Good Works and the Grand Canyon

Summer community service and natural beauty in the American West

$1,995 | 8 Days | 15 Service Hours

Rebuilding New Orleans - Summer

Summer service lending a hand in New Orleans' effort to rebuild

$2,995 | 15 Days | 60 Service Hours

Rebuilding New Orleans - Spring Break

Spring break service reconstructing New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

United States Spring Break | $1,695 | 8 Days | 30 Service Hours

Spring Break and the Grand Canyon

Spring break service in the spectacular deserts of Nothern Arizona

United States Spring Break | $1,995 | 8 Days | 15 Service Hours

United States

Meaningful Service at Home

Rebuild a great American city as you take in smooth jazz rhythms and savor Cajun flavors. Inspire deserving students in rural America to love learning and provide them with the skills and academic attention they need to excel in school. Marvel at the magnitude of the Grand Canyon and explore San Francisco’s diverse neighborhoods. 


Fact File

Population
307 million people
Capital City
Washington, D.C.
Currency
American dollar: 1 USD buys about 1 USD
Language
English (11 percent are Spanish speaking)
Attractions
The Statue of Liberty, The White House, The Grand Canyon

Did You Know?

  • Although English is the most commonly spoken language, there is no official language in the United States.
  • The King of Thailand is technically an American citizen. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1927.
  • There are three towns in the United States that have the name "Santa Claus".

Contact Us: For more information about United States you can email us at usa@rusticpathways.com.


ÔÇťAmerica, for me, has been the pursuit and catching of happiness."

Aurora Raigne

Packing List

To Help You Come Prepared...

All of us here at Rustic Pathways USA are so excited to have you with us! Below is a general packing list for all our programs here in the states.

On some programs you may need to pack additional items that are not on this general list. Please make sure you read the notes for every program you are participating in which can be found on each specific program’s webpage.

If you have any questions please e-mail usa@rusticpathways.com

Carry-on Luggage

  • Airline Tickets
  • Identification (license, passport)
  • Health Insurance Card
  • Wallet with about $100 (Emergency Cash)
  • Sunglasses, Hat
  • Toothpaste, Toothbrush
  • Journal and Pen
  • Snacks
  • Camera (and extra memory cards if needed)
  • Carry-on bag should serve also as a daypack – small backpack or purse works best

Make sure everything you pack in your carry-on complies with the new carry-on regulations of the TSA.

Checked Luggage

  • Refillable, durable water bottle (VERY IMPORTANT!)
  • Pillow
  • Light sleeping bag (or twin-size bed linens and a light blanket)
  • Lightweight long pants or jeans that can get dirty (2 pairs)
  • Underwear and Socks (8 pairs each)
  • T-shirts or tank tops (5 per week)
  • Two long-sleeve shirts or sweatshirts
  • One nice outfit for last night (dressy-casual, for live music)
  • Swimsuit (just in case!)
  • Lightweight rain jacket
  • Shorts (Four pairs)
  • Tennis shoes (one pair)
  • Shoes for service projects (any hard-soled shoes, work boots, old sneakers that can get dirty)
  • Sandals or flip-flops (one pair)
  • Toiletries (soap/bodywash, shampoo, contact lenses, deodorant, razors, etc)
  • Personal first-aid items (students may want to bring ibuprofen, Band-Aids, ets)
  • Sunscreen, insect repellant, lip balm with SPF, aloe vera gel (in a zip-lock  bag)
  • Towel
  • Laundry bag or pillowcase
  • Medications (all meds must be checked in with staff upon arrival and recorded in Medical Hot Sheet)

Musical instruments are always appreciated if they can be easily carried. They can be left at the Base House during the day while students are on projects.

PLEASE NOTE – Rustic Pathways will not be responsible for ANY lost or stolen items. During travel it is common for items to be lost or stolen so please bring only items you are prepared to part with.