Short Term Trips

Thank you for your interest in short-term trips! At this time we are not scheduling short term trips into Haiti. We will continue to update this page with new information in regards to when we will begin scheduling groups again. Please check back soon and continue praying for the work in Haiti. 

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:

  • Basic trip information
  • Trip costs – HCO covered expenses & team responsibilities
  • Steps for scheduling a trip with HCO
  • Links to our Short-term Trip Application (for participants)

Want to get a look at what a trip with HCO is like? Check out a couple of trip recaps:

If you have questions that are not answered here, contact Larissa.

When can we come?
We typically host 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 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.

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

What size should our team be?
At this time we require all teams to be no more than 10 people.

How much does it cost?
$500 non-refundable Team Trip Deposit per team
$900 per participant

What does that include?

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. Email us with your preferred trip dates 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 $900 in two installments of $450 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. Please review our arrival/departure requirements before you book flights:

  • You must arrive in Port-au-Prince on the earliest flight out of Miami (AA377)  
  • You must depart Port-au-Prince on the latest flight out (AA903) 
  • We strongly prefer your entire team arrives on the same flight. 

You must obtain approval from HCO BEFORE purchasing tickets if you want to arrive/depart at different times or arrive on more than one flight! Please contact Larissa for approval.

If you need help arranging airfare, see p. 8 in your Leader Guide: Travel Agent Assistance for information about our recommended travel agent: Laura Maron at Mission Nation.

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 Basic Travel Insurance for each team member. Any additional coverage desired is the responsibility of the team and/or participant. Mission Nation offers an additional “Deluxe” package at an additional cost to the team. Please contact Larissa for more details if interested. If a team chooses not to purchase tickets through Mission Nation, insurance will be purchased from a different agency. 

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

Short-term Trip Recap Blog
Connor Wood from Hazel Dell CC (IN) wrote a great recap of their summer 2017 trip, complete with photos: Summer Trip: Blessed & Fulfilled. If you’d like to see and learn more about what a trip is like, this is a good place to start!

Short-term Trip Recap Video
Another way to learn about what a trip with HCO is like is to check out this video by Kami Butcher. She shares a trip recap from the Fairfield CC (IL) 2017 trip to give you a look inside their trip to Peredo!