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Work Trip Adventures trip in: Dominican Republic

Dates: 11/04/2019 - 11/15/2019

Cost: $789.26

Ministry Description

Summary

URGENT: WOL DR just purchased an additional 7 acres of land west of their present 15 acre beach front property. The camp property has 42 buildings smaller buildings that have been converted into camper dorms, hotel rooms, staff housing and family units. This new developing camp property houses around 400 campers, 24 room for couples, 12 hotel units and so much more. A full sport complex with a covered gym, swimming pool, ball field, covered soccer court, batting cages and much more. The dining hall has just been expanded to seat 600 and the auditorium will seat around 700 guests. Volunteers can help us in many ways at the camp property as we expend to the next property. Help is needed to complete the work: landscaping, sidewalks, project construction, electrical, plumbing, painting and there is work for everyone. New main 500 MCM electrical lines and a 350 KVA generator have been shipped from the US and now needs installed. If you are an electrician we could use your help on this one!

Strategy

Our goal is to use this camp property as a staging area for training young men and women sending them out into the churches in the DR to be servant leaders. At this time there are almost 60 Bible Club programs with over 300 leaders working with teens in their local churches. The camp is also be used for church retreats, conferences and of course SUMMER CAMP! As a volunteer, your hard work will help build the tools the missionaries need to reach these goals.

Travel

You'll fly into Santo Domingo Las Americas international airport, collect your luggage, pay your visa fee, clear customs and you are on your way! Sound hard? Not really but so well worth the flight! Your route to the camp could be along the coastal parkway watching the blue waters of the Caribbean on this 1.45 hours by bus or right through the capital. Roads are nice and the camp about 45 minutes west of Santo Domingo.

Housing

Housing will be in these new renovated camp dormitories with twin size mattresses (bunk beds) or as a couple you could be in one of the newly remodeled hotel units.

Transportation

You'll be picked up at the airport by our own ministry bus with A/C.

Food

Breakfast: fruit, pancakes, cereal, toast, eggs, ham, etc. Lunch: Sandwiches, chips, fruit, etc: Dinner: local Dominican meals as well as American meals such as spaghetti, tacos, pizza, chicken, etc. You'll eat really well! We never have complaints about being hungry on this trip! Our staff really knows how to cook!

Visa

The entry visa is included in your airfare so once your paperwork is filled out you proceed directly to passport control. You are now in the DR and ready to pick up your luggage and clear customs. Exit the door and our staff will be waiting for you. You then head to one of the greatest adventures of your life!

What to Bring

A list of tools and other items will be supplied closer to the trip dates. You'll need sun block and a brimmed hat for shade to cover your ears. Temps are nice so you can work in shorts or jeans. Humidly is sometimes high in the DR so be ready to drink lots of water.
You'll need sheets for twin beds, a travel pillow, maybe a light blank (depends on how low the AC unit is set), towels, swimming suit, water shoes or sandals for the beach, special snacks if you need them, basic tools if you work with electric, plumbing or such, work gloves, maybe an umbrella would be good to have but hope we don't need it, a flash light, your personal items and extra shoes in case it does rain.
Voltage is the same as the US: 120 volt

Dress Code

You can work in shorts, T- shirt and comfortable shoes and maybe rubber boots during rainy season. Guys: dress pants or nice jeans with a collared shirt for church. Ladies: dress or skirt with nice blouse. You might want jeans for cool nights but there are not many of those.

Qualifications

These projects are designed for everyone to attend. A love for the Lord to serve and a willingness to be blessed are what we are looking for. If you can do these things, you qualify!

Financial Information

Trip cost covers: food, lodging, transportation, background check, travel insurance, $125 work funds and $80 host cost
Airfares run from $500 to $650 from the east coast.
Trip funds should be sent to NY by Dec 1, 2016 So call if the date is past.

Contact Information

Ron Morton RonMorton@wol.org 419-569-1226

Other Information

The people in the Dominican are very open to hearing about the gospel. They envy the American lifestyle and are very friendly towards tourists. Baseball is the king of sports in the DR so bring your glove. You can even try out the batting cage!

The property is located right on the coast in Playa (Bani) just 45 minutes south west of the capital.
During rainy season it will rain everyday - usually a quick 1 hr storm passes through every afternoon. Temps are in the 80's and 90's most days with humidity around 80% It does cools down at night.
Dry season is 90's, cooler at night. Easier to work because of the lower humidity.
Rainy season May-Nov. It is much dryer at this new property and the ground is sandy making it easy to continue to work.

Mosquitoes and black flies are sometimes bad so bug spray with high deet helps. You can also mix your own bug spray: Avon "Skin-So-Soft" as a base then add tea tree and Citronella oil. Mosquitoes don't like this mixture. Your friends may not get too close as well! Vitamin B-1 is also known to help keep these insects off so start taking this three weeks before your travel dates to help.

Oh yes, one of the rules of the beach: Don't walk or sit under the coconut trees!