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Winter 2020 Short Term Team Trip - Dominican Republic 


Location: Mission center in Guaymate, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Dates:  Winter 2020 - this will be a 1-week team trip, likely in February

Cost:  $1424 USD per individual; $5882 for a full team (subject to change based on foreign exchange and airfares)

The team will be based at a Mission center in Guaymate, a small town near La Romana, on the western part of the Dominican Republic. Accommodations will be a rustic dormitory with shared rooms and bunks. Most meals will be prepared at the mission center for the team.

Description: 
The team will fly into Punta Cana Airport, where they will board a bus to travel to Guaymate in the state of La Romana. 

In Guaymate, they will have an orientation meeting in preparation for the next days where they will help host and participate in a variety of activities - including an eye clinic, a VBS style program for the children, food delivery to elderly, and some construction. The team will be able to participate in the church services in the mission center and in the neighboring bateys, which are impoverished agricultural towns scattered around the area.  There will also be a day of cultural experience to either the colonial district in the capital, the beach or some other point of interest. 
  • Witness and learn first-hand the impact the local church is having in the "bateys"
  • Work in an eye clinic, providing glasses and evangelism to the people in Guaymate.
  • Assist in the VBS style program for the children.
  • Serve the local community through construction projects.
  • Challenge the team members to participate beyond the one-week trip
Included: 
  • Air travel to and from Midway airport (Chicago, IL) to the mission center in Guaymate, Dominican Republic.
  • All in-country transportation  
  • Travel and medical insurance included.
  • Meals at the mission center, but not while in transit.
  • Rustic, dormitory style lodging at the center (Up to 6 per room)
  • Construction supplies.
  • Eyeglasses and testing supplies for the clinic.
  • VBS supplies.
Not Included: 
  • Optional excursions, souvenirs, incidentals, or personal items.
  • Meals in transit or snacks during the trip.
  • Price includes only carry-on luggage, plus one checked bag. A second bag may be available if not needed for team supplies.
  • Gratuities for house cleaning, cook, and translation.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Participants must be in good health with appropriate vaccinations.
  • Valid passport