Housing, Showers

Mission Teams stay with us within The Root Cellar building. Everyone sleeps on the floor and needs to bring a sleeping bag. We do suggest air mattresses/sleeping mats as the floor is concrete. We have 2 showers on site. Teams will be given opportunity in the morning and evening to use the showers.

Since we use the space for programing, all bedding and luggage must be clean up and placed in the designated storage space by 9am each day.

Food + Meals

All meals are included from Sunday at 5:30 pm to Friday at breakfast. This includes one Somali meal from a local restaurant.

We encourage group to purchase any additional food at neighborhood markets, Somali Cafe’s and The Italian Bakery. Supermarkets are not within walking distance but are also available as needed.


Teams are responsible for all travel costs during the trip.

The Root Cellar schedule is very full, and there is not much time for regional sight seeing. Traditionally, groups have planned to use Friday as a touring day. Our staff is available to help plan a day trip in Maine to suite your team. We highly recommend taking some time to check out Maine - it’s not called Vacationland for nothing!

Sight seeing

The Root Cellar provides a complete week-long, faith-based, urban, multicultural service/learning experience for your group.  We will manage all the details and plans so that the group leaders can serve alongside your group.

In addition to aiding with service projects and Super Summer activities and curriculum, we will provide the necessary orientation to our city, our ministries and the training needed for the week.

Each day, we will gather for a time of reflection, allowing you and your team to unpack what God is teaching you or work through any questions/concerns.



Safety starts with relationships and knowledge. Our staff and volunteers will serve as your guides to our community and are very knowledgable of any safety concerns within the neighborhood. Each person is trained and experienced in handling an emergency situation and we currently have a trained Lifeguard/ EMT on staff.

SAfety in our town