Puerto Rico Mission Trip
November 11-18, 2018

Where are we staying? Since December 2017, Monteflores Presbyterian Church in the Santurce neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been housing volunteers in La Casona de Monteflores.  The building is located on the Presbyterian Church premises.

What are the living arrangements like? Sheets, towels, and pillows will be presented on our arrival.  La Casona de Monteflores has living arrangements for 12-13 people (2 bunk beds each w/ full size on bottom, 1 single bed, and 7 folding cots).  The facility has a living room, kitchen area, three bedrooms, four showers, two toilets, a roof terrace, and a washer and dryer.  There is no air conditioning, but they do have fans and it is usually breezy and cool.  Please keep in mind that power and water services may be lost during our stay.

What are some things to bring? Water bottle, lunch box, sunblock, mosquito repellent, first aid, hat, sunglasses, gloves and protective glasses.

Will meals be provided? La Casona makes sure that the house is stocked with snacks and food for breakfast and lunch.  Dinners are prepared by people in the community of Monteflores and members of the church.

What should we expect for service projects? Service projects will vary as time passes but will be catered to the group’s skills and wishes.  Projects have included painting homes and buildings, delivering groceries in the community, cleaning debris, and structural repairs.  La Casona tries to keep a work and free time balance during the trip and show volunteers the culture and beauty of Puerto Rico.

What are the costs? We are anticipating the cost of the trip to be around $1,200 per participant, including airfare, housing, meals, rental van, and service projects.  This number will be adjusted based on the number of participants.

When is the deadline to sign-up? The deadline for signups will be September 1st or whenever we reach 13 participants.  We will need a minimum of 8 participants to make the trip happen!

How do I signup? Please contact Tim Shipkin at rhino@scapc.org or 504-897-0101 x111!