Baja, Mexico 2018

Baja, Mexico

Ten years ago, a retired NFL player built a world-class skate park on the Baja Peninsula in Pescadero. He wanted it to be a ray of light in a dark community. But the skate park has since gone fairly dormant. And to make matters worse, in the fall of 2014, it was hit hard by Hurricane Odile. While the skate bowl itself is still quite functional, a lot of the amenities were damaged. You can be part of repairing and revitalizing this park, and helping us move it toward its original intent. Our vision, coordinated with locals, is to see this park become a place of restoration and recreation for the youth in the community of Pescadero. (Skaters are welcome and can use the park, but it’s not required!)

When you serve in Baja with Group International Mission Trips, you’ll have the chance to serve alongside a group of people who are doing relief work due to the aftermath of hurricane Odile, which left a trail of destruction in the Baja area September of 2014. This global experience will grow your faith and expand your understanding of a different culture from your own.

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Date Age Availability Register
Jun 23 2018 to Jun 30 2018 All Ages Open
Jul 07 2018 to Jul 14 2018 All Ages Open
Jul 16 2018 to Jul 23 2018 All Ages Open

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Date Price Age Trip Type  

How You'll Serve

Here are examples of the types of projects you might be involved with:

  • Cleaning/clearing debris left from the hurricane
  • Helping locals rebuild palapas and other structures
  • Painting a house in the community for a needy resident
  • Doing a VBS or kids program at the park in the evening
  • Planting trees and plants to beautify the skate park

Our Partners

Ten years ago, a retired NFL player built a world-class skate park on the Baja Peninsula in Pescadero. He wanted it to be a ray of light in a dark community.

But the skate park has since gone fairly dormant. And to make matters worse, in the fall of 2014, it was hit hard by Hurricane Odile. While the skate bowl itself is still quite functional, a lot of the amenities were damaged.

You can be part of repairing and revitalizing this park, and helping us move it toward its original intent. Our vision, coordinated with locals, is to see this park become a place of restoration and recreation for the youth in the community of Pescadero. (Skaters are welcome and can use the park, but it’s not required!)

Sample Itinerary

Saturday – Arrive at Los Cabos International Airport (SJD); transport to lodging facility in Pescadero
Sunday – Attend local church/free afternoon at the beach
Monday-Friday – Work projects 8-1:30, then lunch; afternoon/evening will be beach time/VBS/kids activities; evening devotions and God Sightings
Saturday – Depart for SJD airport; fly home

Need to Know

  • A passport is required to travel to Mexico.
  • Be up to date on all standard vaccines, such as Tetanus, Mumps, Measles, and Rubella. Hepatitis A vaccine is also recommended. Be sure to bring bug spray (at least 25% DEET) as there are mosquito-borne illnesses present in El Salvador, including Dengue Fever, Chikungunya, and the Zika virus.
  • Fly into the Los Cabos Airport (SJD). During low season (summer), average flight cost is $400; during high season (February and March), average flight cost is $600.
  • Lodging is in open-air bungalows at a Surf Camp nearby the Skate park at which you will be serving.
  • Currency is the peso, but American dollars are widely accepted pretty much everywhere.
  • Electricity is the same as the U.S., and a converter or adapter is not needed to plug electronics into the wall.
  • Spanish is the primary language, however, other indigenous languages are also spoken.
Price: $899 per person
Deposit: $100 per person

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Call our expert International Mission Trip advisors at 800-747-2157.

Prices do not include airfare from North America. However, in Peru, our price includes the airfare from Lima to Pucallpa.

To reserve space on a trip, a nonrefundable $100 deposit is due when you register. Final payment is due 60 days before departure. Please visit our website for complete details of our cancellation policy.

All U.S. citizens need a valid passport to enter a foreign country and return to the United States. It must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank pages remaining. A passport is not required for trips to Puerto Rico and Alaska. Visas are not required for most trips. For full information, please ask your mission trip planner at time of booking.

Our international trips are family-friendly, so, in most cases, kids can serve along with adults. Contact Robin at 866-595-4906 for more location-specific age requirements. You must have one adult (21 or older) for every five students. If you have both males and females in your group, you must have at least one adult volunteer of each gender.

Most meals are covered as part of your registration, except for free days if you're serving in Alaska or Puerto Rico. Please see the detailed itinerary of your international trip for any exceptions.

Most meals will be provided by our ministry partners, who have been carefully trained to prepare safe and nutritious meals for our teams. You will get a taste of local food on all of our trips, and some locations will include American food as well.

Your international mission trip covers gratuities for meals in restaurants that are included for the week. Gratuities for porters or housekeeping staff if you stay in a hotel during your trip are at your discretion. Airport porters who help with your bags will expect to be tipped $1-$2, and if you participate in a guided tour or fun activity on your free day, you may want to consider tipping your hired guide.

While some adventures are more physically strenuous than others, most international trips will include at least four 8-hour service days in hot and humid environments. Your group can work at the level of physical exertion with which they’re comfortable.

The safety of your group is a top priority for us, as we’re sure it is for you. In all the areas we serve, we take extra precautions to make sure you or your group is as safe as possible. Guided by our local, experienced ministry staff partners, we avoid situations that are inherently dangerous. We’re also proactive by choosing lodging facilities and transportation that are safe and reliable. Your mission trip advisor is glad to answer further safety questions.

Probably. If you’re looking for a trip specially designed for your group, we may be able to accommodate that for you. We have several trips a year that we custom design for groups, at a date and location that fits their needs. Pricing and availability vary, but if you’re interested in a custom week, contact Robin at ralm@group.com, or call 1-800-747-2157 for more information.

$899*/person
*Flight not included
Price:
$899*
Age:
All Ages
Trip Capacity:
30
Shots Required:
Yes
Passport Required:
Yes

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