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Apply for the October Middlebury Alternative Break Trips!

Filed Under (Community Service Opportunities) by on September 24, 2013

Middlebury Alternative Break (MAlt) Service Trip for October Break 2013!
Merck Forest & Farmland Center and Mountain Lake Services

Applications due September 30th
Join us for the sixth annual October MAlt break trips!

Mountain Lake Services, in Port Henry, New York, is an inclusive community with a wide range of services for those with developmental disabilities. In addition to learning about the comprehensive services offered by this organization,  participants will gain hands-on experience building new facilities for community members, assisting with job training, and working with the young children at their special needs school.  Participants will be staying off-site, allowing for reflection and discussion.  The leaders hope trip members will gain a new awareness of stigmas surrounding individuals with disabilities and the confidence to engage in conversations that will alleviate these stigmas in the Middlebury community and beyond.

Merck Forest & Farmland Center in Rupert, VT at the height of the foliage season is a testament to Vermont’s natural beauty. Merck Forest’s mission is to teach and demonstrate the benefits of innovative, sustainable management of forest and farmland. Our work will likely include trail maintenance in the forest and helping with the harvest. Participants will be camping (sleeping in a cabin) and cooking together as a group in fall temperatures ranging from 40-60 degrees during the day and 30-50 degrees at night. It’s about a two-mile hike into the site.

Both trips will depart on Saturday, October 18th and return on Monday, October 21st.

Trip Cost per person: $30. This trip is subsidized through the Middlebury Alternative Break Trips program.
Questions? Contact Ashley Calkins, Associate Director, Community Engagement, jcalkins@middlebury.edu.
Application Deadline: Monday, September 30th to middalt@middlebury.edu
See attached applicationMini-MAlt participant application 2013



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