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DestinationLanguageDates (2019)DurationService HoursTuition 
AlaskaEnglish06/29 - 07/2325 Days85$5850APPLY
British Virgin Islands 1English06/29 - 07/1517 Days55$4150APPLY
British Virgin Islands 2English07/20 - 08/0315 Days45$3750APPLY
CambodiaEnglish06/29 - 07/1921 Days70$4950APPLY
Dominican Republic 1Spanish06/29 - 07/1921 Days70$4950APPLY
Dominican Republic 2Spanish07/24 - 08/0412 Days40$3350APPLY
Ecuador & GalapagosSpanish06/29 - 07/2325 Days80$5950APPLY
Montana Blackfeet 1English06/29 - 07/1315 Days45$3750APPLY
Montana Blackfeet 2English07/18 - 08/1125 Days85$5850APPLY
Montana Northern Cheyenne
(Middle School)
English07/15 - 07/2915 Days45$3750APPLY
Peru 1Spanish06/29 - 07/1921 Days70$4950APPLY
Peru 2Spanish07/25 - 08/1017 Days55$4150APPLY
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AlaskaCarpentry with lumber and power tools. Home renovations, build community structures, and also run a small day camp for local kids.Live in a school in small Athabascan village. Traditional steam baths, local lore from elders, fishing with community friends, beading, and native crafts.Overnight backpacking, ice climbing, hikes, Alaskan wildlife, canoeing, visit to popular tourist town of McCarthy.
British Virgin IslandsCarpentry with lumber and power tools. Build community structures and do home renovations, along with environmental projects and some work with kids.Live in a community center in neighborhood overlooking the sea. Carnival festivities, Caribbean cooking lessons, Rasta guest speaker, steel drum lessons.SCUBA diving, snorkeling, swimming, hiking, sailing, exploring Road Town & island of Virgin Gorda.
CambodiaCarpentry, masonry, and thatch construction. Build school additions and libraries, renovations to community buildings, run day camp for local children.Live in a rented home in Battambang neighborhood. Visit Killing Fields, guest speakers, silk farming workshop, monastery tour, local food market extravaganzas.Angkor Wat and Siem Reap weekend, rice village bike tour, Bamboo Railroad, Royal Palace, river boat trip.
Dominican RepublicMasonry construction with cinder-block and mortar. Build schools, community centers, and homes in urban neighborhoods. Run day camp for local children.Live in a rented home in lively Dominican neighborhood. Colonial Zone history tour, artisan markets, dance lessons, baseball games, daily Spanish speaking.Weekend in Dominican Alps, beach time, swimming, cave tour, city excursions, discotheque night.
Ecuador & GalapagosMasonry construction with cinder-block and mortar. Build school additions, restrooms, improvement to elder center. Environmental projects in Galápagos.Live in a rented home in Andean town. Day stays with families, cooking lessons, artisan workshops, local farms, Galápagos guest speaker, daily Spanish speaking.Galápagos Island excursion, Andes hikes, swimming, visit Quito Colonial Zone & hot spring town of Baños.
GuadeloupeCarpentry with lumber and power tools. Improve school facilities and community parks, environmental projects, trail work, and run day camp for local children.Live in a community center in island town. Day stays with families, island history tour, Zouk and Gwoka dancing and drumming, cooking lessons, daily French speaking.Day trip on Basse-Terre island, volcano hike, visit Grand Marché, snorkeling, swimming, island hikes, ferry rides.
Montana BlackfeetCarpentry with lumber and power tools. Build playgrounds and community structures, major home renovations for elders, some environmental projects.Live at a ranch outside town of Browning. Pow wow with dancing and drumming, sweat lodge, guest speakers, teepees at the Sundance, native crafts with artisans.Overnight backpacking trip, Glacier Park visits, horseback riding, lake swimming, Rocky Mountain wildlife.
Montana Northern CheyenneCarpentry with lumber and power tools. Build community structures, playgrounds, handicap ramps, serve meals at Senior Center, and run day camp for kids.Live in a school in reservation town of Lame Deer. Pow wow with dancing and drumming, sweat lodge, interviews with elders, buffalo herds, visit Big Horn Battlefield.Overnight camping trip, horseback riding, day hikes, native plants, river swimming, rural county fair, mining town of Colstrip.
NicaraguaMasonry construction with cinder-block and mortar. Build large scale community center, medical clinic, rural potable water projects, help with school program.Live in a rented home in a local neighborhood. Day stays with families, black pottery workshop, guest speakers, Nicaraguan history, daily Spanish speaking.Overnight trip to Laguna de Apoyo, visit ecological coffee plantation, Mercado Viejo, scenic hikes, & swimming.
PeruMasonry construction with cinder-block or adobe and mortar. Build new schools and additions to existing schools, along with large irrigation projects with rural farmers.Live in a rented home in a small town in Sacred Valley. Day stays with families, outdoor food markets, artisan workshops, cooking lessons, daily Spanish speaking.Weekend at Machu Picchu, scenic hikes to ruins and sites, visits to Cuzco, Plaza de Armas, Maras salt mines.

Highlights:

  • One leader to every four or five students sets VISIONS apart among teen summer programs.
  • Programs are gender-balanced, with no more than 15 of either gender in a group of 25.
  • In addition to our programs for high school students, we offer one middle school program.
  • 14-year-olds may choose between our middle school or high school programs.
  • The average age of our high school participants is 16, but we receive kids of all high school ages, including a few in the summer of graduation.
  • Most participants attend on their own, and no more than two friends can attend the same program together. 
  • VISIONS has worked in most of our sites for more than 20 years, and local organizations choose the projects.
  • Spanish- or French-language immersion programs longer than 15 days require two years of language study.

Highlights:

  • One leader to every four or five students sets VISIONS apart among teen summer programs.
  • Programs are gender-balanced, with no more than 15 of either gender in a group of 25.
  • In addition to our programs for high school students, we offer one middle school program.
  • 14-year-olds may choose between our middle school or high school programs.
  • The average age of our high school participants is 16, but we receive kids of all high school ages, including a few in the summer of graduation.
  • Most participants attend on their own, and no more than two friends can attend the same program together. 
  • VISIONS has worked in most of our sites for more than 20 years, and local organizations choose the projects.
  • Spanish- or French-language immersion programs longer than 15 days require two years of language study.

Peru

Spanish Language Immersion

Alaska

Service in the U.S.

Montana Blackfeet

Service in the U.S.

Montana Northern Cheyenne

Service in the U.S.

Montana Northern Cheyenne
(Middle School)

Service camp for younger kids

Nicaragua

Spanish Language Immersion

Dominican Republic

Spanish Language Immersion

British Virgin Islands

Caribbean Hurricane Relief

Guadeloupe

French Language Immersion

Ecuador & Galapagos

Spanish Language Immersion

Peru

Spanish Language Immersion

Cambodia

Service in Southeast Asia

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