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Corazon de Vida Foundation

Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 6:30 AM - Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 6:30 PM (PDT)


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Join us for an unforgettable overnight trip

A heart-warming experience with the children & teens of the Rancho el Faro Orphanage and Corazon de Vida Community 

You will play games and sports, do crafts, share meals, go for a hike, and undoubtedly make friends who you will never forget! No Spanish language necessary. 

We will be camping Saturday night at Trevista Winery, owned and operated by the founder of Corazon de Vida, Hilda Pacheco-Taylor and her husband Jim. 

And, celebrate with us the birthday of Corazon de Vida board member Nicholas Sandoval at the winery!

Trevista Winery is ten minutes from the orphanage. There is also a hotel nearby with rooms between $60-$80 a night. Most people will camp, but please contact trip leader Andrew McReynolds for hotel options - 310.849.1502. 

Trip fee covers transportation, meals at orphanage and winery, snacks, crafts, and camping costs.

(Please let us know if you have your own camping gear)

Trip limited to 50 guests.

Founded in 1994 by Hilda Pacheco-Taylor, a childhood resident of an orphanage, Corazon de Vida Foundation supports the lives of over 800 orphaned and abandonded children throughout Baja. Providing support for 14 homes.

All you need to bring on this weekend trip is your heart and care for the children and teens, what you will get back is immeasurable. 

Saturday, March 15

6:00am: Check in at Redondo Beach pick-up

6:30am: Departure  

7:30am: Irvine pick-up

11:30am: Arrive at Rancho el Faro orphanage 

Morning games and fun

12:30pm: Lunch at the orphanage 

Afternoon games, crafts, and bonding

6pm: Depart for Dinner at Trevista Winery/Campground

8pm: Community celebration 

Sunday, March 16

8am: Light breakfast/coffee

9am: Non-vigorous hike with Rancho el Faro orphanage

11am: Brunch at Trevista Winery/Campground

12pm: Depart for U.S.

7:30pm: Back in L.A. 

All times approximate. 

We will travel on a chartered bus to and from the orphanage and campground/winery. Pick-ups in Redondo Beach and Irvine. 

Redondo Beach: 405 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Whole Foods inside Redondo Beach plaza or street parking. Overnight parking has been confirmed. DIRECTIONS

Irvine Metrolink Station: 15215 Barranca Parkway Irvine, CA. 92618 (Cross streets: Barranca Parkway and Ada).  Overnight parking has been confirmed, there is 24hr security in Irvine parking lot. DIRECTIONS 

ID Requirements: U.S. citizens MUST have a valid passport. Non U.S. citizens must have a passport, visa, and proper forms for re-entry. Each volunteer is responsible for providing the proper ID to U.S. customs agent upon return. For more information:

USA ID Reguirements

Non USA Citizens Requirements

TRIP FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE: If you need to cancel, Corazon de Vida will use the fee as a donation to help us continue to feed and support the lives of the children.

You are welcome to bring supplies to the orphanage: Toliet paper, Detergent, Bleach, Dish Soap, Mops, Brooms, Large Trash Bags, Toilet Paper, Diapers, Feminine Products, Baby Wipes, Pine Sol Type Cleaners. We can also use COSTCO GIFT CARDS. Please no candy, used clothes, or used shoes.

For more info, please call 

Nicholas Sandoval: (310) 800-5882

Andrew McReynolds : (310) 849-1502

or email: 


Have questions about EXPERIENCE THE HEART OF LIFE? Contact Corazon de Vida Foundation


Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 6:30 AM - Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 6:30 PM (PDT)

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Corazon de Vida Foundation

Founded by Hilda Pacheco-Taylor in 1994, Corazon de Vida (CDV) is committed to empowering and changing the lives of the orphaned and abandoned children in Baja. To learn more, please visit Corazon de Vida is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization, tax id #33-0707788. All donations are tax exempt to the fullest extent of the law.

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