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Students fundraising can adjust monthly trip payment schedule.

All in-country costs for 7 days including: lodging, food, ground transportation, activities, travel insurance (most personal insurance is limited outside of the US), service projects, park entry fees, tours, t-shirt, donation to partnering agencies, tips, pre-trip and in-country leadership training, curriculum, mentoring, photo memories, and of course, the most valuable… an eye-opening, lifetime experience. Not included: Journal, travel day snacks and food in airports, vaccines, spending money for additional snacks, mementos, optional donations to any agency we serve at (groceries, medical supplies, athletic gear, books, etc.)

Volunteers may request a letter of recommendation or reference for future college admissions, scholarships, or job reference.

Each new student will receive a copy of the award-winning book, “The Pivotal Life: A Compass for Discovering Purpose, Passion & Perspective”. Written by the founder of Pivotal Directions, author and trip leader, Jeff Wenzler, will utilize themes and reflection questions from his book in discussion on the trips with the students as they develop their own unique compass to live a life as a servant leader. 

Guatemala Sample Itinerary  

Day 1  Travel Day  

Arrive in Guatemala City. Settle into lodging at hostel. Evening welcome by Guatemalan hosts.

Day 2 Orphanage/School 

Visit the market and foot tour of La Antigua and Orphanage

Day 3 – Orphanage/School

Evening leadership training and reflection.

Day 4 – Orphanage/School

Evening leadership training and reflection.

Day 5 – Orphanage/School

Evening leadership training and reflection.

Day 6 – Adventure Day! We will zip line, mountain bike and play paintball on the famous Filadelfia Coffee Plantation mountains.

Day 7 Travel Day. 

Return home with a new perspective.

Leadership Training and Reflection is a part of each day

Each day has a servant leadership theme that is discussed in the evening 

during large group presentations and processed in small group reflection. Journaling experiences. 

Critical reflection is a necessary component of servant leadership.

For students wanting more Pivotal Directions hopes participating students will take advantage of opportunities to be servant leaders in their own backyard. Pivotal Leadership will encourage student leaders to put their passion for serving others to work through service locally and helping out at our middle school camp.