DATES--Feb 22 to March 1, 2020 and March 14 – March 22, 2020
Day 1: Group arrives, debriefing/orientation meeting
Day 2: Morning—Tour of Managua (Revolutionary plaza, National Museum, Nicaragua History). Afternoon—Visit to Women in Action (learn about WIA’s programs, participate in ice breaking games)
Day 3: Morning—Service work projects (WIA home repair, backyard gardening, teaching English) Afternoon—WIA shadowing (spend a day with WIA member, prepare food, backyard work, etc) Evening—Music w/Paul Baker, ex-monk turned environmentalist
Day 4: : Morning—Service work projects continued and going away gathering at WIA Afternoon—Leave Managua for Masaya Market (Nicaragua arts and crafts, souvenirs) and Laguna de Apoyo (crystal, clear volcanic lake—swimming) Evening—Arrive in La Paz
Day 5: Morning—Visit and tour of organic farm/meeting with youth environmental group Lunch w/artist German (visit art gallery, beautiful flower gardens, short hike to see howler monkeys) Afternoon—Service work projects (bio-gas system installation, reforestation and tree planting)
Day 6: Morning—Service work projects continued Afternoon—Options (guided nature hike, tour of Jinotepe city and shopping)
Day 7: Morning—Service work projects continued Afternoon—Options (visit natural herbalist and wine maker, swimming at waterfall) Evening—Going away gathering with wood fired oven pizza
Day 8: Trip to Pacific Ocean. Day at beach, fish tacos, surf lessons, relax in hammock. Return to Managua in evening
Day 9: Leave for U.S.
Cost $1,000 per person with host families and $1,300 staying in hotels (covers all in country meals, transportation, hotel/family stays, translation, materials for project work, and excursions. Does not cover airfare cost
Feb 1 - $200 deposit for February trip; March 1 - $200 deposit for March trip
Feb 10 and March 10 - remaining amount due
Please send deposits to Compas de Nicaragua, 5 Rogers Street, Plymouth, NH 03264. Or pay online at www.compas1.org
For more information, please contact Executive Director, Michael Boudreau, firstname.lastname@example.org
Compas offers service trips to universities, high schools, organizations and church groups. Personalized trips, internships and tourist tripos are also available to groups, individuals and families. The main goal of our service trips is to build friendships and promote cultural exchange while working together with our Nicaraguan friends to help improve the lives of impoverished people. Trip participants have the option of staying with host families or at local hotels. Volunteers work side by side our Nicaragua partners on community projects, participate in a variety of cultural activities, and enjoy the natural beauty of Nicaragua. Service work includes projects such as housing construction, reforestation, and bio-gas systems. Enrichment activities include English and Spanish classes, arts and crafts, soy food preparation and chocolate making. Participants also have options to visit schools, health centers, and organizations to learn about current issues in Nicaragua and take trips to volcanoes, lakes, and the Pacific Ocean.