The CRI Base Camp

Since 2007, Crisis Response International has trained nearly 10,000 crisis response volunteers to respond to the urgent needs of those affected by disaster and crisis around the world.

We are excited to announce that in February of 2019, CRI purchased an 84-acre training camp, mission base, and conference center located in Blue Ridge, Virginia. Formerly known as “Camp Jaycee,” CRI has now moved its training and relief headquarters onto this property.

This 21 structure camp facility now allows us to run year-round training events, schools, retreats, and conferences. Now we can train more volunteers and ultimately reach more people in crisis around the world.

Also, the new facility has plenty of room for our response trucks and trailers, warehousing for relief supplies, and housing for full-time staff. We are so excited that CRI will finally be able to grow and ultimately make an even more significant impact around the world.

We are grateful to all of our supporters who made this possible. Check out one of our upcoming events, volunteer at the camp for a day or a week as we provide your meals and housing, or park your RV.

Here are a few more ways you can get involved or visit the camp:

CRI Base Camp Features

  • Multipurpose dining/meeting hall for 150 people.
  • Full commercial kitchen, walk-in cooler, and freezers.
  • Two staff housing buildings with kitchens, living and dining rooms.
  • Eight dormitories that can house a minimum of 16 guests each.
  • A prayer room (H.O.P.E.)
  • Classroom space.
  • A horse barn, farm, and livestock area.
  • A single-family home.
  • Walking trails & bonfire area.
  • A covered pavilion that can seat 100+.
  • A large outdoor multipurpose building and warehouse.
  • Maintenance shop & several accessory buildings.
  • In-ground swimming pool.
  • Large pond with a dock and covered pavilion.
  • Administrative offices.
  • Acreage for future development.
  • Large wooded areas.
  • Property adjoins Jefferson National Forest in the Blue Ridge Mts.
  • Right off the famous and historic Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Minutes to the Appalachian Trail.

Maybe you can help?

We need the following items to be sponsored or donated:

Tools & Equipment

  • 45 hp Farm Tractor (Neighbor has one for 20K)
  • Commercial Grade Pallet Racking
  • Mechanics Tools
  • Golf Cart/ Gator or Utility Vehicles
  • Extension Ladder
  • Step Ladder
  • Farm Fuel Tanks
  • Open Trailer
  • Feeding Troughs
  • Water Tanks
  • Bulk Luxury Vinyl Tile
  • Bulk LED Lighting
  • Mini-Split A.C. Units
  • Insta-Heat Hot Water heaters

Furnishings

  • Lamps
  • Nightstands
  • Dressers
  • 12 Rocking Chairs
  • Couches (in new condition)
  • Used Christian Books & Bibles
  • Coffee Tables
  • Throw Rugs
  • Quality Bookshelves
  • Office Desks
  • Space Heaters

Recreational Gear:

  • Adirondack Chairs
  • Patio & Pool Furniture
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Tents
  • Sporting Goods & Equipment
  • Climbing Harness
  • Gym or Exercise Mats
  • Trampoline
  • Kids Play Set
  • Kids Bikes

Work Projects or Areas of Sponsorship:

  • Septic system overhaul
  • Gravel for walkways and paths
  • Trail maintenance
  • Painting
  • LED Light Conversions
  • Hot water heater conversions to Insta-heat
  • Luxury vinyl tile floor coverings
  • Tree removal & trimming
  • Grading

Rent The CRI Camp

We have officially started to rent the camp for picnics, retreats, corporate training events, weddings etc. However, our camp rental page is still under construction. We will be adding new features, information, and an application soon. Thank you for your patience.

  • Multipurpose dining/meeting hall for 150 people.
  • Full commercial kitchen, walk-in cooler, and freezers.
  • Eight dorm style cabins that can house a minimum of 16 guests each.
  • A prayer chapel
  • Classroom space.
  • A horse barn, farm, and livestock area.
  • A 60,000 gallon Olympic swimming pool.
  • Bonfire area.
  • A covered pavilion that can seat 100+.
  • Basketball & volleyball court
  • Horseshoes pits
  • Maintenance shop & several accessory buildings.
  • Large pond with a dock and covered pavilion.
  • Paddleboats & fishing
  • Large wooded areas and extensive hiking trails
  • Property adjoins Jefferson National Forest in the Blue Ridge Mts.
  • Right off the famous and historic Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Minutes to the Appalachian Trail.
  • RV Hook-ups, camping & bathhouse with showers.

For rental inquiries please email info@criout.com or call (910) 557-2744