islands. Graduated 8th graders and above are welcome but younger youth need parents or guardians to accompany them on their week of service. Who supervises participants? Each group participating in BMH is required to have at least one adult for every four youth (17 and under). We also ask that groups bring skilled leaders to aid in the construction projects. Adult group leaders are directly responsible for the actions of their group and must adhere to BMH policies. How much does it cost? The cost is $500 per person per week. What does BMH provide? • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and fresh drinking water • Lodging at Camp Symonette or local facility • Construction materials and tools for worksites and projects (it is helpful if you bring your own tools or ones that you can donate at the end of the week) • On-Island transportation Excursion Day, to see and experience the beauty of the Bahamas • The opportunity to make an impact and change lives! What does BMH expect? Volunteers must come with a servant’s heart and mind that is flexible to change. God may surprise us with new opportunities to serve and we must be willing to follow that calling. Prepare yourself for conditions that do not include all the comforts of home. Respectfully interact with people who are different from you within your group and the community. When can I work? Year-Round. Summer is our busiest season but we have wonderful Fall, Winter, and Spring Break opportunities which are great ways to beat the cold back home. Work commitments average one week in length. Long weekend or extended period trips are available as well. Volunteer groups arrive Sunday afternoon and departure Saturday morning. Reserve your dates early to ensure your desired trip. Do I need to bring tools? No, we provide tools and materials for you while you are here serving. However, if you have tools that you would like to bring, we encourage you to bring them. We are in constant need of new or good used tools and accept donations with open arms. We will be in contact with your group within 1 week of your arrival to tell you about your projects and a suggested tools list. Past groups have transported them in Rubbermaid containers or plastic Footlockers. Where do groups stay? Groups will stay together at Camp Symonette on Eleuthera or at another satellite site close to where your project is located. This will either be on Eleuthera or one of the other Family Islands. We have bunk beds at Camp Symonette and at most of our other facilities. You will need to bring beach and bath towels, light sheets in the spring, summer and fall and a light sleeping bag during the “winter”. Pillows are provided. Indoor or outdoor showers will be available at each facility. Where do groups work? Groups will perform their service work at homes referred to BMH by community contacts and pre-selected by the staff. This will include homes in need of emergency repair, new home construction, or community events that need service. Our criterion for home selection helps to ensure safe working and living conditions for volunteers and home owners. How are work crews arranged? Groups will be divided into work crews by their group leaders, dependent on the size and difficulty of the project. Work teams range in size between 6-8 people per project. Each work crew must have at least two adults, with one having construction skills. What is a typical day like? 7:00 am Wake Up 7:20 am Morning Devotional (Volunteers are asked to share in this responsibility) 7:30 am Breakfast 8:30 am Leave for Work Site 4:00 pm Leave Work Site for Beach 5:30 pm Showers 6:00 pm Dinner 7:15 pm Evening Activity/Free Time/Devotions 10:00 pm Quiet Time 11:00 pm Lights Out What language do Bahamians speak? Bahamians speak English but with their dialect you will be able to understand at least 80% of what is said here in the islands. The staff and community members will help you with the other 20%. What kind of money do they use? Bahamians have their own currency. Its exchange rate is .005 to the USA so they use it daily at a 1:1 ratio. This is a huge help to tourists and missionaries because there is no need to exchange money before or after you get here. There is one ATM’s available in Governors Harbour (20 minutes South). What type of electrical service do they have? We use 110V just like you do in the USA. There is no need for special adapters. Can we snorkel? Yes, there are quite a few good places to snorkel here. We unfortunately do not have equipment for your use but feel free to bring your own and enjoy the gorgeous underwater world that is here. (Donated Snorkel gear would provide for future groups if you would like to leave yours) How bad are the bugs? Depending on the time of year they can range from not too bad to annoying. We suggest cool long pants, socks, and shoes to keep them off your legs during the day and night. They are worse at sunrise and sunset. We have Mosquitoes and No-see-ums/Sandflies. The latter are more of a nuisance but guarded with plenty of bug spray you will be okay. It is highly recommended to bring at least three cans of bug spray per person, the more Deet the better. Hopefully you will not need that much but it is better to be safe than sorry. Brining mosquito nets are not mandatory but are helpful. How safe is the island? The Family Islands are extremely safe. As with any foreign country there is a need to be respectful of cultural differences. You must use common sense while here (don’t walk around alone, don’t leave valuables