Hammer to Hammock, A Volunteer Travel Story: Reflections

Coming here none of us knew what to expect. Few had construction experience, but as it turns out Guatemala became our playground. Best moments: the view, the build, the children’s laughter, the culture, the camaraderie, and the connections

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On assignment for Zoomer Magazine, Rebecca Field Jager recently joined 18 Canadians and headed down to Guatemala to participate in a unique style of vacation. The group, comprised mostly of boomers with little construction experience, will spend the first part of the trip building a classroom addition at a primary school for under-privileged kids. The second part, they’ll spend soaking up the culture, cuisine and countryside of this spectacular destination. Hammer to Hammock, our daily video series, captures the highlights as Rebecca and her cohorts build structures, friendships and memories.


Video filmed and produced by Peter Hatch Films.