Dominican Republic | 2023

Bavaro

Dominican Republic

with 2nd Mile Missions

The Adventure

The trip of a lifetime

Experience the Dominican Republic with Wildman and 2nd Mile Missions. For all the beauty the DR has to offer, there is also plenty of need, and the greatest way to understand the need and see the impact of education and spiritual enrichment in the lives of impoverished children is to experience it firsthand. Awareness trips are a powerful way to learn, serve and make an even greater impact.

Cool Stuff: Enjoy time eating local meals, playing cards and furthering connections with friends and staff of the Education Center, House of Hope and Church of God for the Nations.

The Service

Adventure & Service

The greatest way to understand the need and see the impact of education and spiritual enrichment in the lives of impoverished children is to experience it firsthand. Awareness trips are a powerful way to learn, serve and make an even greater impact.

  • Spend time in the classroom working with students to create cards for their sponsors, or some other sponsor related activity.
  • If you are a sponsor, you will have dedicated time to meet your sponsored child and further engage in relationship building.
  • Spend time in the House of Hope playing games, making connections and assisting them with a sponsor related activity.
  • Visit the slums and poor neighborhoods to meet the children and conduct bible study lessons.
  • Complete a light construction or painting project.
  • Attend local church services to fully immerse yourself in the local culture.
  • Spend time praying for the Education Center, House of Hope, local churches and the people of the Dominican Republic with your team.
  • Enjoy time spent eating meals, playing cards and furthering connections with friends and staff of the Education Center, House of Hope and Church of God for the Nations.

Awareness trips take place several times a year and are open to sponsors, donors and anyone who is interested in partnering with us or serving the needs of 2nd Mile Missions.

FAQs

Common Questions

What is 2nd Mile Missions?

2nd Mile Missions is breaking the cycle of poverty by providing education, healthcare, nutrition and spiritual enrichment to thousands of children since 2006.

Join us in making a difference today while helping to empower the people.

Who can attend Wildman mission trips?

Any Wildman employee with their family members pending supervisor approval. The suggested age to bring children is between the ages of 10 and 12 or based on their desire and/or maturity level.

What does the fee include?

The fee includes your transportation, hotel stay, food, and airfare.

Are the trips safe?

The places we will travel are generally crime-free during the daylight hours. A few things to remember are to leave expensive and/or fancy jewelry at home, do not walk down the public streets carrying anything valuable in your hand (example: cell phone), and do not leave the hotel without reporting it to a team leaders. It is critical that you never travel alone, but in small groups to ensure your safety. Should conflict occur, please walk away politely while saying I’m sorry to resolve the situation quickly.

What about transportation?

Wildman provides transportation via a bus or large van with the groups traveling together.

Who do I ask if I have more questions?

Please contact Audrey Russell, Human Resources Director at Wildman, with any mission trip related questions at 574-306-4646 or e-mail her at audrey.russell@wildmanbg.com.

What should I wear on the mission trips?

Modesty is key. Men should wear pants & women capris, skirts, or dresses to church. When visiting the school or villages, please do not wear shorts, tank tops, or yoga pants.

What will I be doing in the Dominican Republic?

We will spend time in the classroom working with students to create cards for their sponsors and participate in other sponsor-related activities. If you are a sponsor, you will have dedicated time to meet your sponsored child and further engage to build your relationship. We will spend time in the House of Hope playing games, making connections, and assisting them with projects. Our group will see the village, interact with the families and children there, and conduct Bible study lessons as a group. In the evenings, our team attends a local church service to fully understand and appreciate the culture.

What type of lodging do you provide in the Dominican?

The group will stay at the Hotel Riu Naiboa, Punta Cana.

How can I get my passport?

Please visit this site to begin the passport process months in advance of your trip.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/how-to-apply.html

 

 

 

Planning Resources

Tools to Help you Plan & Prepare

Trip Prep Guide

This guide explains trip finances, medical information and immunizations, what to expect, security, baggage, and accommodations.

Trip Planner Checklist

Planning for an international trip involves a lot of moving pieces. This checklist lets you know what to do and when to do it.

Sample Support Letter

You probably want to raise support to cover the cost of the trip. This sample support request letter will get you started.

Packing List

What do you pack for a trip like this? Do you need nice clothes? Should you wear flip flops the whole time? This list will help.

Dates: 2023

TBD

Participants: 12

Price: $1500

TBD

TBD

Questions: 574-306-4646

Next Steps

Get Excited

Have the conversations to get approval from leaders and key decision makers.

Attend Info Meeting

We have several information and planning meetings leading up to the trip. Come to one and learn more!

Reserve your spot

Register for your spot by calling Wildman Human Resources or by registering via the form below.

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Are you ready for a trip you’ll never forget? We would love to have you come! Due to the limited number of spots, please complete the form below to reserve your spot.

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