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Costa Rica - Mission Trip

AGE RANGE: Group Trips Ages 11+, Women’s Trips Ages 21+, Ambassador Trips Ages 14-18

STARTING PRICE: $695

TRIP TYPES: Group Trips, Women’s Trips, Ambassador Trips

Community Overview

Costa Rica is one of the most stable countries in Central America, economically and politically.

Its volcanoes and lush jungles draw tourists from around the world, and its easygoing beach towns are a popular destination for world-class surfing.

One of the only countries without an active military, Costa Rica lives by the motto, pura vida, which embodies an easy-going approach to life.

Enjoy the delicious coffee and slower pace of life here.

You will be staying in the small beach town of Jaco Beach!

Mission Trip Location Overview

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Activities and Opportunities
  • Children Ministry: At our partner church, their children’s ministry is an exciting and vital ministry. It is a launching pad for nurturing the faith of the next generation. The kids’ ministry serves as a place of prayer for children, where they hear foundational Bible stories, and where they learn simple Biblical truths. We partner with them by providing team members to help teach in the classrooms on Sundays.
  • Youth Ministry: Jesus’ ministry on earth was spent hanging out with a ragtag team of 12 teens that changed the course of history. They seek to train and equip leaders to follow in Jesus’ footsteps as they are encouraged to walk with the youth in our community. We partner with them by providing team members to help serve in youth groups on Thursday nights.
  • Ministry Base Support: This ministry includes any projects we have on our property. We will rally team members for cleaning, light construction, gardening, yard work, and any other needs we have to keep up our base and create the best living environment possible.
  • Art/Mural Ministries: We have been partnering with the local government to clean up the city. Whether that’s recycling on the beach or our various art projects. Some of those projects include painting the light posts in town, painting central park, and murals in the park. This is also an opportunity for team members to be in the middle of town ready to share the Gospel and love of Jesus with anyone passing by.
  • Prayer Initiative In Community: This ministry included the gathering of information and prayers from all of the businesses around town. We help by sending team members out into the community to update businesses information while also asking for prayer and opening a door to share the Gospel.
  • Surf Club Family Community Outreach: The Jaco Beach Surf Club is a positive family activity where kids between the ages of 4-10 can learn how to surf, hear a bible based message, and take care of our environment by cleaning the beach. Our goal is to create a bridge to the Church and to have a positive impact on the community. Team members will help through lifeguarding, being a surf instructor, or playing with the kids on the beach.
  • Business School Program: The purpose of the business school is to provide tools for members of the community to excel and become a light. Experienced and business-minded Christians teach classes to community members who are aspiring and/or current business owners. The classes not only teach skills such as marketing, advertisement, web design, and customer service, but also teach biblical foundations on how to conduct business in a God-honoring and missional way.
  • Ministry Events & Outreach: This ministry includes serving, organizing, childcare, etc. and any other service opportunities to help provide for the community. We like to remain open for the needs of the town. And when a need arises, we will help by sending team members to serve in any way that is needed.
  • Coffee Shop Outreach: This ministry is part of our Business As Missions Program. Team members will be able to work and help out in our coffee shop/virtual workspace serving guests, making coffee, and overall maintaining the atmosphere of the ministry space.
  • Babysitting: This ministry is on a “needed basis” whenever a need arises for babysitting church members’ children. This need could be during a conference, event, or other activity when the parent’s would need help with watching their children so they can attend. Team members would be with the children during the allotted time playing games, eating, or other activities to keep the kids entertained.
  • Homeless Feeding: This opportunity is in partnership with the local church. It is every Thursday night and they meet in the central park. Team members would help serve food, listen to the sermon, and minister to the locals suffering from homelessness during the time allotted for the feeding.

Sample Ministry Schedule

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Lodging

During your time serving in Costa Rica, you’ll stay in the small beach town of Jaco, in the housing of Ocean’s Edge Ministries. They have a number of rooms with beds, bathrooms and small kitchens. Please bring all your sheets, bedding, pillow and towel. You may not always have hot water.

Travel & Transportation

Your team will fly into San Jose, Costa Rica, where we’ll meet you at the airport. We will arrange all of the ground transportation to and from the airport, as well as to and from the ministry sites during the day.

Meals

Your team might help out in the kitchen. Your breakfast will be cereal, bread, fruits, eggs, juice, and coffee. Your lunches will be peanut  butter and jelly sandwiches, ham and cheese sandwiches, fruits, and chips. Your dinners will be prepared onsite or at a local restaurant.

Health and Safety

The safety of our participants is a top priority for us. We have both an internal Risk Management team and external Risk Management consultants. We use a multi-pronged approach to risk management – including monitoring information from reporting agencies and relying on the knowledge of our ministry partners. In addition to our own protocols (e.g., students must be with an adult at all times), our ministry hosts and partners will provide trip specific safety guidelines for the particular trip location. Our Project Leaders are trained in risk management and have access to both on-field and home-office support.

