JR. HIGH MISSION TRIP
BLUE RIDGE, GEORGIA
JULY 3 - 8,
This trip is one of the most rewarding trips you will experience during the year. Early to rise, eat and work hard all day long, then worship service, a little bit of free time, sal group time and then back to bed so we can experience what God has in store for us the next morning.
This is a week filled with surprises, Godly moments, tired backs, paint, landscaping and a lot of laughter and great conversations. It's fun working really hard to make a difference to someone. Not to mention, you sleep really good at night.
Here is all of the info you will need for this trip to Blue Ridge, Georgia.
- Please attend the first worship service on July 3 The service starts at 8:30 and we will leave shortly after the service has ended.
- WHAT WILL WE BE DOING? We will be doing light home repair work; painting, landscaping and minor carpentry for the residents of the community. Some of our group may be serving the children of the community by leading a Vacation Bible School.
- THE FACILITIES: WE ARE STAYING IN A RETREAT CENTER. The sleeping facilities are cabin style bunk houses.
- EVENING ADVENTURES: After a long day of serving others, we will have a short period of time between dinner and Chapel TO JUST HANG OUT!
- CHAPEL: Chapel is every evening and we do not want to miss it.
- FREE TIME: • We have a short free time during the evening, between dinner and Chapel time. The plan is to serve Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and all day on Thursday. We will pckup and head home on Friday.
- TEAM EFFORT HAS A NEW DRESS CODE: One exciting aspect of TEAMeffort is that you will be at camp and working with groups from other denominations. An important way to maintain unity during the week is with modest dress. We ask that t-shirts and modest shorts or pants be worn to the worksite and modest clothing to all other activities. (No tank tops, spaghetti straps, tube tops, short shorts, you get the picture!) We ask that only one piece bathing suits are worn. If you only have a two piece bathing suit you will need to wear a t-shirt over your bathing suit. TEAMeffort reserves the right to declare if something is inappropriate.
- WHAT TO BRING: • A deck of cards for the trip down, or a good book,. etc.
- Spending money to include enough money to purchase one meal going down and one meal coming back home.
- A Great Attitude. One that looks for the good in whatever we are doing.
- JULY 4 - 8 HAS BEEN DECLARED AS BEING NO GRIPE WEEK!
- Your daily medicines and Dramamine in the event you get motion sickness when riding in a van.
- Bible, pen and paper
- Christian thinking
- Work Clothes. These are clothes that you do not mind getting torn, painted on, dirty……you get the picture.
- Work gloves, hat, sunscreen.
- Good attitude
- Closed toe work shoes or boots for the job site-NOT SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS.
- A pair of casual shoes or water shoes for free time.
- Make sure your tetanus shot is up to date.
- Swim suit
- Clothes for free time, evening programs. (All are to be Christian appropriate and modest)
- The ability to do, instead of thinking of ways not to do.
- A sleeping bag and pillow, you may want to include a sheet to put under your sleeping bag.
- A week supply of bath towels and washcloths and a pair of flip flops for the showers.
- Personal items (deodorant, toothbrush, deodorant, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo, feminine products-even if you think you may not be in need, please be prepared. Oh, by the way, don’t forget your deodorant.)
- Insect repellent
- Great attitude
- Water bottle
- EXTRA SPENDING MONEY FOR SOUVENIRS, IN THE CANTEEN ON CAMPUS, FREE TIME, TEAM EFFORT SHIRT AND ETC..
- WILLING HANDS AND DON’T FORGET TO BRING A GREAT ATTITUDE AND DEODORANT.
- WHAT NOT TO BRING: PLEASE, Do not bring anything that you are afraid of loosing, getting misplaced or borrowed by someone else and not returned.
- The adults will have cell phones in the event of emergencies. Home sickness does not count as an emergency.
- Cell phones are allowed but in the mountains and at Blue Ridge, service is very limited. We strongly encourage your youth not to carry there cell phone during the day. If they would like to call home at night or text home at night, that is OK, but using their cell phone while on the job site and traveling to and from the job site takes away from the group experience. Parents, please encourage your youth to set the example.
- Remember: We are going to on this mission trip as a group of Christians to serve those in need; this is the way we will be for the entire trip. As a group, we will be working. As a group, we will be sharing our faith. As a group we will be praying together, playing together, living together and talking together. Jesus said, “…you shall love the Lord your God with all of heart, and soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” The second is this, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31 What a great way to be. You are the light of the world! Be the hands and feet of Christ in all you do.
- THE COST OF THE TRIP: $195.00 PER PERSON, PLUS SPENDING MONEY AND FOOD MONEY GOING DOWN AND FOOD MONEY FOR THE TRIP BACK. A DEPOSIT OF $100.00 IS TO BE PAID BEFORE YOUR SLOT IS RESERVED.
- We must have your Annual Permission Slip signed and notarized before you attend. We will need Team Effort's Emergency Permission Slip and the Camp's Release as well.
TEAM EFFORT UPDATE
One of the benefits of TEAMeffort Youth Mission Camps is that you will worship,work,eat, lodge, and participate at camp with other youth groups from different churches and denominations as well as from different regions of the United States. As we partner together in Christian service, we strive to create a safe,respectful environment where each individual can grow in faith. We want everyone to have a positive TEAMeffort Youth Mission Camp experience, so we ask each participant to follow this Code of Conduct and commit to safe and respectful behavior.
We also ask each person to follow the rules specific to your camp location to maintain safety, punctuality, and respect. These camp specific rules will be shared at orientation after you arrive at camp, and they include restrictions on cell phone usage, the lights-out policy, and safety on the worksite.
1. TEAMeffort dress code is loose-fitting unaltered t-shirts and loose-fitting fingertip length shorts. Close-toed shoes must be worn on the mission project worksite. Undergarments should not be visible and clothing should be properly fastened. Hemlines on shorts or skirts must be at least fingertip length. We do not allow tank tops, spaghetti strap shirts, halter tops, tube tops, or two-piece bikini bathing suits. When swimming, women must wear a modest one-piece suit or a tankini-style suit that covers the torso and midriff (front, sides, and back); men must wear t-shirts when not in the swimming area.
2. TEAMeffort does not permit the use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs at the TEAMeffort host facility or any associated TEAMeffort camp activities.
3. TEAMeffort asks each participant to be respectful of other people, other groups, and TEAMeffort staff. TEAMeffort does not permit offensive language or profanity; behavior that interferes or threatens camp activities; behavior that threatens the health or safety of another person; or pranks that harass another person or damage property. Individuals or groups will be held responsible for destruction or damage to property.
4. TEAMeffort discourages public displays of affection and discourages students from isolating themselves from their group, adult leaders, or camp activities. Sexual advances and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature is not permitted.