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Sioux Falls, South Dakota First CRC – Sioux Falls

Date and Price

  • Availability: ALMOST FULL
  • Date: 07/14/2018 - 07/21/2018
  • Early Rate: $360 USD before April 1
  • Regular Rate: $410 USD after April 1
  • Capacity: 60

Service Projects

SERVE Participants will be working with various ministry organizations in Sioux Falls that minister to the needs of these immigrant, native and refugee families of our community. Our work sites will include:

  • Painting
  • Landscaping
  • Food prep and delivery
  • Wheelchair repair
  • Packing backpacks for young children and other various projects.

Location and directions

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Transportation

Registration fees do NOT include transportation to and from the sites. Each youth missionary group must provide vehicle(s) and adult driver(s) (typically small group leaders) to transport an equal number of youth participants during the duration of the mission experience regardless of whether you fly or drive to the site. The vehicles you bring will be used to transport small youth missionary groups to the work site each day, so 12-passenger vans or mini-vans are preferred. Cars do not facilitate the transportation of an entire small group in one vehicle, so please do not bring them. If you wish to bring a bus, please check with the Host Team to see if this is acceptable before you make arrangements. If your group is unable to provide van transportation, please have a youth leader call Youth Unlimited to discuss options and additional charges.

Nearest Airport

Sioux Falls, SD (FSD). Please DO NOT book airfare until you have received written confirmation from Youth Unlimited that you have been placed at this site.

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Site Description

As the largest city in South Dakota, Sioux Falls offers a welcoming atmosphere and big city entertainment with a small-town feel. Some prominent features of the city of Sioux Falls are its beautiful parks and bike trails. Sioux Falls maintains more than 70 parks and greenways spread throughout the city as well as 16 miles of paved path for biking, walking, jogging, and running. Sioux Falls has also spent a lot of energy revitalizing its downtown area which is home to many great shops and restaurants as well as a beautiful sculpture walk and riverfront areas.

Facilities

Participants will be staying at First Christian Reformed Church. Teens will be sleeping in air conditioned classrooms. There is a large gym onsite as well as showers both at First CRC and a nearby school. *Sioux Falls SERVE is a gluten safe environment. Alongside our traditional menu if you have celiac disease we will accommodate your needs of a gluten free diet and our kitchen staff works hard to avoid cross contamination.

Day Away

For our day away participants will travel to Lake Okoboji. The main attractions of the Okoboji area are the glacier-carved lakes. This beautiful chain of lakes extends from the Minnesota border southwest several miles and covers approximately 15,000 acres. Spring-fed West Lake Okoboji is a beautiful shade of blue and 134 feet deep. The depth of the lake makes it a popular regional destination for motor boating, water skiing, sailing, and swimming. It is the centerpiece of the five chain lakes, and while we are there we will enjoy a beautiful day relaxing, swimming, and boating.

Sioux Falls is extremely hot and humid during July! We recommend bringing your biggest water bottle and being prepared to fill it often. Sunscreen is important too, but we will have some on site for you if you forget. Please come to this site with one semi-formal outfit for just one of our evening activities.

Website: www.firstchristianreformed.org

Facebook: Sioux Falls Serve

Instagram: sfserve

 

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