Space is Limited! Register Now!
June 18-24, 2023
For registration questions, email us at Info@TrueNatureEducation.com
Over the past decade True Nature Education and The National Society of Leadership and Success have partnered to offer this exciting service, leadership, and adventure travel opportunity to Jamaica.
You are invited to join us in 2023 to our newest destination in Jamaica! Experience the rich culture of this incredible country while doing work to support the people, communities, and preservation of the land and natural environment. You will have an unforgettable journey, full of outdoor adventures, connections with local communities, and service outreach work. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet new friends for life, learn about being an international student leader, and explore more about yourself. In a time where our world is becoming more and more of a global community, come be a part of the bridge of support by taking part in this incredible service, adventure and leadership trip.
During the program, you will participate in several service opportunities* including potential projects such as: beach or forest clean up, painting or gardening at the local school, and sharing our individual gifts – art, music, dance, and sports — with the local communities. Students will stay at eco-hotels and locally run sustainable hotels.
- 6 nights accommodations
- 3 delicious meals each day
- Group Ground Transportation to/from Airport to Retreat Center
- All excursions, activities, and service projects listed in the itinerary
- Led and guided by one of True Nature’s qualified Group Leaders
Nestled on a 2000-acre historic property in the beautiful Jamaican countryside.
Surrounded by lush hills and valleys, a pristine river running through it, and the sun shining on the majestic landscape, this retreat location calls you to slow down, listen, and let go.
This retreat venue also includes a private section of the beach with a beach house that is 25 minutes from the venue for your ocean getaways during your stay. Here you will have a sense of Total Jamaica – the mountains and the sea. Complete fulfillment.
Whether you are practicing yoga, overlooking the endless mirage of lushness, eating the fresh local cuisine, hiking or horseback riding the trails, or learning pottery while overlooking the river, this Jamaican sanctuary is all about the full experience that can happen while on retreat.
SERVICE PROJECTS MAY INCLUDE WORK IN:
~Painting local school
~Visiting an orphanage
~Helping on the farm
~An area where you can share your gifts! Just let us know.
ACTIVITIES CAN INCLUDE:
~Outdoor movie night
~Hiking & Exploring
~Visiting neighboring towns & landmarks
DAY 1 – Arrival Day
– Welcome – guided walk around the property
– Early Dinner
-Opening Group Circle
DAY 2 – Good Hope
-Service Project #1 : Animal Care
-Group hike to River picnic – Lunch and swimming
– History talk of Jamaica and Good Hope
– Bonfire Night (after dinner)
DAY 3 – Volunteering
– Depart for school/orphanage
– Service Project #2: Mural Painting
– Service Project #3: Intercultural Exchange with the Children
– Luminous Lagoon Boat Trip
DAY 4 – Good Hope
– Farming 101
– Jamaican Cooking Class
– Service Project #4 – Tree Planting
– Outdoor Movie Night
DAY 5 – Field Trip Day
– Visit Falmouth and Bent Down Market
– Field trip to Dunns River Falls (Ocho Rios)
DAY 6 – Beach Day
– Visit Ebike around Good Hope and surrounding villages
-Trip to the Beach
– Lunch at Good Hope Beach
– Final Night Closing Circle
DAY 7 – Departure Day
Have a smooth trip home and thank you for coming…
*Schedule subject to change
For more information contact: Info@TrueNatureEducation.com
True Nature is an Educational Travel Company which provides full service in the planning, support, and guiding of a diverse catalog of trips each year. We believe in the power of experiential travel abroad and the multitude of effects it has on one’s growth. We have hosted thousands of participants and have been honored to share in the life-changing experiences of our guests. It is True Nature’s goal to meet the needs of our guests and to be of support from the time you first contact us, to the time you land in Jamaica until you return home from your journey.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST ICELAND TRUE NATURE/NSLS TRIP
This week was an excellent balance of work and play. I loved that I was able to give back to both the community and the environment. I loved the environmental sustainability aspect and feel that I learned a lot that I can bring back to my own country and habits. I wasn’t expecting so much sightseeing and learning of the country and the people and culture, but I loved this aspect so much. I expected very little and came into the trip very unaware of what was going to be in store, but I felt that that uncertainty made the trip that much more impactful and fulfilling. It was an education, eye-opening, heart-opening, soul-searching, beautiful experience.
This trip was amazing! I got so much more than what I was expecting. The service work was absolutely humbling and put many things in perspective. The group I was in was amazing and I feel like we all bonded as a family. Thank you for this opportunity!
-Celina Rea Mende
Don’t let your fears guide you! Trust others and expand upon yourself. Look up & enjoy your life; it goes very fast. Smile often & you will feel changes in and around you. Every penny of this trip was worth it! Muchas Gracias!
-Briana Young, Valdosta, GA
June 18-24, 2023 REGISTER NOW!
Register early as these programs tend to fill quickly!
A $350 deposit will get your name on the big “I Want To Go To Jamaica” list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost.
*The trip has a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people.
**AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TUITION PRICE.
*** A $35.00 Service Processing Fee will be added to the tuition.
In order to pay and register, choose the trip you would like to attend, then click the “REGISTER NOW” icon above. Once payment is processed you will receive a confirmation email with the payment schedule and additional information.
- Initial deposits and the $35 registration fee are non-refundable and non-transferable
- 50% of payments are refundable up to 90 days before program excluding initial deposit and the $35 registration fee
- 89 days prior to a program, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable
- Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment. The $35 registration fee is not refundable
- True Nature is not responsible for any loss incurred due to currency conversion rates
ALUMNI AND NON-NSLS MEMBERS
NSLS Alumni and Non-NSLS Members are also welcome on the trip. If you or someone you know would like to join us please let us know.
Non-members will have to pay the full tuition price and also agree to the True Nature / Code of Conduct for the trip. Alumni are eligible for the discount.
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR ME?
The programs are open to anyone 18 years and older. Most participants are college age and traveling abroad for the first time. Our international programs are opportunities to put into practice the values and mission of True Nature which include service, leadership, adventure, and mindfulness. If you have an interest in the program, have an adventurous spirit, a desire to experience a different culture and a willingness to participate in group activities then you are welcome to join our programs.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
We understand that many questions come up when visiting a place you have never been to. What do I bring? What is the weather like? We have created Participant Packages that will clarify these types of questions and more. Once you have registered, we will send you these materials. In addition, on our website we have a comprehensive FAQ section that also gives detailed answers to common questions. If you have other questions, you can always write to us at email@example.com so we can support you.
You will be booking your flights for the Donald Sangster International Airport (MBJ). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle. The drive time to the center is approximately 2 hours.
BOOKING YOUR FLIGHT FOR THE BEST PRICE POSSIBLE!
True Nature and Lets U Travel have partnered together to provide you with the best airfare rate for your upcoming trip. Identify yourself as a True Nature participant and let the agent know which trip you are on. Click here for more details.
Toll-free phone number: 1-866-291-7809
We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $100, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip.
Read more about our insurance partners and their policies here. We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.
NSLS MEMBERS SAVE $400 OFF REGULAR PRICE OF $2895
$2495 for NSLS Members
$2895 for Non-NSLS Members
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
Sign Up with No Risk
In response to COVID-19, True Nature Education is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2023 program, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350 less the $35 non-refundable registration fee) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*
We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.
*The deadline to cancel and receive a credit for your deposit is 120 days before the trip date. This offer is not valid for new registrations after this date.
True Nature Education is closely monitoring the situation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on global travel. For more information click here.
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