When do you allow work groups to come?
We take groups all year round but our schedule fills up fast so be sure to lock in your dates now!
What does a normal work day look like?
Teams will arrive at the GUM building at 8:30am for a GUM Staff led devotional. From there teams will head out to the work site. Teams will typically break for lunch either at the GUM building (GUM has two full kitchens that are available for work teams to use as well as store food) or in the city. At 1:30pm teams will meet back at the GUM building to prepare for Street Camp with the Children's Director. At 2pm they'll head to the Street Camp and be there until they leave for the day at 4pm. Since Street Camp is only three days, groups staying longer than three days will have the option of either a full work day or half a work day followed by the Otherside of Galveston Tour.
What's the cost?
The cost is $15 a day per person (leaders and students). So for example, a group of 15 for 4 days would be $900.
What does the fee go to?
Our fee goes to staff hours to facilitate your group, building materials, shirts for your group, and any other costs associated with the projects.
What if our group has a mission budget and wants to donate above the fee?
We will gladly accept donations of any kinds! We are proud to say that we are fully supported by churches, individuals, and groups like you so every little bit helps!
What are the due dates for payment?
Deposits will be due three months before your trip date. We are so thankful that so many groups want to come and serve with us but this also means spots fill up fast. Your deposit not only locks in your spot but also helps us better prepare our calendar!
Does GUM provide lodging?
There are a few churches on the island like Moody Methodist and Seaside Baptist that take groups year round. Unfortunately, we're not able to house work teams at this time, but we're hoping to be able to soon! For more information on housing please email email@example.com
What tools do we need to bring?
Due to the nature of our worksites and the number of groups we have coming through we won't have the specifics of your work project until two weeks before your scheduled date. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ok! I want to bring my group! What do you need from me?
Great! Please email email@example.com to schedule your group!
What else do we need to bring?
Please bring signed waivers for every person on your team (must be signed by parent if participant is under the age of 18) as well as your fee minus the deposit amount. To download the GUM waiver please click here