High School Mission Trip
This summer we're heading to:
Gilbert, South Carolina, June 18th - June 27th, 2021
Please note: all participants 18 & older (adults & students) must have a background check.
Calvary will handle the background checks and submit proof to Group Mission Trips.
What organization are we serving through?
Group Mission Trips is organizing this trip. You can learn more about them at GroupMissionTrips.com.
Who can go?
Students at least 14 years old OR entering the 9th grade in the fall of the same year as your trip (this means 8th-grade students who will be incoming freshmen in the Fall of 2021). High School Seniors who graduated in the Spring of 2021 can also go.
What's the cost?
Each workcamp registration fee is $468 per participant. As is the past, we ask parents to pay $250 (including a $50 non-refundable deposit). Calvary will cover the rest. If you paid last year, what you paid last year will be applied to you this year.
Below is the payment schedule:
1st Payment: Oct 31st, 2020 - $50 Deposit (DUE NOW)
2nd Payment: March 15th, 2021 - $100
3rd Payment: May 15th, 2021 - $100
If Group Mission Trips has to cancel our trip due we will receive a refund for the full amount including the $50 (per participant) deposit.
If cost is an issue, please let Kyle know either in person or via email.
What's Group Mission Trip's COVID-19 Plan
Group Mission Trips has prepared a detailed list of many of the possibilities they could use to add precautions to sleeping arrangements, worksites, large-group gatherings, food prep, and more.
What about sleeping and shower?
Participants will stay in an *air-conditioned facility with private showers (*subject to change). Everyone will be sleeping on floors, gender-separate so bring your air-mattresses too.
How we'll serve:
We’ll serve the town of Gilbert through residential home repairs, including constructing and repairing wheelchair ramps and porches, interior and exterior painting, weatherization, and other general home repairs.
This year's theme:
Every year Group Mission Trips picks a theme for their program and the faith formation components of the trip this year that theme is Worth It. "We all struggle at times with a sense of worth or significance. Am I worthy of what I receive? This can be both positive – 'Do I deserve the gifts I’ve been given?' Or negative – 'Why did this bad thing happen to me?' This summer we'll experience a fresh look at the idea of worth through the parable of the prodigal son."
To learn more about the theme, click the picture below.
About Gilbert, SC:
Gilbert, South Carolina is a small rural town with a population of nearly 700 residents, situated 30-minutes outside of Columbia, the state’s capital. When you come to Gilbert, you’ll be greeted by friendly residents, a sweet Southern charm, and a community that supports each other through thick and thin. (Think Friday Night Lights. God, Family, Country.)
Gilbert is also home to the annual Lexington County Peach Festival, hosted the weekend of July 4th. This event is recognized as “one of the most successful and prestigious events of its kind in the southeastern United States,” where you get to enjoy live entertainment, fresh peach treats, the peach parade, and a spectacular firework show!
Located in the Midlands of South Carolina in Lexington County, Gilbert is home to long-time residents who are finding it hard to improve their homes as taxes increase due to expensive neighborhoods being built closer to their small town. With your help, you can bring hope and a sense of comradery to the town of Gilbert by helping residents improve their homes.