Date: June 23-29, 2018
Okay, okay… We know this is not technically an “international trip” as it is U.S. territory, but with the vast cultural differences and driving on the left side of the road, it might as well be.
A third of the 104,700 residents live below the poverty line with per capita annual income approximately $13,139, around 35 percent below that of Mississippi, the poorest state in America, according to Census Bureau data.
Additionally, The rate of child poverty is anywhere from 35% to 45%, depending on the source. Needless to say, there is plenty of work to be done on this beautiful island.
CHWC Campers will work along side the local diocese as we be help to fix up local churches. We will visit with abused children, the elderly, disabled and local residents of the community. We will enjoy creating art and playing games with nearby school children. Prayerfully consider joining us to serve in St. Croix.
Please note, projects are subject to change and specific projects are not be finalized until a few weeks before the trip.
One of the many reasons we love St. Croix is because of the number of flights and the reasonable costs of them.
Groups will fly into Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix (STX).
- NO PASSPORTS Required.
Since this Island is a U.S. Territory… You are not required to have a passport. However, If you already have a passport, it’s still a good idea to bring it along, it only helps to speed up your time at the airport.
- If you do not have a passport, you are required to bring…
a valid government photo ID. (Drivers license or DMV issued state ID)
- If you do not have a passport OR valid government photo ID…
then you will need to provide, a general photo ID (school or work badge) AND your original birth certificate, with the raised seal.
St. Mary's Catholic School
- Located: downtown in Christiansted, St. Croix U.S.V.I.
- Distance from Airport: 15 Minutes
- Sleeping: Campers will be responsible for bringing there own bedding: Air-mattress, Cots, Etc.
For this trip, the included freeday will be on Sunday. We will have orientation, celebrate mass and then BBQ and spend some time on one of the many beautiful beaches.
There is also an extra, optional, free day available.
The extra freeday will take place on June 29th and therefore departure is June 30th. The extra free day is a boat tour around St. Croix and its nearby islands. The boat will take us along some of the most picturesque coastline in the Caribbean and we will relax after a great week of service.
The cost is $150 in addition to the registration fee and is all-inclusive: all transportation, snorkel tour/equipment, housing accommodations, and food.