Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

General Questions

What is Iowa Campers on Mission?

Iowa Campers on Mission (COM) is a group of Christians that meet each year to grow the Lord’s Kingdom by providing no-cost labor to churches and Christian organizations throughout Iowa.  We meet on dates that work with the churches and when the weather allows us to use our campers.  Our goal is to enable small churches to prepare their buildings to reach their communities.  We make repairs to the building by painting, cleaning, putting up drywall, replacing broken glass, etc.  We bring our tools that will be needed for the projects and the church provides the paint and other materials needed.  The Lord has blessed each of us with many different talents and gifts to service our brothers and sisters.  You do not need to be an expert carpenter, just willing to answer His call to serve others.  

How do I join or make a request for work?

For more information about joining Iowa Campers on Mission or having COM provide work at your church please contact us at:
Rick Mott: 319-291-6805 or
Dave Short: 515-674-4696 or

Is Campers on Mission is a national organization?

Yes. There are chapters in most states. This means that there are opportunities to serve all over the United States. For more information go to

Questions for campers

Do I need a camper?

No. You could sleep in the church or in a tent. You could commute if you live close enough to the rally. Churches provide electricity and water for the campers.

Who can join?

Anyone who has a heartfelt desire to help spread the Good News of Jesus Christ through fellowship worship and labor.

When does Iowa COM usually go out?

Monday after Mother’s Day for five days and the week after Labor Day for five days (or less if the work is done). These dates are adjustable to meet church and Campers On Mission needs. If anyone would like to help, but could only work a few days that would still be a great help.


Questions for churches

Could Campers On Mission come to my church?

Contact us through our Contact Form. We would love to talk to you about coming to your church.

What does the church need to provide?

The church provides material, paint, etc. for the jobs to be completed. The church also provides electricity for the camping units, a source of water, and access to a bathroom. We provide the labor.