Have you ever wanted to combine your desire to serve others with your desire to travel? Here’s your chance. Join us for one week in Nicaragua as we serve on a life-changing mission experience. During the week, not only will you be serving a local community, you’ll have the chance to experience the natural beauty of Nicaragua and make genuine connections with so many beautiful people. Prepare for an enriching week of fellowship and pushing your limits for the good of others.
May 9, 2020- May 16, 2020
Today you arrive in Managua, Nicaragua! When everyone arrives, we will make the two and a half hour drive to our home for the next week- Chinandega, Nicaragua. Once we arrive, you’ll get settled into your room, and rejoin the group for the Welcome Party to get acquainted with your fellow group mates, other groups that will be serving alongside us, and the mission staff.
Today is your first full day in Nicaragua! To get acclimated to the new group and new country, we’ll start the week with a challenging, yet rewarding, group activity. You’ll have the chance to climb Cerro Negro, an active volcano in the Western part of the country. This climb will challenge you. It may frighten you at first. But it will be one of the most fun and rewarding things that you will ever do! You’ll conquer your fears, bond with your group mates, and have a blast taking on Cerro Negro.
After the excitement of Cerro Negro, you’ll be ready for your first day of mission work. Today you’ll being getting up close and personal with the people we’ll be serving by doing work in their communities. This will consist of digging trenches to help provide running water to a community that has had negative health effects from contaminated water. While labor intensive, this work will be incredible rewarding when you experience the gratitude of members of the community. During your breaks, take the time to walk to a local person’s house for a soda or play with the many neighborhood children.
After resting up from the day before, prepare for another day of community work. This means more of getting your hands dirty for a good cause! Half of the group will return to the community to visit and work alongside our new friends while the other half works in the clinic to test, treat, and educate members of the community against parasitic infections. Be sure to make it a point today to get to know someone from the community on a personal level. You won’t regret it!
Today will be a fun day with downtime. We will participate in fun activities with leaders of the mission and other volunteers. Use this day as a day to go shopping in town to buy souvenirs or explore apart from the group.
Yay! Another day of service! Half of the group will return to work alongside the community while the other half will work in the clinic to test, treat, and educate. Today will be similar to the previous service days, so prepare to work hard, socialize, and serve!
It’s been a week of meeting new people, facing fears, and serving your heart out! Today is your last full day in Nicaragua and your last day of community service. On this day, you will complete your day’s mission and prepare to say your last goodbyes to your new friends.
Today you say farewell to your new friends and to Nicaragua, as you depart for the airport and head back home.
7 nights in a shared, dorm-style room
Cerro Negro Volcano climb
Day trip to Leon
4 days of service
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
Flight to and from Nicaragua
Meals on free day and any other optional outings
We will be staying at the mission complex. The complex consists of residential dorms, a cafeteria, common leisure areas, and a chapel. Rooms will consist of multiple bunks per room. Men and women will be roomed separately.
THIS TRIP MAY NOT BE FOR YOU IF…
You are medically unable or unwilling to perform physically demanding tasks i.e. painting, digging, lifting, etc.
You are medically unable or unwilling to tolerate warmer climates
You are not prepared to selflessly serve others
You are not willing to be open-minded, flexible, and respectful of other cultures
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW
You must arrive in the country by the first day of the trip.
The organization that WanderRoam is partnering with is a Christian-based organization, so daily group goals and reflections will be from a Christian perspective. However, this mission will be inclusive of everyone, regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey.
Other unrelated groups from across the U.S. may be participating alongside us on our mission.
We will not be staying in luxury, however, your accommodations will be clean and comfortable! The goal of this Experience is service, so we will be staying close and similarly to the communities that we are serving.
You may opt to get vaccinations. The CDC recommends that travelers to Nicaragua be up to date on routine vaccines and receive Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Typhoid vaccines, especially if they plan on being adventurous eaters. While these are recommended, they are not mandatory.
You will be required to buy travel health insurance. While we don’t anticipate having to use it, in the case of illness or injury, health insurance to cover the cost of your hospital or clinic visit will be needed. Some of the insurance offered by airlines when you buy your plane tickets will include a health insurance component. If this is the case, this insurance will suffice. The cost of international health insurance averages around $15.
YOUR DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR SPOT.
A nonrefundable deposit of $300 reserves your trip to Nicaragua.
YOU MAY CHOOSE TO PAY IN FULL OR PARTICIPATE IN A PAYMENT PLAN.
Monthly payments are due on the 15th of each month, with the last payment due on the 15th of the month before the trip. Payments will be calculated from the date of the payment of the deposit. All payments are nonrefundable.