Bosnia IST Travel Team Page
Welcome to the wonderful crew who'll be our hands & feet in Bosnia this summer!
Travel Team members are the hands and feet of the ministry during the trip. They lead the camp programs. They visit sites and cities around the country. They work with, live with, eat and drink with, walk, ride, swim, play, pray, sing and dance with the beautiful people of Bosnia-Herzegovina! Lucky them! It is hard, challenging work with little rest while in-country. Please keep them in your prayers.
You can download a 2015 Travel Team Photo Roster here. For those interested, you can find listings of the Travel Teams from 2000 to the Present at the bottom of this page.
Interested in serving on the 2016 Travel Team? Please complete the 2016 Bosnia IST Travel Team Application
The Bosnia IST 2016 dates are June 22-July 3, 2016. If you have any questions regarding serving on the Travel Team please contact Jason Reed
Who can serve on the Travel Team?
Travel Team members are ages 16 to 86. Some 15-year-olds are eligible if accompanied by an adult relative. Team members must be physically and emotionally healthy, work well on a team, and have a passion for helping children.
How is the Travel Team organized?
Travel Team members are placed in a Color Group, each led by its Color Group Leader. Each Color Group leads a particular activity for the Friendship Camps and serves as the home-base for its members.
What about transportation?
The Travel Team flies together from New Jersey to Sarajevo, Bosnia, and back. We coordinate the travel for out-of-state Travel Team members as well. In-country we travel from town to town in a chartered coach bus.
Where do we stay?
In some towns we stay in hotels (usually 1-3 per room); in two towns we stay in host homes (usually 2-3 per family); and in two other towns we stay with partner organizations in their guest housing facilities.
How does the Travel Team prepare for the trip?
The Travel Team has lots to do to get ready for the trip! At our monthly meetings (January-June) we will:
• get to know each other, forming a close, supportive team
• prepare and practice the Camp activities
• learn more about the country and its recent war
• go over trip logistics (money, travel, communications, etc.)
• prepare to live in a different culture
• spiritually equip ourselves
What is the cost and when is it due?
The Travel Team fee is $1,900 plus airfare. Though we won’t know the airfare rate until January 2016, it is expected to be about $1,600. This is a lot of money and we highly recommend Travel Team members start working on a plan to raise this money right away. Most team funds come from a combination of sources: themselves and their families, their congregation, donations from other area churches and organizations.
Registration Deposit: $250 due 1/10/16
Payment #2 $1,000 due 3/18/16
Payment #3 remaining balance due 5/21/16
I’m interested! What next?
Fill out the 2016 Bosnia IST Travel Team Application.
2016 Travel Team schedule:
January 10, 2016 Travel Team Meeting 2:30 - 5:30 PM
February 20, 2016 Travel Team Meeting 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
March 18-19, 2016 Travel Team Overnight 6:30 PM - 1:00 PM
April 17, 2016 Travel Team Meeting 2:30 - 5:30 PM
May 21, 2016 Travel Team Meeting 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
June 22-July 3, 2016 Bosnia IST
October 16, 2016 Travel Team Meeting 2:30 - 5:30 PM