Costa Rica July 2018 - Women's Trip

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Saturday, July 7, 2018

Costa Rica - Women's Trip

June 30 - July 7, 2018

Trip Details

Trip Cost: $2000 + airfare

See Cost & Payments Tab Below for Details

FEBRUARY Special: $100 DEPOSIT

Deposit is usually $250.

Dates

June 30 – July 7, 2018

Team Leader(s)

Amanda Skaggs

Team Size:

12 females max

Sign up by

April 30, 2018. Please note: this trip may be full before the deadline so we recommend you sign up as soon as possible.

Go Be Love International is offering our first all women’s trip to Costa Rica summer 2018. Imagine traveling with like-minded women to the coastal region of Costa Rica’s Caribbean, where we have been sending teams for the past 10 years, to spend a week with children living in a government-run transitional home. You will spend time with children of all ages but extra time will be spent with the female teens. Not only spending time, spreading love, guidance and kindness to them but also having the opportunity to end the week with an overnight outing to a solar powered off-grid farm. While there you will share the experience with the teens of learning about this tropical solar farm, how to make organic chocolate, butter and soap. You may even have a chance to milk a cow! Imagine taking part in opening up the eyes of a group of young ladies while opening your heart at the same time. There is limited space on this incredible journey that is guaranteed to leave a lasting impact on the Costa Rican teens.

Introductory
This trip is great for both first-timers and those that have been on many trips. Costa Rica is close to the US and because travel time is relatively short, this trip is a great way to serve in a time that fits your schedule.

Ideal Demographic
Because part of this trip will be an overnight focused on ministering to teen girls, this trip is open to women and girls (see age requirement below) only. If you are pregnant or think you might be during this trip, please check with your doctor and the trip coordinator before planning to travel.

Age Requirements
Females: 9 and over with a parent, 15 and over without. Ask for our Considerations for Children document if you’re not sure about bringing children.

Total Trip Cost
$2000 per person + airfare
*Final total varies depending on team size and flight costs – exact trip cost given after flights are booked. Flights can vary greatly to Costa Rica and generally range between $700-$1100.

Estimated at $2700-$3100 total including airfare.

Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT SIGN-UP – $250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
DUE MAR 1, 2018 – $500 SECOND PAYMENT
DUE APR 1, 2018 – $1000 THIRD PAYMENT (for booking flights)
DUE MAY 1, 2018 – FINAL BALANCE DUE
*If you sign up for the trip past any of the above payment due dates, you will need to fundraise to catch up on those deadlines quickly.

The following items are included in the trip cost:
✓ International airfare plus domestic connections from your home airport (see flight info below for more details on flights)
✓ 3 meals a day on the international portion of the trip
✓ Accommodations based on sharing rooms with other team members (see FAQ page for more info on room arrangements)
✓ In-country transportation
✓ Translator/Guide (if needed)
✓ Trained leader for the team
✓ Visa fee (if any)
✓ ACE Travel Insurance Coverage (medical, liability, travel and security assistance services)
✓ Tipping for guides, meals out, etc.
✓ Administrative costs
✓ Excursion costs (if any)

Costs not included in the trip price are: meals on airport travel days when traveling to and from the US, any additional costs due to deviations, any fees associated with baggage or immunizations, passport, personal shopping money and incidentals such as snacks, additional beverages, laundry, phone calls, film and other personal items. Costs for arts & crafts and other items needed for activities your team takes to do with the children are also not included in the trip cost.

Required Documentation
1. Submitted trip application (with deposit)
2. Current passport that will not expire within 6 months of travel date (we do not need a copy of it)

Documents Needed (2 weeks from registration)
1. Signed Release, Hold Harmless & Consent Form
2. Signed Cancellation Policy
3. Signed Background Check Consent Form
4. Signed Statement of Faith
5. Signed and notarized copy of Code of Conduct for GBLI and the ministries we visit on the trip
6. Spiritual Leader Reference Form #1
7. Spiritual Leader Reference Form #2

*A background check will be run
*All documents should be turned in to us within two weeks from the time you sign up for the trip.

Team Member Commitment
I understand that the mission trip starts the day I apply for the trip and agree that, as a part of a Go Be Love mission team, I am committing to being available for conference calls leading up to the trip and reading all emails and materials pertaining to the trip, and responding when necessary. I understand that these communications are needed to maximize the effectiveness of my team on the mission field, to prepare each person for the trip and to build team unity. For some teams, this may include 4 to 8 conference calls leading up to the trip. I understand that a large part of these conference calls will focus on a spiritual preparation and will include doing a pre-trip discipleship study together.

Vaccinations
Go Be Love advises all travelers to read the US Department of State background notes on their website. Travelers can also check the latest health information with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention at http://www.cdc.gov to get the most recent health advisories, immunization recommendations/requirements, and advice on food and drinking water safety for regions and countries. We also suggest that all participants consult their physician before traveling abroad.

Paying for Your Trip
Go Be Love encourages our team members to raise support. Once you are signed up for a trip, you can fundraise with all items on the team member fundraising section of our online store, you can send out support letters or come up with your own creative ideas. We use a team member database called Managed Missions that allows you to create your own custom fundraising page. Unlike other online fundraising pages, those donations will go directly into your trip account and will also be tax deductible for your donors. This feature is called Public Profile and we encourage all team members to create one and send the link to your donors who would like to give online. You and your donors can also make tax deductible payments toward your trip total by mailing checks to Go Be Love.

Flight and Travel Info
One thing that sets Go Be Love mission trips apart is that we book ALL flights for all of our team members, including your domestic connections from your home airport. Please list your home airport on your application. For smaller airports, please give several options for airports you could fly from as sometimes our international airline partners may not have options in and out of smaller airports. Please note: because we will be booking all of your flights and connections and because we do so at the best possible price – this does not always mean the best possible schedule. Many times, the international airlines we use are able to offer us domestic flight connections at a very low cost (usually only $75-$100) and therefore, we are offered a very limited class of service. This might mean longer layover times so please be prepared for this in advance. You may find a better schedule online but that doesn’t mean that it was an option within the price range and class of service we were going for. If you have specific limitations on arrival and departure times, you will need to let us know in writing 90 days or more in advance and you will need to be prepared to incur additional costs if your preferences do not fall within the class of service we are offered at the lowest cost.

About Your Leader

Amanda Skaggs

Costa Rica Team Leader

Amanda’s heart for missions was birthed in college when she went on her first mission trip to Nicaragua with a campus ministry. In 2010, she returned leading an independent mission team to serve with a humanitarian organization called El Ayudante. Her eyes were opened to the beauty of introducing people to other nations on short term mission trips and the ripple effects they caused. In 2011, Amanda went on her first Go Be Love trip to Uganda and fell in love with the people of Uganda and the mission of Go Be Love. She returned to that beautiful country (pregnant with her daugher!) as a team leader a couple of years later.

Amanda graduated from Georgia College with a degree in Psychology and double minor in Dance and Creative Arts Therapies. Currently, Amanda is a Montessori teacher in Cleveland, TN. She loves her life as a wife, mommy to two little girls, and foster parent to one beautiful teenager. Amanda can’t wait to follow God’s call to the nations. She believes everyone should go on a mission trip just once! Do it afraid if you have to. You will never be the same. She is so excited to see the God moments orchestrated through this team.

I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.

I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.

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