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Mission Trips to the Dominican Republic

Serve in Jarabacoa, D.R.

Caribbean Mountain Academy LogoDuring your stay, you may perform mission work side-by-side with our Academy students to provide an example of service to the teens. Your team may also work on your own group service projects in the Jarabacoa community where we have built relationships with numerous Dominican Pastors and ministries. Our community service projects are an extension of their ministry, and they are an extension of our ministry, to fulfill the Great Commission.

The Caribbean Mountain Academy is also the perfect location to unplug and reconnect. Here, we focus on the value of relationships and faith, and set aside the more material world we are often so caught up in.

A Relational Focus

Our long-term presence in the Dominican Republic, and the immersive setting of our Caribbean Mountain Academy, makes our mission work so uniquely memorable for participants and valuable to those we serve.

When you serve with Crosswinds in the Dominican Republic, you will quickly learn that while many Dominicans are materially poor, they are rich in their relationships with God, family and friends. That joy will rub off on you, helping you gain perspective on what is really important in life.

Service Projects for Every Calling

Crosswinds mission trips offer a variety of projects to choose from, matching the interests and expertise of our participants to the needs of the community.

Construction and Repair

Live out the gospel through your work on projects that improve the living conditions of the community. Projects include renovation, painting, roofing, installation of indoor restrooms and upkeep of community areas.

Children's Ministry

Spend time serving kids and teens through Vacation Bible School, youth group camps, and education initiatives to develop a greater sense of spirituality. 

sports ministry

Interact and connect with kids, introducing them to the church and helping them understand their connection to the church through various sporting activities.

Expanding the local church

Help improve the church’s presence in the community by working on various projects to help benefit both community members and the church.

A Proven Experience

Taylor University Woman’s Softball Team

Upland, IN

Still pondering your decision? Learn more about Taylor University’s experience during their mission trip to our campus in the Dominican Republic and why one softball player said:

“It really opened up my heart to the Lord and to grow with the team, the CMA students, and the Dominicans.”

 

Dominican Mission Trip FAQ

More about mission trips with Crosswinds.

The first step to organizing your trip is to contact us at (765) 508-8636 with your request. Or fill out the request form here.

You absolutely can! All you need is do is to invite people with a like-mindedness to serve to join you. Crosswinds makes being a group leader a breeze! We will handle all the logistics of your trip.

We will customize your mission trip service to your interests and the needs in the community and on campus. Serving could include help in construction of a home or church, sports ministry, vacation bible school, evangelism, food distribution and more. Crosswinds aims to create both an immediate and long-term impact with each visiting team. For many teams we help facilitate morning devotions at our chapel, and lead an evening time of reflection on the day- what we call “Yeah God and fist bumps.” As each team is a bit different, each itinerary is customized to meet a team’s specific needs and goals.

Minimum age for a minor traveling with his/her guardian is ten years old. If any minors are going on a trip, a member of at least 25 years of age must be accompanying to chaperone, with signed permission to take responsibility of the minors while traveling.

We prefer groups of at least 5 people, as a team creates a more impactful experience. However, we welcome individuals, parent/child, and families as well! An average team consists of 15 people. We can comfortably host 40 people in a week, and can make arrangements for groups larger than 40 as well.

The cost is $75 per person per night for a mission trip—or $200 per night for a family (up to five family members). This covers all local ground transportation, lodging, travel insurance, three daily meals and a local excursion! Local ground transportation includes airport shuttle to and from the SANTIAGO (STI) airport, transportation to local service projects, and excursions. Teams are responsible for their own airfare and service project expenses.

All North Americans traveling to the Dominican Republic must have a passport. You will not be allowed into the Dominican without one. (Note: The Dominican Republic does not support the passport card, only a regular passport book. Plan on 6-8 weeks to receive a regular passport, unless you are willing to pay extra to have it expedited.)

Your team will be staying on the campus of Caribbean Mountain Academy in the Goshen Mission House. Goshen Mission House sleeps up to 40 people.  It includes three separate bunk style rooms with full-sized beds, bathrooms, hot showers, one private apartment that sleeps up to 7 people, a meeting room, and full kitchen.

You will also find two balconies that can be used as meeting spaces, which feature breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys below.

Goshen Mission House | Crosswinds

 

Most groups arrive on a Saturday and leave on a Saturday. If you need to do something different, mention that to us and we will see if it works with our mission team schedule at the time of booking.

If there is another group with similar trip objectives scheduled to be on campus at the same times as yours, it is possible for you to spend time working together. This can be a rewarding experience as it gives you the opportunity to spend time with like-minded people who are passionate about service.

To ensure you are the only group on campus, you may book a group of 40 people.