Santa Barbara Coast, California (Trip is full) - 2021

Santa Barbara, Ca. also, referred to as the American Riviera®, has Spanish-influenced architecture, beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and a unique, colorful culture, created by a population of 80,000 souls. Come experience a day at the beach with games & barbecuing, take a glass blowing class & hike in the wondrous mountains of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara's harbor is home to the world-famous Stearns Wharf, Historical Santa Barbara Old Mission, University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). With all its charm, there is still a great need in this community for the lifechanging message of Jesus Christ.  Come to Santa Barbara and help the Menchacas blanket their coast with The Gospel!


North America


August 2 - August 9, 2021





COVID Vaccine

Your Hosts

Jerry & Ruby Menchaca

Jerry & Ruby Menchaca

Your Chaperone

James & Jennifer Barnes

James & Jennifer Barnes

James and Jennifer Barnes- we have been involved in student ministry for 11 years in various local and district capacities. We currently serve together as youth Pastor of Bethel Christian Center in Havre de Grace, Maryland; and over the past 5 years as Youth President of the Maryland/DC District. We live in Aberdeen, Maryland, with our two beautiful daughters - Emma (4) and Anna (1).

Kyle & Lorraine Chavis

Kyle & Lorraine Chavis

Kyle & Lorraine Chavis - I have been involved in youth ministry for 15 years and serve as Youth Pastor and Music Director at United in Spring Lake, NC. My wife joined me in ministry 7 years ago and we now have a miracle baby, Parker Sebastian. We currently serve the North Carolina District as Youth President. We are very passionate about helping young people get involved in ministry and service!

Serve Project

Details coming soon!


When I left for my AYC trip to Costa Rica, there was no way I could have anticipated what God had in store for me. I left for Costa Rica, hoping to see God perform miracles in the lives of those around me. I never imagined that he also planned on touching my life, and healing the insecurities that I had struggled with for years. It took me flying all the way to Costa Rica to realize something; The God who healed bodies and filled souls with his spirit in Central America, was at work back at my home in Maryland. I left AYC not feeling afraid to go back home, but confident that when I went home, he would be the same God. Since AYC, my faith has been amplified and I know that God is the same, no matter where I am!

Camryn Staten | Costa Rica