Planning Your Mission Trip

You have prayed about this and decided to come!!!  Yeah!!!  The next Step is?

Contact Mark and Lois Finney and let them know when you wish to come to CPCR, how many will be coming and in what mission work you wish to participate. They will discuss this with Paul and your group will be added to the Camp calendar. They will send you a Camp Penuel Questions Form and discuss with you any additional preparation they suggest for your team.

CostCost:  We ask for a donation of $350/person for a week stay at the Camp. This includes room, board and transportation from the airport to the Camp and back.

Mission HouseThe Mission House, where you will be staying, is about ½ mile walk to the Camp. The House is a Westernized house with a full kitchen (including coffee maker and microwave) and hot and cold running water (most Costa Ricans do not have hot water). The women/girl's dorm room is on one side of the house and the men/boys stay on the other side - each with their own bathrooms.  AND ...there is a pool in the backyard!!!  So fun for the campers and mission groups, too.

Please be advised there is limited internet connection at either the Camp or Mission House, so feel free to pay for this on your own OR just enjoy the time away from social media and know your time with the campers, staff, fellow team members and just alone time with God is priceless.

Mission HouseExtras:

Extra costs above the $350 per week include any souvenirs or meals away from the Camp or Mission House and touring or vacation time with your group-keep in mind the transportation costs of any adventure time can add a significant amount. No need to change US dollars into Costa Rican colones since US dollars are accepted everywhere, although you may receive change in colones in very small stores. Please ask any questions of Mark or Lois- they have led many teams to CPCR.

Are you wondering what your days at camp would look like?  Here is a link for a Typical Day at Camp.  Please keep in mind that flexibility is key to any mission trip.

Discuss the following Mission Trip Materials with all team members. A mission trip should awaken His desire in each of us to be sanctified, be prepared for our Lord’s coming, and be ready to serve in his kingdom:

1 Thessalonians 5:23 states that “God himself, the God of peace, (wants to) sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

To that end, it is important to review the Mission Trip Preparation Materials seriously as you prepare for your mission trip.

a. Mission Trip Covenant – Your mission trip is a covenant relationship with Camp Penuel.
b. Mission Pre-trip Devotions – Devotional material for your pre-trip preparation.
c. Mission Packing List – What to put in your suitcase, besides your Bible.