In this Varsity Catholic Mission Camp, you will bring the love of Christ to children and young adults of Panama while sharing a mutual love of sport. This sports camp will teach the youth of Panama to use their God-given talents to glorify Him. As you catechize the youth, you will also get the chance to work among the poor embracing a culture that values relationships over the comfort of the world. You will also be blessed to enjoy beautiful ocean sunsets and possibly the sandy beaches!
Varsity Catholic Mission Camps provide a unique opportunity to bring your faith and sport together to serve impoverished youth around the globe. These trips are designed for student-athletes; they include hosting and facilitating a sports camp while sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Panama (Varsity Catholic) - Summer
- Dates: May 2019*
- Mission Director: Marisa D
- Mission Co-Leaders: Rachel H
- Amount to Fundraise: $2,350*
Price includes the following: Round-trip airfare to mission country, travel insurance, pre-trip orientation retreat, post-trip debriefing retreat, all food, lodging, materials, and in-country transportation. Price does not include: immunizations and travel medications, travel to/from US departure city (which will be determined by the Mission Director), passport/visa expenses, or other personal incidentals.
* Dates and price subject to change
- Each FOCUS Missions participant has the opportunity to fundraise the entire cost of their mission trip. Consider that fundraising allows people who may not have the opportunity to travel on a mission trip to participate in this essential work through you. In another sense, “some give by going, while others go by giving.” Allowing others to support us through their financial commitments and prayers is essential to the success of FOCUS Missions!
- After you have been accepted on a mission trip, you will be
contacted by your personal fundraising coach who will train and mentor
you along the way.
- Please feel free to contact us at any time by phone or email with your fundraising questions.
“Spending a week in Puerto Rico as a varsity catholic missionary truly opened up my heart to Christ again. Before the trip I was running from Christ, afraid of his love. After having the experience of being with my mission team and the children of Puerto Rico I realized running from Christ is the last thing I wanted to do. The whole trip helped me become more in touch with my relationship with Christ and helped strengthen my faith in fellow college students.”
– Zoe Klein, University of Denver – Varsity Catholic Winter Mission
“My mission to St. Lucia was nothing short of incredible. I cannot begin to describe the impact that it made on my life. The Holy Spirit is truly abundant and it was phenomenal to be a vehicle for it along with other Catholic athletes across the country!”
– Patrick Towles, University of Kentucky – Varsity Catholic Winter Mission