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Belize | Teen Missions Trip

Come on this exciting summer missions trip and serve the Lord in tropical Corozal, Belize, just one mile inland from the crystal blue Caribbean Sea. You will be building an extension onto a local church that will also serve as a hurricane shelter for the people of the village. On the weekends you will have opportunities to minister in nearby villages and towns using puppets and dramas to share God’s love with all. After your time in Copper Bank, you will relocate to Honey Camp Lagoon at the Teen Missions in Belize BIBLE, MISSIONARY & WORK Training Center, to work alongside the students on projects at the base. You will also have opportunities to barter with the Belizeans for unique souvenirs such as hammocks, wood carvings, colorful wraps and other handicrafts.


Mission Trip Work Project

June 24 – August 11


Copper Bank, Belize, is located one mile inland from the crystal blue Caribbean Sea. Honey Camp Lagoon, at the Teen Missions in Belize BIBLE, MISSIONARY & WORK Training Center, is located outside Orange Walk Town.


You will have an opportunity to swim in the Caribbean Sea, and to hike through the Rain Forest to experience a cave tubing expedition (floating down an underground river in an inner tube) on the Sibun Caves Branch River. The ancient Mayan ruins of Santa Rita (just north of Corozal), are some of the most accessible in northern Belize.You will also have opportunities to barter with the Belizeans for unique souvenirs such as hammocks, wood carvings, colorful wraps and other handicrafts.


Housing will be in tents while in Corozal, and in dorms while at the Teen Missions in Belize BIBLE, MISSIONARY & WORK Training Center.


Upon completion of Boot Camp, your team will bus to the Orlando International Airport for a flight to Miami. After a short layover, you will then fly across the Gulf of Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula before arriving in Belize City. From Belize City you will travel two and a half hours north to the beautiful little village of Copper Bank

(Note: Florida Debrief)

Contributions Equal To: $2790 U.S. plus Registration Fee

Boot Camp Class

Steel-tying Class at Boot Camp

Belize is a small country in Central America that gained its independence from the British Empire in 1981. It is bordered by Guatemala, Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. As a country, Belize is very diverse as there are many cultures and languages living within its borders; colonization, slavery and immigration have played major roles in this diversity. Belize is the only country in Central America where English is the official language. There are approximately 320,000 people living in Belize who live in a primarily agricultural-based economy. Sugar is the main crop in Belize, though the banana industry is also key in boosting the economy. Tourism is also an expanding industry as ancient Mayan ruins and beautiful Caribbean coastlines and reefs are an increasing attraction for visitors. Religious freedom is guaranteed in Belize and it is a predominantly Christian nation with 49.6% of Belizeans adhering to Roman Catholic practices and 27% Protestant.

Teen Missions in Belize is located near Orange Walk Town. It was founded in 2005 and is one of the newest bases in the worldwide ministry of Teen Missions. When first purchased, the property was a mass of jungle, but has since been developed into a beautiful base. The first and only “Mission Camp” (youth training program similar to The Lord’s Boot Camp) was run in 2006. Since then the staff have been trying to promote Teen Missions and gain the trust of the Belizean people. The staff plan to run a Mission Camp next year, as well as open a BIBLE, MISSIONARY & WORK (BMW) Training Center and use the TMI property as a retreat center.


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  1. Louisa

    Are these predominately Protestant mission trips? Would Catholic mass be available?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Louisa, Yes, they are. Sorry, but mass is not available. However, we do have Catholic youth attend.

  2. ashley shelton

    i went to belize in a village called maya mopan as the youngest last year it was very scary but God prepared the way for me and it was a very heartwarming and eyeopening trip and i thank God for it. it will change your life if you let it and God will take care of you i will pray for you guys have fun!!! I LOVE BELIZE!!!! and know you guys will:)

  3. Marc Ahrens

    I was wondering if there were any pictures or updates for the Belize 2010 team. If so where are they at, I want to keep the people that are supporting Martin updated while he is away.

    1. Beth Kostner

      There are pictures from Boot Camp on our web site and also on our Facebook page. There will be biweekly reports from the leaders once they arrive in Belize and these will be posted on our web site.

  4. raina behrens

    what mission trips are there coming up next summer?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Please check out our web site in August and the 2011 trips will be listed.

  5. Sharon

    Do I need to bring a five gallon bucket to boot camp with me or will I get one upon arrival?