Registration and Payment

$500 Deposit: This deposit is required to reserve your trip. At this point, you will lock in your trip and we will keep in touch with you going forward about preparation. This deposit is applied to the total cost of your trip.

50% Payment: Half of your total trip cost will need to be paid 3 months before your trip.

100% Payment: The remaining balance is due 2 months before your trip.

Project leader

An adult Project Leader will be assigned to your team throughout the duration of your trip. They  will stay with you and your team, as well as engage daily with you throughout ministry and daily life activities. This leader will have strong missions experience, leadership experience and a demonstrated competence in the area of discipleship of youth and young adults. In most cases, your project leader will help with facilitating ministry, meals and daily debrief and devotional time. Your Project Leader will be assigned to your trip and you’ll have the opportunity to have conversations with them during the weeks leading up to your trip.

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LocationProgramCostDepositDatesSpotsNext Steps

Costa Rica

Adult Custom Family Youth
$695.00/pp
Cost Per Person
$500.00/trip
Deposit
2024 05/11 - 05/17
6 days
45
Person Capacity
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Costa Rica

Adult Custom Family Youth
$695.00/pp
Cost Per Person
$500.00/trip
Deposit
2024 05/18 - 05/24
6 days
45
Person Capacity
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Costa Rica

Adult Custom Family Youth
$695.00/pp
Cost Per Person
$500.00/trip
Deposit
2024 05/25 - 05/31
6 days
45
Person Capacity
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Costa Rica

Adult Custom Family Youth
$695.00/pp
Cost Per Person
$500.00/trip
Deposit
2024 06/01 - 06/07
6 days
45
Person Capacity
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Costa Rica

Adult Custom Family Youth
$695.00/pp
Cost Per Person
$500.00/trip
Deposit
2024 06/29 - 07/05
6 days
45
Person Capacity
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Costa Rica

Adult Custom Family Youth
$695.00/pp
Cost Per Person
$500.00/trip
Deposit
2024 07/06 - 07/12
6 days
45
Person Capacity
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Costa Rica

Adult Custom Family Youth
$695.00/pp
Cost Per Person
$500.00/trip
Deposit
2024 07/13 - 07/19
6 days
45
Person Capacity
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Costa Rica

Adult Custom Family Youth
$695.00/pp
Cost Per Person
$500.00/trip
Deposit
2024 07/20 - 07/26
6 days
45
Person Capacity
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Costa Rica

Adult Custom Family Youth
$695.00/pp
Cost Per Person
$500.00/trip
Deposit
2024 07/27 - 08/02
6 days
45
Person Capacity
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Costa Rica

Adult Custom Family Youth
$695.00/pp
Cost Per Person
$500.00/trip
Deposit
2024 08/03 - 08/09
6 days
45
Person Capacity
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Costa Rica

Adult Custom Family Youth
$695.00/pp
Cost Per Person
$500.00/trip
Deposit
2024 08/10 - 08/16
6 days
45
Person Capacity
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Costa Rica

Adult Custom Family Youth
$695.00/pp
Cost Per Person
$500.00/trip
Deposit
2024 08/17 - 08/23
6 days
45
Person Capacity
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Costa Rica

Adult Custom Family Youth
$695.00/pp
Cost Per Person
$500.00/trip
Deposit
2024 08/24 - 08/30
6 days
45
Person Capacity
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Costa Rica

Adult Custom Family Youth
$695.00/pp
Cost Per Person
$500.00/trip
Deposit
2024 08/31 - 09/06
6 days
45
Person Capacity
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Costa Rica Trip Options

See all of the mission trip options for our Costa Rica trips.

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StartEndTypeDestinationCost Options
2024-07-132024-07-19Group Trips – Families, Adult, Youth GroupsCosta Rica$695 7 Day/PP Request Info
2024-07-202024-07-26Group Trips – Families, Adult, Youth GroupsCosta Rica$695 7 Day/PP Request Info
2024-07-272024-08-02Group Trips – Families, Adult, Youth GroupsCosta Rica$695 7 Day/PP Request Info
2024-08-032024-08-09Group Trips – Families, Adult, Youth GroupsCosta Rica$695 7 Day/PP Request Info
2024-08-102024-08-16Group Trips – Families, Adult, Youth GroupsCosta Rica$695 7 Day/PP Request Info
2024-08-172024-08-23Group Trips – Families, Adult, Youth GroupsCosta Rica$695 7 Day/PP Request Info
2024-08-242024-08-30Group Trips – Families, Adult, Youth GroupsCosta Rica$695 7 Day/PP Request Info

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