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cleftRock Retreat Center

Mt. Vernon, KY


Posted:  01/05/2018 – Updated:  01/15/2019

Project Type:  Construction/Maintenance, Evangelism/Community Outreach

Length of Assignment:  1 week or less

cleftRock Retreat Center needs volunteer teams and mission teams to help with clearing hiking trails, mowing, landscaping, minor repair work on cabins, etc.

Needs include:
– there is always cleaning that can be done in the cabins including doing laundry, making beds, taking out all the dishes and cleaning cabinets, washing windows (really need washed!), etc.

– leaves need to be blown back behind the tree line (we have2 backpack blowers)
– the brush/leaves/sticks around the bball and vball courts need to be cleaned out
– any limbs or tall grass can be cleared out on trails

–chop firewood and distribute to different cabins
– the brush/leaves/sticks around the bball court, vball court and low ropes course need to be cleaned out
– any limbs or tall grass can be cleared out on trails

– assess flower beds, plant new flowers
-rake leaves out
– pull weeds
– apply mulch

Electrical work
– outdoor electrical wires from Lodge to picnic shelter need to be replaced
– replace/repair flood lights on exterior of Abidings 1-4

Other skilled work needed:
– check and repair anything necessary on our low ropes course
– build new elements for team building/adventure rec
– remove water fountain in Lodge

Ministry Description:
cleftRock Retreat Center, located in Mt. Vernon, KY exists to minister to those who minister to others.  Primarily, this is done through offering missionaries, pastors, and their families with rest and retreat at cleftRock Retreat Center.  cleftRock advocates for those in ministry through retreats, encouragement, and education.  We also host other groups such as women's retreats, men's retreats, families and church staff/deacon planning weekends.


Size of Teams:  10-30

Dates Teams are Needed: Contact directors at

Housing and Food Preparation:  Contact facility about group housing needs. May bring own meals or eat at facility with cost.

Cost Per Person (if applicable):  Call for information.

Materials for Project:
Varies based on project needs.  Although they have tools at cleftRock, anyone who wants to bring their own are welcome (leaf blowers, chain saws, any gardening tools, rakes, and of course electrical supplies etc). Contact cleftRock to determine project materials.

Are Background Checks of Volunteers Required for this project?  Call or email for information.

Mike & Megan Ostrander, Directors
Phone:  606-256-2336


Physical Address:
2917 cleftRock Road 
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

London First Baptist Church
Association:  Rockcastle Baptist Association

Event Dates
Friday, January 5, 2018 through Tuesday, January 5, 2021