Frequently Asked Questions about Missionpalooza
What is Missionpalooza?
- Missionpalooza is an annual diocesan-wide youth mission trip focusing on disaster relief.
When is Missionpalooza?
- July 9-14, 2023
Where is Missionpalooza 2023?
- Galveston, TX
- We will be staying at Trinity Episcopal Church & School in Galveston.
Who can participate in Missionpalooza?
- Diocesan youth ages 12-18 (rising 7th graders through high school seniors) and Safeguarded college students and adults as chaperones
How do I register for Missionpalooza?
- If your leader has reserved spots, they will connect you with the registration link and waiver form.
How much does Missionpalooza cost?
- Groups may charge extra to cover cost of transportation to and from Houston and/or cost of Wednesday free time activity
What if I need a scholarship for Missionpalooza?
- Contact Stephanie Townes for details on scholarships
What sort of work will be done at Missionpalooza 2023?
- Our primary work sites with be through partners in the Galveston County area.
- Groups are formed based on age and construction experience, so participants will be working with youth from all around the diocese (not just their own parish) along with two chaperones
- More information about work sites will be available closer to the event
What is the schedule for Missionpalooza?
- Sunday: Arrive in Galveston. Dinner will be provided, then we will gather together to assign groups and have worship together.
- Monday and Tuesday: Breakfast, travel to worksites for a full day of working (we pack our lunches in the morning to bring to the sites), return for showers, dinner and worship
- Wednesday: Half day of work, with the afternoon for free time with your parish
- Thursday: Full day of work, then showers, dinner and closing Eucharist on the beach
- Friday: travel home
What should I bring to Missionpalooza?
- Group packing list and Participant packing list will be provided to leaders after registration
What if I still have questions?
- Contact Stephanie Townes in the diocesan office