Housing and Meals
Housing and meals are included for the week. If you have special dietary restrictions, please indicate them on your application. If you have a spouse or friend that you would like to room with, please notify us ahead of time. Spouses will be housed together, but it's not guaranteed that friends will be in every case. Housing facilities are suite-style with every three rooms sharing a divided bathroom.
The Sahara Challenge dress code is casual. Jeans, shorts, and t-shirts are acceptable provided dress remains modest. Please note: we will be interacting with Muslims during an outreach event. Dress for that event should be conservative. It is recommended that women wear loose-fitting clothes (ankle-length skirt & long-sleeve shirt).
When can I arrive and leave?
Participants should plan to arrive Monday afternoon/evening, June 18. If needed, you can arrive Tuesday morning, June 19 as long as your flight arrives by 9:00 am. Participants can leave any time on Sunday, June 24.
How do I get to Bethel University?
Crescent Project will provide instructions for a shuttle between the airport and Bethel University. Driving instructions to Bethel are available here.
Do you offer childcare?
Yes! We are excited to offer this valuable service to families. The deadline applying for childcare is May 1. There is an additional cost per child, depending on their age at the time of Sahara Challenge.
This cost is noted on the application and includes the childcare, all food and housing. The breakdown is:
Age / Cost
0-2 / $125
3-8 / $210
9 or older / $320