Service Immersion Opportunities at Calvert Hall

A wide variety of service immersion programs are offered at Calvert Hall to give students the experience of living and working with those who are marginalized. Immersion experiences can be life changing, because students acquire a greater sense of the world and bring their passion and knowledge back to their school environment.

Immersion Trips

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  • Baltimore, Maryland

    This immersion experience challenges students to look at homelessness and poverty within their own city and community. Students will spend a long weekend looking closely at inner city Baltimore and urban poverty and homelessness. Students will live and serve at Our Daily Bread and spend time touring around downtown and seeing how the city has grown and changed, especially in its responses to these issues.
  • Browning, Montana

    Calvert Hall’s Montana Immersion program gives 10 students an opportunity to travel to Browning, Montana.  Browning is the heart of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. While on the reservation, students will experience a part of the country that is both scenic and unique. Students live among a Christian Brothers community that serves a middle school on the reservation. Our students spend time tutoring and mentoring middle school students as well as learning about their lives and the struggles and challenges native Americans face in the 21st century. Presentations throughout the week include topics such as Native American life, Blackfeet Economics, and Blackfeet Spirituality. Students will also visit the Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC in order to prepare for the trip. Students will be responsible for the work they miss during that week of school, and should take that into before applying.
  • Camden, New Jersey

    This “Urban Challenge” weekend gives ten students an opportunity to wrestle with issues of urban poverty in one of the economically poorest cities in America.  While in Camden, students live at the “Romero Center,” a retreat center whose mission is social justice education.  Students work at many different sites throughout the city and learn about the many ways the Camden community is trying to rebuild its image. Some of the sites include meal programs, pre-school programs, a wheel chair home, and habitat builds. Students will be responsible for making up the work on the one day of school they will miss during this trip. 
  • Miami, Florida

    The Miami Immersion trip is a week-long service immersion trip to La Salle Educational Center Homestead in Homestead, Florida, typically run during Calvert Hall's Easter Break. This trip gives 12 students the unique opportunity to provide mentorship and educational assistance to children at the La Salle Homestead, specifically in their after-school program. Students also have the opportunity to learn more about the migrant worker community in and around the Miami-Dade County area. During the trip, students stay at the La Salle Educational Center and live in community with those who assist in running the programs.
  • Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    Given the many other service opportunities at Calvert Hall, we feel it is important to include an international trip for students who have a deep interest in service and solidarity. Thanks to a partnership with DENA (District of Eastern North America), Calvert Hall is able to bring 10 students to College Saint Jean Baptist de La Salle in the Cazeau section of Port au Prince, Haiti.  Throughout the week, students run a camp for elementary school children throughout the day. In the afternoon, students visit different parts of the city meeting locals in an effort to understand some of the issues and problems Haiti faces as well as to discover the deep-seated joy and hospitality of the Haitian people. This trip challenges students to examine third-world poverty and explore poverty in their own lives.
  • Lasallian Youth Summer Assembly

    A summer leadership workshop that addresses how students can look critically at their community and lead through service. The Lasallian Youth Summer Assembly is hosted by different colleges within the district each summer so that students live, work and learn with students from other Lasallian Schools. Up to 8 students can go, and there is a brief application process.
  • Catholic Heart Work Camp

    The Catholic HEART Workcamp mission is to revitalize communities and beautify homes for the elderly, disabled and those who cannot afford needed repairs. Our goal is to inspire participants to serve in their local communities.  This trip also empowers participants to live as disciples of Christ through serving others.  This trip is also built to foster the spiritual growth of each participant through the sacraments, Catholic faithsharing, and prayer.

Calvert Hall College High School

8102 La Salle Road | Baltimore, MD 21286 | 410-825-4266 | 410-825-6826 (fax)
Calvert Hall College, a Lasallian Catholic college preparatory school, prepares a diverse community of young men to achieve their full potential utilizing their unique talents. Through excellent academic and extracurricular programs led by innovative and dedicated educators, our students become confident men with the ethical foundation for service, independent thinking,and responsible leadership. Inspired by the faith and zeal of St. John Baptist de LaSalle, our students develop a respect for others as part of an inclusive, lifelong Calvert Hall brotherhood as Men of Intellect, Men of Faith and Men of Integrity.