Youth Trip Truth #1

“If you send it, they will spend it”

I’ve been on many trips where at least one student doesn’t have enough money for the last meal because they spent it all on other stuff. Sometimes that stuff is snacks or a t-shirt. But I now just remind parents that if they send $40 with their child, their child will spend $40.

There was this one trip, where the student was doing really well at not spending too much money. Then on the last day, he lost a $20 and had no more money. It was sad. A few of his friends helped him out with dinner, but I don’t think he ever found the money.

Do you have a good (bad) story about a student spending all of their money days before the trip was over?


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