Costa Rica July 2017 - FULL
CCV is proud to be partnering with the Iglesia Cristiano Cuerpo de Dios in and around San Jose, Costa Rica. They have a few church plants in the area and the main pastor has asked CCV to come and partner with them in putting on a camp for the youth, to help develop their young leaders, and pour into their young staff. CCV has visited this ministry twice now and each time the team comes home excited and grateful to partner with a dynamic ministry reaching the lost in Costa Rica.
Trip Dates: July 11-18, 2017
REGISTRATION: You can register by clicking the red "Register" button to the left. At this time, the spots for the trip are full, so when you click the "Register" button, it will add you to the wait list.
Trip Leader: Brian Leach, CCV Staff
Who can go?
This trip is ideal for anyone! Singles, couples, retirees, young adults, whole families! Adults over 18 must pass a Background Check/Volunteer Screening as a requirement, and all participants must have valid passport and be physically able to walk and hike. Minimum age for a child traveling WITH a parent/guardian should be 12. Please contact us before registering children under 12. For minors wanting to travel without a parent, please contact us before registering.
Team Meetings - The team will gather for team meetings to do logistical and project prep but also training on cross-cultural ministry and spiritual prep. SAVE THE DATES: All teams will meet on Saturday afternoons, April 8, April 22, May 13 and then your team will meet another time or two in between there for more specific training!
Requirements: Each participant who signs up will be asked to attend CCV's Starting Point class (if you haven't already been) and submit a full volunteer application with background check, references, and interview. This will be initiated after you have signed up for the trip and is not an "application" indicating whether you can attend or not. They are purely steps in the preparation process. Each team member will also be required to attend all pre-trip preparation meetings.
Trip Cost: $1800 per person
Included in this fee: Airfare from Phoenix to Costa Rica, accommodations, transportation and meals while in country. This also cover medical insurance, visa fee, luggage fees, and pre-trip materials.
Not included: Passport fees, any shots you elect to get, and any personal spending money for meals during travel and souvenirs.
$500 deposit per person is non-refundable at the time of registration. If a cancellation is made after airline tickets have been purchased you will be responsible for the cost of the ticket.
Final Balance is due by July 1, 2017.
We absolutely encourage fundraising. Very few people pay for the trip on their own. Number 1 way is to send support letters. Tell your friends and family about the trip, share with them the ministry, and ask them to donate. Number 2 way is to put in some hard work and do garage sales and car washes, get together with other team members to make a bigger impact. You will talk about this when you get together as a team. Any donations made to CCV for your trip are tax deductible for the donor as long as they follow the instructions and give online or use the Covenant Form!
Fundraising Guide that can give you ideas and get you started. 2017FundraisingGuide.pdf
How to write a support letter to your friends and family.How to write and send Support Letters.pdf
Support Covenant Form - Send this with your support letter and donors can submit it with their donations. Support Covenant Form - Updated 6.16.16.pdf
How to make payments and receive donations from donors. Making an Online Payment Guide - ROCK.pdf
Where will we be staying?
You will stay at a comfortable guesthouse or hotel TBD. You will be responsible for any incidental expenses you incur.
Do I need a passport?
A Valid passport is required for all participants. Passport cannot expire within 6 months of the trip's return date and cannot be damaged in any way. Please visit travel.state.gov for up to date information and to apply or renew. The state department is expecting a high volume of passport applications and renewals in 2017, so please apply early and allow yourself 2-3 months before the trip to get your passport in.
Do I need to get any shots? Where can I get shots?
Please visit cdc.gov/travel for up to date vaccination requirements for your destination. All shots are recommended and not required. There are lots of great travel clinics in the valley to get your shots - World Travel Health, Passport Health, Walgreens, even Costco will do travel vaccinations!
Do I need a Visa? How do I get it?
A visa is not required for those who have a valid USA passport that doesn't require within 6 months.