Frequently Asked Questions

There is an Internet cafe at the Morelia airport and the Morelia bus station. You can send a message when you first arrive. That will be your best opportunity to communicate. There is also an Internet cafe in Acuitzio.
There is Internet access at Los Domos on occation. Do not promise to email friends back home.

Hopefully at least part of the time. However, it depends on the type of projects you will be doing.

For a two week stay:

3-4 work pants and 1 pair of pants for Sunday and travel
5-6 work shirts and 1 for Sunday and travel
7-10 pairs of socks and underwear (depends on number of days you stay and if you want to wash them out by hand or not)
work boots and shoes for travel
toiletries
flashlight with extra batteries
Bible, pen and pad
Bathing suit during summer months (shorts are appropriate for both genders)
Towel/hand towel (Towels may be bought in Mexico to avoid carrying bulky items which would decrease limited luggage space.)

A Hepatitis A shot and health Insurance are required. See trip stipulations.

South America, Central America, The USA and Canada all use 120 volt power. Many outlets are 2 prong outlets, but there are plenty of standard 3 prong outlets as well. Electricity at Los Domos is scarce as the primary source is solar. In the towns and cities close to Los Domos, the only problem is occasional blackouts.

Hopefully at least part of the time. However, it depends on the type of projects you will be doing.

For a two week stay:

3-4 work pants and 1 pair of pants for Sunday and travel
5-6 work shirts and 1 for Sunday and travel
7-10 pairs of socks and underwear (depends on number of days you stay and if you want to wash them out by hand or not)
work boots and shoes for travel
toiletries
flashlight with extra batteries
Bible, pen and pad
Bathing suit during summer months (shorts are appropriate for both genders)
Towel/hand towel (Towels may be bought in Mexico to avoid carrying bulky items which would decrease limited luggage space.)

There is an Internet cafe at the Morelia airport and the Morelia bus station. You can send a message when you first arrive. That will be your best opportunity to communicate. There is also an Internet cafe in Acuitzio.
There is Internet access at Los Domos on occation. Do not promise to email friends back home.

Yes, depending on the time of year. The Mexican school children are out on summer vacation in July and August. RYCCA and Los Domos are doing kids' camp during those months. We hold retreats and camps during some long weekends that are scheduled throughout the rest of the year.

A shower house is build. Solar heated bags are available for showers.
Bring your swimsuit and you are welcome to take a dip in the lake.

October through May is dry season and June through September is rainy season. The Morelia/Loma Caliente area is a temperate zone at 7000 feet, where the summer temperatures range in the 70-80's during the day and in the 50-60's at night. In winter, temperatures can be 10 to 20 degrees lower.

Feb. 22, 2009 (Bloomberg) -- Foreign tourists spent $13.3 billion in Mexico last year, an increase of 3.4 percent compared with 2007. Mexico had 22.6 million foreign tourists in 2008, a 5.9 percent gain from a year before, the tourism ministry said.

A Hepatitis A shot and health Insurance are required. See trip stipulations.

If possible, use half of your luggage space for personal items and the other half for items that further the development of camps. See camp development list (pdf) for ideas of things you can bring.

There is an Internet cafe at the Morelia airport and the Morelia bus station. You can send a message when you first arrive. That will be your best opportunity to communicate. There is also an Internet cafe in Acuitzio.
There is Internet access at Los Domos on occation. Do not promise to email friends back home.

Yes, depending on the time of year. The Mexican school children are out on summer vacation in July and August. RYCCA and Los Domos are doing kids' camp during those months. We hold retreats and camps during some long weekends that are scheduled throughout the rest of the year.