Sample Mission Trip Schedule

U.S. mission trips to Appalachia feature full schedules from the time adult, youth, and family groups arrive on Sunday morning until they leave on Saturday afternoon. Participants should be prepared for long days.

Below are sample schedules for a typical weeklong mission trip. Times and activities are subject to change.

Sunday
Time Activity
2:00-4:00 pm Registration/Check-In
4:30 pm VBS Meeting
4:00-5:00 pm Free Time
5:00-6:00 pm Dinner
6:00-7:00 pm Construction Leaders' Meeting
7:30 pm All Participant's Gathering
9:00-9:30 pm Free Time/Group Huddle/Debrief
10:30 pm Return to Rooms
10:45 pm Lights Out
Monday
Time Activity
6:45 am Rise and Shine
7:15 am Prayers for Mission Week
7:30-8:00 am Breakfast
8:00-8:30 am Devotional Time
8:30 am Depart for Work Sites
8:45am VBS Setup
9:00-12:00 VBS
Noon Lunch
3:30-4:00 pm Clean-up Work Sites
4:00 pm Depart for Housing Site
4:00-5:30 pm Free Time
4:30-5:30 pm Construction Project Check In
4:30-5:30 pm Leaders Check-In
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00-8:30 pm All Participants Gathering
8:30-10:30 pm Free Time/Group Huddle/Debrief
10:30 pm Return to Rooms
11:00 pm Lights Out
Tuesday
Time Activity
6:45 am Rise and Shine
7:15 am Prayers for Mission Week
7:30-8:00 am Breakfast
8:00-8:30 am Devotional Time
8:30 am Depart for Work Sites
9:00-12:00 VBS
Noon Lunch
3:30-4:00 pm Clean-up Work Sites
4:00 pm Depart for Housing Site
4:00-5:30 pm Free Time
4:30-5:30 pm Construction Project Check In
4:30-5:30 pm Leaders Check-In
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00-8:30 pm All Participants Gathering
8:30-10:30 pm Free Time/Group Huddle/Debrief
10:30 pm Return to Rooms
11:00 pm Lights Out
Wednesday
Time Activity
6:45 am Rise and Shine
7:15 am Prayers for Mission Week
7:30-8:00 am Breakfast
8:00-8:30 am Devotional Time
8:30 am Depart for Work Sites
9:00-12:00 VBS
Noon Lunch
3:30-4:00 pm Clean-up Work Sites
4:00 pm Depart for Housing Site
4:00-5:30 pm Free Time
4:30-5:30 pm Construction Project Check In
4:30-5:30 pm Leaders Check-In
5:30 pm Dinner
8:30-10:30 pm Free Time (Suggested activity: attend a local church service)
10:30 pm Return to Rooms
11:00 pm Lights Out
Thursday
Time Activity
6:45 am Rise and Shine
7:15 am Prayers for Mission Week
7:30-8:00 am Breakfast
8:00-8:30 am Devotional Time
8:30 am Depart for Work Sites
9:00-12:00 VBS
Noon Lunch
3:30-4:00 pm Clean-up Work Sites
4:00 pm Depart for Housing Site
4:00-5:30 pm Free Time
5:30 - 9:00 pm Community Cookout
9:00-10:30 pm Free Time/Group Huddle/Debrief
10:30 pm Return to Rooms
11:00 pm Lights Out
Friday
Time Activity
7:00 am Rise and Shine
7:30-8:00 am Breakfast
8:00-9:00 am Pack, Clean Rooms
Final Check for All Items
Take garbage to dumpster
Check-Out
9:00 am Departure-God Bless

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