Immersion Trips

Weeklong service immersion programs are available over Spring Break and during the summer.

The St. Joseph’s Prep Mission and Ministry office is sponsoring 11 Service Immersion Experiences — one program over spring break and 10 programs running over the summer. The spring break option is designed for current Seniors, but Juniors may also apply with the knowledge that Seniors will have priority. The ten summer programs are open to current Sophomores, and current Juniors (class of 2021, and 2020). *NB - Students must have their previous years’ service hours up to date to participate.

Students interested may indicate their top three choices on this Service Immersion Program Form. Preference will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students will be consulted before being placed on a trip they did not specify as one of their top three choices if all three of their selections are full. There are 10 spots for students in each program. Each program is accompanied by 2 adult chaperones. Forms are to be filled out by February 1st at which time students will be placed and liability and consent forms will be sent home to parents.

Below are descriptions and dates for each program. They are listed in the order in which they will occur.

Spring Break Immersion Trip

  1. Appalachia Service Project, Gamula WV

    Appalachia Service Project is an service organization focused on creating living spaces in Appalachia that are warmer, safer, and drier for families while providing transformational service experiences for their volunteers. During our Spring Break, a group of Seniors will head down to one of their Centers in Guyan Valley, WV to participate in their home building/repair projects. This is one of the more physically demanding service projects. Students will be doing construction on homes under skilled supervision for families who cannot afford to maintain their roofs, walls, etc. This trip is primarily open to seniors but juniors may also apply.

Summer Service Immersion Trips 2018-19

Click here for full descriptions for each summer service trip.

  1. Aquinas Center, Philadelphia PA
    6/16-6/21 & 6/24-6/29

  2. Quaker City, Philadelphia PA      

  3. Padre Pio Center, Philadelphia PA

  4. DeSales Service Works, Camden NJ

  5. The Center, Baltimore MD

  6. Ivanhoe Civic Leauge, Ivanhoe VA

  7. Puerto Rico

  8. St. Mary's, Toachi NM

  9. St. Michael's Mission, AZ


Jen Halas
Associate Campus Minister of Ignatian Services


St. Joseph's Preparatory School
1733 West Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130
tel: 215.978.1950
fax: 215.765.1710
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