New Orleans Field Trip Details


Daily/Weekly Schedule

  • Sunday Evening, 7pm ~ Orientation at Camp Hope 1914 Aycock St. Arabi, La 70032
  • 7-7:30am - Cold Breakfast / Staff Meeting / Pack Lunches
  • 7:30-8:30 - Worship, Devo, QT, Group Discussion
  • 8:30-9 - Meet with leaders and prepare to leave for worksites
  • 9-4pm - Teams on worksites / Lunch at Noon
  • 4-5:30 - Showers and down time
  • 5:30-6:45 - Dinner and Clean Up
  • 7-8:00 - Evening Praise Time with local Worship Leader and Guest Speaker
  • 8-10:30 - Free Time
  • Wednesdays are half day (dismissed at Noon) and we encourage our volunteers to go tour the city and try some good 'ol New Orleans food and site seeing. You can go explore the French Quarter and Market, stroll along the riverwalk, explore the bayou on a Swamp Tour Boat, or climb the great "Tree of Life" in Audobon Park. The options are endless.
  • Thursday Evenings we pack up the grills and head to St. Roch and Sampson parks for Outreach Night. We give away free hotdogs, chips and drinks to folks from the neighborhood, and spend time playing games and face painting with kids.

Transportation

CrossRoads Missions does not provide transportation to/from this field. Upon arrival in New Orleans, your group is required to use its vehicles to travel to/from the work sites and living facilities.  Please NO buses!  Vans are great!

Housing

Housing is currently provided through Camp Hope. Camp Hope offers sleeping quarters with a/c, showers, restrooms and laundry facilities. Crossroads Missions groups are not the only groups who stay at Camp Hope's 300 bed facility.
**Your group is responsible to bring your own bedding (i.e. twin sheets, pillow or sleeping bags).
**Donations of toilet paper, paper towels, and 40/60 watt light bulbs are always appreciated.

Food and Menu

While in New Orleans, your meals are provided by Camp Hope. Hot or cold breakfast will be served each morning. Bag lunches will also be made in the morning to take to the work site. Bag lunches include: Ham, Turkey, Cheese, or PB&J sandwiches, Chips, Carrots, Apples, and Oranges. Dinner will be prepared and ready for you at Camp Hope. Sometimes we will even get to serve by helping with food prep and serving dinner! Additional money is needed for meals while you travel, any snacks you may wish to buy and any other personal purchases.

Please let our Field Coordinator know if your group has any food allergies before arriving.

Tentative Menu Includes:

MONDAY
Breakfast: Biscuits, Sausage, Gravy, Fruit
Dinner: Red Beans and rice, cornbread, salad, peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Oatmeal, blueberries, Sausage Links, Fruit
Dinner: Spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread, and lemon ice

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: French toast casserole, turkey bacon, fruit
Dinner: WEDNESDAY YOU WILL EAT DINNER ON YOUR OWN WITH YOUR GROUP AS IT IS YOUR HALF DAY
We would be happy to make recommendations on where your group might like to eat!

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Grits, Sausage, Fruit
Dinner: Hot Dogs, Baked beans, Chili, Chips (Outreach night)

FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal
Dinner: Baked Fish, vegetable, salad, bread, cookies

For Driving Directions

Mapquest: Camp Hope 1914 Aycock st. Arabi, La. 70032
For Google Maps: Directions

Costs

  • New Orleans - Short Week - $250 (Sunday night - Wednesday 2pm)
  • New Orleans - Weeklong Trips - $350.00 (Sunday night - Saturday morning departure)