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2024 Summer Trips


July 13-20, 2024

July 20-27, 2024

Join us for a week and dive into the community, culture, cuisine, and Caribbean beauty of the Dominican Republic!

Come and participate in a week-long trip (Saturday-Saturday) that will have a lifelong impact. You’ll support the development of a community by working on a needed project, such as bathrooms, house repairs, or house construction.


While you’re in the DR, you’ll live and work in the rural community that you’ll be helping. Lodging is a co-ed community center with indoor bathrooms and shower stalls. You’ll be provided 3 delicious meals a day, prepared by our team of local Dominican cooks.


Project activities include mixing cement, cutting and tying rebar, painting, and laying cinderblock. You’ll also participate in community exchanges, learn about Dominican culture, explore the local community and landscapes, and end the week with an overnight trip to the beach!

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

You'll be met at the Santo Domingo airport (SDQ) by Bridges staff and transported to a hotel in Santo Domingo city, where we will stay the first night in the historic Colonial Zone.

Day 2

After breakfast and an orientation, we'll travel by private bus to the San Juan province (approx. 3.5 hours), stopping for lunch on the way. Once in the community, we will settle into our dorm accommodations and take a tour. Dinner is at 6 pm, prepared by our cooks.

Day 3 - 6

Each workday begins with breakfast at 7 am. From 8 am -12 pm, we carry out an aspect of a project. After a 2-hour lunch and rest break, we'll continue our work from 2 pm to approximately 4 pm. Dinner is at 6 pm, followed by an evening activity or cultural exchange.

Day 7

After breakfast, we'll head to a beach resort in Juan Dolio for the night, where you can swim in the beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean and get some well-deserved rest and relaxation. This hotel is located 40 minutes from the airport for any early flights.

Day 8

Time to say our goodbyes, our time together has come to an end! You will be dropped off at the airport by Bridges staff 2.5 hours before your scheduled flight with plenty of time to get through security and customs.

Trip Fee: $1,595
What Does the Trip Fee Cover?

Your trip fee is comprised of 2 components, the participant fee and the project fee. Please note that the trip fee does not include airfare. 

Participant fee: $995 p/p

  • Comprehensive trip planning and pre-departure informational sessions

  • Fundraising support, including a fundraising webpage and additional materials to use for outreach

  • 24/7 bilingual team leaders

  • Airport welcome and transfers to and from the airport in Santo Domingo (SDQ)

  • Private transport to the project and R&R locations

  • All meals and accommodations throughout the trip

  • International medical insurance

  • First aid kits on the worksite, CPR-certified staff

  • Unlimited purified water

  • Overnight beach trip

  • An experience and connection you will not soon forget!

Project fee: $600 p/p

The project fee pays for the materials and skilled labor needed for the project that you will work on during the week. You’ll support the development of a community by working on a needed project, such as bathrooms, house repairs, or house construction. The project is determined by the number of participants registered for the week.


The project fee includes:


  • Organization of project with community leaders

  • Coordination of paperwork and construction preparation

  • Project equipment, materials, and tools

  • Experienced and qualified team of masons

Limited spots are available, register today!

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