Summits is excited to host St. Sebastians in Haiti next spring for a week-long trip of service, culture, and adventure!

Here you will find all of the details regarding the upcoming trip. Have more questions? Send us an email at info@summits.org.

 

Dates >>

Spring Break // March 12th - March 17th

Itinerary >>

Day 1 // March 12: Arrive in Port au Prince. The group will be met at customs by Summits' Director of Operations, Ludji Chipps. From here we will board the bus for the 90 minute trip the Central Plateau. Our first stop will be the 23 acre parcel of land in Marouge where Summits Academy, a secondary school and teacher training center, will one day stand. After exploring the land, we will head to a welcome dinner and from there, the team will settle into their accommodations at the Hotel Wozo in Mirebalais.

Day 2 // March 13: After an early breakfast at the hotel, we will visit several of the Summits Primary schools in the Central Plateau. We will watch a flag-raising ceremony, meet students, teachers and principals, and learn about the newest projects, from school feeding programs and gardens to new latrines, being implemented by Summits. From here we'll spend the afternoon at Zanmi Agrikol where we'll learn about the farming initiatives in the Central Plateau. We will also tour a local peanut butter factory, and sample some of Haiti's famous Spicy Mamba. After finishing the day with a soccer match, we'll head back to Hotel Wozo for an optional dip in the pool and a classic Haitian dinner.

Day 3 // March 14: Today we'll spend the morning painting the desks, tables and chairs for the Summits Primary Schools. After lunch we'll tour the Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais, the recently completed Partners in Health hospital which provides some of the best healthcare in the country. Today will finish with a mass at the chapel in Corporant.

Day 4 // March 15: This morning we will start before sunrise, embarking on a three hour hike to one of our most rural schools. Horses are available for those who'd prefer not to walk. Here we'll spend the day painting classrooms with the kids and learning about life in rural Haiti.

Day 5 // March 16: Today, we soak in the beauty of Haiti’s coastline. After breakfast at hotel we'll board the bus and head to Wahoo Bay Beach Resort. The array of activities at Wahoo include hiking, beaching, swimming and more. That evening we'll have a farewell dinner and reflect on our experience in Haiti.

Day 6 // March 17: After breakfast we'll pack our bags and return to Port au Prince for an early afternoon flight to Boston.

Trip Cost >>

Program Fee: $908.45 // person (based on 12pax)

Includes:

  • Four nights stay at Hotel Wozo in Central Plateau
  • Three meals a day, refreshments and bottled water while in Central Plateau
  • All ground transportation in Haiti
  • One night stay at Wahoo Bay Beach Resort
  • Summits guide & staff support
  • 24 hour medical support at Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais

Cost excludes:

  • Flights to Port au Prince

Fundraising Target >>

The St. Sebastian’s team will work together to raise $10,000 for education in the Central Plateau.