Trips for Families

Amor Family Camp offers the traditional Amor Mission Trip experience with the unique opportunity to serve side-by-side with your family. You may choose for you and your house to serve the Lord, but realistically, how many opportunities do we have in society or in the church to serve together as a family?


Trip Details

Amor Family Camp is a week of camping, serving, and growing together. Families from across the United States and Canada meet in San Diego to travel together across the border to serve in Mexico by building homes for families in need. Each home is built by a family mission team made up of approximately 25 individuals.

Be prepared for God to stretch you physically, mentally and spiritually. Don't miss this opportunity to touch the lives of Mexican families through your service, while you impress upon your family the things that matter most to God. You're building more than a shelter - your family is building hope.

Trip Dates & Cost

The trip cost is per person regardless of age. The minimum suggested age for participation in Family Camp is 3 years old by the date of the trip. If you stay in the San Diego area before the start date of the trip, please make your own hotel arrangements.


Baja California, Mexico


June 18th - 25th, 2016

Participant Fee

                                                                          Amigo Price (until April 1st): $880


Adults and youth (after April 1st):  $950

  Children 3 - 10 :  $510
  Children 0 - 3: No Charge


Register here for Family Camp 2016



What is Included

Almost everything you need!  Your food, tents, tools, and transportation while in Mexico are all covered.

  • Meals while in Mexico
  • Tent while in Mexico
  • Hotel on Last Night
    Holiday Inn Bayside
  • Transportation During Trip
  • Building Materials
  • Building Manual
  • Amor Trip Shirt
  • Family Bio

What is not Included

The following is a list of things that you and your family will be responsible for. If you have any questions about this list, please contact us!

  • Sleeping bags, pillows, sleeping pads, and personal camping equipment
  • Shopping money
  • Passport fees
  • Your roundtrip transportation costs to San Diego International Airport
  • Your family's sleeping bags, pillows, and personal camping equipment
  • Food costs prior to being at the campground in Mexico and after leaving camp
  • Towels or laundry
  • Individual hand tools
  • Tourist excursions
  • Personal purchases at local markets
  • Hotel costs before or after camp, with the exception of your June 20th stay at the Holiday Inn Bayside at the end of the trip

What to Bring

Over the years, Family Campers have made recommendations for the packing list. Some are mandatory items while others are optional depending on your comfort and convenience. Click here to view the long list!



Families Building Homes, Homes Building Families

In 1995, Scott and Gayla Congdon had a shared vision with Dean and Amy Mathis to start a trip focused on families. Family Camp has grown from its early years, with just 53 people cooking for themselves and worshipping under the stars, to 250 campers from all over the United States and Canada living in a “tent city.”


The History

In the years that Family Camp has been in existence, time has shown that families that serve together do grow together. With that in mind, it is suggested that your family attend Family Camp as a family. It is not a problem if you would like to bring a non-family member, but we encourage you to invite their parents to attend as well.

This year, Dean and Amy Mathis will once again be serving as the co-deans of Family Camp. During the trip, you will build a home for a family that will change your life as well as theirs. You will work all day and worship at night. Each evening there is a theme party to close the day, and every morning Dean Mathis and company wakes the camp with beautiful singing. People will snore! Lives will be changed! And baños will be baños.



Start planning your Amor Family Camp Mission Trip by applying today. Thank you for building hope with us!



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