out, etc) but in everyday life there is nothing to be worried about. There is light government turmoil in the Bahamas but it has not affected our volunteer experience. Crime is very low; there is little drug use and very few acts of violence. Your group will be safe here at BMH as long as proper precautions are used. Should I come and serve with BMH? Absolutely!!! Suggested Packing List Important Notes: Check with your airline for number of bags allowed and weight limits per bag. Remember to pack necessities in a carry-on bag in case luggage gets lost in transit. When entering the Bahamas, inform Immigration that you will be staying at Camp Symonette, James Cistern, Eleuthera (or satellite facility) Paper Work: Missioner Profile/Release of Claim Parental Consent Form (You, your team leader, and your church should have a copy) Passport and Photo I.D. Medical Documents: immunization records, copies of prescription drugs, and personal medications. Your personal prescription drugs Flash Light Notebook, pen and/or pencil Bible/Devotional Materials Camera, film, batteries, charger, USB Cord to Share pictures with Staff before you leave Cash for souvenirs and recreational activities Swimsuit, One piece Beach and Shower towel Underwear / socks / etc. Pajamas Battery operated Alarm Clock with extra batteries Glasses and/or contacts Casual clothes/shoes for evening activities (long pants will protect you from hungry mosquitoes) Pack less than you think you need. You can wear them more than once.) Church Clothes (slacks and shirt for guys, knee length skirts or dresses for girls) Work clothes (For a week: 4 T-shirts, 2 pairs of long pants, closed toed shoes such as athletic shoes) Work gloves, safety goggles, hat and/or bandana Linens or sleeping bag To save space, the following items should be carried in bulk for use by the whole team, instead of each team member bringing his/her own. Basic Toiletries: soap, shampoo, conditioner (Camp Symonette has 3 showers for each gender) First Aid Supplies (Band-Aids, antibiotic ointment, anti-itch ointment, Benadryl, etc.) Hand sanitizer/antibacterial hand soap Sunscreen Insect Repellant (Products with Deet repel mosquitoes, Skin-So-Soft keeps sand fleas off skin) Anti-itch Cream, Benadryl pills Small Personal Fan Non-essential: Snack foods in re-sealable containers or Ziploc bags Rain poncho Wide brim hat to keep sun off of face Caps or t-shirts with your team logo on it Shower shoes PLEASE DO NOT PACK: Excessive hair styling products Perfume/cologne (they attract mosquitoes and Scented lotions other bugs!) Air mattresses Electrical items such as hair dryer 2010 Wish List General: Chisels Ice Machine Drill Bit set (wood and metal) Bicycles Tin snips Dry Erase markers 100' Measuring Tape Flashlights Long Handles for Paint Rollers Box Fans A/C Window Unit 10,000 BTU Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Hatchets Fasteners: Mason Hammer 16d to10d Galvanized Nails (50 lb.) Tarps (of all sizes) Drywall Screws 1 ¼” Axe Cut Nails (concrete) 1.5" and 2.5" Large Push Broom TapCon Screws Large Dust Mop Hurricane straps Vice Grips Wire nuts (red, yellow) Channel Locks Skill Saws Recreation: Variety of Saw Blades (Table, Jig, Sawsall, Snorkels, Fins, Masks etc) Balls of all types Battery Powered 18V Combo Kits Basketball net Paint Brushes/Rollers of all sizes Board Games, Cards Pry Bars (variety) Line Levels A/V: Speed Squares PA system Drywall Square LCD Projector and Screen Hard Rakes Radio/CD/Tape Player Ladders (all sizes) Clamps Transportation: Concrete Floats Bicycles Needle Nose Pliers 15 Passenger Van, Diesel Preferred Hammer Drill Diesel Pick Up Truck Knee Boards (for concrete) Lineman Pliers Hand Saw Work Lights Check with the BMH prior to you arrival to see if there are special needs that have arisen. Please let us know if you need help transporting Donated goods. Thank you for your consideration and support We look forward to picking you up at the Airport Relieving Disaster Promoting Communities Come Explore the Islands Exploratory Trips to The Bahamas PURPOSE: The purpose of an exploratory team is to give potential team leaders and team members a chance to see how they, along with a team, may be able to meet the needs of the area. Never been a Team Leader? That’s okay! We will assist you, so you can heed the call. While in the Bahamas you will visit and work at on-going projects and look at new areas of need. There will several opportunities to meet and spend time with local residents and parishioners, while actively working on local projects. Having a first hand experience here at Bahamas Methodist Habitat will help to relieve stress on you the group leader, team members, parents of team members and your group as a whole. Each of our past Exploratory Trip participants have had nothing but positive experiences and highly recommend them to you the group/trip leader! To See and Do: Hatchet Bay Caves, Harbour Island, Glass Window Bridge, Banyan Tree Grove, and Plenty of Beautiful Beaches. Dates: Contact us and let us know when you would like to come. Cost: Airfare, meals ($15/day), rental car ($60/day, optional but highly recommended) There is no cost for 2 nights lodging at Camp Symonette. For more information: MethodistHabitat@gmail.com 1-615-469-7974 We are here to serve you, so please feel free to call or email any questions you may have. Email the BMH Staff for further Info. Supported by: United Methodist Volunteers in Mission Christian Love in Action! hodist Volunteers in Mission Christian Love in Action!