Mars Hill Mission Trip


June 23 - 29, 2019

Westover's annual trip to Western North Carolina is a special and unique serving opportunity for 8th grade students.

Students start their day with devotional time before heading out to spend their mornings serving the greater Asheville area through service projects. Afternoons are spent playing games and building relationships followed by evenings with relevant teaching and small group discussion.  We will stay at the dorms at Mars Hill University and meals will be served at an adjacent church by our team of volunteers!

A special baptism service will be held during Mars Hill. Students wishing to be baptized are required to attend a baptism class. There will be a student baptism class  May 29 at 6:30 pm in the middle school room.


Parent Meeting // June 2 // 12:10PM // S002

Medication Form 

White Water Rafting Waiver

Packing List



Departure:  Sunday, June 23rd at 3 pm. We will leave from the Westover Activity Center/Gym.

Returning:  Saturday, June 29th at 3pm. We will return to the Westover Activity Center/Gym.

Where are we staying?

Mars Hill University

What to bring: Pack light!

  • Swim wear (one piece), swim towel

  • Work Clothes (t-shirts, long pants or capris; no tank tops or yoga pants)

  • Play Clothes (t-shirts, gym shorts)

  • Sleeping bag, pillow

  • Toiletries, medications, bath towel

  • Sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle, hat, flash light

  • Bible and pen or pencil

  • Rain jacket

  • Work gloves – please write your name on them

  • Small fan (non-air conditioned dorm rooms)

  • One pair of covered shoes for work sites

  • One pair of shoes to play in

  • One pair of shoes to wear white water rafting (back-straps required, i.e. no flip flops)

  • And approx $25 for 2 road meals and snacks


We’ll provide a daily prayer guide for the trip at check-in.


*** If your student wants to be baptized at Mars Hill, they need to attend a baptism class prior to the trip.  After attending a baptism class, they must turn in a baptism application and then a baptism interview will be scheduled with them.  

The Baptisms will take place on Friday night, June 28th at 6:30pm at High Pastures Christian Retreat Center in Burnsville, NC.

Parents are invited to join us for dinner Friday evening at 5:30pm at High Pastures.  Please RSVP for dinner ($10.00 per person) by completing Student Baptism Handout, with total number of attendees.


If you would like to just join us for the baptism, meet us at High Pastures at 6:30pm.

High Pastures Address:

290 Kings Highway

Burnsville, NC 28714

(828) 682-3138


Directions to High Pastures, from Greensboro: 

I-40 W for 125 mi. Take exit 86 for NC-226 toward Shelby/Marion for 0.3 mi. Then Turn right at NC-226 0.9 mi.   Continue on NC-226 Byp/US-221.  Continue to follow US-221 for 12.1 mi .  Turn left at Hwy-226 NORTH/NC-226.   Continue to follow NC-226 10.0 mi.  Turn left at Hwy-226 NORTH/NC-226/US-19 E/US-19E.  Continue to follow US-19E 11.2 miles (Burnsville).   Turn left at NC-1142/George's Fork Rd and follow to end to High Pastures 1.2 miles. #828/682-3138. Please arrive by 6:30pm.