Spring 2014 Exploration Trip: April 24-29, 2014
By Bill Kunkle
Posted March 26, 2014

DDG Executive Director Bill Kunkle (left of center, red shirt) with an exploration trip group in April, 2013.

NOTE: The detailed itinerary for this exploration trip is available here.

Have you ever wanted to see more of the Dominican Republic and learn more about the programs supported by the Episcopal Church? Here is your opportunity to take a long weekend to visit our brothers and sisters in Christ in the Dominican Republic and see at first hand the social, educational and religious programs administered through the Dominican Episcopal Church. Many of those programs are supported by our companion dioceses.

This trip is designed to minimize the travel time and still allow the group to see many parts of the country, meet the priests and community leaders who run the programs, and the families and communities who benefit from these programs. The trip will be guided by Karen Carroll and Bill Kunkle. Karen Carroll is a missionary who lives in Santo Domingo and is in charge of organizing the many mission teams who come to the DR each year. Bill Kunkle is the Executive Director of the Dominican Development Group and has been leading mission teams to the Dominican Republic for 15 years.

We will visit Santo Domingo, San Pedro de Marcorís, Santa Fe, and Boca Chica on the southern coast, and Montellano, San Marcos, Puerto Plata and Mosovi on the northern coast. We will also visit Jarabacoa and Santiago in the middle area of the country.

The cost for the trip including hotel, meals, and local transportation is US$700. This does not include your airfare. The cost for the airfare varies from your departure city but this is generally an inexpensive time of year to travel to the Dominican Republic. We will fly into Santo Domingo on April 24th. Participants should book return flights for the afternoon of Tuesday, April 29th. You have the option to fly out on Wednesday, April 30th, which would allow for a tour of Santo Domingo on Tuesday afternoon. Checks should be made out to The Dominican Development Group and can be mailed to PO Box 272261, Tampa FL 33688. You may also pay by credit card with our PayPal link on this “Donation” page: http://www.dominicandevelopmentgroup.org/donate

Please note that space on this trip is limited, and the registration deadline is April 7, 2014. To reserve your spot please contact Bill Kunkle at 813-400-2722 or 813-310-0267 or send email to: bkunkle@dominicandevelopmentgroup.org

The printable flyer with the final itinerary and participant list for this trip is available for download here.