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Global Challenge at Heifer Ranch combines the Global Gateway experience with team-building exercises. Participants spend one night in the Heifer Global Village and one or two nights in the Heifer Hilton, an open-air bunk barn.
Global Gateway - For one night, Global Gateway participants experience the daily struggles people in poverty face everyday to simply feed their family a meager meal. Participants are given little – just some rice, vegetables and eggs – and before they can eat, they must find a way to build a fire and cook their meal. The challenge continues on into the night as they sleep in simple housing, such as a bamboo Thailand home. By living the lessons of poverty first-hand, participants come to understand the complications surrounding hunger and poverty and see their connection in creating change that brings possibility and hope to millions around the world.
Team-building activities - Participants explore environmental and hunger related issues through globally themed team-building initiatives. Your group will build communication, critical thinking and group cooperation skills while discovering that they have the power to change the world.
GLOBAL CHALLENGE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Grade Levels: 6th Grade – College Age
Minimum Group Size: 15 participants including adults
Adult to Youth Ratio: 1:5 with a minimum of 3 adults
Arrival and Departure: Program begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m. on the day of departure (in the fall and spring); the program begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 8 a.m. on the day of departure (in the summer)
Tuition Fees: $130 per person (2 nights) and at $160 per person (3 nights) to include programming, lodging (open-air bunk barn) and meals
June: 6-9, 7-10, 8-11, 13-16
For additional dates March through August please call the Reservation Office.