Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Wheaton Academy will be partnering with KidsAlive throughout the school year to help support orphan care in Haiti and Dominican Republic. During this trip, we will interact with these orphans and the partnership that we will be working with throughout the entire year. It is our desire that our fundraising efforts throughout the year are connected to a relationship and this trip will fulfill that vision.

Students who sign up for this trip will then be divided into two teams: one team that will travel to Haiti and one team that will travel to the Dominican Republic. The students will be able to communicate their preference before the teams are determined.


Families that wish to have their students participate in and attend any WA trip that requires a family financial contribution must first have their tuition account current at the time of application and until the trip departure.

Trip Leader: Mrs. Val Gregersen

Location:  Cap Haitien, Haiti OR Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Student Cost: Approximately $2,250

Applicants must be: Grade 10 (upon application reviewal), 11-12 (in the fall of 2018)

Open to:  Male and female

Maximum number of students on the trip:  30 (15 on each trip)

Purpose/Goal:  Service and Mission (eligible for fundraising)

Prerequisites:  Students must be responsible, must demonstrate potential for leadership, must be physically healthy and strong enough to endure long, hot days of service with limited food options and poor air quality, must show a commitment to meet fundraising deadlines, and must demonstrate a genuine desire to serve, learn, and be OTHERS focused.