Have questions? Contact Tim Shipkin, RHINO Ministry Director, at 504-897-0101 x111 or rhino@SCAPC.org.


Camp Rebuilding Hope In New Orleans (Camp RHINO) is a work-hard, play-hard week of serving Christ in the Crescent City! At Camp RHINO, campers and their leaders will experience a week of intense urban mission, exposing the needs of New Orleans while being a part of rebuilding it. 

“Camp RHINO is very organized, well ran, and ministers to us as well as coordinating work schedules.  It was a wonderful surprise! ” – leader, Cody, WY 

“I had SO MUCH FUN during Camp RHINO.  I learned so much, and felt like I made a difference.  It was overall one of the best experiences of my life!” – camper, Texas

“I learned that everyone has their own story that you may never know unless you listen and get to know them.” – camper, North Carolina

“Camp RHINO made my summer! Working on the house was hard work, but meeting the lady and her young son and seeing her excitement about having her own home made me thankful. I will never forget it.” – camper, Michigan

“The staff was fantastic and responsive, communication was great, dinners were delicious, and the worship connected with our youth.” – leader, Florida

Summer 2019 marks the eighth year of Camp RHINO. During the day, leaders and campers work on Camp RHINO ministry sites alongside our RHINO staff, getting a real look at the diverse needs of New Orleans. At night, campers, leaders, and staff gather for dinner followed by a time of reflection and worship, including music and a message relating to our week’s theme.

Here’s a sample schedule:

  • Monday: 6 p.m. Orientation and Dinner, 7 p.m. Evening Program
  • Tuesday — Friday: 7 a.m. Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Worksite, 6 p.m. Dinner, 7 p.m. Evening Program
  • Saturday: Fun day in the city!

 Check out our FAQs page for an idea of what this experience could be like for you and your youth!  

“It was good for me to see God work through our youth group, and to understand that this trip was not about me, but it was about your youth and how God will use them.” – leader, Florida