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Service Trips

Service Trips for 2017-2018

  • Fall Urban Plunge (Seniors only): October 26-27, 2017

The Urban Plunge service retreat program is an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the realities of urban poverty. Participants spend two days in various service projects in D.C. and Maryland serving the marginalized, the vulnerable and those most challenged by urban poverty. Group reflections provide an opportunity to process and connect to the experiences of the day; students and chaperones spend one night on campus without the comforts of home in order to further align themselves with those who suffer. Interested students must meet all requirements in order to apply for a spot; space is limited. Applications are available in the CMO starting Wed, September 6th.

  • Winter Service Trip to Camden, NJ (Juniors and Seniors): February 15-18, 2018

The winter service trip to the Romero Center in Camden, NJ is a unique opportunity to not only be immersed in urban poverty, but to learn more about policies and institutions that complicate and challenge those who are impoverished. The Romero Center is an outreach program of St. Joseph-Pro Cathedral in Camden which provides housing, education and service opportunities to groups from all over the country. DeMatha partners with Elizabeth Seton High School, its sister school, and spends a weekend in Camden at the Romero Center. Interested students must meet all requirements in order to apply for a spot; space is limited. Applications are available in the CMO starting Mon, October 16th.

  • Spring Urban Plunge (Juniors only): April 27-28, 2018

The Urban Plunge service retreat program is an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the realities of urban poverty. Participants spend two days in various service projects in D.C. and Maryland serving the marginalized, the vulnerable and those most challenged by urban poverty. Group reflections provide an opportunity to process and connect to the experiences of the day; students and chaperones spend one night on campus without the comforts of home in order to further align themselves with those who suffer. Interested students must meet all requirements in order to apply for a spot; space is limited. Applications are available in the CMO starting Wed, January 10th.

  • Summer Service Trip (Incoming Juniors and Seniors only): June 11-17, 2017

The summer service trip this year will be to Nazareth Farm in rural West Virginia, a Catholic community that is devoted to living out the Gospel message by providing service-retreat experiences and focusing on addressing the challenges of rural poverty. Student volunteers will work alongside residents and long-term volunteers to create a community rooted in the Gospels and Social Teachings of the Church by sharing morning and evening prayer, meals, work, service and outreach. Interested students must meet all requirements in order to apply for a spot; space is very limited. Applications are available in the CMO starting Wed, January 11th.