Ready to pack your bags? Below you’ll find a list of the essentials you’ll need for Haiti.
Clothing and Personal Items to Bring:
Light weight, comfortable, summer cotton clothing is best to wear during your time in Haiti. Modesty is encouraged to reflect an appropriate Christian witness. Please do not wear expensive watches or jewelry during your visit. Do not bring expensive electronic items including iPods, CD players, game systems, etc.
Please wear your Crossings T-shirt and closed-toe shoes on the day of departure to Haiti (Girls need to be in skirts upon arrival). You will receive a t-shirt for each member of your team prior to departure.
Recommended Packing List
- Shirts with Skirts (knee length or longer) or short -sleeve dresses. NO sleeveless or spaghetti straps.
- Skirts are required for your arrival in Haiti, when leaving the camp and for nightly worship services.
- Shorts can be worn while on camp property only. Please keep in mind the appropriate length of your shorts.
Basketball shorts are recommended.
- Shirts with shorts/pants/jeans.
- Collared shirt and long pants (NO Jeans) will be required for Haitian church services.
- Closed-toe shoes (ie. work boots or sneakers) for arrival/departure in Haiti and for work projects.
- Sandals/Flip Flops for shower
- Travel fan with extra batteries
- Bathing suits and swim shoes. Ladies: shorts must be worn over one-piece bathing suits at all times.
- Toiletry Items (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo etc.)
- Towel for the ocean and for bathing
- Set of sheets/pillow
- Water bottle
- Anti-chaffing paste/powder
- Insect repellent with DEET
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Hand sanitizer or antibacterial wipes
Miscellaneous Packing Information
- Blow dryers, curling irons, and electric razors are not recommended as power is unavailable in most areas.
- No mid-rifts, low-cut shirts or hi-cut shorts. No shirts with questionable designs or messages.
- Clothing should be light weight material.
- We recommend bring clothing and sheets suitable for leaving behind.
The U.S. dollar is best for traveling to Haiti. You will have an opportunity to give during the offering time at church. We suggest a $1-$5 donation. You will also need cash for personal spending money and for your meal on your sightseeing day (approx. $8). It is best to bring small bills ($1, $5 or $10) not in excess of $150. Your money will not need to be exchanged as American dollars are accepted.