Helping Hands Tour

“It’s rare that you get an opportunity to do something with other cultures, with other people, but then to experience it with your own child—you have dreams of giving them opportunities like this.”

-Doug Ventura

About This Tour

CoEd’s week-long Helping Hands service trip offers you the chance to work alongside students who receive support through CoEd programs. Spend your mornings painting and working on service projects at a primary school and spend your afternoons experiencing the local culture.

Whether you are a solo traveler or a group, all helping hands are welcome! Helping Hands can also be a fun and unique opportunity for parents and grandparents to volunteer with your families (kids ages 10+ welcome), reinforcing the value of service through an intentional balance of hard work and play throughout the week.

CoEd makes all arrangements for meals, lodging, security, and transportation.

Dates
  • July 12–18, 2020
Cost per Person

Early bird prices through May 13:

  • US $1750 for single occupancy room
  • US $1550 for double occupancy room
  • US $1450 for a triple+ occupancy room

Starting May 14, prices increase to:

  • US $1850 for single occupancy room
  • US $1650 for double occupancy room
  • US $1550 for a triple+ occupancy room

*Airfare is not included in the price. Prices subject to change until deposit is made.

Details
  • The application deadline is May 28.
  • A non-refundable deposit of US $350 is required at the time of application.
  • Apply online by clicking the “Sign Me Up!” button above or by contacting tours@coeduc.org or 513-661-7000.

Sample Itinerary

*Note: This itinerary shows real experiences and approximate travel times, but is not the exact itinerary for this year’s trip.

Sunday:
Participants arrive in Guatemala City (GUA) on their own flights. Transportation will be provided from airport to hotel in Antigua.
5:00 pm Social hour at hotel
6:00 pm Orientation and dinner

Monday:
7:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:00 am Arrive at Spark Reading Program school
9:15 am Meet the kids and prep the school for painting
12:30 pm Lunch at the school
1:00 pm Continue service projects
3:00 pm Return to hotel
5:00 pm Social time at hotel
6:00 pm Group dinner in Antigua

Tuesday:
7:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:00 am Arrive at Spark school to begin painting
12:30 pm Lunch at the school
1:15 pm Community engagement activity: visit to a local plantation
4:00 pm Arrive at hotel
6:00 pm Group dinner in Antigua

Wednesday:
7:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:00 am Arrive at Spark school to continue service projects
1:00 pm Lunch in San Lucas, Sacatepéquez
2:30 pm Visit to CoEd’s Education Center and meet Rise students
5:00 pm Arrive at hotel
6:30 pm Group dinner in Antigua

Thursday:
7:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:00 am Arrive at Spark school to continue service projects
1:00 pm Lunch at restaurant
2:15 pm Return to hotel
2:30 pm Optional cultural activity, shopping, or tour of Antigua
4:30 pm Return to hotel
5:45 pm Group dinner in Antigua

Friday:
7:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:30 am Arrive at Spark school for enrichment activities, playtime, and goodbyes
12:45 pm Lunch at restaurant
2:00 pm Optional zip-lining or coffee plantation tour
5:00 pm Return to hotel
5:30 pm Closing presentation
6:30 pm Final group dinner at hotel

Saturday
Depart from Guatemala City (GUA) on scheduled flights.

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