1. 1. Click here to find travel dates posted online.
  2. 2. Choose the date that best fits your schedule.
  3. 3. Submit an application.
  4. 4. Submit a $800.00 deposit (sorry, but NWHCM cannot process applications without a deposit).

Your trip deposit is a tax-deductible contribution to NWHCM. As such, IRS regulations do not allow NWHCM to refund trip deposits.

  1. 1. Find the trip dates posted online (under “Upcoming Events”) and choose a date that best fits your team’s needs. Contact trips@nwhcm.org to inquire about dates not listed.
  2. 2. Contact our travel manager at trips@nwhcm.org to get price quotes (per individual) for your trip.
  3. 3. Begin putting together your team. Once you get a feel for the ways your group wants to serve, NWHCM will help coordinate your daily activities based on the makeup of your group.
  4. 4. Deposits and applications are due no later than 90 days before your departure. For teams traveling in the spring, we recommend deposits as early as the October before your trip date. If traveling in the summer, we recommend deposits no later than January before your trip date.
  5. 4. Depending on your group’s or church’s location, we may have an NWHCM representative meet with your team before your trip date.

We require a $800.00 deposit before any tickets can be purchased, due at least 90 days before your trip date.
The next $500.00 is due 60 days before your departure.
The remaining balance is due 30 days before your departure.

In Transit

After getting off the plane in Port-au-Prince (Haiti’s capital city), you will go through Haitian customs and then proceed to retrieve your checked baggage. The international airport in Port-au-Prince is a large, secure, commercial facility and is very traveler-friendly. NWHCM staff will be on-hand in NWHCM shirts to help retrieve your luggage. They will also escort you or your group out of the airport to waiting NWHCM vehicles, which will take you to your next destination.

Lodging and Community Life at NWHCM

Women must wear skirts or dresses at all times except in the evenings, when pants or capris are permitted on mission campuses (but not off campus). Women may not wear shorts at anytime, as this is generally frowned upon in Northwest Haiti. Straps on tank tops must be at least one-inch wide. Sleeveless shirts are not permitted in church.

Men are allowed to wear shorts and tank tops, pants, T-shirts, etc. For church, men should wear pants and a button-down shirt. Ties are optional but do make a good impression.

We have a men’s dorm and a women’s dorm. They will not fit everyone when large groups are at the mission, so we encourage you to bring a tent if your luggage allows. Groups are also encouraged to sleep out under the stars (weather permitting), a favorite experience for many travelers.

You need to bring a tent to house your family if you wish to room together. We have a special section on our main campus dedicated for family tenting.

We have flush toilets, showers, and sinks. Generally they have running water, though we may ask large groups to use water from barrels for bathing when our running water cannot keep up with demand.

Typically, travelers eat American-style meals for breakfast and dinner. Lunch is generally Haitian food. You are welcome to bring snacks to eat between meals or in place of meals you don’t like.

Our weather is comparable to the weather in Miami. During the summer months (April to October), light clothing is a must to stay comfortable in the tropical heat and humidity. November through March can sometimes be cooler months, so a sweatshirt at night or a thicker blanket may be handy.

No. The mission has safe drinking water. You will need a water bottle to carry around with you, which you can fill up with the mission’s water. We have a freezer to help keep your drinks cold. We recommend you have a filled water bottle when you arrive in Port-au-Prince.

Ministry and Mission

We provide bilingual interpreters for every group. They will interpret for you as you do activities and communicate with people in our communities.