Trip Info

How can I register my team? 


Click the button below to contact us and start the registration process.

What does a typical day look like? 


While each trip varies based on location, group size, and projects, here’s a general schedule for a typical work day on a Mission Academy mission trip:

8:00 am

8:45 am

12:00 pm

4:00 pm

6:00 pm

7:30 pm

8:00 pm

9:30 pm

10:00 pm

Breakfast

Depart for work site

Lunch

End of work day

Dinner

Team debrief

Group team building

Free time

Sleep


Where will we be staying?


For our domestic trips, teams typically stay at one of our partner churches or school near the selected work sites and sleep in a gym or classrooms, separated by gender.

Your group will worship in the sanctuary or auditorium, eat in the cafeteria, and shower on-site if showers are not accessible at lodging.

Teams traveling to the Bahamas will stay in a local hotel. Church lodging is available for small groups of 20 or less. Please let us know if want church lodging when you contact us.



How will we get to the daily work sites?


For all mission trips in the United States, each team will be responsible for transportation to the daily work sites. It is easiest to use the vehicles you arrived in for all local transportation needs. Many groups rent coach buses or large vans. If you are flying in, please contact us for auto rental suggestions.

For International Trips, Mission Academy provides all local transportation including airport pick up and work site transports. Mission Academy does NOT provide transportation for local excursion and site-seeing trips.



What should we bring on our mission trip?

 
These are the things you don’t want to go without! Remember that most communities we serve do not have a shopping center close by, so be sure to remember those essential items. Please  check in with your Site Director for some packing tips for your specific community.



Personal Items

  • Passport (for international trips)
  • Air mattress, Sleeping bag, Bedding
  • Towel
  • Bathroom items (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush)
  • Work clothes (old jeans/shorts, tee shirts, no overly revealing clothing)
  • Raincoat
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Snacks

Tools

  • Skill saws
  • Drills
  • Hammers
  • Air compressors
  • Drill bits
  • Utility knives
  • Sheet rock 
  • Finish tools
  • Generators
  • Tape measures
  • Chalk line
  • Squares

Do Not Bring: 

  • Weapons
  • Pocket knifes
  • Video games
  • Valuables or jewelry


Are there age requirements? 

Mission Academy provides middle school, high school, college, mixed-age and family trips. All weeks are on a first come-first serve basis. The first team registered can designate the week.

Middle School
Students entering 6th grade and graduating 8th grade are eligible for middle school trips.

High School
Students entering 9th grad and graduating 12th grade are eligible for high school trips.

Mixed-Age Trips
Students entering 6th grade and graduating 12th grade are eligible for mixed-age trips.

College
Students 18-25 are eligible for college-age trips.

Family
Participants of all ages are welcome on family trips. Please contact Mission Academy for family trip dates and rates.



How will my team stay safe on our trip? 


Mission Academy strives to ensure safety for all of its participants. We have a full time staff member on site available 24-7. They help to monitor the area and watch over the sites on a daily basis. No students are allowed to leave the site without an adult group leader accompanying them. All our sites have 911, local hospitals, and emergency numbers posted for participants.

For any other questions, please contact us.