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Families that Dare to Dream Together Stick Together

Looking for your next family vacation getaway? We’ve got you covered. The 2018 Dare to Dream Summer Camp is an authentic, service-learning experience made for family volunteers in both Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Families who participate will have the unique opportunity to educate underserved students in subjects such as journalism, STEM fields, performing and fine arts, health sciences, business, and environmental sustainability.

But wait. There’s more.

Angela Durtschi with her son taste-testing coffee during a cultural excursion in Jinotega, Nicaragua with Outreach360.

During your trip to the Dominican Republic or Nicaragua, you and your family members will serve real needs and together you will make a difference in underserved students’ lives. The knowledge family volunteers share with students will ignite their curiosity for potential careers they may not have known existed. Furthermore, this opportunity is inclusive for everyone. Outreach360 students are eager to learn from volunteers of all ages, including young children, young adults, parents, and grandparents.

Teaching abroad can open doors for your family, and you will truly make memories that matter. The 2018 Dare to Dream Summer Camp is the perfect way to introduce your loved ones to the developing, global community in a safe environment. Being exposed to service abroad will initiate your family into the emerging world of global citizenship. With these experiences, family members will become more conscientious of the needs of the international community. More importantly, service abroad will instill your family with a mentality of service that you will take home with you.

Jacob Durtschi interacting with students in Nicaragua while serving with his family as an Outreach360 volunteer.

Angela Durtschi, an Outreach360 Family Volunteer, said, “Initially, I signed up to broaden my son’s view of the world and encourage empathy. I ended up achieving this for myself as well. We are all more alike than we are different and it´s always a great idea to remind yourself that we live in a small world.”

This opportunity is perfect for families interested in making a global difference while sharing their passion for subjects of their
choosing. This exchange of knowledge will empower your family’s personal growth by requiring them to think outside the box in order to teach in a sustainable way. What may be practiced in the United States or Canada, may not be practiced in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Discovering these differences will broaden your family’s understanding of the world. Most importantly, it will motivate students to pursue new careers.

“This was such a good opportunity for our family to engage with people with diverse backgrounds. It put our kids in a role that their egocentrism was challenged. They worked hard and really stepped up to help other people. They were also given opportunities to learn from the kids and start to see similarities they had with the students,” Jacob Durtschi, an Outreach360 Family Volunteer, explained.

How can your family get involved? Register for the 2018 Dare to Dream Summer Camp today!

Now is the time to give back. If you register your family for the 2018 Dare to Dream Summer Camp before April 1st, Outreach360 will match your registration deposit. For more information on how to register, click here: https://outreach360.org/our-causes/dare-dream-summer-camps/