Overseas

Mission of Love

Our mission in Honduras is to experience and share the love of Christ with kids living in Children’s Homes. We want to come alongside the kids and staff at the Homes to empower education, and spiritual development.  This ministry is an extension of what CCC is already doing, and where God is already working  as we acknowledge God’s presence and His ability to supply everything we need. At the core of CCC’s mission statement, I hope we will be able to say that we were simply responding to the same call we give every week at camp: “‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people’” (Matthew 4:19). We desire to have an Acts 1:8 model, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” We would love for your whole youth group, or even just one or two individuals, to join us in making this happen!

Working with Vulnerable Kids

CCC has been blessed to work with many organizations in Honduras as well as several Private Children’s Homes and a community school project in La Laguna Honduras. Much of our work in Honduras consists of bringing love and support to these kids and the adults who take care of them. We partner with the directors of the Homes and schools to meet immediate needs as well as plan and pray to meet longterm needs. Like any other CCC week, we want to help meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

How and Why Honduras?

How did Carolina Cross Connection, a home repair ministry that started in North Carolina, start serving in Honduras? In a way similar to how we originally started in the eighties, we have had multiple connections, relationships and conversations take place that have connected us to organizations in Honduras where we have been able to partner and serve with them in the love of Christ.

Overseas Promo Video

How Do We Spend The Week?

Camp Jerusalem Experience (Teams of 30 people): You will serve in Private Children’s Homes in San Pedro Sula and surrounding communities through painting, small building projects, and investing time in the lives of the kids who live in the Homes.

 

La Laguna Community School Project (Teams of 10 people): You will partner with the local school teachers in La Laguna, a village outside of Copan Ruinas, Honduras. This week we will facilitate a day camp in the school. Our goal is to empower the students through leadership and investing in who they are as individuals.

Fees and What's Included

Total payment is $2100 per person (this can change slightly depending on airfare costs). This covers plane tickets, lodging, extra travel inside the country, food, your visa, travel insurance, donations for the Children's Homes we partner with and weekend retreats for the kids, baggage fees and materials. You are responsible for getting a passport, vaccinations, and food while traveling in and out of the country.

Fees

Payment

Schedule

Costs Notes
First Payment

$300 deposit

 

July 1-October 15, 2019

Deposit is non-refundable, and non-transferable. Deposits for airline tickets are made for 25 people per week in August.

**If you drop registrants after October 15, 2019 and before December 15, 2020 you are responsible to pay in full (for the entire trip, $2100 per person) half of the spots you drop, regardless of when you drop or how many spots you drop. If you drop any number of participants after December 15th, 2019 you will still be required to pay in full ($2100) for all spots you dropped. 

Second Payment

$600

December 15, 2019

From this point forward, numbers are locked in and participants will be expected to complete all payment obligations in full.
Third Payment

$600

March 1, 2020

All payments are non-refundable. Price is subject to change if airfare goes over the budgeted amount.
Fourth Payment

$600 

May 15, 2020

Additional Fees

Extra Cost Per Person $250-$300

  • Passport (www.uspassportnow.com) 15 years and under around $140; 16 years and older around $170
  • Typhoid Shots/pills approximately $90
  • Spending money for market money about$50 per person
  • Money for breakfast 1st Monday and Lunch/Dinner 2nd Monday approximately $40

For registration information please contact Madeline at madeline@carolinacrossconnection.org

Dates & Locations

Camp Jerusalem: Week 1 - June 15-22 // Week 2-June 29-July 6 // Week 3-July 13-20 // Week 4-July 27-August 3

Welcome to Camp Jerusalem!

We will be staying at Camp Jerusalem in Peña Blanca. It is a gorgeous and green campsite in the mountains of Honduras that has all the necessary amenities. We will building relationships, worshiping with those we meet, and serving in Children’s Homes! You can see pictures of the campsite on their Facebook page.

