Rustic Pathways first journeyed to Christopher Columbus' initial landing spot in the New World in 2011. Since then, our dedication to service initiatives has grown through collaborative efforts in local communities. 8 programs to choose from!
Learn about the country’s rich history as you wander through Santo Domingo’s colonial zone, home to the first university, cathedral, and hospital in the Americas. Work in the impoverished batey communities and help its members gain access to life’s basic necessities. Teach English to eager university students and help bring running water to rural communities in the country’s mountains. Horseback ride to secluded pristine beaches, soak up the sun, and dance to lively Caribbean beats.
Marine Life and Coastal Restoration -- a two-week adventure service program focused on enironmental conservation and research. Spend your time restoring coral reef ecosystem and relax on the beautiful sandy beaches of Bayahibe.
Mountain Air and Village Service -- a week-long adventure service trip based in the mountainous villages of the remote DR. Work on infrastructure service while immersing yourself in rural Dominican culture. Head to the beach and snorkel in the turquoise waters!
Island Living and Eco Service -- a week-long adventure service trip in the tropical Samana Peninsula. Your service will focus on environmental conservation and the improvement of local infrastructure. In your free time, relax on the white sand and explore the local villages.
Summer Camp Leadership in the Dominican Republic -- develop leadership skills over the course of two weeks and 70 community service hours in the DR by leading a day camp! Camp and hike the Dominican Alps, host a six-day summer camp experience with Dominican children, and enjoy a catamaran to a small island in a tropical paradise.
Service off the Grid -- a one-week immersive program in the heart of the Dominican Republic. Work on environmental service projects in the mountains, enjoy the beaches of Juan Dolio and learn about the rich history of Santo Domingo.
Dominican Baseball Heritage -- Learn how to swing like a pro during two weeks of teamwork and service! Play with local teams, complete service in local communities and visit one of the most pristine beaches in the country.
For more information about our programs in the Dominican Republic, visit http://rusticpathways.com/programs/countries/dominican-republic/