Dates: June 9th-15th, 2024

Location: San Juan (airport and extra day) / Arecibo (lodging and mission sites)

Transportation: Church Van (to airport), Plane, and Rental Vans

Open To: All current 9th-12th Grade Youth and Graduated Seniors

Cost: $850.00 (before fundraising/includes: airfare, rental vans, Youth Works registration and programming, lodging, work materials, six dinners, five lunches, and five breakfasts, and free day activities).

Space limit to 8

Registration: now - November 15th


Youth Works was founded in 1994 and serves communities all over the United States, along with several foreign missions. As of 2010, each summer, Youth Works serves 45 communities for six weeks per location, drawing in more than 21,000 participants to mission work. Additionally, short term missions during fall and spring breaks are offered to middle school, high school, and college students.

In serving Puerto Rico, as well as other sites, Youth Works offers an immersive model that allows young people to meet those they are serving and learn about their culture, along with participating in impactful and meaningful service.

Service projects include light construction, painting, work with local service organizations such as food banks, and spending a day in an orphanage with children. Groups are generally split and paired with other churches.

In addition to service projects, young people participate in morning and evening worship, small groups, church time, and devotions throughout the week (all are given in a non-denominational manner). Each morning and afternoon they are taken off site to locations, such as the beach and town squares to enjoy fellowship and cultural immersion.


At sign up, a $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required.

The remainder of the cost will be split into two $350.00 payments, due on March 15th, 2024 and May 15th, 2024.

Payments are non-refundable.

Scholarship money is available. Please contact Nick if there is a need.


Upon registration, the following paperwork is needed:

  • Youth Permission Slip and Medical Release (if not yet on file)

Additional paperwork will be needed at a later date:

  • Youth Works Covenant
  • Youth Works Participant Release Form
  • Copy of Drivers License or Photo ID


Recommended Vaccinations by CDC:
In addition to routine vaccinations, the CDC recommends:

  • Hep B
  • Typhoid

The CDC also recommends an updated Tetanus shot.

As Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, a passport is not required for travel.

Other Important Dates:

We will have a pre-trip meeting on Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 to go over some final details and logistics.