Immersion Trip to NPH Dominican Republic
February 21 – 28, 2023
Join us for an 8-day immersion trip to our NPH home in the Dominican Republic. Experience firsthand how NPH transforms the lives of children! You will meet the amazing children, staff, and volunteers of NPH and learn about their daily lives.
During your trip you will have the unique opportunity to stay at the NPH home with the children, which will allow you to immerse yourself in NPH life. While the children are in school, you will help out with daily chores. After a morning of work, you will relax and hang out with the pequeños. Activities will be coordinated with children of different age groups throughout the week. You will also have the opportunity to meet with the leadership of the NPH home, tour the home’s facilities, and hear from the children about living at NPH.
About NPH Dominican Republic
Opened in 2003, NPH Dominican Republic is located 40 miles east of Santo Domingo. Casa Santa Ana was constructed from 2004-2005 and has small group homes, each with its own kitchen and garden. The site is currently home to more than 200 children.
In order to protect the unvaccinated and vulnerable populations in our care, all visitors are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In addition, visitors are required to follow any protocols set forth by the NPH home, which may include (but are not limited to) a period of social distancing, mask-wearing, and a negative COVID-19 test.
Currently, the U.S. does NOT require a negative COVID-19 test for re-entry. If, however, this requirement is re-instated, visitors will need to pay $32 out of pocket for a COVID-19 test at the home. Additionally, if a visitor tests positive for COVID-19 during their visit and is unable to return home as scheduled, an NPH USA representative will remain at the home with the visitor until they can return to the U.S.
The Rockport Public Schools trip leader will require all travelers to wear masks in airports and on airplanes, regardless of airport/airline policies.
Total Cost: $1,850 per person
NPH Cost: $1,061
Estimated Flight Cost: $789
NPH cost includes:
- Pre-trip orientation
- On-site accommodations and meals at the NPH home
- All transportation including from the NPH home/airport
- NPH USA interpreter and guide
- On-site project
- Background check
- $576 deposit by October 8, 2022
- $485 balance due by January 9, 2023
If NPH USA must cancel the trip for any reason, you will receive a full refund for the NPH cost.
Flights to be purchased separately. Estimated Flight Cost: $789. Do not book flights until you receive further instruction from Martha Cox-Stavros.
For more information, please contact Martha Cox-Stavros, firstname.lastname@example.org.