Women’s Impact Trip

A joy-filled week of nature-based service, exploration, and relaxation in the beautiful Virgin Islands!

February 16-23, 2020
Friends of the Virgin Island National Park Campground at Cinnamon Bay, St. John USVI

The US Virgin Islands National Park consists of breathtaking hills, valleys, beaches, turquoise water and sea life unlike anywhere else on the planet.

We will be staying at the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park campground - located at Cinnamon Bay - in platform tents that are reserved for service groups. Platform tents will be shared with 2-3 women in each tent.

Schedule

Arrival on February 16th: Please arrange your travel to arrive to St. John during daylight hours on February 16th. Most common travel arrangements are to fly into St. Thomas and take the ferry to St. John. We can help you with more details if needed. We will transport you from Cruz Bay, where you get off the ferry, to the campground.

February 17-22: Our service project will likely be trail work within the National Park trail system. Staff will transport us to our service site each day from approximately 8am-1pm. We will have one free day during the week (we will have an organized boat and snorkel excursion to Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke in the BVI that day!) Afternoons and evenings are available for us to explore the island and relax by the beautiful Caribbean waters!

Departure on February 23: Please arrange your travel to depart from St. Thomas airport in the afternoon, in order to account for ferry travel from St. John and shuttle time to the airport.

Fee

Cost per participant: $850**

Price includes:

  • Accommodations at Cinnamon Bay Campground - shared platform tents
  • Transportation - we will be renting a van for the week. (taxis on free afternoons not included)   
  • Breakfast and lunch/snacks each day (pack-out lunches on service days); Dinners in camp are included, but a few dinners out at restaurants are on your own.
  • Yoga classes
  • Boat and snorkel excursion to Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke in the BVI on our service day off (must have a passport to go to the BVI)

** Price does not include airfare, ferry from St. Thomas, taxis when needed, alcohol, a few dinners in town, $75 customs fee on excursion day, additional excursions, and tipping.

What to bring

  • Appropriate clothing and gear for performing field work. This includes sturdy shoes, long pants, lightweight long-sleeve shirts, and sun protection. Work gloves will be provided. 
  • Flashlight/Headlamp with extra batteries.
  • Swimming stuff (suit, towel, goggles, and snorkel). Snorkel gear can also be rented locally.
  • Toiletries (eco-friendly)
  • Lightweight lounging clothes. Bring something that covers your skin a little more for the bugs at dusk.
  • Camera
  • Solar phone charger/extra batteries
  • The Friends Camp provides cots, but not bedding. Pack a fitted sheet for the cot, sleeping bag or light blanket, and a sleeping pad (optional but comfortable). It stays warm at night, but it's nice to have something to cover up with.
  • Bug spray and reef-safe sunscreen
  • Passport for excursion to the BVI
  • Causal clothes for dinners at local restaurants
  • Spending money

Our Women's Impact Trip is an invitation to step into a week in paradise to focus on service to others, service to self, and quality time with other other amazing women!

Email Niki for more information.