"The fact that you are on this site says so much about your character. We are blessed to be a blessing. I’ve fallen in love with the people of Nicaragua. We are making a real, tangible impact there. We are building houses, empowering people with sustainable opportunities, feeding thousands, and sharing the hope of Jesus to people that desperately need it. Each trip that I have taken to this beautiful country has transformed me in so many ways. It would be an honor to serve alongside you."  TYLER JACK HARRIS

What are the dates?

April 17-21, 2020

Online Application - DO THIS TODAY!

Click the button below to start your application. You should have a valid U.S. Passport in hand. If you are under the age of 18, please have your parent or guardian ready to sign.

Where will you serve?

We are currently in the process of selecting one of our 27 communities best suited to your team!

What does it cost?

​* Deposit of $250 is due by Jan. 31st. The balance, totaling $750 is due by March 27th.

 

  • There's a one-time fee of $750 which will include your entire stay at our Masaya Campus in Nicaragua. This includes 3 meals each day, lodging, translators, ground transportation, medical insurance, t-shirt, work projects and much more.

  • AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED. You will need to coordinate the flight from your city to Managua (MGA).

  • Money for shopping at the Masaya Market, visit to the Masaya volcano (cost TBD)

Make checks payable to Dave Walton Ministries and mail to: Dave Walton Ministries, P.O. Box 349, Roebuck, SC 29376

Team Member Guide

We know you have a lot of questions. Click the button below to download a pdf copy of the Team Member Guide which includes tons of info about Nicaragua, CCM, Packing Lists, Info for your family and much more.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the schedule?


Typical Schedule (this will be updated as we get closer to the trip): • Friday: Arrive in Managua and travel to the Masaya Campus, Orientation • Saturday - Monday: Serve in the barrio community • Tuesday: Travel to Managua and depart for home




Where will I stay and what will I eat?


CCM owns and operates all our facilities and vehicles. All of our staff are CCM employees as well. We have two locations – Masaya & Leon. Each location is unique and have a resort-like atmosphere. Our campuses are gated and have 24-hour security. Rooms are air-conditioned, with flushing toilets, showers and fresh water. Each campus has air-conditioned vehicles and work trucks. Additionally, each campus has english-speaking staff and cooks. The food is exceptional and prepared fresh each day. They do an amazing job offering authentic Nicaraguan food and some American favorites. Rice and beans are offered at most of the meals on campus, but eggs, pancakes, chicken, among other “American” foods, are served as well. Sometimes you work close enough to return to campus for lunch, but if you are working too far away to return the staff will pack sandwiches to take with you. If you have a medical reason for a special diet please have the team leader let our offices know ahead of time. Check out our facilities here Take a 360 tour here




Is it safe?


Nicaragua is rated as the safest country in Central America. The people are very kind and gracious. We have security guards on duty 24 hours a day on our campuses. Everyone should stay with their team and NEVER walk off by themselves. Most teams use a buddy system to make sure that everyone has someone to remind them to stay with the team. It also helps to do a head count each time you get on the bus.




Can I drink the water?


We are fortunate enough to have our own artesian water supply. You can brush your teeth and shower with no worries! Consequently, the staff will have ice water all during the day to offer. We also have an ice machine on campus where you can fill your own water bottle up each day. You will also have cold water available on the work sites. We do not recommend drinking water from homes in the barrio communities. Many times on the way to the barrio, we will stop at gas stations where you can purchase drinks and snacks. Our staff always accompanies the team to make sure you are paying the correct amount.




What should I wear?


Nicaragua is tropical climate and warm year-round. Believe it or not, long pants and long sleeve shirts made of lightweight material are the best clothes to wear when working. Most choose to wear: • Men: basketball shorts and t-shirts- (NO CUT Off T-shirts) • Women: Shorts that come close to the knee or capris- and t-shirts. •Teams will attend a church service. Men are ok to wear shorts – most men wear khakis and a polo shirt to wear. Women normally wear skirts or capris and a short sleeve shirt. We strongly recommend that everyone wear tennis shoes or work boots while working or when you are off campus. On campus it is fine to wear flip flops and most people bring flip flops to wear in the showers. We also recommend you bring bug spray containing deet.




Do I need a passport and shots?


You must have a passport to travel. If you do not have a passport- apply now! It can take several weeks to get your passport in. If you have a passport, check to make sure it is still up to date. Expiration date should be 3 months after your return date to the US as travel policies are constantly changing.) CCM does not require any shots. We do recommend that if you are nervous about what might be needed, check with your physician.




What about travel?


CCM does not handle airfare. Be sure to book your flight to the capitol city of Managua (MGA). It's an easy 3.5 hour flight from Atlanta, Miami or Houston. Rest assured our staff will be waiting curbside to pick you up at the airport!





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