Take An Alternative Break

Alternative Break combines the engagement of experiential education with the empowerment of service learning.

About the Program

Alternative Break is the premiere way to experience all that Heifer Ranch has to offer! The week-long stay includes four nights of climate-controlled lodging, one night in the Global Village, meals in the dining hall and hands-on learning in all areas of Heifer USA’s work. With team building on the challenge course, service learning with our agricultural teams and experiential activities which dive into the root causes of hunger and poverty, your group is sure to come away feeling inspired to take action as globally-minded citizens.

The week mixes indoor and outdoor sessions so that groups get hands-on learning in a variety of ways. Service work in the field exposes participants to the importance of sustainable agriculture and is complimented by educational sessions explaining Heifer’s development model in the USA and around the world. With a lodging capacity of 100 participants, the Alternative Break experience is shared among groups and individuals from all across the country each week. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to transform the lives of your group members and be a part of Heifer’s global mission!

What's Included

  • Climate-Controlled Accommodations
  • Overnight stay in the Global Village
  • Meals Served by the Dining Hall
  • Meals Cooked in the Global Village
  • Introduction to Heifer International’s Work
  • In-depth Understanding of How Heifer Works
  • Hands-on Livestock Activities
  • Hands-on Garden Activities
  • Team-Building Activities
  • Experiential Class Sessions
  • Service Learning Activities
  • Personal & Group Reflections
  • Global Village Trail Walk
  • Service Learning Activities

Heifer Ranch

The Alternative Break program will take place at Heifer Ranch. The Ranch is a 1,200-acre beacon of transformational education and sustainable agriculture nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains.

Open minds and change lives with a visit to Heifer Ranch. Come away with a deeper understanding of hunger and poverty, sustainable food systems and community development. Immerse your group in hands-on learning to accelerate their individual growth and transform relationships.

Know Before You Go

  • 6th Grade & Up
  • Offered Year-round
  • Start Time: 7 p.m. on Sunday
  • End Time: 9 a.m. on Friday
  • Limit: 100 participants/week
  • Cost: $425/person

To get more information about Heifer Ranch and this program, please call 855-3HEIFER (855-343-4337) or email reservations@heifer.org.

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