February Kozefò Trip - February 14-19, 2018

We are thrilled that you will be traveling to Haiti on the annual trip with Kozefò! We hope that you are excited to experience a week of new adventures using the gifts that God has given you! 

On this page, you will find all of the resources you need to prepare for the trip in June. Please review all of the information to make sure that you have everything you need.

If you have any other questions, you can always contact Sara Lein at sara.lein@kozefo.org




Plan Ahead

Travel Insurance

Before traveling with Kozefo, you will need to purchase travel insurance. We recommend Volunteer Card, which insures trip delays, doctor visits, medical evacuations, and baggage loss. Choose a plan that is right for you.


Passports

If you do not have a passport yet, you must apply for one as soon as possible so that you receive it within plenty of time before we travel.


Medical Recomendations

Medical recommendations can be found here.

You may want to discuss your travel plans with your physician and make decisions regarding vaccinations and  preventative medications.

Learn Haitian Creole Words & Phrases

Bonjou, komon ou ye? Learning some of these basic words and phrases will go a long way during your stay in Haiti.

There are also many apps for your phone that can make it fun and interactive (we recommend "French Creole for Aid Workers, by Brainscape). 


Learn Names & Faces

Familiarize yourself with the ANA Students and Teachers & Staff, you can find their names and photos by clicking the buttons below.


Recommended Readings

About Serving

Slow Kingdom Coming by Kent Annan

When Helping Hurts by Fikkert & Chalmers


Activity Ideas

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Sports & Play

Soccer
Four Square
Jump Rope
Hopscotch
Dodgeball
Hula Hoop
Balloon Tennis
Tug of War
Sponge Relay Racing
Duck, Duck, Goose
Parachute Games
Relay Games
...
Get Creative!

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Educational Fun

Science Experiments
Play Doh
Legos
Paper Airplanes
Math Games
Teach a Song
Teach an Instrument
Teach a Dance
Bubbles
Make an Instrument (Rain Maker, Rattle, Drum, etc)
...
Get Creative!

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Arts & Crafts

Painting
Coloring
Popsicle Stick Art
Make Your Own Jewelry
Photography
Origami
Chalk Art
Paper Mache
Mosaic Art
...
Get Creative!
 

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Fun & Games

Puzzles
Card Games
Finger Football
Matching Games
Magic Tricks
Ring Toss
Cup Stacking
Jenga
Board Games
Connect Four
Twister
...
Get Creative!


Flight Information

Arrive at the Delta Ticket Kiosks in MSP Terminal 1
NO LATER than 3:30am on Wednesday, February 14th.

Minneapolis to Port-au-Prince

Flight Number: Delta 1991
Date: February 14, 2018
Estimated Departure: Minneapolis (MSP) 5:20 AM
Estimated Arrival: Atlanta (ATL) 8:45 AM

LAYOVER

Flight Number: Delta 685
Date: February 14, 2019
Estimated Departure: Atlanta (ATL) 11:30 AM
Estimated Arrival: Port-au-Prince (PAP) 2:35 PM

Port-au-Prince to Minneapolis

Flight Number: Delta 684
Date: February 19, 2018
Estimated Departure: Port-au-Prince (PAP) 3:30 PM
Estimated Arrival: Atlanta (ATL) 6:45 PM

CUSTOMS, IMMIGRATION, & LAYOVER

Flight Number: Delta 1130
Date: February 19, 2018
Estimated Departure: Atlanta (ATL) 10:20 PM
Estimated Arrival: Minneapolis (MSP) 11:58 PM


Trip Itinerary | February 14-19, 2018

Wednesday, February 14 - Travel Day

3:30 AM - Arrive at MSP airport
5:20 AM - Delta flt 1991 departs
8:45 AM - Arrive in ATL
11:30 AM - Delta flight 1991 departs
2:35 PM - Arrive in Haiti

Get settled and prep for the days ahead.

