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2023 Minneapolis Trip

Lead Vacation Bible School and Serve the local Akina (Native American) Community

Grades 6-8

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Registration deadline is November 20, 2022

We’ll be partnering with Missionary & Pastor Dan Pack to lead a Vacation Bible School for the local Akina (Native American) community and helping with service projects at the Akina Community Church.

IMPORTANT DATES

Informational Parent Meeting

November 6, 2022 at 11:30am - Middle School Room

Student Training Dates

February 5 at 11:15am in Middle School Room (upper level)

February 26 at 11:15am in Middle School Room (upper level)

March 12 at 11:15am in Middle School Room (upper level)

March 26 at 11:15am in Middle School Room (upper level)

 

 

TRIP ITINERARY

Sunday, April 2– Travel to Minneapolis & Orientation with Dan Pack

Monday, April 3 – Group Activity (morning), Projects at Akina (afternoon) & VBS (evening)

Tuesday, April 4 – Group Activity, Projects & VBS

Wednesday, April 5 – Group Activity, Projects & VBS

Thursday, April 6 – Cleanup & Travel to Rochester

*Details may update as trip nears

MORE INFORMATION

Trip cost:

Approximately $425 (final cost will be determined at a later date)

All trip costs are raised by the student, this is not an out-of-pocket cost.

 

Transportation:

-Church van and rented vehicles

 

Forms needed:

Medical Authorization/Liability Release (online)

 

Safety & Lodging:

In 2022 we stayed in an Airbnb rental home outside of downtown Minneapolis, and our expectation is that we’ll be doing the same this year. (Exact location TBD) Dan Pack and his family have spent a significant amount of time building relationships with people in the community and getting to know the area. Because of this, our groups are at an extremely decreased risk of incident. Part of the group orientation with Dan Pack includes orientation on safety. Because of all of this, none of our groups that have gone over multiple years have had any problems with safety.

 

Food:

-Breakfast – provided by us at lodging

-Lunch – out at different places on different days (Midtown Global Market, during Group Activities, etc.)

-Dinner – provided by us

 

Trip Leaders:

Scott Jones

We’re currently in the process of coordinating additional leaders, and will update as they are confirmed.