2019 Costa Rica Transit 1

WHEN
Jun 1 2019 - Jun 8 2019
WHERE
CR
COST
$2,650.00

Working with our partner church in Costa Rica, the team will engage in projects such as construction, painting, renovations, and organization. In addition, they will spend time connecting with vulnerable families and children through games, arts, and relationship building.

Middle school students are hyper-aware of their surroundings and culture. While this natural focus helps them develop their definition of the adults they are becoming, it causes many people to accuse them of being “selfish” or “living in a bubble.” Therefore, we encourage parents to take their middle schoolers on a different type of adventure after they finish 7th grade: a mission trip. It is eye-opening for students to see people living in different cultural contexts, dealing with different sets of challenges. We believe that giving parents and students an opportunity to serve together is the most powerful way for them to grow and discover a faith of their own.

We are looking for students who are in 7th grade (during the 2018-2019 school year), who are actively involved in Transit, and who can each be accompanied by one of their parents (26 people maximum). Fluent Spanish speakers are great assets, but English-speaking staff are also available to help translate.

**Note that the cost of the trip listed is the cost PER PERSON.

32 going

Transit
Hope
Mikaela Zach
(678) 892-5619

Financial

$2,650.00

Due 5/18/2019

$100.00 Security Deposit (NON-REFUNDABLE) Due 1/27/2019
$1,325.00 50% - at time of ticketing Due 4/3/2019
$2,120.00 80% Due - 5 weeks prior to departure Due 4/27/2019
$2,650.00 100% Due - 2 week prior to departure Due 5/18/2019

Meetings

Jan 27 2019

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM EST

First Team Meeting Required

North Point Community Church Attic

Feb 17 2019

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Costa Rica meeting #1 Required

North Point Community Church

We will be discussing initial ideas for the trip. We can talk about activities to do with the kids. We will talk about funding ideas. But also, plan to have a lot of fun, getting to know each other.

Mar 10 2019

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Costa Rica meeting #2 Required

North Point Church

Join us for a meeting to talk about the trip in more detail. We will start getting supplies ready for the trip, for the activities. By the way, I'll be bringing a birthday cake to celebrate.

Mar 16 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Safety and Security Training Required

North Point Community Church West Auditorium - required for all team members who have not attended.

Apr 7 2019

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Costa Rica meeting #3 Required

North Point Church

This will be the last meeting before our retreat. We will talk about the final details that need to be worked out, and to make sure everybody's funding is on track. Also, we'll have some fun with some team building activities.

May 5 2019

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Costa Rica meeting #4 - Team Outing Required

Details to come, but it will not be at NPCC.

This was scheduled for April 24. This meeting has been moved to May 5, and will be offsite and is scheduled as our retreat / outing.

May 18 2019

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM EDT

Costa Rica meeting #5 - Wrap up party Required

North Point Community Church

We'll have some fun getting everything packed and ready to go. We'll need to work on getting all our activities and all our out door supplies packaged and labeled, And we'll make sure everybody is ready too.

Aug 18 2019

1:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

Trip Reunion Party Required

Mary Alice Park - Picnic Pavillion

Let's get everyone back together for a late summer reunion. The whole family is invited. We would like to have everyone together for one last time, as a group. More details will be provided shortly.

Forms

Adult Team, Financial, Talent, and Medical Agreements - DUE BY THIRD TEAM MEETING Required

These forms are for reference only and will be sent to sign electronically. Your trip leader will go over the team member Code of Conduct at a team meeting, which will also be included with the forms that you will sign electronically.

Download

Minor Team, Financial, Talent, and Medical Agreements - DUE BY THIRD TEAM MEETING Required

This is for reference only. Forms will be sent electronically to sign.

Download

Parental Consent Form Required

We must receive the original signed/notarized copy from the non-traveling parent.

Download

Requirements

Prerequisites

  1. Application
  2. All adults will need to submit to a Background Check
  3. Valid Passport - Expiration date must be 6 months after trip return date
  4. All team members must agree to the terms of our Team, Financial, Talent, and Medical Agreements, which can be found in the Forms section. Adults will also review the Code of Conduct with the team leader which will be included with the electronic forms that will be signed

Restrictions

  1. All students must be involved in Transit
  2. All students must be in 7th grade during the 2018-2019 school year
  3. Team is made up of student/parent pairs. One parent per student is eligible to participate

Stories

Campbell and Casie's Mission Trip June 2019.

By Casie Zahirsky on 3/21/2019

Campbell and I will be visiting Costa Rica in June 2019 with her Tr...

Pura Vida - Costa Rica

By Mark Zinn on 1/14/2019

I am so excited about this year's trip. This will be my 4th missio...

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