Missionpalooza FAQ

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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?
    • $350/person
    • 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?
  • 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?