Note that this trip is not an official Rotary or Rotary International trip, but is designed for Rotarians by Rotarians. Additional information will follow after registration. Payment is not necessary until 2 weeks before the trip and is 100% refundable until 7 days before the trip (then it is partially refundable).

  • Dates: May 3-7
  • Cost: $595 from San Diego (includes meals, drinks, housing, trip/evacuation insurance, transportation, drinking water, activities, wine tasting, project supplies, etc).
  • Housing/Meals: Hotel-style accommodations with 2 people per room (2 beds per room), private showers in each room, bedding provided, full commercial kitchen for meals at the Hope Center, drinks provided each night and eating out at local restaurants that we have screened for safety. Drinking water provided.
  • Projects: International Children’s Day event and Camp Hope Projects.

Additional Important Information

We have designed a trip that is uniquely suited to Rotarians. Not only will Rotarians work hard on the Camp Hope Project, but will be exposed to the people and cuisine of rural Baja California.

There is very little tourism in the area (this a rugged part of Baja California), but over a decade of exploration while accommodating more than 5000 volunteers- it has led us to hidden gems. A trip to a local microbrewery, a vineyard, Mexican seafood, afternoon excursions to the La Lobera seal refuge and the Sodueste Volcano will leave Rotarians with an appreciation for the people, culture, food and adventure of Baja California.

The registration link is here, “REGISTER” or click the buttons that say register to be taken to the registration page.

An entry from John Steinback’s log about his journey to Baja California somehow expresses it best – “If it were lush and rich, one could understand the pull, but it is fierce and hostile and sullen. The stone mountains pile up to the sky and there is little fresh water. But we know we must go back if we live, and we don’t know why.”

Trip Itinerary

Suggested itinerary for dates of May 3rd-7th

Friday May 3rd

  • Participants arrive by car by 9am (contact Jeff 707.310.2665 to arrange free parking) or by plane by 10am
  • Travel via van (provided by uReachBaja) from San Diego International Airport to The Hope Center in Valle de San Quintin, Baja, Mexico (approximately 200 miles / 4 hours south of the border)
  • Lunch in Ensenada
  • Get settled at The Hope Center
  • Welcome, Margaritas and Orientation
  • Dinner at Jeff’s favorite taco stand – El Poblano #1
  • Prep for Children’s Day Event

Saturday May 4th

  • Breakfast at the Hope Center
  • Tour of the property
  • Morning Project – Children’s Day Preparation
  • Lunch at the Hope Center
  • Afternoon project – Children’s Day event
  • Dinner, drinks, and dessert at Posada Don Diego Microbrewery/Restaurant

Sunday, May 5th

  • Breakfast at the Hope Center
  • Morning project – Camp Hope Projects
  • Lunch at Los Poblanos tacos (the best tacos on the planet)
  • La Lobera off-road adventure and seal reserve
  • Dinner at Jardine’s (Upscale restaurant)
  • Cigars, etc at the Hope Center fire pit

Monday, May 6th

  • Breakfast at the Hope Center
  • Morning project – Camp hope Preparations
  • Late Lunch at Baja fish/shrimp Tacos
  • Hope Village tour
  • Wine Tasting at Vinicola De Becerra
  • Dinner at El Perico’s tacos
  • Dessert at Chocolate Cafe

Tuesday, May 7th

  • “To-go” Breakfast at the Hope Center
  • Leave for San Diego at 5AM
  • Coffee at Deli Loop Ensenada
  • Lunch (TBD based on length of border crossing)
  • Head for Home


  • Participants could travel by flight or car to San Diego (uReach can help you schedule flights). Southwest offers excellent deals from SMF, OAK, SJC and SFO to SAN. We have parking available at no cost for anyone who wants to travel by car.
  • Schedule flights by 10AM Friday or arrival by car before 9AM (contact Jeff for free parking instructions).
  • Grab a snack a the airport before pickup so we can hit the road for the 4-hour trip deep into Baja!
  • A passport or passport card is not required, but is highly recommended (if you don’t have a passport for some reason, contact Jeff @ 707.310.2665.


  • 15-passenger vans limited to 12 passengers or less (in most cases) driven by experienced drivers.

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