A core component of our programming to enhance global citizenship is offering a number of immersion trips to Uganda. Our trips include

Youth Vision Trips

Youth Vision Trips offer high school aged youth the opportunity to experience Uganda for the first time. The remarkable 10-day adventure includes visits to rural health clinics and schools, community service activities, home stays, and safari. Other fun destinations, including the source of the Nile River and the Equator, are also included. The educational trip stresses safety and basic comforts, while still immersing participants directly into communities. Youth who wish can work in advance with Ray United Staff to design individual service projects to implement during the trip. A substantial number of Youth Vision Trip participants have returned with RUFC to participate in subsequent camps. Learn more about former trips!

“I just have a new perspective on life.” ​- Arik Billings, 2019 participant and student at La Salle High School.

Summer Camp Trips

Our Summer Camp trips provide students and young professionals interested in global health and international development the opportunity to engage in evidence-based, sustainable, and community-based field work. Our Summer Camp Trips are based on a Peer- Partnership model in which our international participants are linked to Ugandan students and young professionals from Makerere University. Together the develop interactive public health workshops and deliver the workshops to approximately 1,000 youth participating in our annual Soccer and Health camp. Participants can work in advance with Ray United Staff to design individual research projects to implement during the trip. Several Summer Camp Trip participants have returned in subsequent years. Learn more about this year’s trip!

“My passion in life is global health, public health, and promoting health worldwide.” – Ava Ritchie, 2019 Summer Camp Trip Participant and student at the University of Southern California

Spring Break Trips

Starting in 2020 we have extended our trip offerings to include an Alternative Spring Break. Our Spring Break trip provides students and professionals interested in public health and specifically drowning prevention the opportunity to engage in program implementation. Participants will work together with Ugandan professionals to teach youth about drowning prevention, personal survival, and water rescue. The Spring Break Trip offers a fun, water soaked, reprieve from your daily routine. You’re sure to return renews and motivated to help save lives! Learn more about this year’s trip!