Fall, Winter, & Spring Mission Trips

Let’s Start Planning Your Mission Trip!

Fall and spring mission trips allow your church and ministry to create an unforgettable experience for both youth and adults during a semester break or long weekend.

We can customize Fall/Spring Trips to be traditional (Sunday thru Friday) trips or shortened experiences.

No matter where you decide to serve, we’ll work with your group to find the kinds of projects that best fit the size of your group and the needs of the community partners that we support. 

Get Started

Fill out the form to start the conversation, and we’ll follow up to start creating your mission trip experience.

Locations

This fall and spring, your students could serve in one of these communities across the country.

Communities are our partners, friends and the places we serve. Throughout our partnership with a community, we listen closely, speak carefully and serve humbly.

By listening closely, we can learn and understand the real needs that a community has. When youth serve on a mission trip, they get to be a part of real change by participating in the work that God is already doing in that particular community. We call this Respectful Service.

What to Expect From a Fall/Winter/Spring Mission Trip​

Lodging & Meals

Service Project Setup

Pre and Post-Trip Tools

Evening Worship & Programming

Onsite Staff

Trip Planning Assistance & Customizable Options

Youth Testimonies

Why YouthWorks?

We exist to connect middle and high school students to God, each other and communities through meaningful Christ-centered mission trips.

When students and communities connect they join in the bigger story of what God is doing in the world around them. We provide meaningful Christ-centered mission trips for middle and high school students that broaden perspectives, ignite passions, expose possibilities, and inspire pursuits. 

With over 25 years of investing in healthy community relationships, YouthWorks handles all the logistics so that you can focus on building relationships with your youth and adults along the way.

Fall, Winter & Spring Mission Trip FAQs

YouthWorks trips are affordable. Most trips start at $359 per person. Cost varies by location and can be found on each trip’s page. For a complete list of trips, see the Trip Finder and browse via list or map view. Cost per participant includes:

  • 14 Meals
  • Project Materials and Resources
  • Program Resources
  • Evening Activities
  • Lodging
  • Staffing – Recruitment & Training

If cost of the trip is an obstacle for your group or for a specific student in your group please call us to find out more about scholarship opportunities.

Yes, there is a minimum of 30 participants needed. This is due to the cost of setting up the experience and helps YouthWorks to serve the community well. The 30 participant minimum can be made up from more than one church group. We have recruiting resources to help churches reach 30+ participants.

Registrations for a YouthWorks mission trip must be made through a church or organization. Because of YouthWorks’ program and policies, agreements with ministry partners and to be respectful of other groups, we do not allow individuals who are not in the appropriate grades to attend the mission trip. The minimum group size is five.

  • Each YouthWorks trip is categorized as middle school (junior high), mixed (middle school/high school), high school, or high school & up trip.
  • Middle School trips are open to students in 7th and 8th grade.
  • High School trips are open to students in 9th to 12th grade.
  • Mixed trips are open to students in 7th to 12th grade.
  • We don’t have specific college age trips; YouthWorks hires college students to facilitate all summer mission trips, click here for more information.

Yes! In fact, Adult Leaders play a key leadership role on your youth trips. A leader needs to be at least 20 years of age and be willing to take a role of leadership with your teenagers.

We can help you through this process. Adding spaces can happen at any time as long as we have availability. There are some deadlines for decreasing spaces, please check out the Registration Process for more specifics.

Safety is of the utmost importance to our organization, especially in light of COVID-19. We have an aggressive plan in place to COVID-proof our sites for 2021 trips. We want participants to feel safe throughout the entire week, and we want parents and church leadership to know that we take every precaution in order to ensure their safety. Our staff are thoroughly trained on a variety of safety practices and procedures. With that said, we do rely on Adult Leaders and youth to help the YouthWorks staff in maintaining the safety policies and procedures for their mission week.

Groups are housed in a local church, school or community building. Participants need to bring their own sleeping bags, pillows and sleeping pads or air mattresses that are twin-size or smaller (Puerto Rico has a slightly different requirement). All females and males sleep in separate rooms, including married Adult Leaders. Showers are available either on site or at a nearby location. Off-Site showers may be at local community center, YMCA or public high school which may include open shower rooms or private stalls. Specific details will be available in the spring as they are confirmed in each community.

Each YouthWorks site is unique. We encourage you to take a look at the specific community pages to learn more.

YouthWorks welcomes youth and adult participants with disabilities and works collaboratively with Trip Leaders to provide accommodations to need and circumstance. Due to the diverse nature of our 45+ mission sites and on-going changes at service locations, creating a coordinated plan with a Trip Leader is important to help us discern if and how the special need can be accommodated. While we are working toward greater accessibility in each of the communities we serve, there are some mission locations that are more easily equipped to handle special requests than others and some communities that cannot fully accommodate all needs. For more information, please talk with a Trip Consultant, if not yet registered for a trip, or a Mission Trip Associate, if you are registered already.

 

Steps To Booking Your Trip

Fill Out The Form

We Give You A Call

Finalize Trip & Payment

Recruit Students & Plan For Your Trip

Ready to Start the Conversation?

Contact us to begin planning your mission trip. Fill out the form, email us at info@youthworks.com, or call us at 800-968-8504 to get started.