Dominican Republic Mission Trip
On the Dominican Republic Mission Trip, high school students from First Community Church spend a week at the Dominica School and Orphanage in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The purpose of the trip is simply to serve in any way we are needed.
Our participants teach classes at the school, work on art projects with the kids, lead kickball and volleyball for gym class, practice speaking English with the high school students, and do work projects to improve the facility. We have come to know this special place as our home away from home, and these children and their caregivers are our family.
The 2017 trip dates are October 15-21.
This trip is for members of the high school graduating classes of 2017, 2018, 2019. This trip fee is entirely tax deductible. If needed, we can set up a payment plan to allow you to pay over time, and scholarships are available if you still need additional support. A lack of money should not be the reason you cannot attend this trip.
RegistrationRegistration is closed
Final payments are due Friday, August 25Make Additional Payments
All meetings will take place at North Campus, Room 130.
|April 26, 7pm||Informational Meeting|
|May 1||Registration Opens|
|July 15||Registration Closes|
|August 25||Fees and Forms Due|
|September 17, 6pm||General Participant Meeting|
|October 11, 6pm||Participant Packing Meeting|
Please note our itinerary has changed more than once since our original booking. This is the most up to date itinerary, with one flight number change and slight schedule changes.
Participants must be at the airport no later than 5:15 AM on October 15, 2017.
October 15, 2017
DEPART: 7:10 AM Columbus Oh CMH
ARRIVE: 8:49 AM Atlanta Ga ATL
DEPART: 9:45 AM( ATL ) Atlanta Ga
ARRIVE: 1:04PM ( SDQ ) Las Americas Arpt Do
October 21, 2017
DEPART: 2:04 PM ( SDQ ) Las Americas Arpt Do
ARRIVE: 5:30 PM ( ATL ) Atlanta Ga
DEPART: 10:23P ( ATL ) Atlanta Ga
ARRIVE: 11:57P ( CMH ) Columbus Oh
Packing List & Meeting Notes
Watch this video to get a sense of what the Dominican Republic trip is about.
Senior Capstone Projects
Some students who participate in the Dominican Republic trip use their experiences as research for their senior capstone projects. If you are interested in doing this, please talk to us and we will help make sure your research is successful.
Here is some of the work created by former participants:
For more information, please contact the Mission Office at 614-488-0681 x106, or the Youth Ministry Coordinators, Gabrielle Whitcomb, at GWhitcomb@FCchurch.com or Makenzie Adkins, st MAdkins@FCchurch.com.