Experience

Three Trip Types, Three Unique Ways To Serve

Workcamps

Lodging
All meals, except dinner on your free night
On-site staff
All project materials for your worksite
Comprehensive safety training
Community service certificate
Professional worksite advisors
Project site coordination
Personalized 'Group Page' - provides easy online access to your group's forms, promo materials, etc
Morning & evening programs with Scripture-based teaching & youth group devotions
Lunch-time devotions with crews
Participant t-shirt
Participant devotional for the week at camp
Unlimited customer support from your personal Mission Trip Advisor

Week of Hope

Lodging
All meals, except dinner on your free night
On-site staff
All project materials for your worksite
Comprehensive safety training
Community service certificate
Professional worksite advisors
Project site coordination
Personalized 'Group Page' - provides easy online access to your group's forms, promo materials, etc
Morning & evening programs with Scripture-based teaching & youth group devotions
Lunch-time devotions with crews
Participant t-shirt
Participant devotional for the week at camp
Unlimited customer support from your personal Mission Trip Advisor

International

Lodging
Most meals
On-site staff
Organized service projects
All project materials for each worksite*
Participant t-shirt
Devotional Journal
Personalized 'Group Page' - provides easy online access to your group's forms, promo materials, etc
Unlimited customer support from your personal Mission Trip Advisor
*Additional fees required for project expenses in Belize

Workcamps

6:45 AM
Rise and shine
7:00 AM
Hot Breakfast
8:00 AM
Morning Program
8:30 AM
Depart for projects
12:00 PM
On-site lunch & devotions
3:30 PM
Return to lodging
7:30 PM
Evening program
8:30 PM
Youth group devotions
9:30 PM
Free time
11:00 PM
Lights-out

Week of Hope

6:45 AM
Rise and shine
7:00 AM
Hot Breakfast
8:00 AM
Morning Program
8:30 AM
Depart for projects
12:00 PM
On-site lunch & devotions
3:30 PM
Return to lodging
7:30 PM
Evening program
8:30 PM
Youth group devotions
9:30 PM
Free time
11:00 PM
Lights-out

International

Saturday
Travel to your destination city and transfer to your lodging for the first night
SUNDAY
Experience a church service in a different culture and get to know the ministry partner
MONDAY
Begin service projects
TUESDAY
Continue to serve
WEDNESDAY
Free day to explore the local area
THURSDAY
Continue to serve
FRIDAY
Complete your project
SATURDAY
Journey home

Safety is our top priority! 

  • We require groups to bring 1 adult (21 or older) for every 5 participants that are under 21 years of age.
  • We require participants that are 18 and older be screened and nationally background-checked by their church every 2 years. Their pastor signs off that they meet our requirements and are approved to attend.
  • Every staff member has been screened, background-checked, and reference checked by Group Mission Trips.
  • For overall protection, we have separate shower times designated for participants that are 17 and younger from those that are 18 and older.
  • We review safety procedures at camp—appropriate close-toe shoes/boots, gloves and goggles are recommended.
  • Participants are not required to do any work that they consider unsafe. Participants may be using a drill for screws, but no one under the age of 16 can use a power tool or drill for drilling holes. No one under the age of 18 can use a power saw.
  • Our staff visits each work site at least twice by the time of camp and the first thing a crew will do when they arrive to their work site is check for potential safety issues.
  • Although we do serve in needy areas, we require work crews to stay together at all times. No one should ever be left alone and all participants are back at the lodging facility by their designated check in time.
  • Site Coaches and other Group Mission Trip staff visit work sites daily so they are aware of where a crew is working and any issues in the area.
  • Every work crew has the direct phone number to the Group Mission Trip's office and directions to the closest hospital. If an injury occurs on the work site, and is not serious, Group MIssion Trip staff will contact the youth leader and coordinate any transportation needed. If the injury is serious, the adult on site will call 911 and GMT staff will offer support and ensure needed medical forms are delivered to hospital.
  • Each work crew will have a small first aid kit and a bigger one in each vehicle.

 

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