PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Title Service Culture Adventure
Alaska Carpentry with lumber and power tools. Home renovations, build community structures, and also run a small day camp for local kids. Live in a school in small Athabascan village. Traditional steam baths, local lore from elders, fishing with community friends, beading, and native crafts. Overnight backpacking, ice climbing, hikes, Alaskan wildlife, canoeing, visit to popular tourist town of McCarthy.
British Virgin Islands Carpentry with lumber and power tools. Build community structures and do home renovations, along with environmental projects and some work with kids. Live in a community center in neighborhood overlooking the sea. Carnival festivities, Caribbean cooking lessons, Rasta guest speaker, steel drum lessons. SCUBA diving, snorkeling, swimming, hiking, sailing, exploring Road Town & island of Virgin Gorda.
Cambodia Carpentry, masonry, and thatch construction. Build school additions and libraries, renovations to community buildings, run day camp for local children. Live in a rented home in Battambang neighborhood. Visit Killing Fields, guest speakers, silk farming workshop, monastery tour, local food market extravaganzas. Angkor Wat and Siem Reap weekend, rice village bike tour, Bamboo Railroad, Royal Palace, river boat trip.
Dominican Republic Masonry construction with cinderblock and mortar. Build schools, community centers, and homes in urban neighborhoods. Run day camp for local children. Live in a rented home in lively Dominican neighborhood. Colonial Zone history tour, artisan markets, dance lessons, baseball games, daily Spanish speaking. Weekend in Dominican Alps, beach time, swimming, cave tour, city excursions, discotheque night.
Ecuador & Galapagos Masonry construction with cinderblock and mortar. Build school additions, restrooms, improvement to elder center. Environmental projects in Galápagos. Live in a rented home in Andean town. Day stays with families, cooking lessons, artisan workshops, local farms, Galápagos guest speaker, daily Spanish speaking. Galápagos Island excursion, Andes hikes, swimming, visit Quito Colonial Zone & hot spring town of Baños.
Guadeloupe Carpentry with lumber and power tools. Improve school facilities and community parks, environmental projects, trail work, and run day camp for local children. Live in a community center in island town. Day stays with families, island history tour, Zouk and Gwoka dancing and drumming, cooking lessons, daily French speaking. Day trip on Basse-Terre island, volcano hike, visit Grand Marché, snorkeling, swimming, island hikes, ferry rides.
Mississippi Carpentry with lumber and power tools. Major renovations and construction of homes damaged during Katrina. Environmental projects with Audubon. Live in a church in Turkey Creek neighborhood. Cajun cookouts, environmental justice guest speaker, Southern hospitality, local tours, games with kids. Swamp touring, crabbing, beach BBQs, swimming, river kayaking and canoeing, day in New Orleans.
Montana Blackfeet Carpentry with lumber and power tools. Build playgrounds and community structures, major home renovations for elders, some environmental projects. Live at a ranch outside town of Browning. Pow wow with dancing and drumming, sweat lodge, guest speakers, teepees at the Sundance, native crafts with artisans. Overnight backpacking trip, Glacier Park visits, horseback riding, rock climbing, lake swimming, Rocky Mountain wildlife.
Montana Northern Cheyenne Carpentry with lumber and power tools. Build community structures, playgrounds, handicap ramps, serve meals at Senior Center, and run day camp for kids. Live in a school in reservation town of Lame Deer. Pow wow with dancing and drumming, sweat lodge, interviews with elders, buffalo herds, visit Big Horn Battlefield. Overnight backpacking trip, day hikes, native plants, river swimming, rural county fair, mining town of Colstrip.
Myanmar Carpentry, masonry, and thatch construction. Build additions to schools and community structures, run activities, and teach young children in classrooms. Live in a bustling monastery school. Rural village tours, guest talk from head monk, games with children, outdoor markets, college student hosts and guides. Weekend in ancient city of Bagan, temples and pagodas, river boating trip, Inle Lake excursion.
Nicaragua Masonry construction with cinderblock and mortar. Build large scale community center, medical clinic, rural potable water projects, help with school program. Live in a rented home in a local neighborhood. Day stays with families, black pottery workshop, guest speakers, Nicaraguan history, daily Spanish speaking. Overnight trip to Laguna de Apoyo, visit ecological coffee plantation, Mercado Viejo, scenic hikes, & swimming.
Peru Masonry construction with cinderblock or adobe and mortar. Build new schools and additions to existing schools, along with large irrigation projects with rural farmers. Live in a rented home in a small town in Sacred Valley. Day stays with families, outdoor food markets, artisan workshops, cooking lessons, daily Spanish speaking. Weekend at Machu Picchu, scenic hikes to ruins and sites, visits to Cuzco, Plaza de Armas, Maras salt mines.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Title Service Culture Adventure
Northern Passage Age-appropriate carpentry with lumber and power tools. Build community structures, renovate homes, serve meals at Senior Center, run day camp for local children. Live in a school in reservation town of Lame Deer. Cowboy rodeo, traditional sweat lodge, interviews with elders, buffalo herds, visit to Big Horn Battlefield. Overnight backpacking trip, day hiking, native plants, river swimming, rural county fair, visit mining town of Colstrip.