2019 Costa Rica Transit 4

WHEN
Jun 22 2019 - Jun 29 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.

26 going

Mikaela Zach
(678) 892-5619

Financial

$2,650.00

Due 6/8/2019

$100.00 Security Deposit (NON-REFUNDABLE) Due 1/27/2019
$1,325.00 50% - at time of ticketing Due 4/24/2019
$2,120.00 80% Due - 5 weeks prior to departure Due 5/18/2019
$2,650.00 100% Due - 2 week prior to departure Due 6/8/2019

Meetings

Jan 27 2019

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Team Introduction Meeting Required

North Point Community Church Attic

Feb 10 2019

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Team meeting #1 Required

North Point Community Church / UpStreet Room C202 (Warehouse)

Topic is the importance of building relationships and prioritizing spiritual growth together as a team

Mar 16 2019

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Safety and Security Training Required

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

Mar 17 2019

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

Team meeting #2: Escape Room!!! Required

Please arrive at 1pm ET Odyssey Escape Game, LLC 1111 Alderman Drive Suite 210, Alpharetta, Georgia 30005

Mission for this meeting is to continue to get to know our team through fun and engaging experiences

Apr 14 2019

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Team meeting #3 Required

North Point Community Church / UpStreet Room C202 (Warehouse)

Prepare the team in greater detail for the mission

May 19 2019

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Team meeting #4 Required

North Point Community Church / UpStreet Room C203

Finish all trip prep and ensure team familiarity with activities for our mission

Jun 2 2019

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Team meeting #5 Required

North Point Community Church / UpStreet Room C203

Finalize travel plans, focus on the vision and aligning our hearts with God's plans for our team

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.

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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.

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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

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