The Service Trip Experience
Christian service immersion trips are designed to help students be the hands of Christ to those who are in need outside our community. All Christian Service trips are from the Catholic Christian perspective, so students are given time to journal daily, join in daily group prayer and attend Mass if the trip falls on a Sunday.
All students must have a valid passport if traveling outside the United States.
Scholarships and fundraising are available for Christian Service trips. Parents must attend the informational meeting given prior to departure, in order for their student to attend any trip sponsored by NDP.
We are currently collaborating with the organizations with whom we partner to plan meaningful and safe mission trips for our students. If you have any questions please contact our Center of Mission and Ministry.
We hope that as many students as possible will accept the challenge to travel to the poor and be the hands, feet and heart of Jesus Christ to those who need Him most.
- Cusco, Peru Trip (Canceled)
- Tanzania, Africa
- Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos
- Kino Border Initiative
- 2020 Summer Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes, France
Notre Dame Preparatory High School (Download the information flyer)
The Tanzania trip will include a medical component for those who are interested. In addition to volunteering at an orphanage, teams will help at a hospital in Moshi, assisting with surgeries, going on rounds, and participating in other activities that support the hospital staff. Students will earn all of their Christian service hours for the 2020-21 school year.
K2 Adventures Foundation purchased a one-acre parcel and is currently completing a functional multi-bed working orphanage for children currently living on the streets. The home will opened in 2019, and provides a safe environment, proper accommodations, essential medical care, and much-needed food & clothing for the children in need.
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Moshi.
K2 Adventures Foundation partners with St. Joseph’s Hospital to provide medical, dental, nursing, and other community
service opportunities for K2 Adventure travelers. Teams will work directly with this amazing hospital and staff performing
surgeries, going on rounds, and participating in other activities that support the hospital. St. Joseph’s Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Moshi.
11-DAY TRIP ITINERARY
Days 1 and 2 - These are travel days with an arrival into Tanzania at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) on the evening of day two. Dinner included.
Day 3 - First day of Christian Service at one of the 3 locations K2AF serves. Students will leave the hotel by 9:00 am and arrive back at the hotel around 4:00 pm. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 4 - The morning will be filled with a visit to the coffee plantation followed by a beautiful hike to the Materuni Waterfall. The coffee experience will be like no other, including picking, peeling, grinding, and sipping locally grown coffee. Afterwards, the team will enjoy a breathtaking 40-minute, moderate hike through the local village to the waterfall. Finally, the team will visit a local pizza restaurant for lunch. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Day 5 - The team will attend a local Catholic Mass celebrated by Father Aristides. Mass is said in Swahili, which is the native language of Tanzania. The students may choose to participate in the celebration. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 6 - Second day of ChristianService at one of the 3 locations K2AF serves. Students will leave the hotel by 9:00 am and arrive back at the hotel around 4:00 pm. They will visit a local store called the Blue Zebra where they can purchase authen-tic trinkets and souvenirs. This store has a non-profit component that gives back to the local community by providing art lessons to underprivileged youth. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Day 7 - Third day of Christian Service at one of the 3 locations K2AF serves. Students will leave the hotel by 9:00 am and arrive back at the hotel around 4:00 pm. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 8 - The team will go on the one-day safari in Tarangire National Park and visit a Masai Village. Students will leave the hotel by 9:00 am and arrive back at the hotel in the evening. The drive to the safari gate takes about 3 hours from Moshi. After a picnic lunch in the park, the team will stop in Arusha where they will enjoy a nice dinner before returning to the hotel. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 9 - Fourth day of Christian Service at one of the 3 locations K2AF serves. Students will leave the hotel by 9:00 am and arrive back at the hotel around 4:00 pm. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Day 10 - Fifth day of Christian Service at one of the 3 locations K2AF serves. Students will leave the hotel by 9:00 am and arrive back at the hotel around 2:00 pm to prepare for their evening flight home. Breakfast, and lunch included.
Day 11 - Arrive home.
A $1,000 non-refundable deposit and a copy of student’s passport is required to register for the trip. Final balance is due 75 days prior to departure. Registration deadline is March 2020 at which time the group airline ticket will be purchased. Students will travel on a round-trip group airline ticket from Phoenix with two (2) NDP teachers.
$3,295 Cost Per Person (estimated)
Join us for a one-week immersion trip to our NPH home in a Spanish-speaking nation. Speaking Spanish is a plus! The dates for these trips have not been set yet. Download the NEW information flyer!
Experience firsthand how NPH USA transforms the lives of children! You will meet the amazing children, staff, and volunteers of NPH and learn about their daily lives. Whether you are new to NPH, or a longtime supporter, visiting our homes is the best way to see NPH in action.
