Mexico 2022 Adult Leaders
Come Be Part of an Incredible Team and See Lives Transformed!
We need great adult leaders like you to make this trip an amazing experience for our students. If you love teenagers, love seeing God at work, and are willing to rough it with us, this trip is for you! Every adult that comes with us to Mexico is a leader for our students in some role or capacity. Please keep in mind that this trip is focused on the experience of our students, rather than our adults. Parents, we would love to have you with us! You don't need to have any skill with construction or experience with teens. If you love the Lord and love young people, we would love to have you join our leadership team.
For the safety of all students, we do require all adults working with minors to pass a full Department of Justice live scan background check. After completing our CPC Adult Leader Registration form, we will send you instructions on how to get your live scan completed at a local UPS Store. Amor requires all adult participants to fulfill the same registration and COVID safety steps outlined above.
DETAILS AND DATES
Trip Dates: April 2-8, 2022
COST: No cost for adult leaders! (If we could, we would pay you!) If you feel strongly about wanting to contribute financially, you can simply use the payment form on the "Give -Student Support" page.
Adult Leader Team Dinner: Sunday March 6th at 6:00 pm. Mark your Calendars for this night! We will be gathering together for training and team building.
Foreman Housebuilding Training Day: Saturday March 12th 9:00 am. Hands-on training, tips, and tricks offered for site foremen and any adult or student leader interested in joining us.
Final Full Team Meeting: Sunday March 20th 12:30 pm at CPC. We are asking all students and leaders to join us for this final pre-trip training meeting.
Mexico Post-Trip Celebration Night: Monday April 11th, 7:00-9:00 pm at CPC.
ADULT LEADER REGISTRATION
STEP 1: CPC's Mexico 2022 Adult Leader Registration form.
STEP 2: Live Scan Background Check. After you have completed the first form, if we do not have your live scan clearance on file, we will email you instructions and the required form for you to get your Life Scan completed at a local UPS Store. No appointment is needed. If you are waiting to receive this response email from us, please reach out to Amy McKelligan:
STEP 3: Amor Ministries ADULT Participant DocuSign Form.
STEP 4: Amor Ministries 10-Day Health Log. Please keep log on this form of the required wellness criteria from March 24th through April 2nd, the day we leave for this trip. YOU MUST BRING THIS FORM WITH YOU ON APRIL 2nd!
STEP 5: COVID Test. You will need to provide proof of a negative COVID test within 5 days of our arrival in Mexico (Between Tuesday March 29 and Friday April 1). We have tentatively scheduled to host a free COVID Testing Event at CPC on Tuesday March 29th between 3:00 and 6:00 pm. This will be a drop-in event, no appointment or registration needed. You must bring proof of your negative test results with you on April 2nd! We strongly encourage PCR tests if possible, but antigen tests will also be accepted.
WHAT TO BRING: Our Leader Packing List includes a list of suggested items collected from leaders on previous trips with us.
We're grateful to have extra vehicles drive down with us, but anyone not riding on a bus must notify . If you are bringing your own vehicle to Mexico with us, this form will give us the information we will need to purchase Mexican Insurance for your coverage. Just click the button below and complete the form for us!
ABOUT OUR PROJECT
Our Mexico Mission Adult Leader Family is about 60 strong and working with 200 high school students for an incredible week of service in Mexico. As we gear up to serve 13 families by building 13 new homes, we cannot do it without the support of adults like you! This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ -both for our students and for the families we serve. And year after year, our leaders come back from this trip feeling blessed, stretched, encouraged, and grateful. Most of our students have never picked up a hammer before. Maybe YOU have never picked up a hammer before. But together, with your encouragement, we will build a new home from the ground up in just four days and change the lives of a family forever. It's okay if you have absolutely no construction experience. Amor Ministries provides us with all the materials, tools, and step by step instructions. And those on our team who have done this before will gladly help you along the way!
Click below to take a look at Amor Ministries' manual for our house construction project:
House Building: We partner with Amor ministries, a trusted ministry with over 40 years of facilitating these trips, ensuring safety, and helping keep the construction process accessible to all ages.
Food: The food is great! We contract out an organization called Baja Camp Cooks which makes sure we eat well (to include accommodating most food allergies/restrictions which should be noted in your registration.)
Travel: We hire professional transportation (coach buses with bathrooms, tv’s, etc.) to and from Mexico and utilize local bus companies through Amor for daily work site transportation.
Safety: We are located away from any major cities, safety has never been an issue. As far as health, we will have a medical team with us consisting of a doctor and nurse. Additionally, we bring a large team of adult leaders. The ratio is often 4 students to 1 leader.
Average Day: Excluding travel, students will wake up early to fun music, get dressed, eat a big breakfast, make a huge bag lunch (and place in a labeled cooler for the build site) and then enjoy brief morning free time as daily buses arrive. Students load up with their building team of about 18 people (2 groups per bus) and drive normally about 35 minutes to the build site. Then the work party starts (each day is laid out by a foreman leader), students drink lots of water, enjoy a lunch break, get to know the family they are building for, work some more and then load up around 4p to head back to camp. Many students kick off the evening with a solar shower (we'll tell you more in planning meetings), free time with new and old friends, then dinner followed by evening program and off to our tents for sleep!
Location: During our week in Mexico we stay at one of Amor Ministries' camps. This camp is secure, fenced, and patrolled 24 hours a day. It is located 27 miles southeast of downtown San Diego, just 3.3 miles south of the border. During our work days, our group will drive by bus about 30-45 minutes to one of the local villages where Amor has selected families in need and arranged our house building project.