Week Walkthrough

SAMPLE ITENERARY (NORMAL WEEK)

 

MONDAY

4:00 AM-Meet at Delta counter in Raleigh

6:30 AM-Flight leaves for Atlanta

9:45 AM-Flight leaves for San Pedro Sula

11:10 PM-Flight lands in San Pedro Sula

1:00 PM-Lunch at Power Chicken

5:00 PM-Arrive at camp/settle in/Orientation/Fun in the field

6:00 PM-Dinner

7:00 PM-Small Groups

7:30 PM-Worship

8:30 PM-Bed

 

TUESADY

6:00 AM-Wake Up

6:30 AM-Breakfast

7:00 AM-Morning Watch/Prep for day

8:00 AM- Head to Children’s Homes

12:00 PM-Lunch

3:30 PM-Head back to camp

5:00 PM-Arrive at camp/free time

6:30 PM-Dinner

7:30 PM-Sharing

8:00 PM-Small Groups

8:30 PM-Worship

 

WEDNESDAY

6:00 AM-Wake up

6:30 AM-Breakfast

7:00 AM-Morning Watch/Prep for day/Group prayer

8:00 AM-Bus leaves for Children’s Homes

12:00 PM-Lunch

3:30 PM-Head back to camp

5:30 PM-Free time

6:30 PM-Dinner

8:00 PM-Sharing

8:30 PM-Small Groups

9:00 PM-Worship

10:00 PM-Bed

 

THURSDAY

8:00 AM-Wake Up

8:30 AM-Breakfast

9:00 AM-Morning watch/prep for day

10:00 AM-Head to Waterfall for Zipline and hiking

12:00 PM-Lunch

3:30 PM-Head back to camp/free time

6:30 PM-Dinner

8:00 PM-Sharing

8:30 PM-Small Groups

9:00 PM-Worship

10:00 PM-Bed

 

FRIDAY

6:00 AM-Wake Up

6:30 AM-Breakfast

7:00 AM-Morning Watch/Prep for day

8:00 AM- Head to Children’s Homes

12:00 PM-Lunch

Jesus-Group 2

3:30 PM-Head back to camp

5:00 PM-Arrive at camp/free time

6:30 PM-Dinner

7:30 PM-Sharing

8:00 PM-Small Groups

8:30 PM-Worship

 

SATURDAY

6:00 AM-Wake Up

6:30 AM-Breakfast

7:00 AM-Morning Watch/Prep for day

8:00 AM- Head to Children’s Homes

12:00 PM-Lunch

3:30 PM-Head back to camp

5:00 PM-Arrive at camp/free time

6:30 PM-Dinner

7:30 PM-Sharing

8:00 PM-Small Groups

8:30 PM-Worship

 

SUNDAY

6:00 AM-Wake up

6:30 AM-Breakfast

7:00 AM-Morning Watch

8:00 AM-Camp Clean Up/Pack buses

8:30 AM-Leave for Market

10:30 AM-Market

12:00 PM-Lunch

1:00 PM-Yo Quiero Ser

5:00 PM-Check in to Bed and Breakfast/shower for dinner

6:30 PM-Dinner

7:30 PM-Sharing

8:15 PM-Worship

10:00 PM-Bed

 

MONDAY

8:00 AM-Wake Up

8:30 AM-Breakfast

9:30 AM-Leave for Airport

10:00 AM-Check-in for flight

12:20 PM-Flight leaves to Atlanta

 

 

 

Requirements

Individual Requirements:

