About the Volunteer Experience

What's Summer Camp all about?
☀︎ Collaboration

You’ll be working alongside dedicated counselors from the community, young adults just like you! You will assist in classroom management, arts and craft activities, co-teaching, and most importantly, keeping the kids engaged and enthusiastic each day! Along the way, you'll build meaningful relationships with children, teachers, and parents alike.

☀︎ Brighter Futures

Schools in the Dominican Republic operate on a half day schedule. Yspaniola fills the gaps in educational opportunity by providing supplementary, small-group instruction when children are not in school. We continue this commitment to learning in the summer, when children are most at risk of regressing in their reading skills and cognitive development.

☀︎ Community

You’ll be living and breathing the energy of Batey Libertad, a dynamic community comprised of Dominicans, Haitians, and Dominicans of Haitian descent. For the duration of camp you will participate in a home stay with a local family and integrate into their daily life. In the process, you’ll learn about the unique cultures, people, and challenges that coexist in this vibrant place.

☀︎ Engagement

When Camp activities conclude for the day, you'll have the opportunity to hone your Spanish skills, dabble in Haitian Creole classes, practice traditional dances like bachata and kompa, and participate in discussions with members of our Youth Committee! You'll come away with a newfound understanding of community development and cross-cultural communication - all while having the time of your life!

Fill out the form below and apply now to volunteer at the 2018 Batey Libertad Summer Camp.

Summer Camp Application