Alternative Spring Break

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans

Applications for 2017 are still open.

Community Partner

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, Camp Restore

Themes*

No Poverty, Reduced Inequalities

*Taken from: The Global Goals For Sustainable Development

Dates of Travel

February 18 - 25, 2017

Number of Participants

36 Student Paticipants
2 Student Team Leaders
2 Faculty/Staff Team Leaders

Activities

The ASB NOLA participants will spend time serving at a partner of Camp Restore, completing a variety of tasks, such as gardening and clean-up.  The group will also partner with New Orleans and Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) on moderate to advanced construction work (no experience required) doing roofing, siding, nailing, drywalling, etc.  The group may have the opportunity to talk with families that are receiving houses.

Goals

To provide students with an understanding of the challenges faced by Louisiana citizens in the rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Katrina, and issues pertaining to affordable housing in North American communities. Habitat for Humanity International seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

Cost

$1,100 CAD

Trip Cost covers:

Note: ASB participants will be responsible for any souvenirs or additional food/snacks during the trip.

Medical Precautions

Participants must visit their family doctor or a travel clinic to ensure that their immunizations are up to date, and that there are no health concerns for travel. The cost of medical precautions is not included in ASB fees, and is the responsibility of the participant.

Sample Day

7:00-7:30 am

Wake-up and Breakfast

7:30-8:00 am

Travel to Habitat work site

8:00-8:30 am

Morning Circle

8:30-4:00 pm

Service at Habitat work site (includes lunch)

4:00-4:30 pm

Travel to Accommodations

4:30-7:00 pm

Dinner and Shower Time

7:00-8:30 pm

Team Reflection

8:30-10:00 pm

Recreation Time (games, movies, etc.)

Accommodations

Participants will sleep in bunk beds in a dorm-like setting at Camp Restore. Sheets/sleeping bag, towels and pillow must be brought from home. 

Other activities may include