Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I ensure the safety of my child? 

Fish for Change is teamed up with Global Rescue for the safety of our members. In order to apply to Global Rescue and be provided with crisis management and travel risk services, click here. As well, our Ambassadors are First Aid and CPR certified and there are local clinics in each location. Our Fish for Change emergency hotline is 18009708407.

Isn’t Honduras dangerous? 

Students fly directly into Roatan, Honduras and then take a plane across to the island next door, Guanaja. Roatan and Guanaja are small islands far from mainland Honduras. They are very safe islands with a low crime rate. English is the first language spoken making it easy to navigate and communicate. 

What level of fly fishing knowledge should my son/ daughter have? 

Any level of experience is welcomed in our program. Although we do recommend practicing your cast before arrival in order to assure the best success ratio possible. Throughout the course of the week, our team will review everything from fly tying to knots to the fishery they are in.

Are there cheaper options for this trip? 

Check out this tab to apply for one of our scholarships if they match your needs. If you are interested in raising money to cover all or part of the expenses of your trip, feel free to make a personal fundraiser and raise money amongst your network.  

How old do you have to be to attend? 

Programs are aimed at High School Students. Students range from 13- 18 years of age. If your child does not fall within that age bracket, shoot us an email at info@fishforchange.org. Occasionally, we will except younger students if they are experienced.

What gear should my child bring? 

You can find gear list at the bottom of each programs PDF on the website. If you are missing any gear, please notify Fish for Change and we will try to outfit you with gear as best as possible. 

Will I be able to communicate with my child throughout the week? 

On the first night of the course, we will be collecting students phones. Therefore, we recommend students to bring a separate camera. We promote a WiFi-free zone throughout the course of our programs in order to have students connect stronger with each other and nature. We will have nightly blogs and photos posted on the website and Instagram site from the current day so you can stay up to date with your child’s adventure. 

Will credit be received from the course? 

The course will include 30 hours of service work. Students may bring service hours forms with them to the program or email them in afterward and we will sign them for you. 

Who do I communicate with before and during the program?

Please email heather@fishforchange.org with any questions you have leading up to the program. If you have any questions on concerns while your child is abroad, please email  Rebecca@fishforchange.org for assistance!

What is our drug and alcohol policy?  

We have a zero tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol. Students will sign a form before the program to confirm they will respect our regulations or be sent home.

If you have more questions or concerns we are here to help, let us know.