Croc used to be a rural community that was distant both culturally and geographically from the city of Monterrey, Mexico which now feels the city and its fast-growing industry nipping at its toes. It’s amazing to see how this town and how Youthfront’s ministry have changed over the past 14 years, becoming much more complex and sophisticated as locals have taken leadership. Our after-school program provides kids in Croc with fun activities and additional classroom time where they can wonder at God’s world and know their place within God’s mission.
On a Youthfront Missional Journey in Croc, your hands-on work will be helping to host an exciting summer camp for local kids, preparing fun games, workshops, and lessons. Additionally, you’ll work alongside locals to transform our afterschool program facilities into an all-day school. Not only will this help give kids a more quality education in subjects like math and Spanish, but they’ll also better understand themselves, one another, and the world in which God has placed them.
Snapshot of a Day in Croc:
8:00 am – Breakfast at church
8:45 am – Morning prayer
9:00 am – Prepare for day camp activities at El Club
10:00 am – Children arrive for camp
10:15 am – Singing & games
11:00 am – Nature walk discovery & lesson on stewarding God’s creation
12:00 pm – Midday prayer & lunch at El Club
1:00 pm – Trash pickup on streets of Croc
2:00 pm – “Trash to treasure” art project
2:30 pm – Lesson on being restorers of the broken
3:00 pm – Snack time
3:15 pm – Games and playground time with kids
4:00 pm – Dismiss kids & free time to relax
6:00 pm – Dinner at church
7:00 pm – Home visits with Coke & cookies
9:30 pm – Evening prayer of review
10:00 pm – Chill in dorms
11:00 pm – Lights out
*Cost includes all food, lodging, program and construction expenses, local labor, translators and other costs your group will incur during their Missional Journey (except for transportation, passport/visa and personal expenditures).
Available Summer 2015 Dates:
Week 1: June 7-12
Week 2: June 14-19
Week 3: June 21-26
Week 4: June 28-July 3
Week 5: July 5-10
Week 6: July 12-17
Week 7: July 19-24
Week 8: July 26-31
Week 9: August 2-7
*Mexico Missional Journeys run Sunday morning through Friday afternoon
*Dates also available during spring/fall breaks and throughout the year. We’d love to serve you and are flexible on dates and shortening a stay for a retreat/intensive.
We can host up to 40 participants per week and require at least one adult member per 8 students. In our experience, the richest learning environment happens in intergenerational groups when there is one adult per 3 or 4 students.
In Mexico, Youthfront has a two-story dormitory attached to a local church in the heart of the village. Our dorms have bunk beds, showers, toilets, and electricity.
Missional Journeys are led and facilitated by Youthfront staff members who live and work in their respective communities full-time. College-aged summer staff provide additional support.
To register your group and for additional questions and information, call Amber Booth at 913-647-2106 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.