Cameroon, West Africa

 March 18-31, 2019


While violence continues to be reported in the North and North West regions of Cameroon, there are no Department of State travel advisories for Yaounde, Cameroon – the Capital. The Refuge 139 event is located at our second largest translation center which is guarded 24/7 and considered a safe environment for the conference attendees we will be serving. Rest assured, our host in Yaounde and the JAARS Refuge 139 staff will continue to monitor the situation in Cameroon to ensure everyone’s safety.

Application Due Dates:

This event has been successfully completed, but we are still taking applications for our event in Mexico. Thanks!

Difficulty Rating:

5 out of 10


Average high is in the mid 80s, but with high humidity it feels much hotter. Overnight lows average in the upper 60s. Expect rain at times and muggy days.


Simple housing with shared rooms, flushing toilets, and hot showers. Internet is available, but unreliable.

Purpose of Program:

To provide meaningful child care for the children of missionaries during their annual Retreat and Branch Conference

Number of Kids in Program:

Approximately 40 kids, ages 3-12 yrs old

Country Description:

Cameroon is situated in West and Central Africa. Due to it’s diverse climates, it is sometimes referred to as “Africa in miniature” as it includes a little taste of each region of Africa. French and English are the official languages of Cameroon.

Debriefing Activity:

Sightseeing and shopping at a local craft market.

Trip Costs:

  • Flights (from the US approximately $1500)
  • Refuge 139 Cost $1500 (includes room/board, in-country expenses, visa, evacuation insurance)


  • All Childhood Immunizations
  • Td/Tdap Booster
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis B
  • Yellow Fever – required for entrance to Cameroon
  • Meningitis
  • Malaria – This is NOT an immunization, but is an oral medication taken while in a malaria area to help prevent malaria.

Number of Volunteers Needed:


Additional Info.:

Dirt roads and uneven surfaces make it difficult for those with mobility challenges. Those with food allergies or special diets may want to bring their own food or decide to choose another trip.