Experience life in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro
We’ll travel to a rural Maasai community and work in partnership with local people on a school building project. We’ll learn about the culture and customs of the region as well as pressing local issues.
- Live with a Maasai community
- Learning about Maasai weaponry from warrior tribesmen and traditional beading from Maasai mamas
- Observing wildlife up close on a safari
- Climbing through a rainforest to Kilimanjaro's first base camp
This trip was open to boys in Grades 10 to 12 (max. 16 students).Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not offering this Outreach trip in the 2020/2021 school year.
"The culture immersion with the Maasai peoples; all the daily activities that were done were very eye-opening and humbling." – Yutaka Nadohmi, 2020 trip participant
"My biggest takeaway is just a general reflection on the copious amount of privilege I have, and how much I should be happy and not complain about living the way I do." – Chase Williams, 2020 trip participant
"My biggest takeaway from this trip was the importance of community. Everywhere that we visited, people depended on each other." – Christopher Law, 2020 trip participant
“Do it. It is the best trip you will ever go on because it has the balance of leisure activities like safaris, but also the direct connection and interaction with the community that could really use your help. It forces you to get out of your comfort zone without even knowing it and it brings you closer to people.” – Ethan Haggerty, 2019 trip participant
Provides a maximum of 20 community service hours.