Wednesday, February 11, 2015

High School Mission Trip 2015

Registrations are officially open!

When: June 25-July 2, 2015
Location: Estes, Colorado
Who: Students in grades 9-12
Mission: Flood damage recovery

Members of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield: Cost is $950

Non members of PCW: Cost is $1075

All non member applications and registration forms for members and non members may be downloaded at http://www.westfieldpc.org/connect-with-pcw/youth/

Deadline is March 20! Please read below, for more information on cost and how to register:


We are excited to begin the registration process for this year’s high school mission trip!  Our trip this year will take us to Estes, Colorado.  We will be responding to a call for disaster recovery assistance for an area hit hard with floods in the fall of 2013.   Register for the trip beginning today, Feb 11th!  Registrations will continue through March 20, when we are required to make binding payments for our air travel.   Members of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield should register with a deposit of $400.00 prior to the March 20 deadline to reserve your space.  No member space will be held without a deposit in the church office.   Non-members of PCW are asked to complete an application and submit to Linnette Mercado, Youth Assistant, in the church office prior to the March 20 deadline.  Non-members will be notified of their acceptance to the mission trip by April 3.  At that point, we will require a non-refundable deposit from non-members who have been accepted.  Balances will be due prior to May 1 for all participants.
 The cost for student participation this year will be $950 for PCW members and $1,075 for non-members.  We understand that this represents a significant increase over the 2013 and 2014 trip prices.  The increase is directly attributable to the increased cost of air travel.  This year we will pay an additional $184 for each airline ticket compared with 2014.  Additionally, as per the last few years, we will be collecting the $50 in baggage fees as a separate cost.    A 2015 HSMT t-shirt will be available for a donation of $10.  The baggage fee and t-shirt donation should be included in your final payment. The money raised from student fees covers about two thirds of the cost of each trip.  In addition to the airfare, the participant cost covers in part, the cost of; food, housing, our project construction materials donation, advisor travel costs, all land transportation costs and other logistical expenses.  Our ability to run these trips rests heavily on the Youth Rebuilding Hope fund raising campaign and the availability of additional Youth Program resources that we, as a Church community, have been blessed with. It is our heart felt goal to provide a fairly priced LIFE CHANGING mission experience while meeting our responsibility as stewards of the Church’s resources and we appreciate your support in this matter.
 Need based, confidential partial scholarships are available.  Applications for financial support are available in the Church office.
  Sincerely,
 Martha Kieczykowski, marthaqk@gmail.comLisa Dumont, dumonts4@verizon.netCatherine Parker, cparker837@verizon.net