ICRI Challenge For Children
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Challenge for Children work?
By signing up for a Challenge for Children event, you're choosing to travel with a purpose. You'll begin by selecting and registering for a trip with Huma Challenge/World Expeditions. Once you're signed up, your journey begins! Leading up to your departure date, you'll have two things to focus on:
1. Prepare for your journey: Look over the list of essential, recommended and optional items to pack provided by Huma Challenge/World Expeditions - figure out what you already have and what you may need to purchase (more on this topic below). Determine the grade of your trip, and start breaking in those boots - whether a mild walk or a challenging hike, every step counts (more on this topic below).
2. Fundraise for ICRI: Once you've registered for an event, Huma Challenge/World Expeditions will provide you with the Fundraiser's Guidebook complete with tips and advice on how to get started and the "A-Z of Fundraising", a comprehensive list of creative ideas to help you reach your minimum fundraising goal - send a simple letter to friends and family asking for sponsorship, clean out your closets and have a yard sale (you can even ask your neighbors to donate their unwanted items to your sale as well), organize a musical performance or karaoke night and charge a fee to attend - the sky is the limit!
How do I sign up?
Sign up online or download the booking form and mail it in to a Huma Challenge office along with your registration fee. Click here for detailed information on how to sign up.
What costs and fees will I be responsible for?
Trip Fees (10% discount)
Minimum fundraising goal
Tips & Gratuities
Personal spending money
Optional, but highly recommended:
How will the funds I raise benefit children and families?
Since 1981, the International Child Resource Institute has been implementing programs for children and families in need around the world. Our work focuses on early childhood care and education, children's rights, maternal and child health, support for women and girls, and grassroots community development. Join us in our mission to create a world where every child has the opportunity to thrive, where success is not determined by circumstance, and where holistic nurturance is the rule rather than the exception. All of the funds you raise will go directly to supporting our programs in Kenya, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Nepal, and the U.S.
How fit do I need to be to participate in one of the challenges?
Our challenges are open to adults from all backgrounds ages 18-70, and each adventure has unique physical requirements ranging from Introductory to Challenging. Huma Challenge/World Expeditions recommends a reasonable training plan in preparation for your trip. Check out the trip grading definitions and suggested training plans. The more prepared you are, the more you'll enjoy your challenge!
What should I pack?
Once you've registered for a challenge, Huma Challenge/World Expeditions will provide you with an extensive list of essential, recommended, and optional items of clothing and equipment. In the mean time, check out the Top 10 Packing Tips.
What types of meals will be provided?
Most meals are provided. Please refer to the detailed trip notes (provided by Huma Challenge/World Expeditions when you register) for a list of meals included in your package. During the trekking or cycling part of your challenge, you will be provided with tasty and varied meals prepared with plenty of fresh ingredients. Our excellent cooks serve a sensible combination of dishes while at the same time ensuring high standards of hygiene. On all of our trips, your good health is our highest priority. We also cater to vegetarians. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements at time of booking.