Frequently asked Questions
Can I afford this trip?
On what day does our trip start and end?
Who can come?
What is the adult leader to student ratio?
Our insurance requires that each group conducts a national criminal and background check on every adult leader you bring. Each group will present the SLAM TRIPS director, when you arrive, with written confirmation that your adult leaders have been approved to work with youth. Background checks are good for three years. Please do not send us the results of the background check. That is for you and your church/organization to put on file. We just want to know that the background checks have been done.
Who will be our leaders once we arrive?
We have 7 staff (Director, Daily Events Coordinator, Work site Coordinator, Kitchen/Meal Coordinator, & 3 Student Interns) who are responsible for all the evening activities, food, lodging and community service sites & supplies. All interns will live on-site with you during your stay.
What about transportation?
Where are we staying?
You will be staying on the reservation at the All Nations Center in Wapato. This facility is equipped with plenty of rooms to sleep in, showers and bathrooms, kitchen and a large open play area with basketball hoops and volleyball nets. Guys and girls will sleep in separate rooms, including married adult leaders. Individuals will need to bring their own sleeping bags, pillows, sleeping pads or air mattresses that are twin size or smaller (Slam trips does not provide a pump for the air mattresses).
Will there be groups other than ours there?
What kind of community service projects will we do?
What role will adult leaders play during the community service projects?
Will there be a supervisor at each community service site?
Are there Covid Safety Protocols and Guidelines in place for SLAM Trips?
Yes! We staff are taking the safety of every participant seriously. Here are the COVID Protocols and Guidelines our board of directors and staff developed for the safety of every individual.
Are there books by Native authors I can read that will help me better understand the history of Native people and the Church and contextualizing the Gospel?
We suggest you consider reading one or more of these Recommended Books from our Mission Trip Preparation and Processing Guides list prior to your trip.