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Colombia Sponsor Trip - August - FULL

CCV will be sending a team of child sponsors to the cities of Bogota and Villavicencio, Colombia to visit their sponsor kiddos. 

As a Child sponsor, you will have the opportunity to visit a mature Compassion Child Development center so that you can see the type of program your sponsored child is afforded, do home visits, attend classes and church with the kids in the community and do children's activities with the whole group. 

As an active child sponsor, you will have the privilege of spending quality time with the child you sponsor in Colombia. 


  • The primary objective of this trip is for Compassion Child Sponsors to visit their sponsored child.
  • This trip is not campus specific. You can sign up for this trip no matter what CCV campus you go to!
  • The location of the trip will not impact your ability to visit your child. If you kiddo is in the region, it'll make it easier and cheaper, but Compassion will travel your child to meet you wherever you are.
  • This trip will visit Compassion development centers in Colombia - not necessarily any of the churches that CCV helped plant.
  • If none of the Colombia trips in 2018 work for you, we'll continue to add trips for 2019. Registration for those trips will open in Fall of 2018.

MORE INFORMATION:  Colombia Sponsor Tour August 2018.pdf

Trip dates: August 22-27, 2018

Team Leader: Lisa Horner, CCV Staff

Who can go? This trip is for people that go to CCV who is an active child sponsor of a child in Colombia through Compassion International.  AGE REQUIREMENTS: Minimum age to travel will be 10 years old. A child aged 10-15 must travel with a parent, ratio 1:1. Minors aged 16-17 may travel without a parent. Age 18 is considered an adult. 

This trip location is ideal for anyone who sponsors a child around the Bogota/Central Colombia area in order to reduce travel costs for bringing your sponsored child to you.  However, if the child you sponsor is not in that area, it's okay to still go on the trip and your sponsored kid will be brought to meet you. 

Registration deadline: May 7, 2018

What is the cost? $1,750

    Includes: Airfare, Hotel, and Transportation, Health Insurance, Meals in country, visit with sponsor child, 

    Not included in the trip fee that you will need to pay on your own: Passport Fee, Luggage Fees, Meals on Travel Days

TEAM MEETINGS: The team will be required to meet for minimum three team meetings for training-

  • Pre-training Gathering. Sunday, July 21, 1:30pm at CCV Peoria Grill.
  • August 4, 11:30am-2:00pm
  • August 18, 2018, 11:30am-2:00pm
  • Meetings will be held at Peoria Campus, building 4000. 
We absolutely encourage fundraising. Very few people pay for the trip on their own. Number 1 way is to share this opportunity with your friends and family and ask them to participate with you by helping you get there!
Fundraising Guide that can give you ideas and get you started. 2018FundraisingGuide.pdf
Support Covenant form available to send family and friends: Support Covenant Form - Updated 11.2018.pdf
How to make payments and receive donations from donors: How to Donations and Payments w FAQ 2018.pdf

(623) 298-2842

**Please be advised: It is CCV and Compassion International policy that a Volunteer application and Background Screening must be passed by every participant on this trip. If you have any reason to believe you may not pass, please hold off on registering and placing your non-refundable deposit.

Terms and Conditions: By registering for this trip and paying the non-refundable deposit at this time, you are also committed to joining the team, attending the required team meetings, and paying the remainder of the cost of the trip before the trip's departure date. Failure to comply with these terms, completing the volunteer application process or attending the trainings gives CCV the freedom to ask you to not participate in the trip. The trip leader reserves the right to ask any participant to not participate if they feel the integrity of the trip is in jeopardy. If the trip participant backs out of the trip after airline tickets have been purchased in their name, they will still owe CCV for the cost of that ticket. If a participant is asked to end their trip early, they will travel home at their own cost.

Registration Closed

Registration closed on Friday, August 31, 2018