Jamaica Trek 2019: Blue Mountain

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JAMAICA TREK 2019

Join Trekking for Kids on an exciting 5 day expedition to hike the Blue Mountain in Jamaica - at 7,402 ft, the highest in the Caribbean - and work on behalf of children in an orphanage in Montego Bay. A few days at the casually elegant and storied Half Moon will offer a trifecta for our participants - an impactful project, lovely overnight accommodations, and a great hike to an iconic mountain under a full moon.

Our Adventure

Blue Mountain

Our overnight hike will be led by seasoned guides working through Whitfield Hall, a beautiful coffee plantation and hiker’s inn on the flanks of the Blue Mountain. We start our ascent at 3 am under a full moon, and summit at sunrise to enjoy the majesty and beauty of the Blue Mountains. On clear days from the summit, Cuba comes into view, over 100 miles away. We’re back at Whitfield Hall by mid-morning for a celebratory Jamaican breakfast, complemented by famous Blue Mountain coffee.

Montegro Bay beach

No previous trekking experience needed, but we require that all Trekkers be in good physical condition and able to hike for several hours, non-stop, carrying a daypack. It’s important that a good physical conditioning program be undertaken at least two months before departure.

Participants will arrive and depart at Montego Bay airport, accessible by non-stop flights from many East Coast cities. Make this trip to the Caribbean about more than just beaches and sunshine!

Please contact Cindy Steuart, Executive Director, for more information

Cost

Trip Cost: $1600
Fundraising Commitment: $1000

Included

• TFK trip leader
• 1 day guided hike to summit of Blue Mountain (you only carry a daypack)
• Professional local guides on hike
• 3 nights overnight at Half Moon Hotel
• All meals except 2 lunches
• All in-country transportation, including airport transfers
• TFK shirt
• Travel insurance
• Park fees

Not Included

• Round trip airfare to Montegro Bay
• 2 meals
• Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, or bottled water
• Gratuities for local guides

Expedition Requirements

• 18 years or older
• Good health
• Physically fit
• Willing to raise minimum $1000

3 Step Process

1. Apply • Fill out the online application
• Pay $500 deposit ($50 non-refundable)

2. Prepare • Read Information and Fundraising Packet from TFK
• Start a training regimen if not already exercising regularly
• Fundraise for orphanage projects
• Gather all necessary gear for the Trek
• Pay remaining Expedition fees
• Arrange flights

3. Experience • Arrive in-country.
• Enjoy a trip of a lifetime!

We are committed to supporting you every step of the way, both before and during your Expedition.

Click here to read about TFK’s Registration and Cancellation Policies.

Packing List coming soon.

Fundraising Resources

After signing up for an Expedition, Trekkers receive access to the Trekker Resource Center, with online tips and tools to help you succeed.


TFK Brochures • brief version of the website in printed form
• great introduction to TFK for your donors


Personal Fundraising Page
• solicit donations on your page
• set fundraising goals
• track progress in real time
• post a message to your donors
• donors can send a message to you


Other Resources • Ideas for raising your $1000
• form letters to help you get started
• fundraising logs
• receipts and forms
• orphanage project flyer


Contact our Director of Operations, Tricia Donaldson, for more information.

Jamaica Trek 2019

Expedition Dates: May 16-20, 2019
(in country dates)
Deadline to Apply: April 1
Days: 5
Group Size: 10-14
Trip Cost: $1600
Fundraising Commitment: $1000 tax-deductible donations
Activity Level: Moderate

MEET THE TREKKERS

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UPCOMING EXPEDITIONS

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Jamaica Trek 2019May 16-20, 2019

Peru Lodges Trek 2019June 6-15, 2019

Nepal Custom Trek 2019June 3-16, 2019

Ethiopia Custom Trek 2019June 8-15, 2019

Alaska Alumni Trek 2019August 18-25, 2019


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