Saint Luke’s Mission Experiences & Trips – Summer 2019
Special Note: These trips are made possible by proceeds of the annual Tartan Trot road race. Trip costs are offset by about 60%, and the cost for adults is fully covered. A huge thank you to all who supported the Tartan Trot!
Your Waiver Links:
Thornwell Family Mission Trip
AGE: Any age is welcome on this trip. Seriously, any age.
COST: The estimated cost for youth: Food costs while there.
DETAILS: Thornwell Home For Children in Clinton, SC, provides a loving home for abused, abandoned and neglected children (www.thornwell.org). Our team hosts the annual “Pig Pickin” event that brings the Thornwell community together for an end of the school year celebration. We will also assist with some light construction around the Thornwell campus.
TO REGISTER: email Christine Crutchfield [email protected]
Vacation Bible School
AGE: Middle school, high school or college students
DETAILS: Help with all the fun with the kids during the Vacation Bible School week. Two volunteer tracks:
1. All ages of youth can help at the church to pull off this amazing week for the kids.
2. High school sophomores and older can come along on the 4th & 5th-grade-day trips with an overnight on Wednesday
AGE: For completed 9th graders through college students, and adults. (No Spanish skills necessary.)
COST: Estimated cost for youth/college is $950, including airfare; $300 non-refundable deposit. Estimated cost for adults is $500, including airfare.
DETAILS: Saint Luke’s has traveled to Honduras with HOI every other year since 1995. HOI maintains the utmost standards in regard to safety and care for mission team. We fly into Tegucigalpa where we are met by the HOI staff, and head to Olancho region where we partner with a village to help with projects, play with kids, and develop relationships. All skill levels are welcome. We stay at an HOI working ranch, in modest but comfortable accommodations! And the food is yummy! (www.hoi.org). Questions? Contact Shannon Dill.
AGE: For completed 6th Grade and up. (6th Graders must choose to do the service project track.)
COST: Estimated cost is $320; $100 deposit
DETAILS: We will travel to the rural Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee. You may choose from Service Camp (do building projects) or Day Camp (provide a week-long, life-changing experience for local kids). Online registration for spots opens October 4 at 8:00 PM, and fill based on the time stamp from the online registration form. Registrations will be available here.
Florida Panhandle Hurricane Relief
AGE: 14-15 year olds WITH a parent, older youth and adults.
COST: Estimated cost will be minimal – hotel and meals.
DETAILS: Six months ago, Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida panhandle, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Saint Luke’s has the opportunity to partner with Hope Panhandle, Inc., to help reach out to those who continue to need assistance rebuilding their homes and lives! The trip will involve minor construction – no prior skills necessary! We will work with Hope Panhandle.
Massanetta Springs Middle School Conference
AGE: Completed 6th graders through completed 8th graders.
COST: Estimated cost is $320; Non-refundable deposit of $100
DETAILS: Middle School only conference at an air-conditioned camp in Virginia. Fun times, great worship, small groups, energizers, games and all-out good times. (www.massanettasprings.org)
Montreat High School Conference
AGE: Completed 8th graders through completed 12th graders.
COST: Estimated cost is $325; Non-refundable $150
DETAILS: This is a High School conference in the mountains of North Carolina for a week of creative worship, fun recreation, small group time, and eating together as a family. (www.montreat.org)
ADULTS COMING WITH US:
You are vital for the summer ministry! We love having you and all you do to help build healthy and supportive environments for our youth. When you travel with us you will be working hard, counting heads, checking in with kids, and, well, participating in the ministry. This is why we pay for your trip.
PAYMENTS/DONATIONS: The cost of your trip is covered, with the exception of personal expenses you incur. However, if you would like to donate to the trip that is awesome!
CANCELLATIONS: We need you on the trips. We anticipate and plan for a certain ratio of adults to youth for each trip. Please do not sign up for a trip unless you are sure you can go. Of course, we understand that things come up and can usually work through things. The earlier we know, the better.
Requirements for all trips:
- Saint Luke’s Presbyterian Medical & Liability Release For Adults (online)
- Background Check. If you have not had a background check done through Saint Luke’s in the past three years, we will need to do one. We are not concerned about a poor choice you may have made in college. We are doing our due diligence. These background checks are only seen by one staff person and then a pastor if an issue needs addressing. They will be kept in a locked location.
- Child Protection Training. This online training course is required for all adults.
Deadlines: February 1, 2019: ALL FORMS COMPLETED (at least the forms we have to give you to fill out.) This will guarantee a spot for you on the trip. Some of our trips have a maximum number of people we can take, and these spaces are given on a first come first serve basis.
Required Forms: Each trip requires specific forms, they will be available on the slpres.org website when they are available.
Cost: Do not let the cost of a trip prohibit you from coming. If you’d like some help with trip costs please contact Phil Brown [email protected].
REGISTRATIONS AFTER FEBRUARY 1, 2019:
We will do our best to register you for trips after February 1, but cannot guarantee your space. To confirm space availability, all of your paperwork and deposit must be completed and turned in. Also, the total cost of your trip could increase by 10% or more depending on the policy of the organization we are traveling with. We cannot accept any registrations after April 1 unless there is a cancellation by another registered participant.
FINAL BALANCE DUE APRIL 15, 2019: Payments after this date will result in a 5% increase in the cost of the trip for every week late.
TRIP CANCELLATIONS: Your deposit per trip per person is non-refundable. We will do our best to refund the remainder of the balance to you. Refunds are based on several factors, including the amount we have already paid for registrations, the policies of the organization we go with, and the time remaining before we leave for the trip. If there is someone to take your place we will refund you the entire cost of the trip, once that person registers in full including any additional late registration fees.