CKC Missions

The CKC family often adventures together in far places in an effort to grow closer as a community, to grow outside of our comfort zones, and to serve those whom we encounter. In the past, our staff and alum have ventured to Europe, Mexico, Kenya, India and Nepal. We will update this page as new trips gain steam. Contact to inquire about any trips in the works.

Currently applications are closed, but share your information in our interest form and you will be the first to hear about CKC trips and missions in the future.

2022 India Trip Information: In 2022, CKC is planning a trip for our staff and alumni to volunteer with the Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresa’s religious order). Our plan is to go to Bengal, India, and to serve the poor alongside the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). This is an intense, hands on volunteering opportunity in an impoverished part of a south Asian city of more than 10 million people. The daily schedule will include active volunteering, prayer with the Missionaries of Charity, down time, and opportunities to explore and experience the culture of Bengal.

Contact Adam Trufant at immediately if interested. A deposit of $1600 secures your place. Contact Adam for payment details.

All Staff and alum are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to current/recent staff members. Spots are limited. We are also open to outside applicants.

WHO: Staff and alum of CKC

WHAT: Opportunity to volunteer with the poor while experiencing a new culture with CKC friends

WHEN: December 2023

WHERE: Kolkata, India

WHY: To grow in our core values of Adventure, Service, Family, Integrity, and Faith. And to have FUN!

COST: $2800 including flights from DC or NYC to Kolkata, India

Cost includes: Lodging, flights, trip logistics, and special programming on the ground in South Asia.

All participants are responsible for personal traveler’s insurance, an Indian Tourist Visa, and travel to and from the departure airport.

Here are some of the 2017 India/Nepal group from CKC!

Staff and alumni of Camps Kahdalea and Chosatonga have often traveled together pursuing various outdoor adventures, humanitarian causes, and mission work opportunities throughout the years. Directors emeritus David and Anne Trufant sowed this passion among their children, friends, and camp community. They also shared awareness of global needs and provided hundreds of individuals opportunities to serve and adventure through their many trips across the world, particularly to Kenya, and by supporting and facilitating the work of many of their former campers and staff members.