Anatomy of a Young single adult Trip

Trip Description

Young Single Adult service trips are designed for people 18 years old to 29 years old. Our service, accommodations and activities are tailored to this group. The vision of Spark of Hope Foundation is to deliver hope to the people of Baja California, Mexico through hands-on service from ordinary people. Our experience is that Hope is created on both sides of the border as we provide this service.

5 day trip schedule

including sunday

Day 1 (Sunday):  Cross border early morning, attend church, visit orphanage, fireside.
Days 2&3: (Mon & Tues): Wake to singing, scriptures and food. Work on service projects. Evening activities.
Day 4 (Wednesday): Excursion day (La Bufadora & Ensenada)
Day 5 (Thursday): Wake to singing, scriptures and food. Work on service projects. Evening activities.
Day 6: Cross border early morning into USA

4 day trip schedule

Day 1:  Cross border, unpack at Chispa, work on service projects. Evening: Visit orphanage.
Days 2:: Wake to singing, scriptures and food. Work on service projects. Evening activities.
Day 3: Excursion day (La Bufadora & Ensenada)
Day 4: Wake to singing, scriptures and food. Work on service projects. Evening activities.
Day 5: Cross border early morning into USA

Accomodations

The Chispa building has bunk beds with mattresses, toilets, showers, a kitchen, and electricity. We eat most of our meals in this building.

what we eat

Breakfast: Beans, eggs, tortillas, quesadillas, chilaquiles
Lunch: Burritos, Tacos, Tortas
Dinner: Enchiladas, Tacos, Tostadas, Chicken with beans and rice, Mole, etc.Snacks, water, gatorade are provided throughout the day and evening.

work we do

Framing, painting, sheetrock, mudding, roofing, plumbing, tiling, electrical, shovel work, …
You do not need any experience in doing these things.  We will train you on the job.

Travel

You are responsible for all costs of US travel to and from the border.
Transportation will be provided while in Tijuana.

crossing the border to the USA

We will cross the border together.  It is a fun experience that can last 30 minutes or 4 hours. A passport is required.

How your trip fee is used

Your trip fee is 100% tax deductible because we are a 501 c3 non-profit organization.
Your donation will be used mostly for building materials.
In addition, it pays for food, Chispa building upkeep, entertainment and to help ongoing Spark of Hope Foundation programs.

Age Restrictions

This trip is restricted to unmarried participants between the ages of 18 and 29.

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