The Caribbean islands are breathtaking: white sand beaches, crystal clear blue water, coral reefs teeming with aquatic life, spectacular natural blowholes, mountaintop views (for those adventurous enough to make the hike!), all framed by idyllic sunrises and sunsets. In this fabulous island setting, surrounded by surf, sun and fun, The Grenadines students will learn to make a difference. The group will engage in hands-on service learning projects that grow organically from activities that promote genuine cross-cultural communication and exchange. Guided by experienced trip leaders, our students will take the time to get to know the people of the islands—the children, the teenagers, the adults, and the elders—and then, after learning a bit about island culture, they will design and create two five-day summer camps for local children. These “Windsor Mountain-style” friendship camps are the core of The Grenadines program and will be your main vehicle for interconnection and cultural exchange. Teenagers interested in teaching and leadership will have the chance to realize their skills in a real live teaching situation, with children from a completely different cultural background.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
This program is designed for Windsor Mountain alumni students interested in traveling to an exciting destination to share in cross-cultural experiences, community service learning, and continued leadership development. We are looking for students who are interested in working with younger children and are eager to teach and share new sports, games, theater, dance, arts, crafts, music and other creative activities. Students who have had some leadership experience in their school, community, or summer camp will excel on this program, and should arrive with an open mind, prepared to meet new people, experience new cultures, try new foods, and have a lot of fun.
Discover, explore, and enhance leadership and teaching skills by creating and leading two Windsor Mountain-style friendship for the island kids.
Get a taste of ‘real Caribbean life’ by spending ten days in the small inland town of Lauders.
Work with Peace Corps volunteers on community service projects. Swim, snorkel, hike, and explore the natural beauty of the islands.
Sail the classic schooner The Friendship Rose.
Make new friends and have the experience of a lifetime!
THE GRENADINES HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM
Dates: July 9th to August 6th, 2017
Starting/Ending Point: Windsor Mountain International Summer Camp, NH
Program Fee: $5,395. Travel expenses to and from Windsor Mountain and then to and from St. Vincent are not included in the program fee. Global Routes may arrange group travel. Round-trip airfare from Boston to St. Vincent will be approximately $1,000-1,500. Bus transport to and from Windsor Mountain will be available from the NYC area.
Group Size: 9-18 students and 2 professional leaders
Service Component: 50-80 hours
Language Requirement: None. English is the official language of the country but you will certainly learn some Caribbean dialect.
Accommodations: Group Living homestay, Hotel, Rustic Cabins/Camping