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Global Gateway - 6th Grade–College Age
Heifer Ranch's Global Gateway participants are given little to eat – just some rice, vegetables and eggs – and 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 Zambian hut. By living the lessons of poverty first-hand, participants will better understand the complications of hunger and poverty and see they can create change that brings possibility and hope to millions around the world.
GLOBAL GATEWAY AT HEIFER RANCH PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
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 12 noon and ends at 11 a.m. the following morning.
Rates: $45 per person to include Global Gateway activities (including dinner and breakfast in the Global Village) and a lunch in the dining hall on the day you arrive.
Global Challenge - 6th Grade - College Age
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. Along with the Global Village experience 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
Minimum Group Size: 15 participants including adults
Adult to Youth Ratio: 1:5 with a minimum0 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)
Available Dates: Offered select dates spring through fall, please call for more information
Rates: $130 per person (2 nights) and at $160 per person (3 nights) to include programming, lodging (open-air bunk barn) and meals
Heifer International's Alternative Break programs combine experiential learning programs, such as the Global Gateway experience and team building, with service activities. The service activities not only allow participants to give back but also serve as great educational tools - both about the value of giving your service to others and experiencing something for the first time – such as milking a goat or harvesting vegetables.
Alternative Break programs have a primary emphasis on education programs, but these are not mere lectures. They are experiences that challenge participants to examine their habits and consumption – in fact, their core beliefs – on the path to becoming more responsible global citizens.
ALTERNATIVE BREAK: Spring and Fall
February-May and September-October; 6th Grade-College Age
Our spring and fall programs combine Global Gateway and team-building exercises with service projects. The program is approximately 1/2 educational and 1/2 service-oriented. If another group of similar age range books the same week as your group, the groups will participate in the Global Gateway program together. You may also work together during service projects. Depending on group sizes, groups may share lodging as well.
Per Person Tuition Fees: $275 per person (open air bunk barn) or $350 per person (Climate-controlled lodge)
ALTERNATIVE BREAK: Summer
June-August, 6th-12th Grades
Our summer program combines Global Gateway, team-building exercises and sign-up activities which include service projects. The program is approximately 2/3 educational and 1/3 service oriented. It offers the highest level of interaction with other groups on the ranch. All participants will experience the Global Gateway and end of week celebration activities together. Sign-up activities are offered to all the groups so that participants will interact during these sessions. Depending on group sizes, groups may be sharing lodging as well.
Per Person Tuition Fees: $350 per person (Climate-controlled lodge)
During the lambing season, women from across the country visit Heifer Ranch to participate in a unique agriculture edcaution program that focuses on the birth of kids and lambs. Paticipants wil have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the dayily life of a demostration farm while learning basic animal husbandry skills and Heifer's work around the world. The activities throughout the program help participants understand and appreciate the lives of those helped by Heifer.
Guests will stay on Heifer Ranch in a climate-controlled lodge with two people to a room. Each room includes towels, bed linens and a private bathroom. Meals are served cafeteria-style in the dining hall.
Women's Lambing Program Requirements
Minimum Age: 14. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Rates Include : Educational programming, work projects, shared lodging and meals (dinner the first night to breakfast on the last day) and shuttle service to and from the Little Rock Airport.
Women's Lambing Extended Weekend
March 21-24, 2013
$375 per person
Women's Lambing Weekend
March 8-10, 2013 or March 15-17, 2013
$275 per person
To book a program or for more information about Heifer Learning Center at Heifer Ranch, browse our frequently asked questions, email the Heifer Ranch Reservations Office or call (501) 889-5124.