June 2-8, 2024
For registration questions, email us at Info@TrueNatureEducation.com
Are you wanting to take your leadership skills to another level and travel internationally? Are you wanting to learn what it means to be a Global Ambassador? Are you wanting to explore the world and change lives, including your own? If so, this is a trip for you!
Over the past decade, True Nature Education and The National Society of Leadership and Success have partnered to offer exciting service, leadership, and adventure travel opportunities around the world.
You are invited to join us for our 2024 trip in Jamaica! Experience the rich culture of Jamaica 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, contemplative leadership activities, 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 multiple 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.
- 6 nights accommodations
- 3 delicious meals each day
- Group Ground Transportation to/from Airport to the venue
- 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 location calls you to slow down, listen, and let go. This 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 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 an enriching experience.
SERVICE PROJECTS MAY INCLUDE WORK IN
- Mural Painting at a local school
- Reforestation Project
- Horsecare on the farm
- An area where you can share your gifts! Just let us know.
ACTIVITIES CAN INCLUDE
- Bonfire night
- Outdoor movie night
- River Picnic
- Waterfall Hike
- Cooking class
- History talk
- Visiting neighboring towns & landmarks
- Pottery Lessons
DAY 1 – Arrival Day
- Welcome to Jamaica
- Arrive at Donald Sangster International Airport, transport to the venue (45 minutes)
- Guided walk around the property
- Early Dinner
- Opening Group Circle
DAY 2 – Volunteering
- Pottery Introducion
- Service Project #1 : Animal Care
- Group hike to the River -Picnic Lunch and Swimming
- History talk of Jamaica and the venue
- Bonfire Night (after dinner)
DAY 3 – Volunteering
- Depart for school/orphanage
- Service Project #2: Mural Painting
- Service Project #3: Intercultural Exchange with the Children
DAY 4 – Volunteering
- Farming 101
- Jamaican Cooking Class
- Service Project #4 – Tree Planting
- Outdoor Movie Night
DAY 5 – Field Trip Day
- Visit Falmouth and Bent Down Market
- Free Time
DAY 6 – Beach Day
- Visit Ebike around the venue and surrounding villages
- Trip to the Beach
- Lunch at the beach
- Final Night Closing Circle
DAY 7 – Departure Day
- Return to Donald Sangster International Airport
- Wishing you Smooth and Safe Travels Home
*Tentative Schedule subject to change
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 below. Once payment is processed you will receive a confirmation email with the payment schedule and additional information.
June 2-8, 2024 REGISTER NOW
- 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
NSLS 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 – 55 years old. 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.
We recommend that participants are in good physical condition. We will be exploring and hiking on uneven pathways and up and down hills. It is important to us that all participants are aware of the conditions so they can feel as comfortable as possible.
For your wellbeing, and that of the group, we ask all participants to disclose any existing medical conditions or limitations on the registration form.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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 45 minutes.
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 $3,195
$2,795 for NSLS Members
$3,195 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. The remaining balance is usually split up into 3 payments. The payment schedule will be sent to you in the Confirmation Letter (once you register).
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.