The James Island Presbyterian Church has provided housing for retreats and visiting volunteer work groups since the fall of 1989.
Throughout the years, hundreds of visiting adult, college-age and/or youth groups stayed on the church campus while providing volunteer support at many of the Charleston area human service organizations or simple came to Charleston for a weekend or week-long retreats.
In the fall of 2003, the James Island Presbyterian Church expanded this ministry by leasing a house adjacent to the church campus for accommodating retreats or visiting groups.
Our rate for staying in the Mission House during 2017 is $8.00/person/day with a minimum fee of $100.00/day (regardless of group size) and a minimum two-day stay. This facility can accommodate a maximum of 25 people.
We require group supervision of 1 adult (over 25 years of age) per 6 volunteers. If the visiting group cannot provide the required level of adult supervision, arrangements may be possible, with advance notice, to contract with the James Island Presbyterian Church to provide additional adult chaperones.
To help continue providing this ministry, some simply policies have been developed to facilitate meeting the needs of the congregation as well as the needs of visiting groups. These are “common sense” guidelines and expectations and are simply intended to prevent problems or misunderstandings during your stay on our campus.
For additional information regarding the policies, facilities and ministries, please view the PDF’s below.
Mission House Availability
Mission House Brochure
Mission House Testimonials
Child Protective Policy
Workgroup Liability Waiver
Non-Profit Contact Information
Our goal is to help facilitate your stay on our campus so that your volunteer experience in the Charleston area is positive and meaningful. Please always feel free to call, write, fax or e-mail our office if you have any questions or concerns. For more information contact us at 843-795-3111