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JAMAICA


Welcome to the UGA Freshley Jamaica information page. Here you can find general information about our annual spring break trip to Jamaica, support raising information and resources, and other updates about the trip. 

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JAMAICA


Welcome to the UGA Freshley Jamaica information page. Here you can find general information about our annual spring break trip to Jamaica, support raising information and resources, and other updates about the trip. 

General Info


General Info


2018.19 JAMAICA INFO

 

Where we go & what we do

  • Location: The Jamaica trip is divided up into 4 teams that visit 4 separate sites in Jamaica; while we have multiple sites, small groups/small group leaders will always be placed together on the same site. You will find out your location over Winter Break!

    • Every location is in a safe area of town & is very secure. There will be 5-6 staff members who lead each trip.

    • Listed below is where each location stays:

      • Mobay: Youth with a Mission Base

      • Mandeville: Gulf View Hotel

      • Port Maria: Casa Maria Hotel

      • St. Anns: Seacrest Beach Hotel

  • Travel: We will fly into Montego Bay or Kingston, and then be transported to the different locations by bus. Frequent Flier miles/buddy passes cannot be used.

    • Passports: You need one!!! And it needs to expire 6 months after we return or later (September 17th, 2019). Get an up to date passport ASAP!!!

  • Dates: Spring Break

    • Friday to Friday, March 8-15 2019

      • One team, we will write you a note for missing class!

      • Indicate your willingness on your application

      • **You may get separated from your SG if you cannot do Friday

    • Saturday to Saturday, March 9-16 2019

  • Activities/Sample Schedule: We will be doing a wide variety of activities on the trip. We seek to serve the people of Jamaica in a variety of ways, including manual labor as well as personal ministry. There will be projects such as building houses, painting churches, laying cement, and many others. We'll also visit nursing homes, orphanages, infirmaries, etc to minister to those in need. Other activities include visiting a local Jamaica church, team time at night, fun day at Dunn's river falls, and lots more. You'll be given a specific itinerary as we get closer to the trip, but this is general overview:

    • Saturday-Saturday

      • Saturday: Travel and Group Time

      • Sunday: Worship at a local church and prep for the week

      • Monday-Wednesday: Worksites & Group Time

      • Thursday: Fun day in Ocho Rios (all groups combined)

      • Friday: Local outreach/Intercession

    • Friday to Friday

      • Friday: Travel and Group Time

      • Saturday: Local outreach\Intercession

      • Sunday: Worship at a local church & prep for work sites

      • Monday-Wednesday: Worksites & Group Time

      • Thursday: Fun Day in Ocho Rios (all groups combined)

Pre-Trip Info

  • Sign Ups: To sign up go to www.ugawesley.org, click on the link at the top that says “Sign Ups” and then select “Mission Trips” and follow the instructions. Your spot is not secured until you turn in your $125 non-refundable deposit. ($100 goes towards your trip & $25 is an admin fee) (Note: Jamaica is a separate application from Wesley Missions)

    • You can pay that deposit 2 ways:

      • By Check: The check needs to be made out to the UGA Wesley Foundation with your name and "Jamaica" on the memo line. (ex: Daniel Simmons - Jamaica) You can bring it to Freshley on Monday night, or to Wesley during office hours.

      • Online: You can pay online through PayPal - go to ugawesley.org, click the give tab, then click “give to a mission trip”. Before you donate, be sure to write in your name & Jamaica under “Student Name.” *Please note that PayPal charges a service fee of around 3%* So, if you pay the deposit online, please pay $129!

  • Support Raising Meeting: October 21st, 8pm, Wesley Main Chapel

  • Deadlines: The following is a schedule of all deadlines for the trip:

    • October 8th - $125 deposit due // November 5th - $250 due // December 3rd - $350 due // January 9th - $875 due // February 19th - $1875 due

  • Meetings/conference: There will be a mandatory conference for everyone going to Jamaica on January 25th & 26th. Aside from the conference, the teams will meet 3 more times on a Sunday evening before the trip second semester. You’ll know what these dates are once the teams are set.

MONEY!!!

Cost: $1875. Please be aware that we will train students on how to raise support (fundraise). The student (or student’s parents) are not simply expected to write a check for the trip. A $125 deposit is due at time of sign up - $100 of this goes towards your trip cost, $25 goes towards an administrative fee that is in addition to the cost of your trip. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.

