PUERTO RICO

In September  2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico. Residents on the island endured two Category 5 hurricanes in two weeks. When it made landfall, Hurricane Maria carried sustained winds well over 150 mph. It was the island’s worst hurricane disaster on record. Puerto Rico’s “super blackout” is the longest and largest major power outage in modern U.S. history. Without electricity, there is no reliable source of clean water. School is out, indefinitely. Health care is fraught. Small businesses are faltering. The tasks of daily life are both exhausting and dangerous.

Mission Discovery teams are needed to help restore hope. We will be partnering with local churches and other NGO’s to reach affected areas and assist as needed. While many organizations are ready to move towards recovery and restoration, it will be a slow and lengthy process. We will serve the people of Puerto Rico with the help and leading of our partners.

Daily Work Assignments:

  • Repairing Homes
  • General Clean-Up
  • Community Outreach

TRIP DATES

Spring

$749one week
  • Custom Dates Available

Summer

$749one week
  • June 6 – 11, 2022
  • June 13 – 18, 2022
  • June 20 – 25, 2022
  • June 27 – July 2, 2022
  • July 4 – 9, 2022
  • July 11 – 16, 2022
  • July 18 – 23, 2022
  • July 25 – 30, 2022

Fall

$749one week
  • Custom Dates Available

MISSION TRIP COSTS AND FAQ

Our mission trips to Puerto, Rico are best suited for Junior High, High School, College, Adult, and Family volunteers.

  • The trip cost includes: trip deposit, food, lodging, ground transportation, construction supplies, emergency medical insurance, a t-shirt and a devotional.
  • What is not included: flight, any spending money you may need and $25 for a background check.
  • The trip cost includes: trip deposit, food, lodging, construction supplies, emergency medical insurance, a t-shirt and a devotional.
  • What is not included: flight, ground transportation any spending money you may need and $15+ for a background check.
  1. Click the SIGN UP button at the top of this page.
  2. Fill in your information.
  3. Our team will contact you with an email with directions for how to sign up.
  4. We will follow up with you about project details and a payment schedule.
  5. When the trip is approaching, we will have an online meeting with leaders to communicate the specifics of the trip.
  6. You will travel to the location, meet the crew, and serve!

No. We break the trip cost into three payments. Here is what a typical payment schedule looks like.

  • $100 per volunteer deposit is due 30 days after you register.
  • Half of the remaining balance will be due 90 days prior to the trip start date.
  • The remaining balance will be due 45 days prior to the trip start date.
Yes. Our mission trip teams have tons of individual volunteers. We do, however, need to have at least 20 volunteers sign up for a trip to make it happen. If you sign up for a trip and we do not get enough volunteers, you will have the option to join another team or join a trip in the future. We will also issue a refund if you are not interested serving on another trip.

Lodging

Teams are housed at a local camp. The camp is equipped with, showers, bunk-style cabins, and provides a safe environment for teams to relax and unwind after a hard days’ work.​

Transportation

Fly into SJU. Once your team arrives in Puerto Rico, all of your ground transportation is organized by Mission Discovery staff members.​

Food

Breakfast and dinner are prepared by camp staff and served buffet style. Lunches are sandwiches on the worksite.​​

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Arrival Day

10:00 AM     |   Airport Pickup Begins
3:00 PM     |   Airport Pickup Ends
4:30 PM     |   Leaders Meeting
5:00 PM     |   Dinner
7:00 PM     |   Evening Program
8:00 PM     |   Small Groups
10:00 PM     |   In Rooms​​​

Daily Schedule

7:00 AM     |   Wake Up
7:30 AM     |   Breakfast
8:00 AM     |   Quiet Time
8:30 AM     |   Devotional Thought
8:45 AM     |   Depart for Worksites
3:00 PM     |   Return to Camp
5:00 PM     |   Leaders Meeting
5:30 PM     |   Dinner
7:00 PM     |   Evening Program
8:00 PM     |   Small Groups
10:00 PM     |   In Rooms ​​​​

Departure Day

7:00 AM     |   Airport Drop Off Begins
7:45 AM     |   Quiet Time
8:00 AM     |   Breakfast
12:00 PM     |   Airport Drop Off Ends​​​

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT PUERTO RICO TRIPS

The MD team in Puerto Rico (Jimmy, Jen, Haley and Cassidy) were amazing.
Peggy M - Texas
“My first and god willing more to come. A wonderful experience. First time back since I was 9 years old to my island of Puerto Rico.
Jay M - New York

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