Hilton Head Island, SC
Age Range: Group Trips Ages 11+, Family Mission Trips Ages 6+
Starting Price: $335
Trip Types: Group Trips, Family TripsRequest More Info
This sleepy, yet warm and welcoming beach town is known for their self-described, Lowcountry way of life. Though much lower than the rest of the state, Hilton Head still has a poverty rate of 10 percent. Will you come, join the community, and share the love of Jesus with this incredible island?
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In order to best serve you and empower you to serve others, we're offering no-hassle refunds for all our groups for the next year. We'll work directly with you to make sure you are well taken care of. Details on this policy here.
Details & Logistics
Your team will have the opportunity to partner with Providence Presbyterian Church, Bloom Senior Living Center and other local ministries. Some of your team's ministry activities may include:
- Nursing Home Visits: There is a fairly large elderly community in Hilton Head, and spending time in nursing homes is one of our favorite ministries. The elderly residents in nursing homes can often feel lonely. You will have one-on-one time with the residents, listening to their stories and encouraging them in their daily lives.
- Service Projects: There is the possibility for participants to help at one of the local non-profits with various service/construction projects. It will range from painting, sweeping, and raking yards to patching holes in a roof, doing repairs and installations.
- Beach Ministry: Because of the location, there are opportunities for ministry on the beach and reaching out to the locals and visitors. By handing out water bottles and inviting others to play a game of beach volleyball or soccer, you will have a chance to connect kids, teens, and adults.
Your team will stay at a local church where they will have access to bathrooms, showers, and a full kitchen. Sleeping will be on the floor, so bring air mattresses and sleeping bags, or sheets and blankets. We will eat all our meals together and participate in praise, worship and debriefing each night at the facility. There are multiple buildings so boys and girls can have their separate places at night. The lodging site does have nice green space for team building activities including a prayer path, sand volleyball court, and a pavilion!
Hotels are also an option at an increased price. If your team would like to stay in a hotel, we encourage you to book your trip as quickly as possible to capture the best price. We will make these reservations for you through our partnership with various hotel groups.
There is a full kitchen with anything you might need. Meals are very much a team effort, and we have a lot of fun in the process! Teams will participate in meal prep and serving. Breakfast will be cold cereal, fruit, bagels, etc. Hot breakfasts could be available as well, depending on the group's willingness to contribute to the meal prep and cooking. Lunch will be packed sandwiches, fruit and a side to take to the ministry site. Hot dinners will typically be served after ministry at the church each day.
There's an outdoor pavilion and open grass area where a lot of our teams like to eat if it's nice out.
Your group is welcome to drive in or fly in. If your team chooses to fly in, we recommend flying into Savannah, GA. Flights are likely cheaper there. As with all our domestic trips, your team will be required to supply their own ground transportation. If you do fly, rentals are likely available near the airport. Parking is available on site for either a bus or vans.
Additionally, our headquarters are in Gainesville, GA and it could be that we'll be sending one of our staff as a Project Leader. If that's the case, we may have a van available as well. These are available on a first come first serve basis and at a small extra fee of $50 per day to cover expenses.
The safety of our participants is a top priority for us. We have both an internal Risk Management team and external Risk Management consultants. We use a multi-pronged approach to risk management - including monitoring information from reporting agencies and relying on the knowledge of our ministry partners. In addition to our own protocols (e.g., students must be with an adult at all times), our ministry hosts and partners will provide trip specific safety guidelines for the particular trip location. Our Project Leaders are trained in risk management and have access to both on-field and home-office support.
$500 Deposit: This deposit is required to reserve your trip. At this point, you will lock in your trip and we will keep in touch with you going forward about preparation. This deposit is applied to the total cost of your trip.
50% Payment: Half of your total trip cost will need to be paid 2 months before your trip.
100% Payment: The remaining balance is due 1 month before your trip.
Seth Warner, Youth Pastor
Projects were well planned out and matched perfectly for our group. Our entire team was stretched and grew a lot during the trip. I liked the family trip, perfect for our church. Our church really enjoyed the Listening Prayer activity.
It has really changed my life. The Project Leader was a huge help to all of us and really took the time to get to know every single one of us individually. He brought us all closer and, because of him, I got to see an example of a soldier of Christ. I really enjoyed every single second of my trip; all these chains I had were broken and God gave me a breakthrough in my faith. We got to help hands-on helping out with the food pantry and handing out water bottles on the beach. God gave me an opportunity to grow and help others in need. I am so thankful to Adventures in Missions for this trip. I can truly see God using this organization to further the Kingdom and train individuals to take leaps of faith to get closer to God. I will never forget the bonds I've made and the nights on the beach and the happiness I've seen in people's faces. Everything was perfect and well-organized by our Project Leaders. I have nothing to compare it to as this was my first mission trip; nonetheless, it was a victory and success according to God's plan. This trip has led me to the path of mission work- and I've decided to completely devote every part of my life to serving God. I hope I can come back next year. I will never forget the love and grace we shared! Amen!
Our Project Leader was an amazing leader for our trip. Our overall spiritual + missions heart of the group was challenged tremendously. We were stretched and renewed! We all left with a heart for those around us, especially in our own communities! Can't wait to come back!