Mid-High Work Trip Ghost Ranch – Abiquiu, NM
July 23-29, 2017
Open to incoming 6th grade-graduated 8th grade
We hope you will join us for the mid-high work trip to Ghost Ranch. We will be working with the Youth Service Corp which is part of Ghost Ranch. We have the opportunity to participate in service work both at the ranch and in the greater Abiquiu, Española community. Off the ranch opportunities include work with the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo’s Boys and Girls Club; the Sanchez Farm (a chemical free farm that offers its proceeds to elderly and poor) at the San Ildefonso Pueblo; Adobe in Action ( a non-profit that builds adobe houses for low income families); and Christ in the Desert (a Benedictine Monastery) to name but a few.
On the ranch activities include creating Xeriscape gardening; painting and beautifying the dorm social rooms; trail maintenance; Ghost Ranch Farm; etc. All work is contextualized by our partners. For example, if the group is spending a day performing service work on a Native American pueblo, the youth will learn about what it means to be living as a Native American Northern New Mexico at the beginning of the 21st century.
In addition to work, there is time for cultural and recreational activities as well as time to get to know others from all over the U.S. We will be able to have free time, swim, hike, horseback ride and relax. Each day begins with intergenerational worship (short) and concludes with debriefing/vespers.
Cost: $500- This includes lodging, meals, registration, transportation and a Youth Service Corps T-shirt. Horseback riding may incur an extra charge. Financial assistance available.