2021 May 14-16 Dental Outreach Clinic, San Quintin MX
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WELCOME BACK TO SAN QUINTIN, MX!
*THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL
*WE ARE ADDING NAMES TO THE WAIT LIST AFTER YOU PAY THE REFUNDABLE $25.00 DEPOSIT.
LICENSED PROFESSIONALS WILL BE CONSIDERED FIRST.
This is our FIRST dental clinic taking volunteers from the U.S. since Covid began. (Local volunteers have been faithfully serving in our absence and are eager to welcome us back!)
This will be a "re-start" clinic and limited in size and scope.
** Covid vaccination will likely be required and is currently STRONGLY recommended.
** Please bring your own PPE for yourself (and others if able).
This clinic is located adjacent to Pastor Joel's church and serves those in need who live in the San Quintin Valley, with a focus on the migrant farm worker population. The church invites, hosts and prepares for us to come. We are their guests and a part of their efforts to serve and reach those with the greatest needs. We serve under them and alongside them. The clinics are at no cost to those receiving the care.
Doctors and Dentists from Mexico typically join us and serve alongside of us. It's a wonderful time of genuine partnership.
- dental professionals
- dental students
- people who have a heart for kids to help with the backpack outreach and craft tables.
- pilots and planes that are IFR current. A Mission Flight "check out" process is required. (VFR pilots can fly supplies and cargo and are very much needed too)
Photo: mobile team serving migrant farm workers just outside of San Quintin
Space is VERY LIMITED. This trip we will cap at 17 volunteers (we typically cap at 25-30).
The flights are in small 4-8 seat airplanes and take about 2 hours total in the air.
Southbound the 2 hour flight time is divided into 2 segments.
Northbound it is divided into 3 segments.
So Cal based volunteers: Check in at San Gabriel Valley Airport (main lobby) at 8:30am sharp on Friday.
Non So Cal based volunteers: we will coordinate directly with you.
The drive takes 7-10 hours southbound from San Gabriel Valley (Los Angeles area), and 10-15 hours to return depending on boarder crossing delays, traffic, and the need to make an additional meal stop.
If you drive, the total cost of the trip is reduced by $125.
(Note: some people enjoy the drive and sometimes go down a day or two early. If you are interested in driving, either as a driver or as a passenger, please let us know.)
** If you are signing up and driving down, simply deduct $125 from the trip fees and pay using the "other amount" option.
Additionally, you always have the option to make your own arrangements for accommodations and meals, etc. and "meet us down there". Please note, some of meals we eat together are prepared by the host church, so we do need a "head count" at two weeks before the trip so they can prepare for us.
Accommodations: Hotel or Dorm Options
The dorm: located at the main dental clinic site with hot showers and private bathrooms. Men and women sleep in different rooms on bunk beds.
The hotel: We typically stay at Hotel Villa which is about 3 miles from the main clinic. Ground transportation is provided at no extra cost. Single or double rooms are available.
A current passport book is required if you fly.
A current passport card or book is required if you drive.
A $25 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot, which is important as the airplane seats fill up FAST.
Exactly 4 weeks prior to the day of departure, final payment is due. If final payment is not received, your spot will become available to someone else on the waiting list.
The price includes:
- round-trip shared fuel cost for the flight to/from Southern California (if you drive, the total cost of the trip is reduced by $125)
- hotel or dorm (see corresponding price difference)
- all meals that we eat as a group on site
- traveler's insurance
- bottled drinking water
- ground transportation
The price does not include:
- Visa Fee (for those who fly) It costs approximately $30 to enter and $7 to exit (bring cash and small bills)
- meals at a restaurant ($5 - $12 per meal)
- extra snacks or personal items
- transportation to Southern California.
Half off scholarships are available!
Through generous donors, half off scholarships are available for full or part-time students, those in financial need, and / or additional family members.
For example, if you have a family of four and all four would all like to come, then the first person will pay the full price, and the other three family members would be half off. Now, if there is still financial need, then all 4 family members could request the scholarship for half off.
Scholarship application deadline: exactly 4 weeks before the trip.
The scholarship application is quick and easy. Please check it out!
Backstory for the San Quintin Dental Clinic
All trip fees are typically 100% tax deductible (consult your tax adviser)
The $25 Deposit will hold your spot. If there is currently a wait list, you will be notified soon by the trip coordinator.
Exactly 4 weeks prior to the day of departure, final payment is due. If final payment is not received, your spot will become available to someone else on the waiting list. (If you paid in full, then please disregard)
If you must cancel a mission trip; you MUST email Mission Flight at [email protected] four (4) weeks PRIOR to the departure date and your payment will be refunded, less $15.00. If you give less notice than four (4) weeks, your payment will be returned only if your seat is filled, less $25.00. If you give less than a four week notice and if we can not find another person to fill your seat, then your payment will pay for your seat as intended (i.e. fuel), and any balance left over (i.e. room and board) will be rolled over for a future trip.
Any questions can be directed to [email protected]