We strongly believe in raising kids who are socially conscious, particularly in the midst of our increasingly self-centered culture. As Christians, we also believe in obeying Christ's command to go out into the world and spread the Good News. And, we have a particular desire to support other families who also pursue similar goals.
To that end, we started taking family mission trips to Nicaragua in June of 2009. Upon returning from our second trip in 2010, we wanted to offer more trips to more people. Ultimately, we decided the best way to do so would be to move to Nicaragua for a year, beginning in July of 2012.
> We are fundraising and seeking prayer support for our year in Nicaragua. Click the link to read more about this.
We are now able to offer a few different types of trips during the 2012 - 2013 school year, including Family Mission Trips (FMT) and Vacations with a Purpose (VWAP). While similar to our traditional Family Mission Trips, VWAP trips are designed for families who are seeking a more secular, humanitarian-focused trip, but have no conflict with Campo Alegría's non-denominational, Christian mission.
Both types of trips offer life-changing opportunities to strengthen and bond participating families. Parents and students are able to experience another culture as they work side-by-side to promote the wellbeing of those less fortunate.
Sample Cost: $400 per person, plus airfare and any personal activities/expenses
Trip Capacity: 10 - 20 people
Ages: 5+ (We recommend bringing kids who are at least in Kindergarden. Bringing younger children requires so much of your time that you will likely be unable to truly participate in the trip.)
2012 - 2013 Trips:
If you are interested in participating, or in learning more, please contact Wendy Willard by calling 410-692-8464 or emailing office(at)wendywillard.com.
For sample itineraries, follow these links:
To learn more about the families from Harford County who are moving to Nicaragua for the 2012 - 2013 school year, visit the following blogs: