Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

QWhat happens if there are funds left over or the costs are lower then expected?

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As an organization our pricing levels are reviewed every six months and cover cost plus a 8% profit margin. Any extra funds are used to benefit the ongoing charitable efforts of YWAM San Diego/Baja. These funds are used to upgraded equipment and services and to expand operations into new areas.

QWhat kind of documentation is needed to enter Mexico?

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Please visit our Travel Documents page for full information.

QWhat will be our responsibilities at the YWAM Facility?

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If you are choosing the Standard or Standard Upgrade levels of service we ask that you help with breakfast and dinner cleanup. The staff will ask for volunteers before the meal and will work with you in the cleaning process.

QWhat should I bring?

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Your personal items, work clothes, sweater or light jacket, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, closed toed shoes for work site, passport or passport card. We recommend you don’t bring anything that you would not want lost or damaged (expensive camera, ipod, cell phones, ect. YWAM is not liable for such things).

For those staying on the YWAM base (Standard Package) please bring your own bedding (pillows, sleeping bags, etc.) and also your own towels and face cloths.

QIs it sanitary?

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Both the hotel and the base are very modern with all of the necessary facilities. At the work site there will be hand-sanitizing lotion as well as clean porta-potties for the use of the group only.

QIs there an age limit?

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It is up to the discretion of the parents and whether they are comfortable bringing their child. There is a discount for children 10 years and under.

QDo we bring our own tools?

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No we provide everything you will need, all that you need to bring is your personal items.

QWhat’s the weather like?

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It is always difficult to predict the weather. Usually the days are warm while the evenings are cool. The temperature is rarely less than 45 degrees F or higher than 90 degrees F. There are some slight chances of rain.

QDo we need immunizations?

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YWAM does not require immunizations while groups travel in Mexico. We suggest each group member have an updated Tetanus shot. Otherwise, please check with the health department for any suggested immunizations or health warnings.

QAre the food and water safe in Mexico?

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Yes and no. As long as you DO NOT drink the water. Bottled water is provided for your use both at the work site and the hotel. The food is also well prepared by your hotel and the YWAM staff who follow health regulations. (This pertains to those staying at the motel or hotel)