Habitat for Humanity - Exmore, Virginia Spring Break 2018
Habitat for Humanity houses are simple, decent, and affordable to low-income families. Whenever possible, Habitat builds energy-efficient, sustainable housing. Habitat lends no-profit, no-interest, mortgage loans to its beneficiary families. The goal of Habitat for Humanity is to help solve the global housing crisis and help the 48.5 million people living in poverty.
Application available in January 2018.
Global Medical Brigade - Nicaragua
Spring Break 2018
The Colgate Medical Brigade Chapter will provide primary health care services to small, under resourced, rural communities in Nicaragua with limited to no access to medical care. Physicians provide patient consults and prescribe treatment for acute illnesses. Students work in triage, shadow physicians, provide education workshops, and help to distribute medicine in the pharmacy. Participants will be required to attend weekly pre-departure meetings throughout the spring 2018 semester leading up to the trip. The trip fee is $1,500. Financial Aid is available.
Camp Campbell Outdoor Science School - Boulder Creek, CA Winter Break 2018
YMCA Camp Campbell Outdoor Science School is a residential camp tucked in the redwood mountains in California. They run an outdoor science school for a diverse group of local 5th and 6th graders. Colgate student volunteers will work as cabin leaders for these students – participating in field studies and activities during the day and staying overnight in cabins with campers.
Participants will receive training from the camp staff and attend field study along with students and their naturalist. Field study time focuses on hands-on ecology exploration in the redwood forest. Field study time also includes one day-long picnic hike to an amazing ridge top view, a night hike, river study, survival skills, swimming pool, and more!