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Mexico Trip - FAQ, Mexico, 2024


January 1-December 31


What Will We Be Doing?


During the day, we will serve in many ways, from work projects out at Oasis Boys Home to different opportunities  in the Ensenada area, we serve wherever our local partners need us. More details will be available as we get closer to your arrival date.   

During the evenings, we will have debriefing gatherings.


Groups working together or being split up are dependent on the amount of work projects during your stay.


Safety is our top priority!

  • We require groups to bring 1 adult (21 or older) for every 5 participants that are under 21 years of age.
  • We review safety procedures at the team center—appropriate close-toe shoes/boots, gloves, and goggles are recommended at any service project.
  • Participants are not required to do any work that they consider unsafe. Participants may be using a drill for screws, but no one under the age of 16 can use a power tool or drill for drilling holes, and no one under the age of 18 can use a power saw.
  • Although we serve in needy areas, we require work crews to always stay together. No one should ever be left alone, and all participants are back at the lodging facility by their designated check-in time.
  • If an injury occurs on the worksite and is not severe, Amoveo Group staff will contact the team leader and coordinate any transportation needed. If the injury is severe, the adult on site will call “911”, and Amoveo Group staff will offer support and ensure that required medical forms are delivered to the hospital.
  • Each group will have a first-aid kit
  • Amoveo Group has trained staff in an emergency/crisis response protocol

Where Will We Stay & What Will We Eat?


  • Amoveo Group trips can sometimes hold up to 100+ participants, and we house them at a team center facility - Think hostel-level accommodations.  
  • Participants must bring pillows, sleeping bags, or other bedding to sleep on bunk beds. Groups are assigned to sleeping rooms together; gender-separate and sleeping rooms may be shared with other groups, depending on their size and the size of the rooms.
  • Address of Team Center - Calle Ignacio Zaragoza # 400 Maneadero Parte Alta c.p. 22790 Ensenada B.C


  • Meals include hot breakfasts, boxed lunches, and hot dinners. All meals will be prepared for participants by kitchen staff, and lunches will be picked up by leaders and/or staff and brought to project sites. The first provided meal is dinner on Saturday, and the last meal is breakfast on Saturday. One night during the week, teams are responsible purchasing their own dinner.
  • If you have a participant that must eat gluten-free—please let us know. Participants with special diets or allergies are welcome to bring their food items to fill in as needed during the week. Please know that we do have peanut butter on the menu. Amoveo Group cannot guarantee there will not be any cross-contamination during meal preparation by kitchen staff. A staff member will be available to answer any questions about food.

Typical Schedule?


3—5:30 p.m.: Check-in.

5:30 p.m. Dinner

7 p.m. Adult Leader Meeting 

7:30 p.m. Evening Program

9:00 p.m. Free Time

11 p.m. Lights-out


6:45 a.m. Rise and Shine

7:30 a.m. Breakfast, clean up team center space

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Church

Noon Lunch at local church partners

12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Groups have free time

5:00 p.m. - Dinner

7 p.m. Adult Leader Meeting 

7:30 p.m. Evening Program

9:00 p.m. Free Time

11 p.m. Lights-out

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday:

6:45 a.m. Rise and Shine

7:30 a.m. Breakfast, gather supplies and sack lunches

8:30 a.m. Big Group Connect, Gather Supplies and depart for ministry/service sites

Noon On-Site Lunch

4:00 p.m. Return to Team Center for cleanup and free time

5:30 p.m. Dinner

7 p.m. Adult Leader Meeting 

7:30 p.m. Evening Program

9:00 p.m. Free Time

11 p.m. Lights-out


Same schedule as the other days until 12:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Groups have free time (Dinner on your own)

11 p.m. Lights-outs


7:45 a.m. Rise and Shine

8:30 a.m. Breakfast

Background Checks?


  • Yes, Amoveo Group requires that all participants 18 years of age or older be screened and background checked by your church before attending.
  • Background checks must be national and no older than two (2) years from the trip's start.
  • You choose your background check organization vendor, or we have one we can recommend.
  • 18-20-year-olds are not considered “adults” during the trip; however, we still ask them to go through your church’s screening process and have background checks run because of our commitment to safety.
  • Amoveo Group requires a letter from the church’s pastor with his signature on official letterhead confirming that the church has on file official background checks for every 18+ participant for them to attend the trip. This can be scanned and sent to info@amoveo 
  • If you require background checks, you will need to register your church/organization and then begin obtaining background checks for your people. Please go to and click 'Not Registered' in the upper right-hand corner of the screen to register your church/organization. When you get to the “How did you hear about us” entry, please type “Amoveo Group.” This will communicate that you are looking for the basic background check that will cost $15.00 a person.
  • Please note that your church/organization will need to set up an account to use this service for legal and billing purposes.

What Should I Pack?



  • 2 Copies of birth certificate for every minor
  • Notarized consent letter from parent/guardian for each minor (under 18 years of age).
  • Passport with at least 6 months validity
  • Personal health insurance card or copy


  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Any prescription medications
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent

Personal Items

  • Water Bottle
  • Sleeping Bag or Sheets
  • Towels and Wash Clothes
  • Laundry/Plastic Bag (for dirty clothes)
  • Blanket and Pillow
  • Bible
  • Sunglasses
  • Water Bottle

Clothing Items

  • Trip appropriate swimsuit
  • Light Jacket and/or sweatshirt
  • Long pants or jeans (long pants are necessary for working at Oasis)
  • Longer shorts (5 inch inseam is a guideline to follow)
  • Work t-shirts (for painting, building, etc.)
  • Pajamas, socks, & underwear
  • Work boots or sturdy shoes
  • Shower shoes
  • Bandanas, a hat, or visor
  • Water bottle

Optional Items

  • Camera*
  • Rain gear*
  • Snacks*
  • Musical instruments*
  • Flashlight*
  • Spending money*

* Optional


  • Alcohol, tobacco products, or illegal drugs
  • Expensive clothes or jewelry
  • Anything really valuable
  • Fireworks, weapons, or toy guns
  • Skimpy or revealing clothes


For security reasons, having your students leave these items at home is best. However, we understand they are great for capturing moments, sharing life, and communicating back home. If you bring any of these items, don’t let them distract you from your experience. If you choose to bring them, put them away during the programs and on your work sites.

Donation Focus

Project: Children's Center for Migrant Worker Families
Need: Our partner Mirna, director of Corazones Llenos Caras Felices, lives in an agricultural area and has devoted her life to caring for the children of the migrant agricultural workers living there. Her home is also a residential shelter for 10 children. Funds donated for Mirna will help provide food and supplies for the children in her care and make improvements to her home.


Project: Oasis Boy's Home Santo Tomas
Need: Sponsor extracurriculars to develop lifelong skills. School supplies, field trips, sports, etc.


Project: Oasis Boy's Home Santo Tomas
Need: Purchase groceries to feed the boys for a week.


Project: Oasis Boy's Home Santo Tomas
Need: Start a boy off on the right foot: shower sandals, underwear, socks, bathrobe, and other basics.


Project: Oasis Boy's Home Santo Tomas
Need: Keep the doors open for the Oasis Boys Home by contributing to operation costs.