Who can attend?
Our International camps are open to groups that meet the following guidelines...
- We require one adult (21 years and older) for every one-five young people.
- We ask that groups please bring at least one adult male and one adult female if you are bringing both female and male young people.
- Camps during the Summer - Open to students entering their sophomore year of H.S. and older.
- Camps during the school year - Open to H.S. sophomores and older.
Can I attend as an individual?
Unfortunately, we do not accept individual registrations.
What about vaccinations?
We ask that you please ensure 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.
Is it safe?
Yes, we hold health and safety as our top priorities while overseas. Each location is carefully selected with that reason in mind. Our staff members (both local and U.S.), and any adult camper who may be overseeing a project, will be given a cell phone. Our 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 while at their sites.
What is the food like?
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 meals will be cooked up to American health standards.
DO I NEED A PASSPORT/VISA’S?
PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED and must be valid for 6 months past the date of entry. Visa’s are not required. (St. Thomas is an exception, please visit its page directly for details)
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY airline TICKETS?
After you have registered your group, please feel free to book your tickets anytime! Along with your paperwork, there will be a travel form for you to upload your travel details.
HOW DO I GET MY AIRLINE TICKETS?
You may purchase the tickets however you wish:
- Travel Agents – Tend to be most convenient, but expensive.
- Travel search engines. We suggest, google.com/flights.
- Groups ticket sales – Most airlines usually require at least 10 passengers to get group rates. Contact the airline directly for more info.
WHAT AIRPORT DO I FLY INTO?
See the travel information on the individual country page.
WHAT DAY SHOULD I ARRIVE/DEPART?
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 which 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.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE/DEPART?
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. If flights are much cheaper a day before or a day after camp, we may still have some options for you… please contact us directly for more information.