IAA Zapote 2018


IAA Zapote 2018 is a 10 day mission trip to Guatemala to empower at-risk youth in the town of Zapote through creative arts and God’s greater story of redemption.

06/29/2018 – 07/08/2018

From $1500 (*Athentikos is a nonprofit and can accept donation for your trip.)

Workshop Leaders
Workshop Assistants
Logistics Coordinators
Storytellers / Blogwriters
Photo/Video Crew
Social Media

NOTE: You don’t have to be a professional creative. you just need to want to make a difference through creativity.

Trip Highlights
• 2 days of team building and creative exploration
• 5 days of teaching workshops at an art camp
• Art Show with the community
• Sight seeing
• Optional 3-day excursion to Lake Atitlan

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Host Partner

Source of Hope School opened its doors in July, 2006, in the town of Zapote, a remote area where food, work, and education are scarce. Rural areas like these are rife with child abuse, neglect, and forced child labor. In a partnership between Kids Alive and Iglesia Galilea, a local church, the ministry began with 40 preschoolers and now has 220 children during the week. And on the weekend, higher education programs and technical classes are offered to graduates.


Travel to Guatemala and spend the night in Antigua, a 500 year old Spanish Colonial City surrounded by three volcanoes.
Get to know team members, explore, and spend another night in Antigua
Travel to the I AM ART Camp location, meet with local leaders, and prepare the facility for the week-long camp
Attend large group sessions, Teach small group session workshops to at-risk youth, and spend time with Artist Team Members from around the world
Teach a final small group workshop session, prepare for a celebratory art show and visit the surrounding community to get a cultural understanding of the children’s lives
Celebrate the week’s achievement in an Art Show with youth and community and spend the afternoon sightseeing in Guatemala City
Return home or join optional excursion to Lake Atitlan


1. Team Building in Antigua

Spend the first weekend team building and falling in love with Guatemala by exploring Antigua, a 500 year old city with Spanish Colonial architecture and cobblestone streets.


2. Art Camp

Guide youth through the Athentikos I AM ART curriculum, using creativity to explore their story through themes:character, setting, conflict, resolution, and community.


3. Art Show with Community

Celebrate the children, their creativity, and stories in an art show with the surrounding community that includes fine art installations and performances.

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Athentikos will equip you to:

• Guide youth to explore their story through creative arts

• Understand the cultural and spiritual context of the trip

• Collaborate with like-minded creatives from all over the world

• Empower through story and creative arts

• Raise funds using our media and crowd-funding platform

• Promoting your trip through strategic social media

• Preparing lesson plans for a 5 day workshop using our curriculum guide

• Research and produce inspirational stories

• Select gear for international production

• Pack strategically for a short-term vision trip

Optional Excursion

Reflect on your journey before you return home.

Lake Atitlan

Spend three days reflecting and exploring one of the most beautiful places on earth. Lake Atitlan is a large, crystal blue lake surrounded by three volcanoes, and only three hours from Guatemala City. Step back in time as you explore the culture of quaint villages surrounding the lake. Savor delicious local cuisine at the waterfront as the sun slips behind the volcanos. Renew and rest your soul at Casa del Mundo, a cliffside hotel only accessible by boat. If you have the margin, we highly recommend the optional Lake Atitlan excursion.

Cost: $300

Includes: Transportation, Lodging


Tax-Deductible Donations

Athentikos is a 501c3 non-profit and can accept tax-deductible donations on your behalf. In addition, all I AM ART team members are offered a personal crowd-funding campaign similar to Kickstarter through our web site. We’ll coach you through the fundraising process and provide the resources you need to communicate your opportunity to grow and serve, including our films about Guatemala.
Every team member who has wanted to join an I AM ART trip has been able to raise funding to cover costs. You do not have to pay for the trip out of your pocket. If you have questions, please contact us.



TOTAL COST = Registration Fee + Team Fee + Airfare


$100 – EARLY
Register by March 19, 2018

$300 – REGULAR
Register by May 1, 2018



• Equipping and Mentoring
• Fundraising Platform
• Food & lodging during camp
• Transportation in country
• Insurance
• Admin fee


Depends on location. Average airfare is around $700. You can use airline points.



• Transportation
• Lodging

Team members are responsible for:
• 6 Meals during team building weekend (as low as $5 to $10 /each).
• Materials needed for Creative Workshops
• Background Check (as low as $30)

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Contact Us

Questions? Please send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.