For more information, contact Stephanie Garcia: StephanieGarcia@VistamarSchool.org
Each year, Vistamar offers trips over spring and summer breaks. Most trips have a service learning component integrated. The actual service depends on the location and community needs. In the past, students have worked in schools, done carpentry, spent time with seniors, dug irrigation ditches, poured concrete foundations and much more. Cultural immersion is also an important part of each trip. Students get to know local people, eat local food, and learn about different ways of life.
Locations vary from year to year, and include domestic as well as international locations. Students on these life-changing trips have journeyed to Peru, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Panama, Ecuador, China, Montana, Mississippi, Baja, Puerto Rico, and the Southwestern US. Trips are open to all grade levels, and some supplemental needs funding is available.
This year’s trip is with Sojourns to the Past. Students will be traveling to the southern part of the U.S. and will learn about the civil rights movements. They will have opportunities to interact with people who were a part of the movement. As always, we’ll ask students to connect what they are learning to their community back home.
In March we’re offering a trip to the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park.