High School Summer Mission Trip: July 2018
Jul 15, 2018 – Jul 21, 2018
Last year, we took our first trip to Smithville, TX. We got to work alongside churches, organizations, schools, and city departments, serving the people of Smithville. We painted at public parks and museums, held a VBS for the local community, installed floors in a hundred year-old church, and built wheelchair ramps for people in the community. We were able to eat at several local restaurants, and took a float trip – tubing down the Guadalupe river. At the end of the week, we hosted a carnival for the entire community of Smithville. Our hope is that returning to Smithville each year will continue to build a great relationship that was formed in 2017.
Each day, you'll wake up, eat breakfast, pack your lunch and have a morning devotional before leaving for your worksite around 9 am. Throughout the trip, we will again work on homes and local areas in need. Each work site is run by a minimum of 2 adults (a 1:6 adult to youth ratio), and the youth staff will work diligently to ensure the safety of all participants. You’ll work all-day and return to the campus in the afternoon, where you'll have free time to rest, shower or just hang out. Each night, we’ll have dinner and an incredible worship atmosphere. For a quick glimpse at what this trip will look like, watch our 2017 High School Summer Mission Trip Recap!
Students who want to track service hours will earn 25 hours while on this trip. Information on logistics, packing, scheduling, etc., will be discussed at our trip meetings. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in serving as a leader on this trip, contact Peyton Tippett – .
Trip Leader: HPUMC Youth
Open to: Students currently in 8th – 12th grade
Type of work: TDB – possible work includes home repair (roofing, demo, sheet rock, painting)
Lodging: Smithville Junior High School Campus – no beds provided
Risks: none outside of inherent risk of mission work/travel
Passport required: no
Visa required: no
Vaccinations/Medications: Tetanus booster
*all travelers are required to be up-to-date on routine vaccinations and must have a current medical form on file
Financial Aid: To learn more and apply for a need-based scholarship, fill out the application here.
Registration: Register from February 1 to February 28. After that date, students will be added to a waitlist, and spots will be opened, as they are available. A $100, non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot.
Please ensure that you receive a confirmation email upon registering. If you do NOT, you are not officially registered