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cleftRock Retreat Center

Mt. Vernon, KY


Posted:  01/05/2018

Project Type:  Construction/Maintenance, Evangelism/Community Outreach

Length of Assignment:  1 week or less

cleftRock Retreat Center needs volunteer teams to help with cleaning and maintenance of the facility and grounds.

They also need someone to repair a commercial dishwasher, possibly a problem with the switch.

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

Storage unit clean-up:
– clear out the storage unit
– sort items to donate and items to reorganize
– build shelves and bins for maintenance items (nails, screws, tools. etc)
-take firewood from here and distribute to needed cabins

– assess flower beds
-rake leaves out
– pull weeds
– apply mulch

Fire pits:
They have 2 new fire pits that need to be finished under the direction of Mike.

Road work:
– dig around and fill in all pot holes

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
– 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.


Size of Teams:  10-30

Dates Teams are Needed: Contact directors

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