Encuentro is a missions trip event for NYI groups from the USA/Canada region to go and serve for a week in a Latin American country. During this trip, teams partner with local churches to aid and collaborate with vacation Bible school projects, light construction projects, and to serve alongside our brothers and sisters in that country to further the kingdom of God.


Encuentro 2021 – Costa Rica


July 10-17,2021


  • Early Bird – $639 by November 1, 2020
  • Regular Rate – $689 by December 1, 2020
  • Late Registration – $739 by January 1, 2021

(Includes training materials, as well as meals, lodging, and transportation while on site)

Additional Costs: Airfare & baggage fees, lunch on days traveling to and from destination, excursion day activity and personal spending money.


Students and young adults involved in NYI are highly encouraged to attend, as well as NYI adult volunteers, leaders, and parents.  *Passports are required* You must have your passports in hand by March 1, 2021 and if you already have one it needs to be valid until January 31, 2022.


All the USA/Canada teams participating in the event stay at the host country’s local Nazarene seminary facilities in dorm-style rooms separated by gender and usually grouped by teams.


Breakfast and lunch are provided by the Encuentro team at the seminary. Dinner and other meals are provided by the hosting local church and their community members and often include local traditional cuisine which may not comply with dietary restrictions.

Encuentro Director

Dana Young

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