We would love for you to join us on this upcoming CCH general interest trip May 27 through June 3, 2018. We’ve adjusted the dates to be Sunday to Sunday for more affordable airfare to Haiti. Trip participants may come back early on Friday June 1 if they prefer.
This is a great opportunity to introduce new people to our mission and to welcome back returning volunteers. It’s open to all who are interested. During this week in Haiti we will be assisting CCH clinic staff to run school-based health check ups at two CCH partner schools near Jacmel (Lavanneau and EMEVO schools). We’re seeking doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals to be providers, but we’ll also need other people to record heights, weights and other information. If you have other skills (education, agriculture, construction, leadership training, etc.) we may be able to arrange additional projects for that week based on your skills and our needs. Please contact Abby (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she’ll see how we can get you plugged in.
Please note that there is a $900 trip fee due to CCH, which does not include airfare. You will also need to purchase plane tickets to Port-au-Prince to arrive/depart within the same window of time as the rest of the group (see itinerary below) so the whole team can utilize the same in-country transportation to/from Jacmel. Check out our “funding your trip” page for ideas how you can fundraise make the trip more affordable.
Sunday 5/27: Arrive in Port-au-Prince (PAP) 12:00 – 2:00PM. Abby is flying on American Airlines flight 949 from Miami (MIA) to PAP arriving 12:54PM (her connecting flight is AA2591 departing from Washington DC (IAD) at 6:45AM in case other DC folks want to book the same itinerary). Team members will meet up in the PAP airport. At 3:00PM a driver and Haitian CCH staffer will meet the team at the airport and drive (2-4 hours) in vans from PAP to Jacmel — a great way to see the Haitian countryside. We’ll unpack our bags at Isaiah House in Jacmel, and get oriented for the week.
Monday 5/28 through Friday 6/1: Work days. 8:00AM – 3:00PM Healthcare workers and volunteers will staff the student wellness clinics at Lavanneau and EMEVO schools around Jacmel. 3:00 – 5:00PM volunteers lead Vacation Bible School or other skills/sports focused camp activities for students. Group members will come together at dinner or in the evenings for daily “reflection” time.
Wednesday 5/30: Instead of afternoon student activities, the group will travel about an hour away to visit Basin Bleu – a beautiful hike up to a waterfall and swimming hole.
Friday 6/1: People who want to leave early will be transported back to PAP to catch return flights home. *Please contact Abby (email@example.com 703-932-0812) to coordinate Friday travel plans with other travelers before booking flights.*
Saturday 6/2: R&R day. Trip to the beach with lunch at a seaside restaurant (travelers will need to purchase this meal on their own). Afternoon tour of Jacmel’s boardwalk area and art district.
Sunday 6/3: Travel day. Plan A will be to fly in small planes from Jacmel to PAP around 11:00AM. If small planes are not available, Plan B will be to travel to PAP by van. Book your flights to depart from PAP after 1:30PM. Abby is flying out on American Airlines flight 903 departing PAP at 1:55PM (connecting flight is AA2590 arriving at IAD at 12:26AM).
We will try to work in additional tours of the CCH clinics and partner organizations throughout the week as travelers are interested.come and see flyer 2018 gen interest trip(1)