Dominican University New York students returned to El Salvador in January to volunteer at summer camps after the trip was canceled for two years because of the pandemic and staff changes. Three students traveled to La Union, El Salvador from January 2-11, 2023, to work with children at two camps.
Dana McStowe, Director of Community Engagement & Leadership Development, went along with the students. “We are there to bring joy to these kids and help them to have a great week. This is something the children look forward to all year. For a lot of them, it is a highlight of the year,” she said.
The Dominican University students and Malloy University students assist the students with arts and crafts, music time, and sports. After camp each night, the students also have the opportunity to interact with community members by having meals or attending mass with them.