Explore the mountain world of the Mescalero people. High above the barren New Mexico desert is the cool, pine-forested mountain homeland of the Mescalero Apache. Historically a nomadic group of hunter/gatherers who roamed across the Southwest, the Apache were well-known for their staunch defense of their lands. And thanks to respected warriors like Geronimo and Cochise, their descendants now live on this land sacred to them, surrounded by their four Sacred Mountains.
This will be an awesome opportunity to explore a rich native culture where many people still hunt for food. Once they get to know you, most residents will be happy to answer your questions, or teach you a bit of their history. Plus you’ll have a chance to learn about a traditional ceremony!
The facility is fully air-conditioned with indoor open and private showers, gender-separate. Participants will be sleeping on the floor. Make sure you bring your air mattresses and bedding!
WPC is covering all costs for the trip. Just register by February 9th.
The bus will leave Wimberley Presbyterian Church Sunday, June 21st at 7:00 am. Friday, June 27th the youth will return home that evening, ETA 11:00 pm.
We are asking for 1 adult volunteer for every 4-5 youth. Please register as a youth or adult volunteer for the mission trip below.