Short Term Trips

If you would like to organize a mission trip to Haiti with HCO, start with all of the information on this page. You’ll find:

If you have a question that is not answered here, contact our Team Coordinator at travel@haitianchristian.org.


When can we come?
We typically hosts teams on our Peredo campus during these months. For availability during other months, contact us.

  • Spring: February, March, April
  • Summer: June, July
  • Fall: October

How long can I come?
At this time, due to an increased interest in trips by our all of our partners, all teams will be limited to one week per season (spring, summer, fall trips) to accommodate as many different partners as possible who want to serve in Haiti with the mission. Additional weeks may be available 3 months in advance if they have not been reserved. Trips are one week long, Saturday to Saturday:

  • Travel to Haiti on Saturday
  • Worship with our church on Sunday
  • Serve in our communities through the week
  • Return to the States on the following Saturday

Current 2017 Open Dates:

  • October 14-21, 2017
  • October 21-28, 2017

Current 2018 Open Dates: 

  • February 10 – 17
  • February 24 – March 3
  • March 3 – 10
  • March 17 – 24
  • March 24 – 31
  • April 7 – 14
  • April 14 – 21
  • April 21 – 28
  • June 9 – 16
  • July 7 -14
  • July 14 -21
  • July 21 – 28
  • July 28 – August 4
  • September 29 – October 6
  • October 6 -13
  • October 13 – 20
  • October 20 – 27
  • October 27 – November 3

What size should our team be?
Our preferred team size is between 10 – 20 people.

How much does it cost?
$500 non-refundable Team Trip Deposit per team
$800 per participant

What does that include?

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We recommend teams purchase airline tickets 6-9 months in advance, if possible, for best rates. 

*Travel Tip!* If your group is large enough to obtain a group contract (10 or more confirmed travelers), a modest deposit will be required upfront by the airline, giving your team more time to fundraise before having to pay the balance of the tickets.


Ready to schedule a trip?

1. Complete our Team Sign-up Form and secure your trip date online with a $500 non-refundable Team Trip Deposit.

2. Team members submit our Short-term Trip Application online. All trip participants must be signed up 3 months prior to trip dates.

3. Team members pay the $800 in two installments of $400 each:

  • 1st payment 3 months prior to trip
  • 2nd payment 1 month prior to trip

4. Team Leader prepares their teams using our Team Training materials. Our Team Coordinator will send you these once your trip dates have been confirmed.

5. Team Leader purchases airline tickets.

  • Arrival/Departure Requirements. Teams must arrive in Port-au-Prince on a Saturday between 12noon – 5 p.m. local time and leave Port-au-Prince the following Saturday after 10 a.m. local time. Any other arrival/departure times must be approved by the HCO Team Coordinator before tickets are purchased.
  • Flight Requirements. Our preference is that your entire team arrives on the same flight. If you must split your team and arrive on more than one flight, you must obtain approval from the HCO Team Coordinator before purchasing tickets.
  • Airfare Help. If you need help arranging airfare, see our Team Leader Guide or talk to our Team Coordinator.

6. HCO sends your Team Leader trip materials:

  • Team t-shirts
  • HCO luggage tags
  • Team name tags & lanyard (to wear day of travel)

7. HCO purchases Travel Insurance for each team member.

8. Teams pack and prepare for their week of service!


Short-term Trip Recap Video
Would you like to see what it might be like to take a Short Term Trip with HCO? Kami Butcher shares this trip recap from the Fairfield CC (IL) 2017 trip to give you a look inside their trip to Peredo!