We will have the unique opportunity to stay at the NPH home with the children, in a newly constructed visitor’s house. This will allow us to immerse ourselves in NPH life with the children.
While the children are in school, you will help out around the home (helping with daily chores around the property, working in the gardens and farm, caring for the babies, working in the kitchen, and viewing the school, etc.). Relax or hang out with the pequeños in the afternoons.
We will coordinate activities with the different age groups throughout the week. Note: An NPH USA chaperone will lead and oversee all travelers throughout the duration of the week.
All chaperones are background checked and are experienced volunteers.
Cost: $1,950 per person.* Cost includes:
- Roundtrip airfare
- Pre-trip orientation
- On-site accommodations at the NPH home
- Airport transportation
- Meals while at NPH
- NPH USA chaperone
- Daily travel insurance
- Donation to the NPH home
*Price does not include
- Outside meals or optional attraction costs.
- $975 non-refundable deposit
- $975 Remainder
For more information, please contact Belinda Roda at email@example.com or call (480) 237-3007.
My experience through NPH changed my life. I got the amazing opportunity to go to the Dominican Republic last year in October. Through this trip I made new friends that I am still friends with today. The pequeños were so happy, sweet, and loved to play and have fun. They not only impacted my life, but they also touched my heart. This trip helped me to get better at my spanish and to appreciate everything I have. I think about all of them every single day and I hope to get go back and see them again in the future.
-Macy Brennan, Class of 2021
Kino Border Initiative
Kino Border Initiative offers food, clothing and shelter to men, women and children who have been deported. The Kino Border Initiative (KBI) is a binational organization that works in the area of migration and is located in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico The KBI’s vision is to help make humane, just, workable migration between the U.S. and Mexico a reality. Its mission is to promote US/Mexico border and immigration policies that affirm the dignity of the human person and a spirit of bi-national solidarity. Students work at the comedor preparing and serving food and providing care for people in need.
Here are the dates for our KBI trips for the 2019-20 school year.
September 28 (parents only)
January 31, 2020
May 1, 2020
1MISSION is the leader in organizing and leading short-term mission trips with a long-term impact to Rocky Point, Mexico. Our mission trips are Christ-centered, safe, affordable, and hassle free.
It's our mission to connect people to people, not people to projects.
Come along side of a family who has invested hundreds of hours in their community, and in just a few days help build their entire house. You'll truly be on a mission 'with' not 'for' them. Healthy missions are fully-dependent upon genuine partnerships, long-term relationships and sustainable development - connecting the church on a global level.
The next mission is set for October 17-20, 2019.
The 1Mission Trip taking place 2nd semester with Fr. Kurt is now OPEN. This trip will be February 6-9, 2020. Total cost is $475 and you can receive up to 30 Service Hours! This trip will be limited to 42 students on a first come first serve basis.
To reserve your spot, login to Smart Tuition and pay the $100 non-refundable deposit. Once 42 students have paid their deposit the trip will be closed. Smart Tuition recognizes when the first 42 students have paid their deposit and will no longer allow any further deposits to be paid. Due to the high demand we are making the possibility of signing up for this trip as early as possible.
Here are the forms to download for all 1Mission Trips:
Registration is now open for the 2020 Summer Pilgrimage to Lourdes, France with the Order of Malta. The Knights and Dames of Malta have been assisting pilgrims at religious sites for over 900 years. Our high school group will consist of approximately 20 young men and women (ages 16-18) and six adult Knights and Dames as chaperones, including a Chaplain of the Order of Malta. We will depart from LAX on June 10, 2020 and return on June 17, 2020. Students will earn 30 Christian Service Hours.
The Summer Pilgrimage is designed for teenagers and involves physical work, spiritual exercises, and cultural activities. It is demanding, beautiful, and life changing.
The application can be completed online:
Complete Application Checklist:
• Online Application
• Pastor Recommendation
• Teacher Recommendation
You must submit a complete application by February 10, 2020. There is no application fee. The Selection Committee will conduct in-person interviews of all persons with completed applications, along with their parents. The invitations to take part in the pilgrimage will be made in late February 2020.
To accept the invitation, the successful candidate must deposit $2,500 by March 5, 2020. Financial Aid is available based on need. Partial refunds may be made for cancellations up through May 1, 2020.
The payment covers all travel and lodging expenses and pilgrimage work uniforms for the entire trip.
We look forward to receiving your application soon.
God bless you!
Michael & Cecelia Grace Father Jim Baron
2020 Summer Youth Pilgrimage Leaders 2020 Pilgrimage Chaplain