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Every year, ASCIS' secondary students embark on community service trips. These excursions not only contribute to their community service credits but also enhance their university applications while fostering camaraderie within the school group. "Another cool thing was how they formed friendships. I see our students in the hallways who are completely different ages, just hanging out and chatting. It's so gratifying. They have extracurricular ways of getting to know each other, and students love it," says Temple. As students progress through secondary school, the trips expand in duration and destination. For example, trips have taken students to British Columbia, Colorado, and beyond, where they engaged in volunteering activities. "I think the students served 718 meals when they were there," says Temple, who attends trips as head of the boarding school, as do other school staff members.

British Colombia

Are you a student who needs to spice up your university or scholarship applications? Nowadays, leadership and service opportunities are coming far and few between, but we have been working diligently with a very special camp in British Columbia to come up with a jam-packed mission trip! Camp Qwanoes is a non-for-profit camp that aims to serve children who are a part of the communities in need living in mainland British Columbia and Vancouver island. They do fundraising and an array of diverse events to keep prices low and sponsor children who wouldn't normally be able to afford an overnight camping experience on their own. This volunteer opportunity gives your child an amazing chance to experience the beauty of Canadian nature, while simultaneously helping those who are less fortunate.


This trip will include three days of service to help get Camp Qwanoes ready for their summer season, including tasks such as painting, maintenance and beach cleanup, etc. The trip will be over our March break. There will be fun activities on the camp premises each evening, including high ropes climbing events and wilderness hikes, as well as additional excursions to see beautiful Vancouver. Experience the joy of giving back and getting in touch and grounded with our country's beautiful landscape. Costs for food at the camp, accommodation, transportation and activities will be covered for this trip based on the base cost of the trip package.


Costa Rica

If you are a student who is looking to create a well rounded university or scholarship application, then this is a leadership opportunity for you! This may be your last chance to include service in your repertoire to shine as an ASCIS student. It's not too often that you will be able to say you went to Costa Rica to volunteer and work with the wildlife! Enjoy giving back to nature and all of its creatures! Not a grad, but looking ahead for your future? Don't fret - you're welcome too! You may be that student looking for a change of pace, an experience outside the norm and incredible views, then look no further! Here it is... COSTA RICA!


Costa Rica is filled with a diverse range of landscapes for everyone to enjoy! From lush rainforests echoing a plethora of wildlife in their natural habitat to the most astonishing and tranquil beaches of the Caribbean, your trip will not disappoint! Students will participate in 2 days of service with a chance to volunteer at a wildlife rescue center. This is an experience they will never forget! Embrace the beautiful Caribbean beaches of Coastal Puntarenas. Scale the canopy zipline and hike the paths circling the Irazu Volcano. Yes, you heard that right! A volcano - and even see its craters! What a view! This volunteer experience screams adventure, fun, and sun! Who could ask for anything more? 


Students attended various areas of the community where they served over 700 meals to help those in need.  They also experienced much of the beauty in Denver including: Red Rocks Park, Dinosaur Ridge, Pikes Peak Cog Railway and the Manitou Cliff Dwellings.​​

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New York

In the aftermath of the devastating floods in 2023, ASCIS students ventured to New York City, lending their hands to the cleanup efforts. Their acts of kindness not only helped restore the city but also spread messages of hope and resilience throughout the community, embodying the spirit of unity and compassion in times of adversity.

In addition to their impactful cleanup efforts, students took the time to explore iconic landmarks such as Times Square, the Empire State Building, and Central Park. Amidst their sightseeing adventures, they continued to uplift spirits by sharing positive messages and fostering a sense of solidarity within the community, leaving a lasting impression of support and encouragement in the heart of New York City.

Ganatchio Trail

Students registered at ASCIS participate in the annual ASCIS Ganatchio Trail Cleanup where they spend the day cleaning up garbage along the trail. The students clean up the park and trails to honor Sara Anne Widholm’s memory.  Sara was 76 years old and cleaned up garbage on the trail every day she walked. She was assaulted in 2017 and succumbed to her injuries in hospital. Every year there is a cleanup in her name by ASCIS students to honor her memory.

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