The truth: GOD PROVIDES!!! Every year, if students give themselves to faithfully send letters & follow up, we watch God provide the funds to go! If support raising or the cost of the trip make you nervous, that is okay - don’t let it stop you if you feel God leading you\if you want to come! We will give you a lot of training at the support raising meeting - October 21st at 8pm at the Wesley Main Chapel!

Questions:

If you have any questions, please email megan.mcgarrah@gmail.com or nataliemgriffin1@gmail.com :)

Support Raising


Support Raising


Steps to being fully funded:

support raising page 1
support raising 2
support raising page 3

Montego Bay


Montego Bay


FLIGHT INFORMATION - BLUE FLIGHT GROUP

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FLIGHT INFORMATION - RED FLIGHT GROUP

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St. Ann's


St. Ann's


FLIGHT INFORMATION - BLUE FLIGHT GROUP

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Port Maria


Port Maria


FLIGHT INFORMATION - GREEN FLIGHT GROUP


FLIGHT INFORMATION - GREEN FLIGHT GROUP

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Mandeville


Mandeville


FLIGHT INFORMATION

Mandeville - Orange Flight Group

all students on the same flights

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MANDY Packing List


For Hotel:

  • 1 plastic bottle of jelly (strawberry or grape - whichever you like more)

  • 1 plastic jar of peanut butter


Clothing:

  • Nice clothes for church/schools (will wear 2-3 times)

  • Girls: knee-length skirts/dresses, no spaghetti straps or sleeveless tops

  • Guys: khaki pants, polo shirt, or golf shirt (no shorts or jeans)

  • Nice sandals or closed toe shoes (no plastic flip-flops, Chacos, etc.)

  • Work Clothes (3 or 4 sets)

  • Old t-shirts (your clothes will get really messy)

  • Mid-thigh shorts, no spaghetti straps or sleeveless tops at the work sites

  • Pants for working with cement

  • Old tennis shoes for construction work

  • Base Clothes to wear at night (5 or 6)

  • Nike shorts, casual shorts and tanks are permitted on the base (still no spaghetti straps)

  • Chacos and flip flops to wear in the shower

  • Swimming suit

  • Girls: one piece (no tankinis or low-cut one pieces) Guys: Trunks

  • Bathing suit cover-up

  • Ocho Rios - clothes for sight-seeing\beach and shoes to climb the water fall (Chacos or water shoes)

  • Clean clothes for the trip home

  • Pajamas

  • Long sleeve t-shirt or hoodie for night time

  • Light jacket/ light rain coat

  • Socks (6-7 pairs)

  • Unmentionables (Make sure you pack enough!)

Other Things:

  • Paint Brush & Paint Roller (both actual metal piece and 3 pack of rollers) - one of each

  • Soap/shampoo/other toiletries

  • Book bag (carry-on) for worksites

  • Pillow/pillowcase

  • Bath towel & washcloth

  • Beach towel

  • Bible & journal & pens

  • Cameras

  • Sunglasses/hat/bandana

  • Sunscreen

  • Water bottle

  • Watch

  • Cash for 2 lunches, snacks, souvenirs, etc and 1 dinner ($60 should cover this)

  • One pair of sturdy work gloves

    • Extra washcloths for concrete work (ones you will throw away)

  • Pens\Pencils, composition books & ruled paper packets

  • Things for your Warm & Fuzzy

Optional:

  • Blanket

  • Flashlight

  • Bug Spray

  • Any snacks you want

  • Cards, games, spikeball, frisbee etc.

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Small trash bag for wet clothes

  • Crystal Light Packets

  • Earplugs

  • Money for additional food in the airport

  • Any medications that you regularly need or might need

Do NOT Bring:

  • Hairdryers, straighteners, electric razors, etc.

  • Laptops, tablets, other electronics

  • In Carry-On: Any liquids\gels greater than 3.4 ounces, knives, nail clippers\files, scissors, etc.

Each person is permitted 1 checked bag (which MUST weigh no more than 50 pounds), 1 carry-on (backpack), and 1 personal item (purse, pillow, etc.).



Website for the trip: freshleyblog.org