1. How much does it cost to spend the
week in Smithville, Texas?
The fee for the week is $430.00; it is due on
or before Friday, February 8,
2013. The fee covers the
travel costs to and from Smithville, lodging in
Smithville, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday
through Friday. You are responsible
for the cost of meals on the trip down (5), meals on
the trip home (3), and meals during outings in the Smithville area. The
cost of souvenirs and mementos are also your
2. When do we leave and
We will leave UMD at 10:00am on Saturday, March 16, 2013,
and arrive back at UMD on Saturday, March 23, 2013,
in the evening.
3. Where will we be
staying in Smithville?
We will stay at Faith Village (306 Hudgins Street, http://www.fpcsmithville.org/faith-village.html).
4. What should I bring?
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5. Should I bring tools?
Most of the tools are supplied by the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team. If
tools, you are welcome to them. Some information on the
type of work we’ll be doing will be provided during
6. What is the weather
like in Bastrop?
Expect 65F-80F during the day and 45F-60F at night.
7. What are the bathroom
(gymnasium) at Faith Village
has limited interior restroom
facilities. They are supplemented with exterior
restroom facilities in trailers.
8. Will there be a way to
do laundry while in Smithville?
Laundry facilities at Faith Village are limited.
Please combine loads
with others for efficient use of energy and time -
everyone wants clean clothing for the next day!
9. I have a friend that
would like to come who is not a UMD student. Can this person come?
Everyone is welcome to come. This trip is open to
members of the UMD, UW-Superior, Lake Superior College,
and St. Scholastica communities as well as residents of
the greater Duluth area and family members (18 years of
age or older).
10. I would like to drive
down and meet you at the camp. Is this possible?
No, this is not possible. Going as a group is part
of the experience. Driving yourself
also adds an element of risk. We are
willing to put you in contact with organizations in Gulf
Coast region who are looking for volunteers.
11. I have a friend who
lives in Iowa who would like to join us for the week.
Can this friend meet the bus at a designated area in
Iowa? OR I want to meet the bus in southern Minnesota because I want to go home
to get some items for the trip. Can you pick me up en
route at a designated area?
Everyone must board the bus at UMD. If
a special pickup (or drop off) is made for one person,
to be fair, these options must be extend to everyone.
This would significantly extend our
12. Who do I write my
registration fee check to?
Write the check to “Campus Service Trip”. The
amount is $430.00. In
the memo line, write “Smithville,
TX 2013”. The
registration fee is non-refundable.
13. Where do I submit my
Direct your registration materials (forms, fee) to
Monte Gomke, UMD Housing & Residence Life, Lake
Superior Hall 149, 513 Niagara Court, Duluth MN
55812-3046. Your materials must be
received by February 8, 2013. Space is available on a
first come, first serve basis.
14. What are the dates of
the orientation sessions?
Two orientation sessions will be scheduled for Wednesday and
Thursday, February 20-21, 2013, at 6:00pm
(attend only one of the two sessions offered).
15. When and where will
the orientation sessions take place?
The locations of the orientation sessions will be
established at a later date. Please