  • Participants must be rising 8th graders (or 13 years old) or older. Unless one or both parents are attending the trip with the child.
  • Though you do not have to be a Christian to attend CCC, we recommend that you are at least open to learning more about Christ and serving others. People of all denominations are welcome to attend.
  • CCC does not discriminate against gender, race, sexual orientation or national origin.
  • CCC does not discriminate against those with physical or mental handicaps, though these issues should be addressed with the CCC staffprior to attending.
  • No previous experience in CCC, other missions groups, overseas travel or construction is necessary! Campers will hang out in the Children’s Homes and perform a variety of service projects of varying degrees of diffi Some youth and adults may not be experienced in performing such tasks, and that’s okay! Through our preparation materials and our summer staff’s instruction, we will teach you how to do the work required and empower you to do tasks of varying difficulty.
  • We require ALL participants to stay at CCC for the entire week. The CCC experience is based on a tightly knit community that works, serves, plays, and worships together. Arriving late, leaving early, or leaving and then coming back are major disruptions to this community and can rob people of valuable experiences. If a person cannot commit to the a full CCC week (arrive Monday morning, stay all week, leave Monday morning), then they are not quite ready for the CCC experience and should wait until a time when they are able to commit to the timeframe required.
  • Each individual is required to attend CCC trip meetings.
  • Each individual is responsible to turn payments in on time so that the participating church can have their check to the CCC office on time. If you sign up for the trip you are required to pay the full amount for the trip even if your plans change due to the fact that the CCC office will be purchasing your plane ticket and it cannot be changed after purchase.
  • Each individual is responsible for their own passport and vaccination purchases.
  • Each individual is responsible for completing any bible study or prep for team meetings as laid out by CCC Admin representative.

 

Group Requirements:

  • Each group must provide at least one adult for every five youth. Adults are suggested to be 25 years and older. Persons ages 18-25 can be considered an adult if they meet the requirements of your church’s Safe Sanctuary Policy
  • CCCacceptsandcanaccommodategroupsupto30 participants (youth+adults)during a particular week. If your group is between 30-35 people contact the office about the potential to overbook a week.
  • CCCisalsoverywelcomingandcanaccommodatesmallergroupsandeven In all cases, we try to ensure that our camp assignments are made such that groups that are small or of moderate size are placed together, and larger groups are placed together.
  • Dates for group money are incredibly important, however if there is some reason it is going to be late please contact the CCC office.
  • Youth Pastors/Directors of the trip are responsible for ensuring that all members get a passport, turn in paper work and payments. They are also responsible for any fundraising efforts the group chooses to do together. Speak with them about the payment schedule your church has so that you can help them get everything in on time!

Planning Your Trip

Our Overseas Administrator Madeline Comer will visit your church and give an introductory meeting, as well as three preparatory sessions, to get your team ready to join us!  We encourage you to bring anyone who is interested in going to these introduction meetings. In the preparatory meetings she will cover topics ranging from logistics of travel, registration forms, money, cultural expectations, and preparing your heart spiritually to serve at the Children’s Homes. Youth Pastors/Directors are responsible for checking that all of their participants have gotten vaccinations, medications, and passports, and for doing any fundraising that they might need in order to finance the trip.

 

  • Summer-October 2019-Interest Meeting
  • October 15, 2019-Registration Deadline and Deposit Due-After your initial deposit is received, you are responsible to pay in full (for the entire trip, $2100 per person) half of your registrants, regardless of when you drop or how many spots you drop. For example, if you register for 8, you must pay 4 spots in full, even if you drop to less than 4. If you drop after December 15, you are required to pay in full for ALL spots, regardless of how many you drop!
  • November 2019– Team Meeting 1, learn about Honduran culture and each other as a team.
  • December 15, 2019-First Payment Due ($600 per person)
  • January/February 2020– Team Meeting 2, learn about Honduran partnerships and where you will be spending your time. Turn in passport and paperwork.
  • March 1, 2020– Second Payment Due ($600 per person)
  • April/May 2020-Team Meeting 3, talk about itinerary and packing list
  • May 15, 2020-Third and final payment ($600 per person)
  • August, 2020- Follow up meeting to process your trip

Overseas Registration & Forms

Registration for 2020 CCC Honduras Weeks is open!  One person is asked to be a designated group leader, communicating with Madeline Comer, CCC Overseas Administrator, to register your group.  Each participant must fill out an application packet. To register and receive packets, please contact Madeline at 704.721.0033 or madeline@carolinacrossconnection.org. A $300 non-refundable deposit per person is required at time of registration.  Registrations for the 2020 summer must be received on or before October 15.

Additional Overseas Information

 Adult Covenant Form

Medical Form

Ready to serve with us? Register today!