Discover Work & Witness
“Let us love and honour all men. Let justice, mercy, and truth govern all our minds and actions. Let our superfluities give way to our neightbour’s conveniences; our conveniences, to our neighbour’s necessities; our necessities to his extremities.” John Wesley, 1750
Native American Christian Academy (NACA) provides a unique Work & Witness (W&W) experience combining the convenience of stateside travel with the charm of a different culture. Teams interact with the staff and students in off hours, art classes, and p.e. classes. Sight seeing excursions can combine the mystique of current Native American culture and historic ruins with the beauty of natural wonders. Sunsets are spectacular and teams can have the option of worshiping and fellowship at a Native American church. For the most detailed information, download the Work & Witness Handbook (below).
$350 per individual
$395 per individual (teams that require NACA for pick-up/ drop-off at train station)
Team funds are divided into 2 portions: (1) $150 for food and lodging, and (2) $200 for project monies. No additional project monies are required.
Comfortable bunkroom-style quarters, full kitchen, meeting rooms/snack areas, and laundry facility. Guests will need to climb stairs. Teams from 2 to 31 can easily be accommodated, and larger teams can be accommodated when school is not in session. Teams typically eat in the dining hall with the staff and students. Markets, a pharmacy, and Dollar stores are located in Holbrook, eight miles away.
Work & Witness projects are assigned according on the needs of the school, the availability of the facility, and the skills of the team. Projects vary from heavy construction to less strenuous painting, sorting of clothes, cutting Box Tops, and kitchen help. Teen teams are welcome and receive a special blessing by being able to interact with Native American students (when school is in session). Summer months may allow for possibilities of impacting reservation communities through VBS, sports camps, etc.
Upcoming Project Ideas:
- Main Focus: Remodeling Justice dorm (so we can regain the high school)
- Water harvesting
- Solar panels/wind turbines
- Upgrade windows for better energy efficiency
- Establish Hydroponics/Aquaponics program
- Stucco buildings
- Landscaping/fencing in front of the campus
- New courtyard in entrance
- New Gym Entrance
- Build enclosure for dumpsters
- Renovate the Home Ec building
- Renovate Campbell Dorm
- Renovate campus bathrooms
- Replace gutters, etc.
- Establishing a well
- LED bulbs
Teams fling into Phoenix or Albuquerque will need to rent vehicles to drive to NACA. Van rental suggestions are included in the W&W Handbook. If you need help arranging travel, please call NACA supporter, ReachONE Travel at 888-290-7100. One of their specialties is group travel.
For team riding the train, transportation from the Amtrak station in Winslow can be arranged for pickup and delivery for an additional cost (see “Pricing”).
- Phoenix, AZ (within 4 hours)
- Albuquerque, NM (4 hours)
- Grand Canyon (3 hours)
- Walnut Canyon (1.5 hours)
- Monument Valley (3.5 hours)
- Flagstaff, AZ (1.5 hours)
- Canyon De Chelly (1.5 hours)
- Hopi Village (1.5 hours)
- Meteor Crater (1 hour)
- Pine-Top Forest (1 hour)
- Petrified Forest (1/2 hour)
- Painted Desert (1/2 hour)
If you have Work & Witness pictures of your trip to Native American Christian Academy, please share them with us by attaching two or three photos per email to firstname.lastname@example.org – please include descriptions and the name of your team. Thank you.