Head down to the Caribbean’s hidden treasure: Dominica! Known for its variety of fruit and flowers, Dominica is an small but incredible island with lots to offer. The gorgeous landscape and friendly citizens, however, were devastated after Hurricane Maria in 2017. Fortunately, we can help; our goal is to help the island regrow to what it was before while also bringing together youth from around the world. During this ten day service learning trip, youth will experience a perfect mixture of service and relaxation. Three days of the trip will be dedicated to cultural exchange and service in the form of planting trees that were destroyed in the 2017 hurricanes. Students will work with local farmers to plant local flora and fauna as well as connect with local children to reinvigorate youth about Dominica’s agriculture based economy. During the rest of the trip, students will adventure through cities, enjoy a snorkeling boat tour around the island and tube down one of the 365 rivers on the Nature Isle. Students will leave the island having worked with their hands, hearts, and minds all while making an everlasting difference in Dominica.
This youth Service Learning trip is part of Stone & Compass’ Dominica Sustainable Development Project supporting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Boston’s Logan Airport (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for quotes from other airports)
Ages for this trip are 14 to 22 and/or students who will enter 9th grade in Fall of 2021 through 2021 graduating college seniors.
We will be flying to larger islands around Dominica on major airlines like United or American, and then take a smaller airplane or a ferry to the island from there.
Welcome to paradise! We will arrive in Dominica in the afternoon and our driver will bring us straight to the cottages where we will be staying for the week. A delicious, colorful, and flavorful lunch and dinner will be provided for us this day at the hotel, where we will have time for rest and recuperation. Games like charades and the famous Werewolf can fill the afternoon as we begin to settle in to this incredible country. Our accommodations are only a short drive to our service and they will be providing meals and transportation for us during our stay.
Today we will enjoy breakfast in the hotel before heading over to Mero Beach. After spending the day swimming, snorkeling, and simply lounging on the spectacular beach we will drive 30 minutes to Marigot where we will eat lunch and dinner at the lovely Pagua Bay Beach Bar. After the beach-side lunch, we can continue to relax under the bright sun and enjoy the natural beauty of Dominia by the beach. After this relaxing day at two of Dominica’s most beautiful beaches, we will return to the hotel where students can enjoy the night in the cottages.
This will be our first service day! We will have breakfast at the hotel and head out for the day of service. Dominica was hit hard by the hurricane in 2018, leaving deep damage to homes, roads, and forests. Our service will help the island recover from the devastation through rebuilding residents’ farms and helping them improve their agricultural production. The cultural exchange aspect will bring us together students from Dominica to excite youth about agriculture and farming. After the long day we will enjoy dinner at Islet View Restaurant and Bar and head back to the hotel for much needed rest.
Today we will journey to Portsmouth, one of the largest cities in Dominica, where we will be heading out a boat excursion for the day! The 3-4 hour boat ride includes two snorkeling sites, drinks, snacks, and a tour of the incredible landscapes and hidden treasures of the island (with gear included!) We will eat our packed lunches together on the boat. After we are done with our excursion, our driver will bring us to a nearby restaurant in Portsmouth, the Sisters Beach Bar, for dinner.
As part of the service project, we will help a local family run their small business “The Sea Breeze Inn”. Students will enjoy working alongside local Castle Bruce youth to help paint and upgrade the existing structure that was damaged in the Hurricane.
Head to the Famous Emerald Pool for a swim under the waterfall. After this we enjoy an afternoon hike through the Kalinago Territory and learn all about this indigenous people.
Take an unforgettable horseback ride along the beach.
Today we head South to Soufriere and spend the day snorkeling and the night under the stars enjoying a bonfire.
Today we will wake up early to get on our flight back to Boston, with stomachs and hearts full from the incredible week with new friends!
Payment can be made in full or following the payment schedule below.
Due: November 1, 2020
Due: December 1, 2020
Due: January 1, 2021