Fairbanks Alaska

Many people travel to Alaska to enjoy its beauty and the majesty of "the last frontier."

Trips starting at $799

Our international trips are available year-round and can be customized specifically to your group’s needs. We have a trip advisor ready to speak with you, please call 1-844-258-9616, or chat with us now online to book your next life-changing international mission trip.

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Overview

Age Group
Families/Adult Groups (All Ages)
Capacity
40
Bus Accessible?
No

Even though Alaska isn't an international destination, we include it in our international lineup because the itinerary is structured more like an international location than a domestic one.

To many, Alaska stands as America’s final frontier—beautiful, rugged, and maybe even a little dangerous. But for those few who call Alaska home, hardship is constantly knocking at the door, especially for the elderly. The weather can be extreme at times. There's historical tension of different cultures living in close proximity, a surprising number of homeless people (especially teenagers), and high rates of alcoholism, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Living as an Alaskan citizen can be much different than being a tourist there.

Dates and Pricing

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Lodging

Groups will lodge at Globe Creek Camp, a Christian camp located 50 minutes north of Fairbanks. Globe Creek Camp has 4 dormitory cabins, with the ability to host 40 participants. Globe Creek Camp has modern facilities, including a large kitchen, indoor bathrooms and showers, running HOT water, as well as separate staff and cook cabins.

How You’ll Serve

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

  • Build log cabins, perform upkeep and maintenance at the camp, staff youth retreats for local Fairbanks children
  • Repair and maintenance projects, debris removal and cleanup for low-income households in Fairbanks
  • Visit and work at a rural homestead
  • Work alongside a local ministry that serves native Alaskan populations

Our Partners

Our main ministry partnership is with Globe Creek Camp, a local Christian camp north of Fairbanks, and our teams participate in many different types of service for upkeep of their property. We also partner with local churches and ministries, participating in Vacation Bible School, fellowship with their youth/adults, as well as other community outreach projects.

Schedule

Sample Itinerary

Saturday – Arrive at Fairbanks Airport; activities in Fairbanks; check-in at local Christian camp
Sunday – Attend a local partner church
Monday-Thursday– Service projects at local Christian camp; evening devotions and God Sightings
Friday – Free day
Saturday – Depart for FAI Airport; fly home

Need to Know

  • U.S. citizens do not need passports to travel to Alaska.
  • Be up to date on all standard vaccines, such as Tetanus, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella.
  • Fly into the Fairbanks Airport (FAI). The average flight cost is $500 - $750.
  • Price does not include ground transportation; you are responsible for paying for rental vehicles and cost of gas. 
  • Dorm-style lodging with bunk beds and 10-12 people in gender-specific rooms.
  • Currency and electricity are the same as the rest of the U.S.
  • Bring additional money for souvenirs and free day activities.

Program

Worth It

Worth It

Program 2021 Theme

This summer at Group Mission Trips your group will experience a fresh look at the idea of worth through the parable of the prodigal son.

Through each powerful, transformational mission trip experience, your group will see how Jesus wants each of us to know we are valuable, loved, accepted, and worth it to him.

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What's Included

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

FAQs

What about COVID-19 safety precautions?

Our goal is do our best to ensure the safety of participants, local partners, and members of the communities we serve. We are in contact with our partners in each community and working to make sure we provide the safest environment and follow all local guidelines when it comes time for your trip. As we get more specific details and plans, we will be sure to share them with you and your group.

Who can participate?

Our international trips are family-friendly, so, in most cases, kids can serve along with adults. We require 1 adult (18 years or older) for every 5 youth (17 years or younger). Contact us at 1-844-258-9616 for more location-specific age requirements. 

How do I book my international mission trip?

Contact one of our mission trip advisors at 1-844-258-9616, or chat with us online.

Is airfare from North America included in the international mission trip price?

Prices do not include airfare from North America.

What is your policy on deposits, payments, and cancellations?

To reserve space on a trip, a non-refundable $100/person deposit is due when you register. 

Are all meals included in the cost?

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.

What types of meals are served?

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.

How strenuous are the activities and service?

While some mission trips 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.

Are tips included in the cost?

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.

Are the trips safe?

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. Our mission trip advisors are glad to answer further safety questions.

Can you put together a custom trip for my group?

Our international trips are available year-round and can be customized specifically to your group’s needs. We have a trip advisor ready to speak with you,  please call 1-844-258-9616, or chat with us now online to book your next life-changing international mission trip.

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Payment Policy

Our payment policy is designed to give you the most flexibility when reserving your mission trip experience with Group Mission Trips.

  • When you register for a trip, a $100 non-refundable deposit is due per person to reserve your space.
  • Full payment balance is due 60 days prior to the trip departure.
  • Registration fees are in U.S. dollars and can be paid by check, money order, or credit card.
  • For groups reserving more than 50% of a trip’s capacity, a $200 per person non-refundable deposit is required.

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