The Camino Institute provides a unique experience of personal growth coupled with meaningful service. We invite individuals, families, and organizations to travel with purpose, disconnect to reconnect, focus on what matters, and be of service to the poor and marginalized.
Camino is not religiously affiliated, but was founded by two veteran lay educators with nearly forty cumulative years of experience working in Jesuit schools. Our methods couple proven teaching and learning principles with Ignatian Spirituality, a centuries-old tradition inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. This practical spirituality invites us to be "contemplatives in action," coming to know ourselves better as we respond to the signs of the times.
Engaging the world through service and shared reflection invites us to grow in self knowledge while discerning our most authentic desires. At the same time, we can strengthen relationships with family, friends, and strangers alike.
The Camino Institute's International Seminars in the mountains of the Dominican Republic can be tailored to meet the goals of your family, friends, team, company, or almost any type of organization. Whether you're looking for a family reunion with purpose or a new angle on a corporate retreat, Camino will provide an unforgettable experience ranging from five to eight days.
If your goal is learning a second language, our Spanish language immersions provide a remarkably effective, concentrated experience of total language practice with native speakers. These immersions range from three to five days.
Planned future programs will include domestic seminars, weekend retreats, and gap service-learning experiences for recent high school or college graduates.