Spring 2017 Exploration Trip
April 27 – May 3, 2017
By Bill Kunkle
Posted February 27, 2017

Exploration team members visiting an Episcopal school in Santiago.

For an information flyer with detailed itinerary for this trip, click 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 firsthand 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 16 years.

This year the trip will travel an East-West path. We will visit Santo Domingo, San Pedro de Macorís, Santa Fe, Boca Chica, Jimaní, Barahona, Bani, Azua, La Romana, and Higüey.

The cost for the trip including hotel, meals, and local transportation is US$800. This does not include your airfare. The cost for the airfare varies from your departure city but it is generally inexpensive this time of year to travel to the Dominican Republic. We will fly into Santo Domingo (SDQ) on April 27rd and return flights on May 3th from Santo Domingo (SDQ). Participants may choose to extend their visit to the island; if you would like to stay a few extra days and enjoy some R&R in Punta Cana or La Romana, please speak to Bill Kunkle BEFORE you book your flight. 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 the “Donate” page of our website: www.dominicandevelopmentgroup.org/donate

To reserve your spot please contact Bill Kunkle at 813-400-2722 or 813-310-0267 or by email to: bkunkle@dominicandevelopmentgroup.org. Space is limited and deadline for registration is April 1, 2017.

For an information flyer with detailed itinerary for this trip, click here. For an interactive map of all of the Episcopal churches, schools, and other facilities in the Dominican Republic, click here.