Climb Up Programs 2018-02-07T07:40:40+00:00

Do something amazing while helping kids gain access to sustainable programing so they can grow up and live healthy lives!

AFCA offers a variety of locations and Climb Up programs from novice to the ultimate challenge. So grab some friends and get ready to check this experience of a lifetime off your bucket list. We’ll help navigate you through the process to make sure you’re set for success on your journey to the top!
Teams are forming now. Contact us with any questions about our Climb Up adventures.

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KILIMANJARO

Climb Up: Kilimanjaro pairs the adventure of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with the charitable purpose of helping children with HIV/AIDS, offering participants a life-impacting experience. 

Climb Up: Kilimanjaro fulfills its dual purpose – adventure for the climber and life for the children! Check out the list of current teams and register for a climb.  If none of the current dates suits your needs, please do reach out to us at info@AFCAids.org and we’ll do our best to organize a team around your preferred dates. We’ll sure do our best!

  • Each year, AFCA organizes teams with 4 to 14 members to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.

  • Hikers experience a journey that takes them through five climate zones and up to an elevation of 19,341 feet.

  • Each climber raises $8,000 with approximately $5,500 going directly to AFCA’s programs.

UPCOMING KILIMANJARO ADVENTURES

Sept 10-22, 2018
Oct 1-12, 2018
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NEPAL

Are you ready to hike to the Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery in the remote peaceful Sherpa village of Bigu, Nepal? It is a wonderful experience and we hope you will join us on this Climb Up Nepal adventure. Once you arrive in Bigu, you can decide if you’d like to rest and relax, reading, knitting, doing yoga, hiking, etc.  Or, if you’d like, you are welcome to do things such as:

  • Minor construction and painting projects

  • Teaching English

  • Teaching classes on basic first aid, women’s health, nutrition, hygiene

  • Providing basic medical care

  • Helping the nuns with their daily chores like cooking meals, tending the gardens

UPCOMING NEPAL ADVENTURES

March 14 – 28, 2018
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PATAGONIA

On South America’s southern frontier, nature grows wild, barren and beautiful. Spaces are large, as are the silences that fill them. For the newly arrived, such emptiness can be as impressive as the sight of Patagonia’s jagged peaks, pristine rivers and dusty backwater oases. In its enormous scale, Patagonia offers a wealth of potential experiences and landscapes. AFCA is teaming up with Steep Adventures for this Climb Up Patagonia adventure, taking you on a three-day, 37-mile hike.

COSTS

  • Trip cost: $5050 + airfare

    • $3000 to AFCA. Tax receipts will be issued
    • $2050 to Steep Adventures. No tax receipt will be issued
  • Each climber is responsible for their ticket to Punta Arenas, Chile, guide tips, vaccinations (if needed) visa, and passport.

UPCOMING PATAGONIA ADVENTURES

October 30 – November 4, 2018
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PERU

Majestic Peru and AFCA are teaming up to take you to Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail and to stay at a lodge in the Amazon for an amazing experience. Whether it’s a lifetime dream of visiting Machu Picchu, walking the cobblestones of Cusco’s ancient streets, doing remote high Andes treks, or delighting in the wonders of the Amazon, Majestic Peru can give you an exceptional glimpse into Peru.

  • Experience a journey that takes you through various climate zones and up to an elevation of over 14,000 feet in order to reach Machu Picchu

  • The views are breath-taking and the memories are endless and priceless

  • Experience the Amazon while viewing flora and fauna found nowhere else.

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NEW ZEALAND

Hiking New Zealand and AFCA are teaming up to take you to explore the Secrets of the South in New Zealand.  Take a journey to secret locations where rare wildlife play and exquisite scenery takes over. Enjoy the serenity of beautiful mountain ranges, crystal clear lakes and calm fiords while hiking, kayaking, cycling and camping through the deep south.

  • Teams with 4 to 10 hikers will experience a journey that takes them through various climate zones

  • Kayak beneath massive sea cliffs in Milford Sound while watching out for basking seals and leaping dolphins

  • Explore the spectacular Catlins coast, with beautiful beaches, luxuriant rainforest, fossilized trees, and rare species

  • Hike up the rocky slopes of the Ohau Range and look down on turquoise glacial lakes

UPCOMING NEW ZEALAND ADVENTURES

Nov 20-30, 2018
Dec 18-28, 2018
Dec 25, 2018 – Jan 4, 2019
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NIGERIA

Awareness, empathy, and fighting back against the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa is why students, parents, teachers, and friends of American International School of Abuja (AISA) come out to the come out to the AISA track to run and walk for three hours. Symbolizing the struggle children with HIV and AIDS live with every day, participants challenged themselves to run and walk as many laps as possible in three hours.

  • Laps raise money for purchasing food, medicine, and livestock for kids that are affected by AIDS

  • In the five years AISA has raised over $19,000 for our kids

  • 93% of funds raised for AFCA are used directly to benefit children, guardians, and soon-to-be mothers

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SELF-DIRECTED

What this means is that you set the parameters of the event. The “what, where, when” of the event is determined by you.

  • You have the freedom to create an event based upon the sport or activity that you enjoy. And, the event can be on the day of your choice, at any location in the world, and at the time of day that works for you.

  • AFCA supported. AFCA provides event registration forms and sponsor forms. In addition, AFCA staff is available to assist you so that your event is successful.

  • Your life will be changed as you give of yourself to help children in need of medicine and hope. The lives of the children will be changed as they receive medicine that keeps the HIV/AIDS at bay and enables them to laugh, run, jump, sing, dance and live life fully.

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