The CRI Base

In February of 2019, CRI purchased an 84-acre camp in Blue Ridge, VA. formerly known as “Camp Jaycee.”

Thanks to generous partnership, the property now serves as our headquarters for global relief operations, crisis response training, and administrative offices.

The camp is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains alongside Jefferson National Forest with views of the historic Blue Ridge Parkway with easy access to the Appalachian Trail.

Our facility enables us to run year-round events, mission schools as well as host retreats, church groups and conferences.

It also enables you to come for an overnight visit, volunteer with our staff or rent camp or book your next personal or church retreat.

  • Multipurpose dining hall
  • Full commercial kitchen
  • Eight dorm style cabins
  • Classrooms
  • 24/7 prayer room & cafe
  • Horse barn, farm, and livestock
  • 60,000 gallon Olympic swimming pool
  • Bonfire area
  • Covered pavillion
  • Basketball & volleyball court
  • Horseshoes pits
  • Maintenance shop
  • Large pond, dock & covered pavilion
  • Paddleboats & fishing
  • Large wooded areas & hiking trails
  • Property adjoins Jefferson National Forest
  • RV hook-ups, camping & bathhouse with showers
  • Updated shared cabins
  • Limited couples and family cabins
  • RV hook-ups and dump station
  • Private personal day cabins (coming soon)

Learn more about the ways you can enjoy our wonderful facility

Mission Projects

The CRI Base welcomes church teams and groups that would like to come serve the CRI Base on a special project. With travel lock-downs, many churches have postponed mission trips. Your service at the CRI Base directly helps us to make a greater impact to people who are suffering in the midst of crisis. Contact our team to learn more.

Perhaps a combination of both. Teaching, training and ministry times can be facilitated by our staff or DIY. We can help you customize your visit to make it a memorable experience!

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Retreats

Come get away from all the noise and chaos and enjoy a personal or group retreat at the CRI Base. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains alongside Jefferson National Forest with views of the historic Blue Ridge Parkway this makes it an amazing place to get reconnected with God and enjoy nature.

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Private Rentals

Our facilities are available to your business, group or church for day events, picnics, weddings, photography or for a custom event.

Open Inquiry

Overnight Guest

The CRI Base is available to overnight guests who just want to visit and not participate in our volunteer program or scheduled programming or events. All must apply and clear a personal background check.

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Volunteering & Staff

Come serve with us at the CRI base either short-term or on staff in areas like farming, hospitality, cooking, groundskeeper, admin, event coordination, training, deployment operations, relief operations, and more.

Short-term volunteers, called “Mission Allies” are welcomed up to thirty days and longer-term volunteers can apply as staff.

Volunteer Short-TermVolunteer Long-Term

You do not have to be a CRI trained responder to serve as a Mission Ally. However, background checks are required for all participants. Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian or parent.

Base Community

We are a missional community of all ages and giftings, living and working together at our global relief headquarters and training center.

We gather for meals corporately and meet daily for prayer and worship. We operate in different roles daily to run the base, our relief operations, farm and host events.

We are in a rural mountain area, and there are many trails nearby if you enjoy the outdoors. The city of Roanoke and shopping is close by.

Overnight Guests (non-volunteers)
$18 per night: shared cabin
$12 per night: RV/camper

Base Volunteers (up to 30 days)
$15 per night: shared cabin
$10 per night: RV/camper

Staff Fees:
$425 monthly: Shared Room
$350 monthly: Shared Cabins
$250 monthly: RV/Camper

Includes meals and lodging.
Special pricing available for group retreats, mission teams and rentals.

We would love to offer you to stay for free, but unfortunately, we cannot use funds designated for disaster relief to cover the expense of volunteer meals, electricity, water, wifi, etc. In the same manner, regarding staff, our heart is to offer an affordable, all-inclusive place to live so they can labor full-time as Crisis Missionaries but we cannot cover staff living expenses.

Base Events

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November 2020

Morning Prayer & Worship

Join us for a time of scheduled worship and prayer ...
25 Nov
8:00 am - 9:00 am
CRI Mission Base, Training Camp & Sending Center
2494 Camp Jaycee Road, Blue Ridge, Virginia 24064

CPR, AED & First-Aid

The American Heart Association's Heartsaver, First-Aid, CPR, AED course trains ...
28 Nov
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CRI Mission Base, Training Camp & Sending Center
2494 Camp Jaycee Road, Blue Ridge, Virginia 24064

Sustainable Rabbitry Workshop

Easy to care for, affordable, and rapid reproducing rabbits are ...
28 Nov
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
CRI Mission Base, Training Camp & Sending Center
2494 Camp Jaycee Road, Blue Ridge, Virginia 24064
December 2020
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