    1. Beth Kostner

      You will be issued on upon arrival if you don’t already have one.

    2. Beth Kostner

      PLEASE do not send individual messages to team members on this forum. They do not have access to this forum while at Boot Camp. You can email them. Please check the home page of our web site for instructions.

  6. Grace

    i need a list of all the clothing i need to bring and stuff i cant bring. would i find that among the info sent? i just switched from the china camp and now need the info for belize instead. need info ASAP

    1. Beth Kostner

      The packing list is on our web site under “resources”. The Belize team will go by the “work” list (same as for China).

  7. Phippen

    Hey Cheyenne,
    I went to Indiana with your sister Autumn, and this year I am going to Belize. Tell Autumn to email me.
    Sharon Phippen

  8. Cheyenne Baldwin

    when i went to Belize, we had sooo much fun that i almost forgot we had been gone from everyone for soooo long…… you all will enjoy it

  9. Marilyn Preston

    Hi I am friends of team members. What day is commissioning so we can come see you off?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Early Boot Camp, Peanut and Mustard Seed Commissioning is June 27. Super Boot Camp and Preteens is July 11. Please adhere to the dress code if you are coming (no shorts, sleeveless tops, close-toed shoes and LOTS of mosquito spray!).

  10. Sharon Phippen

    I am very excited too, especially now that I got the paper with your pictures. I can really put the names with the faces now.

  11. JuliaS

    I’m really excited too 😀

  12. Brittnee

    I’m soo excited for this missions trip. I really feel like God’s gonna do a great work through all of us going. I cant wait!!

  13. Jesse McKean

    thinkyou beth

  14. Jesse Jansen

    I would like to have a phone number to an official. I have something’s I need to talk with them my name has recently been changed due to my adoption. This has slowed down my passport, trying to change it and if there is any other items for discussion that need to be covered with the trip. thank you

    1. Beth Kostner

      Please call the Teen Missions office 321-453-0350 and ask for the US/Canada Teams Dept.

  15. Julia

    Do you know if we are still going to the base in belize because on our support letters, it doesn’t say it?
    thanks :)

    1. Beth Kostner

      Yes, you will be spending some time at the base.

  16. Jesse Jansen

    no thay are a streat color black, blue ot tan

  17. Scott

    arn’t the BDU’s the digital camo?

  18. Jesse Jansen

    where is the location of the boot camp

    1. Beth Kostner

      Merritt Island, Florida

  19. Jess McKean

    In the letter it specifies that no military clothing should be worn. Does this mean BDU’s (a single color material made up of a nylon anti rip fabric and is quick drying) not allowed or is this rule more about ACU, DCU, Woodland or any material made up of more than one color or any other type of camo

    1. Beth Kostner

      Definitely, no camo. However, I will have to do some research on the other type of material as I have not idea what you are talking about! :)

  20. Zack

    I think the belize teem will be awesome. i have been breaking in my boots a ton. andi have gotten so much support its amazing. i cant wait

  21. Scott

    no I haven’t but i probably will soon

  22. Scott

    Do you know if any guys have dropped out? Its not like I want someone to drop out because they cant raise the money or something I just want to go on this team.

    1. Beth Kostner

      Are you registered for another team and raising support? So far, none have dropped out, but most don’t until this month and next month (which is why you should be raising support).

  23. Sally Platt

    Hey! is this team full for girls?
    Also, would I be way older than everyone else? ( I am 18, almost 19)

    1. Beth Kostner

      We do not like to give out the “full” information as that can change daily. You are not the only 18 year old on the team.

  24. Scott


  25. Scott

    alright how can I find out if someone drops out?

    1. Beth Kostner

      You need to go ahead and apply and start raising your support. Once there is an opening, I will call you and you can switch at that point.

  26. Scott

    alrigght how can i find out if someone drops out?

  27. Scott

    Hey This team isn’t full yet right? Please tell me it isn’t. I am going to pray about it!

    1. Beth Kostner

      Right now it is full to boys, but that can change due to cancellations and switches.

  28. Phippen

    I am going on this trip too. If you join the forum discussion on Belize you can chat with other people that are also going on this trip.

  29. Emily

    Hi :) I’m going on the Belize trip this summer, and I was wondering if there was a way I could get ahold of other youth who are going?

    1. Beth Kostner

      We will be sending out an “Individual Team Fact Sheet” sometime in April. There will be a list of names at that time.

