2019 Costa Rica Transit 1


Opportunity Overview

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.

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Cost: $2,650.00 due 5/18/2019

Milestone Amount Due Date
Security Deposit (NON-REFUNDABLE) $100.00 1/27/2019
50% - at time of ticketing $1,325.00 4/3/2019
80% Due - 5 weeks prior to departure $2,120.00 4/27/2019
100% Due - 2 week prior to departure $2,650.00 5/18/2019
Name Description Location Date Required?
First Team Meeting North Point Community Church Attic Jan 27 2019 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM EST Yes
Costa Rica meeting #1 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. North Point Community Church Feb 17 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST Yes
Costa Rica meeting #2 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. North Point Church Mar 10 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT Yes
Safety and Security Training North Point Community Church West Auditorium - required for all team members who have not attended. Mar 16 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT Yes
Costa Rica meeting #3 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. North Point Church Apr 7 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT Yes
Costa Rica meeting #4 - Team Outing 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. Details to come, but it will not be at NPCC. May 5 2019 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Yes
Costa Rica meeting #5 - Wrap up party 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. North Point Community Church May 18 2019 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM EDT Yes
Trip Reunion Party 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. Mary Alice Park - Picnic Pavillion Aug 18 2019 1:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT Yes
Form Description Due Date Required?
Adult Team, Financial, Talent, and Medical Agreements - DUE BY THIRD TEAM MEETING 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. Required
Minor Team, Financial, Talent, and Medical Agreements - DUE BY THIRD TEAM MEETING This is for reference only. Forms will be sent electronically to sign. Required
Parental Consent Form We must receive the original signed/notarized copy from the non-traveling parent. Required
  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
  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

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Contact Info

Mikaela Zach
(678) 892-5619