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Experiential Learning Trips

At DePaul College Prep, we know our students learn in many different ways. Experiential learning opportunities present students with experiences outside of the classroom in which they can develop skills for lifelong learning, learn to adapt to complex and novel situations, and much more.

Educational, Service or Cultural Immersion trips provide both teachers and students with exciting memories interwoven with academic concepts. Trips are designed to stimulate student interest, inquiry, and provide opportunities for sound growth and development.

DePaul Prep Experiential Learning Trips expose students to the broad world beyond the classroom, reinforce academic concepts, and revitalize students’ relationships with schooling and experience living out our Core Values of Faith, Respect, Excellence and Service.

Below are experiential learning trips offered for the 2019-20 school year:

2019-2020

June 2019: Catholic Heart WorkCamp in Milwaukee

Catholic Heart WorkCamp, Summer 2017

Catholic Heart WorkCamp in Milwaukee

DATES:   June 9 - June 14, 2019

Applications for this experience are closed at this time.

PURPOSE:   Some groups will be working in inner-city Milwaukee helping people upgrade and renovate their homes. Many other sites will be with local social agencies both in the city and in Waukesha County, serving people who are elderly, homeless and poor. Additionally, a few groups will be working at Trinity Academy, a Catholic school in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, which depends on our volunteers to prepare their buildings and grounds for the coming school year.

TRIP SIZE:   25 students maximum

STUDENT AUDIENCE:   Sophomores, Junior, or Seniors interested in further service activities. Students cannot be on the eligibility list OR academic support list, must be up to date on tuition, GPA of 2.0 and above.

COST:   $750

MODERATOR:   Ms. Merkl-Deutsch // fmerkl-deutsch@depaulprep.org

February 2020: Disney Leadership 2020 in Orlando, FL

Disney Leadership 2017-18

Disney Leadership 2020 in Orlando, FL

DATES:   February 27 - March 1, 2019

APPS DUE:   Thursday, 9/19/2019

PURPOSE:   Students will explore the relationship between good leadership and successful business strategies. Participants will discover the value of communication, training and empowerment when creating an environment conducive to performance excellence and the achievement of business results.

TRIP SIZE:   28 students maximum

STUDENT AUDIENCE:   Freshmen - Seniors. Must be an active member of Student Government in 2019-2020. Students cannot be on the eligibility list OR academic support list, must be up to date on tuition, GPA of 2.0 and above.

COST:   Approximately $1,100/student (includes, airfare, bus transportation, hotel accommodations, a 3-day park hopper ticket, 2 tickets to Disney’s YES programs, meal allowance and unlimited photopass)

MODERATORS:   Ms. Althoff (lalthoff@depaulprep.org) and Mr. Petersen (cpetersen@depaulprep.org)

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Spring Break 2020: Rustic Pathways Service Trip to the Dominican Republic

Costa Rica, Spring Break 2019

Service Trip to the Dominican Republic, through Rustic Pathways

DATES:    Approx. March 13 - March 20, 2020 (Spring Break)

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APPS DUE:    Friday, 6/7/2019

PURPOSE:    Students will spend half of the trip volunteering on local infrastructure projects, and the other half will be spent sightseeing and exploring Santo Domingo and Bayahibe.

TRIP SIZE:    15 students maximum

STUDENT AUDIENCE:    Freshmen - Seniors interested in further service activities. Students cannot be on the eligibility list OR academic support list, must be up to date on tuition, GPA of 2.0 and above.

COST:    $3,000 (includes airfare, accommodations, all meals, tours, in country transportation,
private guide tips, excursions)
**$500 Initial Deposit Required with Payment Plans.

MODERATORS:    Mr. Baum // mbaum@depaulprep.org

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June 2020: Ecuador Cultural Immersion

Discover Peru, 2018

Discover Ecuador, through Education First Educational Tours

DATES:   June 17-June 25, 2020

APPS DUE:   7/1/2019

PURPOSE:    Cultural & linguistic immersion ---- In this lush South American sanctuary, journey past volcanoes in the central Andes, hike around mangroves in the Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve, and hold on tight during a whitewater rafting adventure in the rainforest. You'll also experience the country's rich culture, from meeting indigenous people in the Amazon to dining with locals in the Andes.

TRIP SIZE:    20 students maximum

STUDENT AUDIENCE:   Eligible students must have completed Spanish 2 or above. Students cannot be on the eligibility list OR academic support list, must be up to date on tuition, GPA of 2.0 and above.

COST:    $2,995 // Biweekly $120, Monthly $241; (Includes: Round-trip airfare and on tour transportation, Hotels with private bathrooms, Breakfast and dinner, Full-time Tour Director, Daily activities, tours and entrances to attractions)

MODERATOR:    Srta. Bidstrup // abidstrup@depaulprep.org

July 2020: Pilgrimage to Paris & Taizé

Pilgrimage to Paris & Taizé

DATES:    July 14 - July 27 2020

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APPS DUE:    9/15/2019

PURPOSE:    Pilgrimage led by Fr. Chris Robinson, CM, to learn about Saint Vincent DePaul & Louise DeMarillac by staying at the Vincentian Motherhouse in Paris. Sites include Vincentian chapel, Versailles, Versailles, art museums & traditional Paris sites plus sampling of French cuisine. Also includes a week at the international Taizé prayer community. Students must complete an application and participate in a presentation with their parents before they are accepted to the trip group.

TRIP SIZE:  10 - 12 students

STUDENT AUDIENCE:    Students who join this pilgrimage must appreciate visiting sacred sites, engaging in prayer experiences, and be open to quiet, meditative time and song while in Taizé. In addition, students cannot be on the eligibility list OR academic support list, must be up to date on tuition, GPA of 2.0 and above.

COST:    $2,900 (includes airfare, food, lodging, site-seeing, local transportation ); ($500 downpayment by October 1st followed by payment plan)

MODERATOR:    Ms. Merkl-Deutsch // fmerkl-deutsch@depaulprep.org

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