ST. CROIX (June 17-23 or 24)
International (Entering 10th & Up)June 17-23 or 24

Home Base

St. Mary’s Catholic School
Downtown Christiansted (15 minutes from airport)

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Mission Trip - TIM STX

Manager: Tim Kozyra
[email protected]

Musician: Zander

Chaplain: TBD

Details

Pricing: 

  • $695.00 (Flights NOT Included)
    • Optional Extra Freeday: $150.00 (more info below)
  • Please visit our pricing & payments page for more details.

Housing: 

  • Sleeping: Individual supplies required (air-mattress, sleeping pad, cot, pillow, sheets, etc).
  • A/C: Yes, in both sleeping and program areas (small window units).
  • Showers: Outdoor tent showers (individual stalls).
  • Outdoor basketball courts on site.

Travel:

  • Groups will fly into Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix (STX).
  • 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 with them to the school.
  • Though we request it, buses may NOT be air-conditioned. 
  • Since this island is a U.S. territory, no passports are required! 
    • If you already have a passport it’s still a good idea to bring it though; it only helps to speed up your time at the airport.
    • If you do not have a passport, you are required to bring either: A valid government photo ID (Drivers license or DMV issued state ID) OR If you do not have a passport or valid government photo ID, then you will need to provide a general photo ID (school ID or work badge) AND your original birth certificate with the raised seal.

Worksites

One-third of the 104,700 residents live below the poverty line with per capita annual income of approximately $13,129. According to the Census Bureau, this is around 35% below that of Mississippi, the poorest state in America. Additionally, the rate of child poverty is anywhere from 35% to 45%, depending on the source.

  • CHWC campers will work alongside the local diocese as we help to fix up local churches. We will visit with abused children, the elderly, the disabled, and local residents of the community. We will enjoy creating art and playing games with nearby school children.
  • NOTE: Projects are subject to change and specific projects are not to be finalized until a few weeks before the trip.

Freeday

  • There is an included free day on Sunday. We will have orientation, celebrate mass, enjoy a BBQ, and spend some time on one of the many beautiful beaches.
  • The optional free day is a boat tour around St. Croix and a visit to beautiful Buck Island and the Buck Island Reef National Monument. The boat will take us along some of the most picturesque coastline in the Caribbean. It is a great way to relax after a week of service. The extra cost includes all transportation, snorkel tour/equipment, housing accommodations and meals.

FAQ

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

  • We require one adult (21 years and older and of the same gender) 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 will arrive and depart on the actual first and last day listed for camp.

NOTE: If your camp includes an optional extra free day that you will be staying for, departure day would be a day later.
EXAMPLE: If camp is listed as June 13-19, you would arrive on the 13th and depart on the 19th. If you are staying for an extra free day, departure would be the 20th.

Earlier flights are always preferred but we want you to be able to get the most cost effective tickets, so please book whichever best fits your budget and we will set up bus times around you.

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.

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