2023 Mission Trip

November 8-18, 2023

Location: Pavas - San Jose Province, San Jose, Costa Rica


This year we will be going back to the Pavas neighborhood in San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica. The Pavas neighborhood is one of the poorest and most violent in the country. We are blessed to already have a relationship established with Christ for the City International (CFCI), the organization we are partnering with for this trip. While in Costa Rica, our team will be working with several ministries associated with CFCI. We will be working as a team with the teen program, the children’s program, men’s recovery program and a couple of different women’s programs.

  • A completed Costa Rica Mission Trip Application (due by May 21st)
  • A current Background Check thru Cove Church
  • Reference Checks (you provide the references via the application)
  • Minors need to have a legal guardian attend with them (if you have questions about your minor attending this trip, feel free to reach out to us!)
  • A copy of your current US Passport
  • Immunizations for traveling to Costa Rica
  • Balance paid in full by August 15th

Can children & students under 18 yrs old attend?

Yes! All children and students under the age of 18 years old are able to apply to go on this mission trip. They must be accompanied by a legal guardian to attend.

What documentation do I need?

You will need a current US Passport (see below for helpful links and tips if you currently don't have a Passport) & updated immunizations (per your doctor's guidance)

What do I need to bring with me?

We'll go over specifics as to what type of clothes and shoes are recommended for this trip the closer we get, but we do encourage you to plan on bringing the following items:

  • Food/Snacks while traveling to and from Costa Rica (you'll be covered while in Costa Rica)
  • Spending money for souvenirs, food stands, gifts, etc.



We encourage you to get make sure your passport is up to date and will still be in good standing as of the time of this Mission Trip in November 2023. If your passport is currently expired, will expire prior to November 18th, or you currently don't have a passport, please make sure to immediately start the process of updating your Passport so you won't run into any issues while traveling.

If you currently don't have a valid passport, please expedite the process as it could take 5-6 months to receive your passport (includes processing & mailing times).

Please visit The US Department of State's US Passport page on their website for further help and info on for your Passport.


When traveling to a location like Costa Rica, the CDC recommends receiving certain immunizations no less than 1 month before the trip. Your doctor will be the best person to assist in knowing what immunizations you currently have and what you'll need for this specific trip. Please visit the CDC's  website on Traveling to Costa Rica for more information.


The group we are partnering with, Christ for the City International (CFCI), is an amazing organization that serves throughout the world - not just in Costa Rica. If you would like more information on this organization and what they are doing in Costa Rica, please visit their website HERE.

For more information on Costa Rica, the country itself, please visit their country's travel site HERE.



Total - $2,080* per person (payment installments available with the following due dates)

  • May 21st - Installment #1 of $200 due
  • June 18th - Installment #2 of $850 due
  • July 16th - Installment #3 of $850  due
  • August 15th - Remaining balance of $180 due

Cove Church will be taking care of facilitating all transportation to and from Costa Rica, as well as food and lodging while in Costa Rica itself. Cost of food while traveling, snacks, souvenirs, passports, etc. are to be covered by the individual.

*Final cost may fluctuate up/down due to airfare costs. As soon as adjustments are known, they will be communicated out to applicants/team members.