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    VISIONS Service Adventures High School Service Summer Programs

    VISIONS Service Adventures High School Service Summer Programs

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    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Peru, United States, Dominican Republic
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Community Service
    • Sub-Categories: Agriculture, Social Justice, Spanish, Animals/Nature, Swimming, Leadership, Mentoring, Animal Rights and Rescue, Preserving the Environment, Youth Outreach, Environmental Science, Teaching
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Human Services
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: 406.551.4423
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    VISIONS programs are grounded in a philosophy that has been changing the lives of teenagers for 35 years. 

    Across all locations we have one model, where personal transformation and powerful community-building are the result of high-impact service projects accomplished with local friends and partners.



    Long-standing connections with our host communities translates into an experience where teens are brought in like family. Service is our way of thanking local people for sharing their lives with us. Completed projects are one way you leave part of yourself in a place of importance, just as you take part of that place and its life lessons with you.

    Montana Blackfeet Indian Reservation: 31 years of projects ranging from carpentry to serving meals to children, environmental initiatives and setting up ceremonial tipi lodges with local partners, all while living in the dramatic landscape of the Northern Rockies on an 1100 acre conservation ranch. You'll experience Plains Indian indigenous culture with community members who welcome you like an old friend. Time is also spent in the great outdoors, at the foothills of Glacier National Park, connecting with the land in the same way that you'll be connecting with new friends and new experiences.

    Dominican Republic: More than 3500 Dominican children attend classes every year in schools that VISIONS teens and local partners have constructed over our 31 years working in this most vibrant of countries. We also lead a popular summer camp and shed any inhibitions while living in the heart of a joyful neighborhood where kids and elders alike help us with Spanish skills and bring us in for games, meals, dance lessons, and more. Time connecting with the natural world finds us at a mountainous lake, the beach, and short hikes. 

    Peru: Our homebase in the Sacred Valley of the Inca has welcomed VISIONS groups for 24 years. We help Quechua indigenous communities on a lifeblood project: water. Add your name to the legacy of miles of water canals constructed with humble farmers whose crops and livelihoods would otherwise be in peril from the increasing drought conditions. The days are joyful and fun working together, and there's also plenty of time for exploration: Machu Picchu, ancient ruins, sprawling markets, chocolate-making workshops, and more. 

    British Virgin Islands: The BVI is another location where VISIONS teens have been making a difference for more than three decades. These shorter sessions are an introduction to service, which is focused on local schools and environmental initiatives. When we're not working, we're taking in the island's natural wonders through scuba, swimming, hikes and spending time with friends whose Afro-Caribbean heritage spans many generations. 

    Cost and Session Information

    Teen Summer Programs: $2590 to $6290 and 7 to 21 days


    Reviews (5)

    • Fantastic Experience...
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      Reviewed on Jun/27/2023 by Wesley Fleming

      Fantastic Experience!

    • Amazing trip in Alaska!
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      Reviewed on Feb/14/2020 by Charles B

      I had a great time in Alaska last summer thanks to VISIONS. Not only did I have the chance to get familiar with building and meet amazing people, both locals and volunteers, but I also grew as a person. Meeting with the local population and getting to know their culture/lifestyle was definitely a highlight of my trip. I still remember the ice climbing, canoeing, and camping trip, and now have many amazing memories to look back on. Would definitely recommend it.
      - Charles B.

    • Great experience!
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      Reviewed on Feb/04/2020 by Kevin Luo

      I spent a summer with VISIONS on the British Virgin Islands. I had the chance to spend time hanging out with the locals, trying new things, and most importantly help out the community. Food was great i get to try the food made by a local lady everyday. The staffs are very helpful and open-minded, they are people that you can count on. Honestly one of the best experiences I've had.

    • Could not have asked for a better experience
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      Reviewed on Feb/03/2020 by Danielle

      I spent two summers with VISIONS Service Adventures; one summer in the BVI and another in Peru. These trips are life changing such that it exposed me to meaningful service and introduced me to new ways of life. Visions is a great balance between working, exploring, socializing, and stepping outside of one's comfort zone. I could not have asked for a better experience. I strongly recommend Visions to anyone who loves the outdoors and is looking for a down-to-earth experience.

    • Amazing Experience
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      Reviewed on Feb/03/2020 by Nick m

      Visions service adventures was one of the best experience of my life the hard work was rewarding and I will never forget the friends I made i will never forget the experiences I had and the parts of the world I got to see.