8 Days/7 Nights.
Group sizes are flexible.
Now Accepting Applications.
Important Trip Info
Learn more about the Rockaway Beach trip experience:
In the heart of the Ozarks, about an hour south of Convoy of Hope’s World Distribution Center, our Rural Initiatives is engaged in the community of Rockaway Beach.
We are honored to partner with a growing local church, whose pastor is fighting for the soul of his community. Field Teams work with him and his congregation in transforming this former resort town — filled with deep poverty, methamphetamine use, and broken families — into one where citizens flourish and understand their true identity.
The church purchased an abandoned resort and is working to renovate buildings into local businesses that provide new jobs and opportunities. Throughout the year, Field Teams assist the church with renovating the site, engaging local citizens through church programs, and assisting with the church-run thrift store.
With this option, the team would stay near the church in The Village Lodge. Teams have worked to renovate this former vacation cottage into lodging for teams serving in Rockaway Beach.
- Two Dormitory Rooms (separate for men and women).
- Attached shower/restroom facilities.
With this option, the team would stay in nearby rustic cabins.
- Within walking distance of the church.
- Multiple Cabins that fit 2-8 people.
- Bathrooms in each cabin.
Teams serve alongside members of a local church through efforts to better the community, help at a thrift store, renovate a former resort to businesses to help the local economy and through other projects to help the church build momentum in the community.
What Kind of Projects Will I Be Working On In ROCKAWAY BEACH?
THIS SOUNDS GREAT, BUT HOW MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST?
Ground costs are the basic trip expenses that each individual on the team will be responsible to raise. The cost covers things like housing, food, insurance, trip coordination and hosting, preparation resources, and other trip necessities.
Note: The ground cost does not include any transportation costs. If you fly to the region, we will work with you to book the flights and to find local transportation. You’ll add the cost of the tickets and necessary ground transportation to the amount you’re raising.
*$0 – $600/person.
You may choose to drive your own vehicles with no additional transportation cost, or we have a specialist who will find the flight itinerary cost that works best for your team. You’ll add the cost of the tickets and necessary ground transportation to the amount you’re raising.
$2,500-$10,000 per team.
The estimated trip costs are exactly that: estimates. The specific and final costs will be communicated during the application approval process.
Trip costs can exceed the estimates provided. This calculator is intended to help you gather a ballpark estimate for your group.
What Kind of Resources Do You Provide For Your Field Teams?
Video Training Tracks
Team Field Guide(s)
Debrief Materials & Downloads
Online Fundraising Platform
Digital Home Page
Q&A and Resources
Hold On! BEFORE I APPLY, I Have Like A Million Questions!
Every participant must meet the following criteria:
- 16-years-old or older for international trips and 13-years-old or older for U.S.-based trips. Certain trips, noted in the description, are only open to those 18+.
- In good health.
- Consent to and pass a background check.
Currently, we are not able to accommodate individuals who are not connected with a team.
Field Teams exist to connect partners with opportunities to serve people through Convoy of Hope. Field Teams consist of people from churches, universities, and other groups or organizations.
Field Teams are open to those who are 16-years-old and older for international travel (certain trips require 18+) and 13-years-old and older for U.S.-based trips. It should be noted that many of our group opportunities include construction-oriented work. Please look closely to see the type of work required of each opportunity, and keep this in mind when deciding on the team members from your group.
Field Teams help Convoy of Hope accomplish our goals around the world. Because of this, different teams may serve through different projects and opportunities. Currently, most of our teams will help with construction projects that serve our Children’s Feeding initiative. Additionally, most teams will spend time with children and others who are served through Convoy of Hope.
We don’t list every possible date for your teams to serve as there are many changing factors, and that list would be near impossible to keep for each place of service. In every place, however, there are multiple windows of opportunity throughout the entire year, except for a break around Christmas. Please let us know via email or your application of 2 or 3 windows of time (a Saturday-Saturday works best in the Western Hemisphere), and a place(s) that interests you, and we will work to find a time that works for both you and the field.
APPLY FOR A ROCKAWAY BEACH TRIP
When we receive this application, we will begin working to ensure an effective opportunity for your group. We will communicate with you shortly.
If you understand these parameters and desire to gather a group to serve on the field, please complete the information below.
We’re grateful for the opportunity to serve together through this partnership of your group, Convoy of Hope and leaders on the field.