Trip Price $1,095

Montego Bay Jamaica

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Why you should serve

The need in Jamaica

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica

Jamaica is the second poorest country in the Caribbean - a fact often overlooked by tourists. Just miles away from tourism destinations, villages are living in deep poverty. We are partnering with ministries on the ground who are already doing the work to help meet both the material and spiritual needs of their neighbors. Our desire is to help sustain these nationals by coming alongside the local church.

Jamaica Trip at a glance

Here is some helpful information about our trips to Jamaica and a look at the cultural statistics.

Age Group:
All Ages - Family Friendly

Trip Availability:
Year Round

Trip Duration:
7 Days / 6 Nights

Jamaica Cultural Statistics

Climate Tropical
Current Temp. 87°

Population
2,812,000

Religion
Protestant

Language
English

Location
Caribbean

Living in Poverty
17%

Ways to serve:

Click on the buttons to review all the ways you can serve in Jamaica.

In Jamaica, children and youth are a big focus of the ministry you'll be doing. Depending on the time of year, your team may have the opportunity to go into a local school (or schools) and present the gospel through skits, music, crafts*, etc. All throughout the year, your team will have the chance to build relationships with Jamaican youth at a local community program.

* Teams are responsible for bringing necessary craft supplies and should budget appropriately.

Sports are a great way to connect with people whom you’ve never met before! Kids and teens in Jamaica love soccer and basketball especially - we love using sports as a way to enter into conversation and relationship.

We know that many children living in orphanages around the world are economic orphans rather than orphans in the traditional sense of having lost both parents. Our child sponsorship program is proof that we aim to keep families together by alleviating some of the financial burden that many families around the world face. While all of this is true, it is also true that there are children living in orphanages who deserve to be held, played with, and offered the hope that comes from knowing that there is a Heavenly Father who loves them unconditionally if we cannot bring about the change that would reunite them with their families.

It is important to Bold Hope that we serve not only individuals and families, but whole communities. Behaviorally challenged and intellectually delayed adults are an important part of the community. We come alongside local ministry partners to provide support for the good work already being accomplished. We help tackle each physical and emotional need that presents itself while sharing the gospel.

As in many countries around the globe, families often do not want or are unable to care for children with special needs. We partner with a Jamaican ministry that houses approximately 80 children and young adults with moderate to severe special needs. We want to see God’s name glorified among those whom society often forgets. We encourage teams to come prepared with songs, skits, crafts, games, and stories and to interact with these precious children of the King.

Many of the ministries we partner with in Jamaica focus their attention and funds on those whom they serve. As is often the case, that leaves very little time or money for facilities upkeep or upgrades. We believe that coming alongside ministries in this way will help them to continue to make an impact for the Kingdom. If your team is specifically interested in construction, we have a local Jamaican partner who builds homes for families who’ve been identified as needing housing in order to regain custody of their children or to keep their children out of state care.


Trip Pricing Info:

All pricing is accurate as of 12/12/2019

Pricing Per Person:

Registration Fee

Non-Refundable

  • 1 Person: $100
  • Team of 8 or more: $495 total

Trip Duration

7 Days / 6 Nights

What's Included in the $1,095

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In-country Transportation:

  • To/From Airport
  • To/From Ministry sites in-country

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Translators (if needed)

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3 meals/day (excludes food at airports)

  • American or Jamaican cuisine

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1 Bold Hope staff member

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Lodging:

  • Hotel

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Materials:

  • Training presentations & handouts
  • Devotional guides
  • Re-Entry guides

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Basic Ministry Supplies:

  • Paint and brushes
  • Coloring books & crayons

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Reusable Water Bottle

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Additional Costs

Recreation or Local Cultural Experience

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Airfare (Bold Hope can book)

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Construction and/or Ministry Projects

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Group t-shirts

  • Bold Hope t-shirts will typically be on sale during your trip, but limited quantities are available.
  • If you would like to make your own shirts, feel free to grab our logos here: Bold Hope Media Kit
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What's Not Included

Transportation to/from U.S. airport

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Passports

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Vaccinations

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Jamaica Information -&- Frequently Asked Questions

Jamaica Information:

Be sure to read through this information.

Lodging:

Teams will stay at a hotel in Montego Bay in rooms of 4. Double- and single-occupancy rooms are available upon request for an upgrade fee.

Vaccinations:

All international travelers should research the area they are visiting. Please Click here for Jamaica vaccination information and consult with your primary care physician or a travel clinic at least 4-8 weeks prior to your departure to make decisions that are best for you or your family members.

Trip participants should be up to date with vaccinations common to those living in the United States, such as tetanus and measles/mumps/rubella.

