TRIP INFO

We help you experience a city. Living firsthand among the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of urban life is an irreplaceable experience. Our housing options are located in the heart of their respective city, providing you with the opportunity to eat at local ethnic restaurants and discover the delights of Salvadorian, Middle Eastern, Filipino, African–American, and other cuisine.

We help you learn a city. There are unique issues and problems that each city faces. There are also unique and incredible things God is doing to foster and further His Kingdom in each city, through the indigenous organizations that operate on the front lines of urban ministry. You’ll learn what city dwellers face, and how to overcome challenging circumstances.

We help you help a city. At CSM, you become part of the solution for a city. By offering your time, energy, and prayers, ministry sites are supported and built up to their full potential of service. You will be integrated into a variety of hands-on ministry opportunities to ensure that your time is spent supplying substantive help to God’s people in the city.

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TRIP COSTS

The total cost of your mission trip, regardless of length, is $68 USD per person per night ($63 USD per person per night for a College Group). This covers all housing, meals including the evening meals at an ethnic restaurant, your service program coordination, and one or more CSM City Hosts who are dedicated to your group the entire time you are with CSM. The only thing you have to cover are transportation costs

A deposit is required to hold any dates!  Deposit amounts vary depending on the length of the trip. The minimum group size is seven.

TRIP LENGTH

We facilitate trips that are as short as twenty-four hours and up to a week long throughout the year. We strive to provide the best trip length option for our ministries in the city and your group needs. Check out our availability calendar for open dates!

Check out a Sample Schedule for a six-night trip.

AVAILABILITY INFORMATION

Because the availability changes daily, it is not possible to give specific date availability on the website. Email registration@csm.org or call 1-267-928-2620 for information on specific dates.

GROUPS TYPES

1JUNIOR HIGH

This group type consists of students entering 6th grade and departing 8th grade along with adult leaders. The minimum age allowed is 12 years old. There must be at least one leader per every five students. Our New York City site cannot accommodate Junior High groups.

2SENIOR HIGH

This group type consists of students entering 9th grade and departing 12th grade along with adult leaders . The minimum age allowed is 14 years old. There must be at least one leader per every five students.

3MIXED

This group type consists of students entering 6th grade and departing 12th grade along with adult leaders . The minimum age allowed is 12 years old. There must be at least one leader per every five students. Our New York City site cannot accommodate Mixed groups.

4COLLEGE

This group type completely consists of college students along with adult leaders. The minimum age allowed is 18 years old.

5ADULT

This group type consists of adults 18 years old and above.

6FAMILY

This group type consists of family units – parents and their children. Age limits vary between cities. Please consult our Home Office (267-928-2620 or registration@csm.org ) for specific details about Family trips in each city.

FUNDRAISING IDEAS LINK

Many CSM groups include fundraising as part of the mission trip experience. Here are a few resources to help you get started. Please note that CSM doesn’t endorse any of the following, but rather, we suggest you investigate each to find the best option for your group! Have a suggestion? Email us!