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Day of fun
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Mission Trips

Whether you want to plan a mission trip for a family, youth group, multi-generational group or an alternate spring break for a college group, Friends of Lantern Hill can help.

We recognize that planning a mission trip can be very over-whelming. 


We aim to reduce your stress, help you with every step, and use our experience to plan a trip exactly the way you’d like it.  Pre-planning, packing lists, transportation support, 24 hour service, translation, food, lodging. EVERYTHING. We will help your group experience International Missions no problem!

Friends of Lantern Hill has opportunities for Short Term (1 week) & Long Term (a month or more) volunteers within our daily programs, summer mission trip season, and long term servant positions.  Volunteers generally raise money to support their stay at Linterna del Camino, work in the programs that fit with their gifts, and dedicate their time to serving those in need.  Our volunteers have done everything from teaching and playing with the children, working with adults in the community, initiated new programs, helped the local staff with projects and served along with or led experiences with our mission trip teams all summer! 

The Details

Friends of Lantern Hill specializes in Mission Trips for youth groups, church fellowship groups and mission teams.  We match your personal gifts to the needs of our communities and partner organizations.  There is nothing that you “fit into.”   Through our intensive learning opportunities and reflective processing time, we will stand beside you and guide you through your experience.  This processing time, combined with activities designed to get you thinking and developing your servant heart, will lead you into a rhythm of service that will begin to change your perspectives and offer you a new way of looking at the world.

If You Would Like to Plan a Trip:

1. Use our Contact us page and send a note or call Abby Williams at 702-769-1751 to start the process and see what dates are available.

2. Decide on your dates, # of participants. After confirming date availability, send a $200 non-refundable servant trip deposit for each person attending. Please make your check out to Friends of Lantern Hill and send it to this address:

Friends of Lantern Hill c/o Robert Harper

1907 Buckington Dr. 

Chesterfield, MO 63017

3. Once we receive your deposit we will contact you about the rest of the steps!


Participants Flying Into San Diego

All arrivals into San Diego need to be scheduled before 2pm and all departures out of San Diego need to be scheduled after 12 noon.  No exceptions. Groups who book flights outside of our desired time-frames will be responsible for the lodging, travel and all costs associated with staying in San Diego. Travel times to and from the border effect overall travel arrangements and are very important to abide by.


Servant Trip Donation Payment Schedules (Groups or Individuals)

In order to reserve the dates you desire a $200 non-refundable deposit is due immediately for each participant. Once reserved, 50% of your groups total donation is due 120 days prior to your servant experience and your final donation is due 45 days prior to servant experience. Please understand that timely payments help us to continue to offer our ministry partners support, and keep Linterna del Camino serving!

Ask Us About Sponsorship Opportunities!

Friends of Lantern Hill offers mission trip sponsorship's for college students and persons with financial needs