IYF English Camp in Central America

Mandatory Workshop

JUNE 23~ 26, 2017

Mahanaim School, NY

IYF English Camp

June 27 ~July 5, 2017

Who We Recruit
High school and College students or adults who want to make a difference in someone’s life.
*Minors: 16 and 17-year-olds may apply, but must have full parental consent. For minor consent forms:

Minor Consent Form – Dominican Republic
Minor Consent Form – Panama
Minor Consent Form – Haiti
Minor Consent Form – Costa Rica
Minor Consent Form – Mexico

For a List of IYF U.S. Managers/ Chaperones  – Click Here

What to Bring
• Valid Passport
• I-20, Visa (**Only if you are an international college student with an F-1 Visa)
• Permanent Resident Card (**Only if you are a Permanent Resident)
• Bible
• Notebook with pens
• Proper clothing for teaching and cool, possibly wet weather (long trousers, light jacket)
• Sneakers
• Personal toiletries
• Any necessary medications
• Watch (watches will be used by instructors to maintain the class time by beginning and ending their classes according to schedule)
• Materials for class instruction (scissors, glue, color markers, dry-erase markers, poster board, etc.)

Camp Participation Fee
$200 + Airfare
†Any pertinent travel documents’ preparation fees are personal responsibility.

Travel Arrangements and Schedule

When purchasing airplane tickets, please keep this schedule in mind:

  • DEPART from New York to your respective country on June 25th or 26th. (You will leave from the workshop venue in Huntington to the airport.)
  • The English Camps will begin on the 27th, so you must arrive by the 26th at the latest.
  • Depart from either John F. Kennedy (JFK) or La Guardia (LGA) airports in New York.
  • RETURN to your home countries on July 6th.  The English Camps end on the 5th.


Information by Country: Airports and IYF Branch Managers

Dominican Republic

Arrival Airport: Santiago (STI)                                                                                                             Lodging: Calle 26 #2, Valle Verde 1, Santiago, La Republica Dominicana
IYF Manager: Ricardo Godinez (1-809-323-0575)


Arrival Airport: Ciudad de Panamá (PTY)                                                                                           Lodging: National University of Panama
IYF Managers: Seung Jae Lee (6758-0051)
Mi Kyung Kim (6731-2306)


Arrival Airport: Port-au-Prince (PAP)                                                                                                   Lodging: #22 rue jeremie Delmas33 , p-a-p
IYF Managers: Jong Hoon Lee (3252-0778)
Han Sol Lee (3252-0781)

Costa Rica

Arrival Airport: San José (SJO)                                                                                                           Lodging: De la bomba union tica 200m al oeste y 100m al norte, Desamparados, San Jose, Costa Rica
IYF Managers: Tae Kang Kwon (506-7292-5117)
Jonathan Peña (506-7234-2107)


Arrival Airport: Mexico City (MEX)                                                                                                       Lodging: Av. Cafetales #1695, Col. Haciendas de Coyoacán, Delegación Coyoacán, CDMX, México, C.P. 04970
IYF Manager: Sang Tae Park

*Note* Please look up the proper country code to dial before the numbers given above when calling an overseas branch manager.

Have questions regarding your flight itinerary and/or purchasing tickets? Please contact your local U.S. IYF Branch or send an e-mail to our main office at info@iyfusa.org. 

Who can be an IYF English Camp volunteer?

Typically, college students or adults who want to make a difference in someone’s life. 16 and 17-year olds may apply, but must have full parental consent. For the minor consent form click here.

Do I need teaching experience? Must I be an education or English major?

No ESL teaching experience is required. IYF will provide appropriate training and preparation during the scheduled workshops.

Do I have to prepare for my class?

During the workshop we will learn how to teach different aspects of the English language to Mexican students through basic lesson plans that have been prepared for you. Volunteers will not know their class subject until midway through the workshop. Once your subject has been designated, you will have time to build upon the lesson plans and prepare specific support materials and activities with other teachers. Despite what your teaching subject may be, we recommend you bring materials for class such as scissors, glue, color markers, poster board, etc.

What happens at the volunteer workshop?

IYF English Camp will hold volunteer workshops by region leading up to the Final Workshop in Huntington, New York. Teaching English and being a goodwill ambassador through IYF is serious business. Prospective volunteers need to take certain teaching methods courses, go through training in event running, and be aware of safety information and procedures that we will provide. The workshop also provides the opportunity to meet, connect and work with your fellow English Camp volunteers, as well as the leadership for your team.

As a Christian organization, IYF always tries to spread hope by teaching and exemplifying the heart of God through its programs to people of participating nations. Workshops will include spiritual development sessions so prospective volunteers can effectively carry out this mission. For more about spiritual development with IYF, click here

How much does the IYF English Camp Mission Trip cost?

$200. Your fee covers room, board, teaching material during the camp and workshop. For transportation options, call your local IYF branch office.

If there is no visa requirement, what do volunteers need to travel abroad?

Make sure you have a valid passport prior to departure. U.S. citizens must bring their valid passport. Permanent residents must bring both their passport and permanent resident card. Volunteers who do not have US citizenship or permanent residency must bring their passport and visa.

If you are an international college student with an F-1 visa, contact your institution’s PDSO and obtain your signed I-20 form. This will signify your intent to travel and you must present it along with your passport and F-1 visa.

To see 2015 IYF English Camp in Mexico pictures, CLICK HERE

To see 2014 IYF English Camp in Mexico pictures,  CLICK HERE

To see 2013 IYF English Camp in Mexico pictures, CLICK HERE

To see 2012 IYF English Camp in Mexico pictures, CLICK HERE