HONDURAS (June 16-21 or 22) - NEW!
International (Entering 10th & Up)June 16-21 or 22

Home Base

Convento San Serafín – Casa Guadalupe
Home of the Franciscan Friars of Renewal

REGISTER 10/4/23!

75 spots available

Manager: Myrna Leonard
[email protected]

Musician: TBD

Chaplain: Fr. Karl Bergin



  • Honduras (Flights NOT included):
    • Without Freeday: $795 (Depart June 21st)
    • With Freeday (Zip lining): $925 (Depart June 22nd)
  • Arrival/Departure Times:
    • Arrival on the 16th must be before 4pm
    • Departures must be before 2:30pm (either date)
  • Please visit our pricing & payments page for more details.


  • Sleeping: Bunk Beds at the Retreat Center
  • A/C: No air conditioning but very breezy and cool in evenings
  • Showers: Individual shower spaces


  • Groups will fly into Palmerola International Airport in Comayagua (XPL).
  • The retreat center is about 15 minutes from the airport.
  • All ground transportation for the week is included.
  • There will be a CHWC representative to pick up all campers from the airport and ride the bus (not air-conditioned) with them to the retreat center.
  • Passports are required for Honduras and must be valid for 6 months past the date of entry. Visas are not required.


  • Safety is a paramount concern for the Catholic Heart Workcamp trip to Honduras. With over a decade of experience and multiple trips to this region each year by our manager, Myrna, we want to address any security questions you may have and assure you of the safety of all participants.
  • CHWC has established a partnership with Missioners of Christ (MOC), an organization Myrna has collaborated with since 2013. MOC conducts 8-10 missions annually (with the exception of 2020) in Honduras, and during this time, there have been no security incidents. MOC places an unwavering emphasis on security protocols and ensures that safety is always the top priority.
  • It’s essential to note that while the country as a whole may have security concerns, the specific area where our mission takes place differs in its security profile. We will be staying at a secure retreat center administered by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. This facility is fortified with robust security measures, including fortified walls, and we have a dedicated armed security team overseeing the premises, especially during large group trips.
  • For added safety, groups will be accompanied by missioners from MOC and CHWC staff throughout their journey in Honduras. This includes escorts to and from the airport, worksites, and during free day activities. Additionally, we are conveniently located just 8 minutes away from the new Honduran airport, ensuring swift and secure transportation.
  • Your safety is our priority, and we are committed to making your experience during the CHWC trip to Honduras both meaningful and secure.


Worksites will be with the mission house, men’s house, Casa Guadalupe, and Missionaries of Charity. Projects include painting, updating various home projects, yard work, VBS for sponsorship kids, and minor construction. Worksites will also be organized through the Missioners of Christ.


The optional free day is a ziplining park in Honduras (Canopy Extreme El Chiflador). It is a great way to relax after a week of service. The extra cost includes all transportation, park entrance fees, housing accommodations, and meals.

  • For those who choose NOT to participate in the extra free day, departure will be June 21st: $795
  • For those who choose to stay for the extra free day, departure will be on June 22nd: $925


Our International camps are open to groups that meet the following guidelines:

  • We require one adult (21 years and older) for every five young people.
    • We ask that groups please bring at least one adult male and one adult female if you are bringing both male and female young people.
  • Open to students entering their sophomore year of high school and older.
  • Unfortunately, we do not accept individual registrations.

While we do not have any specific requirements, we do encourage that you are up-to-date with routine shots, such as the poliovirus vaccine measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, etc.

CHWC does not require any additional vaccinations. However, we ask that you please see your health professional at least 4-6 weeks before the trip for advice on your specific needs. You may also visit www.cdc.gov for travelers’ health information (adequate fluid intake and insect protection measures are essential). Please note that the level of risk for vaccine-preventable diseases can change at any time.

Yes, we hold health and safety as our top priorities while overseas. Each location is carefully selected with that concern in mind. Staff members will also have access to transportation, as well as an excellent knowledge of the country. Additionally, each work team will receive a first aid kit to take with them their work sites.

Delicious and nutritious. We will eat local food with a flavor of the culture. Some meals will also be similar to that of which we would eat back home in the states. The food will be prepared by both local people and at times the CHWC staff. All food (and water) will be up to American health standards.

We ask that you hold off on purchasing flights until we let you know you are good to do so. After you have registered, we will be in touch with more details.

You may purchase the tickets however you wish:

Travel Agents – Tend to be most convenient, but expensive

Travel search engines – (Expedia, KAYAK, Travelocity, Etc.)

Groups ticket sales – Most airlines usually require at least 10 passengers to get group rates. Contact the airline directly for more info.