PARENT BUILDERS​

A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE

WHY BE A PARENT BUILDER?

Why be a Parent Builder? Over the years we have seen these trips become an opportunity for parents to have an incredible experience together with their son or daughter. You become a mentor, a friend, a confidant, a support system to 19 of the most incredible youth we have ever met. It truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity to bond with your Builder and the 18 others in a way that rarely comes along: side by side, working, sweating, laughing, changing lives in the people you serve.  You will be the needed extra support for the Trip Leaders while living through your very own miracle. And hey, a rewarding vacation that you didn’t have to plan or stress over is an added benefit. Trust us, you’ll want to join the pack.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

As you might guess, the parent of a registered Builder is able to sign up as a Parent Builder. The opportunity is available to more than just a parent!

PARENTS

GRANDPARENTS

AUNTS & UNCLES

The Role of a Parent Builder

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Be a friend and mentor
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Voice of the trip: Manage the content creator team
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Lead trip committee meetings
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Ensure safety: through airports, international tourism
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Spiritual example
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Sustainability expert: You’ll be trained to teach the group

WHY BE A PARENT BUILDER?​

What are you willing to give in order to get that?
What are you hoping to get out of this experience?

Expectations of a Parent Builder are good as is.  

• PRAY ABOUT HOW YOU CAN PERSONALLY IMPACT EACH BUILDER

• SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE THE TRIP LEADERS

• HONOR THE RULES, SET AN EXAMPLE AND STAY WITH THE GROUP

• ATTEND AND REVIEW YOUR MANDATORY PRE-TRAINING

• SEEK TO STRETCH AND GROW BEYOND YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Follow the rules

Trust the HEFY process (give your child space)

Support the TLs and be a team with them

Attend mandatory pre-training

Let yourself be stretched!