  30. Zack

    i am sooooo pumped about the trip!

  31. Rachel

    i wanna go on this trip, but idk if i can afford it, is there any financial aid or any sponsors or something like that???

    1. Beth Kostner

      We provide prayer letters and prayer cards to help you raise your support. You will send these letters to your friends, family and church. The Lord will provide if this is what He wants you to do!

  32. Sharon

    Is there any way that I could find out who is leading this trip?

    1. Beth Kostner

      We don’t give out the names of the leaders as it can change between now and when the team arrives here in Florida. However, all leaders must attend a Leadership Training Seminar, submit six references and pass a police background check.

  33. Sharon

    Hey I am wondering when I will get the paper that says what tool I’m supposed to bring?
    I am so excited for this summer. I’m sure that God will do amazing things through Teen Missions. God Bless! : )

    1. Beth Kostner

      That will come with your Individual Team Fact Sheet which will be mailed later in the spring.

  34. Julia

    I’m going on this trip!! I just registered today. I’m sooooo excited!

  35. Rommy

    Hi i was wondering if when you arrive at the airport in florida if you must find your own way to the boot camp or if a someone will be there to bring you there.

    1. Beth Kostner

      If you arrive in the allotted 24 hour window, we will pick you up at the Orlando International Airport.

  36. Jamie

    Does my youth group as a while have to go or can I go by myself and meet up with other teens? I am sixteen years old and I know my youth group won’t be able to take part in this.

    1. Beth Kostner

      You would go by yourself and meet up with the other teens on your team. Most kids who come do not know anyone on their team.

  37. Kailey

    Thanks! I’m really praying about this trip!

  38. Kailey

    What is the deadline for signing up for this trip?

    1. Beth Kostner

      As soon as possible! You need to sign up before Boot Camp. The earlier you sign up, the more time you have to raise support, etc.

  39. Megan Carroll

    Hi! when are the dates for this? How long do you go for.

    1. Beth Kostner

      The Belize team dates are from June 24 – August 11.

  40. Sharon Phippen

    How long does it usually take for the information package to arrive?

    1. Beth Kostner

      It takes 5-7 business days via UPS.

  41. Jonathan Bates

    How many people are on a team?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Most teams have up to 25 team members. Some teams have to be smaller, such as the motorcycle teams as we only have a certain number of bikes.

  42. Sharon Phippen

    I am really praying about this trip too. Are you going to sing up Laura?

  43. Brittnee

    Is there a list anywhere that says what we should bring or not bring??

    1. Beth Kostner

      That will come out in the spring. However, the General Fact Sheet will also have a list and you get that after you register.

  44. Laura

    I am really praying about this trip! Do you know how quickly they fill up?

  45. Laura

    Would you say that this trip is physically more chalenging then other trips?

    1. Beth Kostner

      It will be challenging in many ways, but I don’t think it will be the most challenging physically. Any team to Africa (especially Uganda and Madagascar) and Papua will probably be more challenging.

  46. Ally Sledge

    do you work with the orphanages there or with kids and if you signed up does it have to be with your church

    1. Beth Kostner

      I am not sure about the last part of your question. We do work with orphanages overseas and even if that is not your project, you may visit one. If you will be working with an orphanage specifically, it will be under the work project section. You do not have to sign up with anyone else. In fact, most come on teams and don’t know anyone else on their team.

  47. Coco

    Do you have to pay anything for this mission trip?

    1. Beth Kostner

      The costs are listed on our web site. Not included is your transportation to and from Florida, passport and visa costs (not every team needs a visa), spending money and other incidental expenses.

  48. Briell

    If you live in Hawaii, are you still able to go on the mission? PLEASE say yes. I’m all about helping the less fortunate.

    1. Beth Kostner

      Yes, we have had several teens/preteens from Hawaii participate.

  49. Laura

    I have spent 10 years working on a Mission Base in Belize. It’s the bomb!! You would love it.

  50. Lauren

    Hey are there any mission trips to Nicaragua and if soo what citys and when? Thanks.

    1. Beth Kostner

      It is not on the list for this year. Maybe next summer.

  51. Hannah Buell

    My friend went on this one last summer. She really liked it!!!!

  52. sam cookson

    this team looks very cool, who is going to be leading it?

    1. Beth Kostner

      Sorry, but we don’t publish who the leaders are as that can change between now and Boot Camp.

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