Service Trips

Dominican University Campus Ministry offers students an opportunity to live out the Ideal of Service by providing Alternative Spring Break Trips. "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." Mahatma Gandhi

La Bamba Trip to San Diego, CA and Tijuana, Mexico, March 7-14, 2020

LaBamba2.jpgLa Bamba is a trip to the border and a chance to share in the experiences of immigrants in San Diego, CA and the poor and refugees in Tijuana, Mexico. Campus Ministry partners with Border Angels, the sisters of Casa de los Pobres, and San Rafael Dominican Sister Gene McNally at Colonia Esperanza.

Check out 2018 trip highlights that include:
• Walking trips into Tijuana
• Engage with the U.S. border officials
• Prepare and serve meals at Casa de los Pobres
• Organize a carnival for the children in Colonias Esperanza
• End our week by participating in a water drop at local rescue stations in the dessert.

La Bamba is a chance to make friends, learn about issues facing “people on the move,” and work side by side with others to improve lives. Most of all, it is a chance to open our hearts and minds to the beauty of diverse people and cultures, and to begin to ask ourselves why there is inequality and what we can do to alleviate it. Students are encouraged to question and challenge injustices and to unravel stereotypes about hunger, poverty and inequities in the world. 

Cost for trip: $175 LaBamba APPLICATION form Due Friday, February 7, 2020 by 5:00 P.M.

Questions? Contact  Sr. Mary Soher, OP


PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, a valid passport or passport card will be necessary for reentry into the United States from Mexico. For more information and procedures to obtain either document, please go to: Homeland Security Travel Information

Caritas Creek Science Camp, Occidental, CA, March 9-13, 2020

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Caritas Creek's mission is to help young people discover the connection between all living things; to build bridges between diverse soci-economic and ethnic groups; and to foster in youth a deeper connection to the natural environment, to self, to the spirit of love, and to community. Volunteers from Dominican act as Cabin Leaders for 8-10 Junior High students, as well as participating in hiking, campfires, and community building.
Check out 2018 trip highlights that include:
• Campfire and camp activities like canoeing, archery, arts and crafts and night hikes
• Be embraced by the Caritas Community!
• As a cabin leader you will be a role model to 10-12 Junior high students
• Immersion into the redwood forest and the beauty of nature.

Cost for trip: $100

CARITAS CREEK APPLICATION FORM Due Friday, February 7, 2020 by 5:00 P.M.

Questions? Contact  Sr. Mary Soher, OP.