Important Notice:
All applications are needed by
September 7th, 2017.
Applications received after this date will be based on any openings
the group has available.


My name is Dana Young and I have been appointed by the Pittsburgh District NYI to be the leader for the group from the Pittsburgh District to Encuentro Costa Rica July 7-14, 2018.  This trip is sponsored by NYI but is open to anyone including families.  Many of the details of the trip are being worked on and as information becomes available I will be sure to share this information with you.

 Some general details about the trip are:

Cost per Participant (This registration cost covers insurance and training materials, as well as meals, lodging and transportation while on site).

  • Super Early Bird - $625 by December 1, 2017
  • Early Bird - $675 by January 1, 2018
  • Regular Rate - $725 by February 1, 2018
  • Late Registration - $775 by March 1, 2018

Other costs for the trip.

  • Airfare & baggage
  • Excursion day to sight see

NOTE:  On the excursion day, breakfast and dinner are provided, however lunch will be an added cost.

  • Each individual will need a Passport (Fees are based on age and run $105 - $135 plus the cost of the photo) 
  • You must have your passports in hand by March 1, 2018 and if you already have one it needs to be valid until January 31, 2019
  • Team T-shirt
  • Meals when flying

The website for Encuentro 2018 is http://encuentromissions.org/

Payment Details are based on meeting the Super Early Bird Rate of $625.

  • Deposit of $200 with application
  • Payment of $300 ($100 for airfare and $200 for trip) due on or before September 7, 2017
  • Payment of $400 ($175 for airfare and $225 for trip) due on or before November 7, 2017
  • Balance of airfare will be due on or before March 1, 2018

NOTE: If you are unable to meet the Super Early Bird Rate contact me for a revised payment plan.

There are no refunds. The account can be transferred to a new student registration.  Encuentro will be adding a travel insurance to the website that you can purchase for around $50. That will allow for cancellation.

Please make checks payable to:  Pittsburgh District NYI

There are many ways to raise money for your trip. Several ideas below

  • Car Wash
  • Bake Sale
  • Yard Sale 
  • Jane’s Stromboli’s 
  • Hoagie Sale
  • Letter Campaign (Let me know if you need a sample)
  • Some Churches have money set aside for Work and Witness Trips, check with your Pastor or NMI President to see if they will help sponsor your trip.

Also another opportunity is Scholarships that NMI and NYI offer for individuals.  Two are for Teens and one for Adults.  These Scholarships cannot be used for the deposit to your trip.  

NMI offers a $50 Teen Scholarship (Can only be used for first Mission Trip)

NYI offers a one-time Scholarship for Teens, see attached application (amount to be determined).  

NMI has a new Scholarship for Adults (amount to be determined). This is a new Scholarship and is in the development stage.  When I receive more details I will let you know.

This is an exciting opportunity for both youth and adults and I look forward to being a part of this trip.  

If you have any questions, please email me.   [email protected]

Click the link below to download a letter to send to someone who can help sponsor this trip

Click the link below to download this prayer book mark to print off and hand out as a reminder

A look back on  Encuentro 2016 in Puerto Rico

Click the link below for more info about "Encuentro 2018"

Click on the links below to download the necessary forms for "Encuentro 2018"

Mail Application forms and deposit to:

Dana Young

10589 Knapp Road
Albion, PA  16401