High School Mission Trip | Participants Only

About

We are all called to be the hands of feet of Christ.  One way to answer the call is to join Nativity’s Youth Ministry at Catholic Heart Work Camp (CHWC) for our Summer Mission of Service. CHWC provides parish youth groups, teens and adult leaders service opportunities to restore homes and HEARTS, feed the hungry, lift the spirits of children, bring joy to the elderly and disabled, and offer assistance while partnering with social agencies.

We welcome students currently in grades 9-12 to join us on the trip.  We also are seeking adult leaders wanting to serve along side teens!

This year we are headed to Oil City, PA with Catholic Heart Work Camp from July 21 – 26, 2019!

Resources & Packing List Info

Pre Trip Prep Link  http://chwcpretrip.com/

PreTrip Booklet – http://chwcpretrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/pretrip2019.pdf

– Personal Safety Tool List, Page 14
– Personal Supply List, Page 15
– Issues related to Meals – this only applies to a few of you – Page 13

Disregard REQUIRED TOOLS and YOUTH GROUP SUPPLY LIST

CHWC home page
Information Booklet – Has ALL the info you want to know about CHWC works.    
– CHWC Instagram

Attendance
Attendance at all formation, fundraising meetings & events is required for teen participants and adult leaders.  Talk with Ms Ingrid if/when an issue should arise.

Attire
All participants will wear a Nativity T-shirt provided for each day.
– Participants are highly encouraged to wear work pants or scrubs.
– Ladies and Gents must wear sleeved shirts at all times and  minimum 5 inch inseam shorts at all times – even for bed time.

Devices
Teens are not allowed to bring their cell phones on this mission. Leave them at home.  Adult vols are required to use them to connect with home base.  Otherwise, adults are to be present to the teens and the mission before them.

 

Updated Schedule as of 6.1.2019

All events must be attended as scheduled – Updated 6/1/2019

Date                       Time                             Location              Activity

17 June                730pm-830pm       The Well        Formation Meeting
Monday

12 July                 630pm-900pm         TBA               Mission Family Social – Pot Luck
Friday                                                                                Social for mission participants and parents
Tshirts and cinch bags handed out

21 July                 Early departure       TBA              Depart for Oil City, PA
Sunday

26 July                Late return                TBD               Nativity Parking Lot
Friday

OLD INFO

* Registration Instructions

COST
The total cost is $500 for students and $100 for adult leaders (includes cost of t-shirt and program expenses, does not cover any personal expenses).
– $250 Student/$100 Adult Leader – Non-refundable deposit due February 4th with completed application
– $250 balance due March 17th – Not refundable after March 30th

CHWC Individual Application Link
– 
https://chwc.wufoo.com/forms/chwc-application-oil-city/

o   This must be completed by every participant (youth and adult leader) who is attending camp.

23 January 2019

– Complete each form, REVIEW and PRINT

-There are 4 forms: 2 are Fillable PDFs, 1 is not a Fillable, 1 you will be given at the Feb 4 meeting
– In the Fillables, most FIELDS require information.
– If you need to leave a FIELD blank because it’s not applicable to you (ie home, phone, allergies, medications) write NA.
– You can TAB or use the mouse to navigate from FIELD to FIELD.
– Some PDF Fillable Fields can be challenging.  Take your time.
CHWCs forms Require a Notary. Do NOT sign in absence of a Notary.
Notary is available at your bank and UPS (for $5 fee), or Ms Ingrid can notarize at Feb 4 meeting (no charge).

Teens:
1)  Nativity Registration, Fillable PDF, Required Fields – SIGN & PRINT
2019 Fillable Nativity HS Mission Trip Application (Adult & Youth) Final

2) CHWC-Medical PDF, Complete Fields, DO NOT SIGN – Requires Notary, PRINT
2019 Fillable CHWC Medical Release Form

3) Diocese-Teen/ParentRisk-MedicalRelease, Complete Fields, PRINT and SIGN
2019 Fillable TEENS Parental Release and Emergency Form

4) CHWC-CodeOfBehavior, Requires Notary, Will be given out at Feb 4 meeting.
In advance of the Feb 4 Meeting – read the code 2019 CHWC Code-of-Behavior

 

– Complete each form, REVIEW and PRINT, SIGN –

Adult Leaders:
1)  NativityRegistration, Fillable PDF, Required Fields – SIGN & PRINT
2019 Fillable Nativity HS Mission Trip Application (Adult & Youth) Final

2) CHWC-Medical PDF, Complete Fields, DO NOT SIGN – Requires Notary, PRINT
2019 Fillable CHWC Medical Release Form

3) Diocese-AdultRisk-Medical Release, Complete Fields, PRINT and SIGN
2019 Fillable ADULT Volunteer Release and Emergency Form

4) CHWC-CodeOfBehavior, Requires Notary, Will be given out at Feb 4 meeting.
In advance of the Feb 4 Meeting – read the code 2019 CHWC Code-of-Behavior

 

– Complete each form, REVIEW and PRINT, SIGN –

 

Adult Leaders

All prospective adult leaders will be interviewed and vetted by the Director of Youth Ministry (DYM) for suitability in this ministry.  Once vetted and approved, adults must be made compliant with the policies of the Diocese of Arlington’s Office of Child Protection and Victim Assistance (OCPVA).

Compliance includes:

1) OCPVA Background Packet – given to volunteer by the parish/DYM
2) Virtus Training –  Create profile and schedule to attend a class.

OCPVA Compliance required by March 30.

Questions

If you have any questions along the way, please watch the video below and read the CHWC FAQs  or email our Youth Ministries Director, Ms. Ingrid, at [email protected].

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