Make this summer count. Summer trips are a time for students coming into grade seven through graduated seniors to experience incredible worship, connect with friends, learn more about Jesus, grow in their faith, and serve others around the world. Year after year, summer trips return students with a new passion to seek God in their lives and grow in their relationships with others.
CIY Mix - Middle School Summer Trip (incoming grades 7 & 8)
Dates: June 23-27, 2019
Contact: Makayla Seibold
Middle schoolers are headed to Cedarville, OH for
CIY Move - High School Summer Trip (incoming grade 9 through graduated seniors)
Dates: June 17-22, 2019
Contact: Nathan Branam
High school students will travel to Holland, MI for a week of CIY MOVE, a week of powerful teaching, worship, and fun. This trip is so much more than a conference experience—we’ll spend time on Lake Michigan, in Downtown Holland, and have time with friends students will remember forever. There are a limited number of spots available, so register soon!
High School Mission Trip
Dates: July 12-18, 2019
Contact: Eric Pendley
What do sleeping arrangements look like?
Students will stay in college dorm rooms. Rooms are gender-specific and often grade specific, and an adult leader will be responsible for each room. Adults and students do not share rooms.
What kind of supervision will there be on the trip?
We take adult leaders to Summer Trip who have been thoroughly vetted and completed background checks. We’ll have a 7:1 ratio of adult leaders for every student.
How do you keep track of each student?
Students are assigned to a room/group with a leader who is responsible for them. Attendance is also accounted for every time the group goes to a worship session.
What does the registration cost cover?
The registration cost includes meals at the conference, housing, transportation, and one day of off-campus activities during the week. High school students will need to bring money for two meals traveling to and from Michigan. Conference merchandise and snacks costs are on students to cover.
What type of transportation do you use?
We use charter buses with professional drivers.
How do you determine rooming assignments?
Information collected as part of the registration process will be used to help determine rooming assignments. This may include a friend to room with, campus, and group information. Our goal is for every student to be in a room with at least one friend.
High school students (incoming 9th grade to graduated seniors) will depart for Holland, Michigan on Monday, June 17 at 9 a.m.
Middle school students (incoming 7th and 8th grade) will depart for Cedarville, OH on Sunday, June 23 at 1 p.m.
How will I receive communication once my student is registered?
You’ll receive a follow-up email confirming your registration and your trip leader (Nathan Branam for MOVE and Makayla Seibold for MIX) will communicate with you pertinent information as the trip gets closer.
What do students need to bring on summer trips?
Do I need to pay registration costs all at once?
No! You can put $100 deposit down and pay a second payment anytime before June 1.
What's included in the cost?
The price includes airfare, trip insurance, meals for the week and transportation while in Mexico. If you don’t have a valid passport, application fees are outside of this amount.
When are payments due?
After the deposit, remaining amount due schedule is:
25% of funds due by Sunday, March 31, 2019 = $425
50% of funds due by Sunday, April 28, 2019 = $850
75% of funds due by Sunday, May 26, 2019 = $1275
100% of the funds are due to TPCC by no later than Sunday, June 23, 2019 = $1700
What do I need to prepare? (shots, passport, flight, etc.)
Completion of the TPCC application paperwork and deposit are needed by no later than Sunday, February 3, 2019. All flight arrangements are made by the TPCC Outreach Programming Director, Taranza Brown. A current tetanus shot is required and a prescription for Cipro (in case of diarrhea) is recommended but not required. There will be an additional travel document for minors (under the age of 18) traveling without both parents that will need to be completed and notarized, along with a Back2Back information form, but we will get those out once our team is assembled. Students must have a current passport (one with an expiration date of later than January 31, 2020). If they have a passport, but it has an expiration date sooner than this date, their passport will have to be renewed before the trip.
Get information on how to get a passport here.
What are the meals like?
Back2Back prepares excellent meals that reflect the local culture as well as providing American-style dishes. You will eat well and aren’t required to step far outside of your culinary comfort zone. All water is bottled and purchased for the mission house and work projects, and therefore safe to drink.
What is the campus like?
Back2Back Monterrey, Mexico is located on a secure campus within the city. Sleeping accommodations are air-conditioned dormitories with bunk beds.
Does Back2Back provide a translator?
Yes, there is always someone with your team who speaks Spanish. Our in-country staff team is made up of Mexican Nationals and American staff, most of whom speak Spanish. Wherever your team is going there will be at least one staff member who can translate. There are often team members who are fluent in Spanish as well.