High School Immersion Trip to NPH Dominican Republic
August 15 – 21, 2019
Join the collaborative parishes of St. John the Evangelist and St. Paul of Wellesley for a one-week immersion trip to our NPH home in the Dominican Republic. This trip is offered only to current high school students, who will be accompanied by five chaperones from the Wellesley Collaborative Parishes. Experience firsthand how NPH USA transforms the lives of children! You will meet the amazing children, staff, and volunteers of NPH and learn about their daily lives. Whether you are new to NPH, or a longtime supporter, visiting our homes is the best way to see what we do in action. In addition, the youth of your parish will be fundraising towards a service project during your visit to NPH Dominican Republic!
We will have the unique opportunity to stay at the NPH home with the children, in a newly constructed visitor’s house. This will allow us to immerse ourselves in NPH life with the children and their culture. While the children are in school, you will help with the daily chores around the property, such as; working in the gardens and farm, caring for the special needs children, working in the kitchen and carpentry shop, and other jobs the home assigns. After a morning of work, relax and hang out with the pequeños in the afternoons. Activities will be coordinated with the children of different age groups throughout the week. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to meet with the leadership of the NPH home, tour all of the home’s facilities, and hear from the children about living at NPH.
Note: An NPH USA chaperone and 5 parish chaperones will lead and oversee all travelers throughout the duration of the week. All chaperones are background checked, and are experienced volunteers.
About NPH Dominican Republic
Opened in 2003, NPH Dominican Republic is located 40 miles east of Santo Domingo, the nation’s capital and largest city. 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 and also has a primary school, a farm, a clinic, a church and sports fields.
NPH Dominican Republic Travel Guide
Cost: $1,740 per person*
- Flights and airport transportation
- Pre-trip orientation
- On-site accommodations and meals while at the NPH home
- Daily travel insurance
- Community excursion to learn about life in the DR
- Beach trip
- NPH T-shirt
- Donation to NPH DR through NPH USA
*Price does not include outside meals or optional attraction costs. Registering a family of three or more? Contact us for family discount rate.
- $740 non-refundable deposit due May 3, 2019
- $1,000 remainder due July 5, 2019
For more information, please contact Casey Rector at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 206-4940.