Parent Frequently Asked Questions


 

Are you thinking for my child’s safety?

Yes, we place the highest priority that each project participant is safe while attending the Orlando Project.  One way we are committed to providing safety for your child is by having policies in place such as a nightly curfew that is upheld and checked on a daily basis. Please refer to the OP Policies for further details.

 

Are there enough jobs?

Yes. Under our contract with Universal Studios Orlando, there are enough jobs reserved for each participant to have while attending the Orlando Project. Due to Universal Studios appearance and criminal background policies, there is a small percentage of students who may be prevented from being hired at Universal Studios  In those cases, we work with the individual student to arrange other job opportunities.  

 

What about transportation?

We encourage as many students as possible to drive and carpool to the Orlando Project. Cars are needed to transport students to their summer employment as well as other project functions.


Can we visit the OP?

Yes, you are welcome to visit the Orlando Project at any time!  There is also a special Parents’ Weekend planned for the weekend of June 29-July 1, 2018 during which students schedules are cleared and they have the opportunity to spend time with their parents or visitors. You can register for this weekend online at www.theorlandoproject.org. If you have more questions about this event, please contact Brynn Anderson at brynn.anderson@campusoutreach.org.

 

Where will my child be living?

All project participants, leaders, and staff will be living at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. It is a wonderful resort equipped with many amenities, and conveniently located less than three miles from Universal Studios.  

Wyndham Orlando Resort

8001 International Drive

Orlando, FL 32819

(407) 351-2420

 

 

Which churches will my child be attending?

Sunday worship is a built-in component of the Orlando Project. Students will be assigned to one of three local partner churches:

CrossPointe Church

11002 Lake Hart Dr #300

Orlando, FL 32832

www.xpointe.com

 

St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church

4917 Eli Street

Orlando, FL  32804

www.stpaulpca.org

 

St. Andrew’s Chapel

5525 Wayside Drive

Sanford, FL 32771

www.saintandrewsonline.org

 

 

What is Campus Outreach?

Campus Outreach is an Interdenominational college ministry on many campuses throughout the United States and the world. To learn more about who we are and our vision for the college campus, please visit www.coindy.org.

 

 

How do you deal with conflict of dates?

Any out of town trips (i.e. weddings, military duty) must be discussed and approved with the Orlando Project Director. You can email Drew Kirk at drew.kirk@campusoutreach.org.

 

 

How can my child afford the $1,950 cost of attending the Orlando Project?

It is possible to pay the $1,950 in weekly installments. Please refer to the Rent Payment document. Paychecks from the work at Universal Studios can be used to offset the price. In addition, you may raise support in the form of tax-deductible donations from friends, family, businesses and churches to cover the cost.

 

Are there any emergency contacts?

    Drew Kirk

    Orlando Project Director/IUPUI Campus Director

    drew.kirk@campusoutreach.org

    317-250-5264

     

    Matt Cazee

    IU Campus Director

    matt.cazee@campusoutreach.org

    812-484-5283