- Longer Shorts /Lightweight pants*
- Short-sleeved shirts *
- Work clothes *
- Comfortable shoes
- Closed-toe shoes
- Work gloves
- Insect repellant
- Antibacterial gel/wipes
- Towel and washcloth
- Toilet paper
- Small size toiletries
- Personal Medications
- Light rain jacket or poncho*
- Swim/shower shoes
- Camera/Battery Charger
- Travel Snacks
- Wallet/passport carrier
- Spending money
- Converter/adapter (Kenya/Togo)
*No camouflage attire
Most trip participants bring $100-$200 for trips to Haiti and $200-$300 for trips to Kenya and Togo. Spending money is needed for food during travel days, extra snacks, and souvenirs of you desire.
Weather varies depending on what time of the year the trip occurs and which country the trip is visiting. Vapor tries to schedule trips during the non-rainy season of each country, however, this does not guarantee dry weather.
- Haiti tends to be hot and humid.
- Kenya is generally warm during the day, but can get cool at night requiring a long-sleeve shirt or light jacket.
- Togo is always extremely warm.
Weather forecasts will be sent to each participant, as they are available, in order to assist with packing.
Below are sample itineraries for each trip:
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5|
|Training||Travel to Haiti||Breakfast||Breakfast||Breakfast|
|Visit Ouanaminthe Community||Devotional 2||Devotional 3||Devotional 4|
|Dinner||Visit Dilaire Center||Work Project||League Day|
|Debrief & Reflection||Dilaire Community Visit||Lunch with Center Staff||Lunch|
|Lunch in Staff Homes||Souvenirs, Pack, & Rest||Depart Dilaire|
|Visit Ouanaminthe Center||Dilaire League Practice||Travel to US|
|Attend Ouanaminthe League Practice||
Local Concert/ Worship Service
|Dinner||Debrief & Reflection|
|Debrief & Reflection|
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5||Day 6||Day 7||Day 8|
|Travel||Arrive in Nairobi||Devotional 2||Devotional 3||Work project||Safari||Kawangware League Day|
|Visit Kawangware Center||Visit Gichagi Center||Lunch with Center Staff||Lunch||Sack Lunch|
|Lunch with Center Staff||Lunch in Staff Homes||Continue Work Project||Devotional 4||Gichagi League Day|
|Attend Kawangware League Practice||Attend Gichagi League Practice||Visit Market||Dinner||Shower/Change|
|Dinner||Dinner||Dinner||Debrief & Reflection||Dinner|
|Debrief & Reflection||Debrief & Reflection||Debrief & Reflection||Travel to US|
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5||Day 6||Day 7||Day 8|
|Travel||Arrive in Lome||Devotional 2||Devotional 3||Old Slave House||Devotional 4||Togoville League Day|
|Visit Togoville Center||Work Project||Sack Lunch||Work Project||Lunch at Center|
|Lunch with Center Staff||Lunch in Staff Homes||Madiba Beach||Lunch at Center||Market|
|Togoville Community Tour||Continue Work Project||Dinner||Attend Togoville League Practice||Dinner|
|Dinner||Dinner||Debrief & Reflection||Dinner||Travel to US|
|Debrief & Reflection||Debrief & Reflection||Debrief & Reflection||Debrief & Reflection|
Vapor does not require trip participants to receive certain vaccinations in order to participate in Vapor Trips*, and Vapor cannot legally make personal recommendations for trip participants. Vapor does recommend that each participant visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website to learn more about which vaccines and/or medications are recommended in the specific country you will be visiting. We also recommend that you discuss the best options for you with your family doctor.
The government of Togo requires proof of Yellow Fever vaccination for all travelers, except infants.
The governments of Kenya and Haiti require proof of Yellow Fever vaccination if you are traveling from a country with risk of Yellow Fever (this does not include the US).
Visas are required for entry into all three countries where Vapor serves. Kenya’s Visa process is an online application that must be filled out before arrival in the country. Visas for Haiti and Togo are acquired upon entering the country.
- Haiti: Haitian Creole
- Kenya: Swahili
- Togo: French
Each trip will be led by an experienced Vapor trip leader who will be assisted by at least one other member of Vapor staff.
Absolutely not! While there will be opportunities to play soccer with the youth at the centers, it is not required. There will also be opportunities to interact with the children in the leagues, encourage them, and get to know them. You don’t have to be the least bit athletic to do that!
Guest Initiated Cancellation:
If a confirmed guest does not go on their scheduled trip, regardless of the reason, he or she is not guaranteed any refund. However, Vapor will do our best to refund whatever portion has not already been passed on to the various service providers we use. The guest will be responsible to pay all non-refundable deposits and their share of any pre-paid group activities.
Vapor Initiated Cancellation:
Minimum Guest Requirement Not Met
Vapor secures group rates and plans trips based on a minimum of 10 participants per trip. In the rare event that there are fewer than 10 guests three months prior to launch, we may have to cancel the trip. If Vapor cancels a trip for this reason, guests will be given the option of joining a different trip. If a guest is unable to do so, they will receive a refund for all* monies sent to Vapor.
*As of May 2014, Kenya trip guests will receive a refund for all but $50 of their deposits, due to airline policy.
At Vapor, we do our best to stay on top of world events, weather forecasts, and security concerns in the areas we serve. While each individual on a team is responsible to make his or her own decision about their own personal security, there may be a time when Vapor feels there is too great a risk to proceed with the trip*. If Vapor cancels a trip due to safety concerns, guests will be given the option of joining a different trip. If a guest is unable to do so, they will receive a refund for all money sent to Vapor except any lost in deposits or non-refundable pre-paid items.
*Criteria for this decision are available upon request.