Food:

All meals will be eaten at the hotel, with the exception of any meals that occur while in transit to or from Jamaica. The cost of any meals eaten in an airport will be the responsibility of the trip participant.

Clean, safe drinking water is available at all times.

Transportation:

It is each participant’s responsibility to get themselves to and from the airport in the U.S.

Upon arrival to Jamaica, all transportation during your stay is included in the cost of the trip.

warning Important:

All passports must be valid 6 months past the dates of the trip.

Jamaica FAQ:

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Is a visa required for travel to Jamaica?

No, a visa is not required for U.S. residents for stays in Jamaica less than 90 days.

What is the dress code for Jamaica?

Dress modestly, but be prepared for the heat. Tank tops are fine as long as bras are not visible. Shorts should at least reach your fingertips. Swimsuits should be one-piece or tankinis that completely cover your stomach. Sneakers should be worn on the mission site; sandals are fine at the hotel.

What time zone is Jamaica in?

Jamaica is in the Eastern time zone.

Do I need to pack towels or toiletries?

You do not need to pack towels. We suggest packing travel-sized toiletries.

What language do the people of Jamaica speak?

English.

What kind of food will I be eating?

The hotel serves a mixture of Jamaican and American food.

Can I drink the water?

Yes, the water is safe to drink.


Insurance Benefits:

Benefit

Limit

Comments

Accidental Death & Dismemberment

$100,000

Reduced to $10,000 for those under age 12 or age 70 and over

Medical Expenses - Primary

  • $100 deductible
  • No preexisting conditions Exclusion.

$100,000

Primary coverage; $2,500 of this limit is available to pay U.S. or Canadian providers

Excess Medical Expenses - Optional

Preexisting conditions are Excluded. Includes an additional $50,000 Emergency Medical Evacuation limit.

$40,000

For those age 0-59 at an additional $0.49 per diem

$90,000

For those age 0-59 at an additional $0.69 per diem

$40,000

For those age 60-65 at an additional $1.40 per diem

$40,000

For those age 66-70 at an additional $3.05 per diem

Disability Income Benefit
(no benefit if under age 12 or 70 and over)

$1,000/month

$500/month

$250/month

First 100 Months — Accident

Months 101–200 — Accident

50 Months — Sickness (after 3 month waiting period)

Assistance Service

Included

Available 24/7/365 for assistance with worldwide medical emergencies; provided by Intana Global™

Emergency Medical Evacuation

$100,000

Coordinated by Intana Global™; will bring participant back to USA if necessary

Crisis Management Service*

Included

Available 24/7/365 for assistance with worldwide non-medical emergencies; provided by red24

Security Evacuation*

$100,000

Coordinated by red24; for evacuation due to crime, civil unrest, natural disasters, kidnap/hostage situations**

Family Coordination and Repatriation of Mortal Remains

$25,000

Combined limit for both benefits and includes a sublimit of $2,500 for extra expenses incurred during an approved evacuation

Personal Property
$100 deductible

$2,500

"Door to door" replacement cost coverage includes checked baggage; higher limits available upon request.

General Liability

$1,000,000

Worldwide jurisdiction; includes coverage for injury to a volunteer; covers volunteer and sending organization

PARTICIPATION FEE

$3.30 per person per day

By requesting that we enroll you or your group, you are agreeing to participate in InternationalHelpers (Guernsey) Trust (IHT) for certain benefits and services. The Trust Participation Agreement is attached for signature and return with enrollment. Services & Benefits are provided by service contracts & insurance policies issued to IHT.

*The cost of a security evacuation is only insured up to $1,000 in countries and regions deemed Extreme Risk by red24, unless the volunteer is already in the country and insured by this plan when the country or region is elevated to Extreme Risk status. red24 cannot guarantee service in Extreme Risk areas. If you are traveling to an area that may be subject to this limitation, please contact us.

** While red24 will deploy a specialist or negotiator as needed, this benefit does not pay ransomamounts.

This brief summary is not an insurance policy; rather, it outlines some of the features of this coverage. For specific details, please contact our office or refer to the policy. This is not a major medical policy. MajorMedical Coverage is available for individuals and groups on Short-Termand Long-Term international assignments. AnAggregate Limit of $20,000,000 applies to the above benefits. This limit provides the full $100,000 AD&D benefit for up to 200 persons in a common accident.

To participate and receive the services & benefits of IHT, complete the enrollment formand return along with your check made payable to: Gallagher Charitable International Insurance Services. In computing the number of days, count the departure day as well as the day of return. If the entire group is not traveling on the same dates, please attach a separate sheet grouping the volunteers by their travel dates.