2023 High School Missions Trip

Hinton Center in Hayesville, NC

March 10-17

Hinton Rural Life Center is a retreat center in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina and a mission agency, with year-round opportunities for individual volunteers and mission teams to work with and alongside our neighbors in Safe and Healthy Home Repair ministry. Other service options include our firewood ministry and Ervin Sanctuary Gardens & Trails. With its outreach focus, Hinton seeks to enhance the long-term quality of life in its rural area.  We will be working with Hinton Center to provide home repair for local residents in need.


The total cost of the trip is $200. This can be split into two payments.  $100 due Sunday, January  29 and $100 due Sunday, February 26.

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If you would like to support the students and help fund the trip you can also make a donation.

Make a Donation

Select the Mission Envelopes Fund.


Friday, March 10: Depart for Tifton First Methodist Church

Saturday, March 11: Head to Tallulah Gorge State Park then on to the Hinton Center

Sunday, March 12: Attend worship in Hayesville. Work Project.

Monday, March 13 – Wednesday, March 15: Work Days

Thursday, March 16: Free Day

Friday, March 17: Drive home

Packing List

  • Bible, notebook, pen
  • Work Clothes: pants and long-sleeve or short-sleeve shirts for four days
  • Church clothes for Sunday
  • Sweatshirt or coat for work that can get dirty
  • Two pairs of closed-toed shoes for work projects
  • Rain jacket/poncho
  • Clothes for free day
  • Gloves for keeping warm
  • Work gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Pillow and blanket for bus ride. It’ll be chilly!
  • PJ’s
  • Sleeping bag/air mattress for overnight stop
  • Toiletries
  • (Linens and towels are provided at the Hinton Center)
  • Phone Charger and Surge protector for multiple people using an outlet.


St. Paul UMC Parental Consent Form (must be filled out once per school year) 

Hinton Center Individual Registration/Medical Release Form. Fill out this form online. Please include Alison’s email address  so she can be sent a copy of the form once completed.