La Ceiba: Service Learning Trip

April 24-28, 2017

Let history come alive through a tour to a caribbean city called La Ceiba • Serve alongside three diferents ministries throughout the week • Explore the breathtaking Pico Bonito National Park • Raft the white water of the Cangrejal River • Visit a butterfly museum at the largest public university Honduras • Transform the city, while the city transforms you.

Total cost for our trekkers: $1,600*

*This price includes ALL costs for our group of 14 youth and leaders. 

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Objectives

Outdoor Adventure: Given a day to explore Pico Bonito National Park, our Trekkers will hike 2,000 meters traversing pineapple plantations and arrive at the 30-meter-high waterfall along the Zacate hiking trail.

Environmental Awareness: Given the opportunity to spend time at Pico Bonito National Park, the Butterfly Museum, and the tree-planting project at the Child Development Center, our Trekkers will analyze the ways in which they directly or indirectly contribute to the protection or harm of protected and diverse areas.

Historical Perspective: Given the opportunity to visit the oldest Historical Center of the Republican era of Honduras, Trekkers will arrive at their own conclusions about the colonial and political period of two centuries ago and its impact on today`s society.

Cross Cultural Experiences: Given the opportunity to explore the most important cultural and culinary center of the Garifunas, who came from Africa more than two centuries ago, Trekkers will interact with and experience the richness of this ethnic group.

Community Service: Given the opportunity to learn from and serve alongside organizations such as Great Commission Church through its social programs: Center for Child Development, Total Home and Total Health, our Trekkers will synthesize their own philosophy of service including our own personal history of redemption, the meaning of “servant,” why it is important to serve, and how we can apply our philosophy of service to our everyday lives.

Leadership & Teambuilding: Given preparation for the trip, our Trekkers will divide and share personal and group responsibilities, including preparation of service projects, packing group gear, cooking, cleaning, and maintaining our place of stay clean.

Given a week of physical, mental, and emotional challenges, our Trekkers will form a plan for how to apply the lessons learned during this trip to their everyday lives.

Itinerary

Day 1
  • Travel 8 hours to La Ceiba
  • Evening journaling and reflection
Day 2
  • Service-Learning at Centro de Desarrollo Infantil (Child Development Center)
  • Historical Center of La Ceiba
  • Gariguna community
  • Reflection time at the beach
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Return to Copan Ruinas
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