6 Dinner

Thursday, February 15

7-8 Breakfast at Eucalyptus Village
8 Depart for ANA Primary School
9-12:00 Student Activities and Teaching Training
12  Depart ANAC                     12:30—2:00 Visit Papillion & Cafe - bring $$$ for purchases & snacks
3-5 Cite Soleil - American Football at Sakala
6 Dinner                  

 

Friday,    February 16

7-8 Breakfast at Eucalyptus Village
8 Depart for ANA Primary School
9-12:00 Student Activities and Teaching Training
12-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2 3-5 Cite Soleil - American Football at Sakala
6 Dinner

Saturday, February 17

8 Breakfast at Eucalyptus Village
9 Depart
High Level English Institute - partner English lessons; home visits; Ultimate Frisbee on new property!  
3-5 Cite Soleil - American Football at Sakala                                5:30 Pizza Amour

 

Sunday, February 18

- Beach Day

TBD Breakfast at Eucalyptus Village
TBD Church with Pastor Ernso
TBD Soup JouMou
TBD Depart for Wahoo Bay Beach
 

Monday, February 19 - Travel Day

Tour of Port Au Prince
Visit  - Heartline
Pack up and Depart

1:00 PM - Arrive at PAP airport
3:30 PM - Delta flt 684 departs
6:45 PM - Arrive in ATL
10:20 PM - Delta flight 1130 departs
11:58 PM - Arrive in MSP

 

Accommodations

Eucalyptus Guest House

They will provide linens, towels, showers, & fans in bedrooms, Wi-Fi Internet Access, and cold drinks ($1)

Amenities include: a  delicious breakfast, where fruits are always their freshest and locally grown coffee simmers every morning, free appetizing dinners, free wireless Internet access, a naturally heated pool, open terraces, a tennis court, table tennis, and beautiful views.

 

Packing List

Luggage

1 Carry On Bag
Pack all of your clothes and personal items in this bag. It should be small enough to fit into the overhead compartment. See airline website for requirements.

1 Backpack or Personal Item
You are allowed to bring one personal item in addition to your carry on suitcase. Back a backpack or large purse with snacks, notebooks, empty water bottle, ziplock bag for all 3oz liquids (see MSP guidelines), and other miscellaneous items.

1 Checked Bag, less than 50 lbs.
This will primarily be used for supplies. Prior to the trip, we will be distributing supplies and packing lists for items we need to bring with us. 

The Essentials

Passport 
3 copies: At home, checked bag & carry-on bag

Spending Money
Suggested $100 if you want to purchase gifts/souvenirs

Clothing

Light weight clothing
shorts and tanks tops are acceptable

Extra Undergarments
you will be hot and sweaty!

Nice Skirt/Dress (for the gals),
Nice Button Up/Slacks (for the guys) 
for Church

Swimsuit & Beach Towel

Shoes

Good Walking Shoes  
There are rocky, dirt roads. 

Sandals
with straps for church (gals)

Flip flops
for the shower, at the guesthouse

Toiletries

Toothpaste/Toothbrush
Shampoo/Conditioner
Lotion
Deodorant

Medical Items

Bug Spray (Including DEET)
Hand Sanitizer
Sunscreen  
Prescriptions

Consider:
Anti-Diarrhea medication
Anti-Nausea medication
Ibuprofen
Night-time sleep aid
Anti-itch cream

Supplies

For Your Planned Activities
You and your group must bring all supplies needed for your planned activities. 


To Restock the School:
(Pack whatever of these items that you can in your checked bag)

EXPO Markers
Earbud Headphones
Printer Paper, Construction Paper
Large Chart Paper
Blue Ink Pens
Bottles of Glue, Glue Sticks
Pencils, Colored Pencils, Crayons
Stickers
Balloons, Streamers, Banners

For the Apparent Project:
Empty cereal boxes

Snack Food

We will not be eating prepared lunches during our trip. Be prepared to eat snacks in the afternoons to tide you over until dinner. 

Note: No chocolate! (It melts too quickly)

protein bars
beef jerky
granola bars
dried fruit
peanut butter (DO NOT pack in carry on bag - it will be taken away at security)
crackers
nuts

 

Miscellaneous 

Bible, Journal and Pen

Refillable Water bottle
We will only be drinking filtered water during our stay. Water bottles are necessary.

Alarm Clock (battery operated) (optional)

Ear plugs (optional)

Flashlight with batteries (optional)

Sunglasses

Bandana, Hat, or Visor

Camera (batteries or charging cord, extra memory card) (optional)

Playing Cards or small board games (optional)