Want to cool off after Florida’s heat and humidity? Take a trip Down Under to the “Land of the Long White Cloud,” – New Zealand.
Dates: June 17 – August 4, 2017
Teen Missions Trip (ages 13-19)
Travel: After completing your training at the Lord’s Boot Camp you bus to the Orlando International Airport for a flight across the southern United States to Los Angeles. You will then jet across the Pacific Ocean, the Equator and the International Date Line, before arriving in Auckland, New Zealand. A five-hour bus ride south takes you to your project in Wanganui.
Ministry: The project for this team will be to help with maintenance at Camp Raukawa. Many schools and clubs use these facilities for retreats and adventure camps. Repairs and painting are required for general upkeep and compliance to new government requirements. In addition to meeting young people at the camp, the team will visit local churches where you will fellowship with the friendly people of this British Commonwealth country.
Adventure: Enjoy the local fish ‘n chips or a meat pie, and maybe sample a Maori hangi. Two of New Zealand’s active volcanoes are not too far away either, and with all the other amazing scenery around, you’ll want your camera close by. Take home a piece of pounamu—the NZ greenstone, or some paua jewelry, sheepskin boots or Maori carvings. The gratitude the camp directors share with you will warm your heart as you fly back to Florida for Debrief, and you realize what a summer of service can mean in the middle of winter!
Estimated Project Expense: $4790—4990 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee
Note: Updated Project Expense is scheduled to post November 1, 2016, after confirming airline prices.