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High School Camp

GRUB is a week-long camp for high school students passionate about growing their relationship with Christ and intentionally serving the community through Manna Café’s outreach programs and other exciting service projects.

GRUB 2020 dates TBA

For more information about GRUB please email HERE.

We Believe…


God’s Word heals, restores, and inspires in order to fill our spiritual hunger.


Relationships with others are built and strengthened through serving our community.


Uplifting the oppressed in society is crucial because no child of God goes unnoticed.


Breaking Bread with our brothers and sisters who are homeless or face food insecurity is the right response to Jesus’ words, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these… you did for me.”

At GRUB, campers will…

  • serve with Manna Café Ministries at Food Box Distribution and Mobile Café meals.
  • attend gatherings and worship nights.
  • break into small groups.
  • join in a community block party with games, food, and fun.
  • have the best week of summer and make lasting, new friendships!


Who is GRUB for?

The camp welcomes students who are entering grades 10, 11, or 12.


$135 per camper — includes meals, lodging, and t-shirt *Bring extra spending cash for Fun Night (location TBD).


Registration for GRUB 2019 is currently open for all high school students entering grades 10, 11, or 12. Please complete the registration form on GRUB’s webpage at

Payment Info:

Payment can be made on the registration webpage. Once registration and payment are complete, the student’s spot is secure. Please email if you have any questions regarding payment processing. All payments are due by July 19th.

Scholarships are available upon request if cost assistance is needed.

Check-In and Transportation:

Students can be dropped off at Manna Village (605 Providence Blvd.) on Monday, July 22 at 10:00 AM. Students will travel from site to site in Clarksville by bus (provided by Manna). Students can be picked up at Manna Village on Friday, July 26 at 10:00 AM.

Time Away Cards:

If your student will need to leave GRUB camp at any time, please fill out a Time Away card at check-in. Students will not be allowed to leave camp without a Time Away card or parental permission. It is important that leaders and staff are aware of games, appointments, and other arrangements ahead of time, so all campers are accounted for throughout the week.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Hope Boyd at

Packing List:

  1. Bible (hard copy)
  2. Notebook & pen
  3. Clothes for day & night:
  • Daytime work clothes with closed-toe shoes for ministry sites
  • Nighttime clothes for worship gatherings and small groups

* Please ensure that all clothing is modest. No short-shorts or low-cut shirts.

  1. Toiletries:
  • Shampoo, soap, etc.
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
  • Towel and washcloth
  1. Bedding – sheets, blanket, and pillow orsleeping bag and pillow
  2. A good attitude and high hopes for the best week of summer ever!


GRUB is Monday July 22nd – Friday July 26th

Tentative Schedule:


10:00 — Student check-in (at Manna Village)
11:30 — Go over itinerary; meet team leaders (interns)
12:00 — Lunch
12:30 — Depart Village for ministry site #1 (food box distribution)
4:30 — Icebreakers with groups at Village
5:30 — Dinner
7:00 — Gathering #1
8:30 — Small group
9:30 — Late-night fun
11:30 — Lights out


Tuesday & Wednesday

8:00 — Breakfast
8:45 — Quiet time huddle
9:30 — Small group
10:00 — Ministry site
12:00 — Lunch
2:00 — Ministry site
5:30 — Dinner
7:00 — Gathering
8:30 — Small group
9:30 — Late-night fun
11:30 — Lights out


8:00 — Breakfast
8:45 — Quiet time huddle
9:30 — Small group
11:00 — Prep for block party
12:00 — Community block party with food, games, and events
5:30 — Dinner
7:00 — Gathering
8:00 — Worship night
9:00 — Small group
10:00 — Late-night fun
11:30 — Lights out



8:00 — Breakfast
8:45 — Quiet time huddle
9:15 — Final small group debrief
10:00 — Student pick-up at Manna Village

What is Rhino?

Rhino is a 16-day summer internship program for young adults, ages 18–28, who have an interest in community outreach, serving in roles of ministry, and leading youth. Rhino Interns will gain valuable experience through building relationships with (high-school-age) GRUB summer camp students and by intentionally serving marginalized members of society through Manna Café’s outreach programs.

Location: Manna Village: 605 Providence Blvd., Clarksville, TN  37042

Dates: 2020 dates TBA

Why Rhino?

Rhinos can run up to thirty miles per hour, which is swift considering their overall size, but they can see only thirty feet in front of them. What would happen if God’s people charged forward at full speed even when they couldn’t see all that lay ahead? The future might be uncertain, but if we keep our eyes locked on Christ, we will have faith to move forward in trust and confidence. We want our interns to run forward like rhinos at full steam, without stopping to question the unknown. Rhino Interns will represent an unstoppable generation of young leaders charging ahead for Christ.

Rhino Interns will…

  • Lead high school students through two weeks of GRUB summer serve camp
  • Serve the community alongside students at ministry sites
  • Disciple students during morning devotion time, small group, and games and activities
  • Build relationships with high school students who are passionate about serving the community
  • Build relationships with community members who are in need
  • Be spiritually fed through worship nights, sermons, and pastoral leadership

Rhino internship is designed to provide…

  • Exposure to building community with society members who are oppressed, homeless, or facing food insecurity.
  • Experience mentoring high school students and serving in a variety of ministry site projects.
  • Education in creating intentional time with God each day, listening to teachings and sermons from local church and ministry leaders, and participating in intern-led devotions and small group times.

Who can apply for a Rhino internship?

Any young adult age 18-28 who is interested in serving in roles of ministry with youth and community outreach.

Application Process:

We will be accepting 2 young men and 2 young women for this summer’s Rhino internship program. If you are interested in applying, please apply HERE! Application deadline: July 5 at 5pm.

Please attach a recommendation from someone on pastoral staff at your church of 1–2 paragraphs that includes information about you, your involvement at the church, and overall passion for serving Christ. Applicants will be notified of results when final decisions are made by July 8 at 5pm.

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Your support matters! It’s the generosity of people like you that enables Manna Cafe to tackle the problem of hunger in our community! Visit our donation page to learn how you can be a part of impacting your community.

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Mailing Address:
1960-J Madison St. #312
Clarksville, TN 37043


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Manna Café is a proud partner of United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region, CMC Community Health Foundation, and Second Harvest Food Bank. For more info about these great organizations click their logos.

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