Oaks Christian School
Trip Leader: Mrs. Goeser
June 11 – 22, 2017
About Mrs. Goeser
Christi Goeser has participated in international service trips for 25 years, traveling with students to over a dozen countries to build, teach, support and explore. A veteran middle school and high school teacher, she understands the impact trips like these can have in engendering compassion and fortitude.
Explore your World. Explore your Self.
Your personalized itinerary will include the following three program components to ensure your tip is unforgettable.
A unique opportunity to work closely with local communities offers students an authentic
cultural exchange. Sharing meals and stories, developing language skills, and making a meaningful difference are all part of this rewarding and life changing experience.
Discover the natural beauty and pristine environment by getting off the beaten path. With support from expert guides, students summit volcanoes and mountain peaks high above the clouds, or navigate lush jungles seeking hidden waterfalls. This blends the perfect combination of challenge and teamwork.
Traveling ‘back-packer” style, students take on leadership roles and responsibilities of planning and executing daily activities. The Unearthed Leader facilitates orientation discussions and de-briefings to ensure students are prepared and empowered to collaborate and make responsible team decisions. Students enjoy some independence and develop valuable life skills while soaking up the local atmosphere.
Travel Fee Info
Total Fee: $3,875
All parents just want their kids to be healthy and happy, yet sometimes we take these things for granted. I am so happy to hear my son say technology is sometimes a waste of time, he lived on his phone! Well done everyone.
– Lori Field, Parent
An Unearthed trip isn't like any other holiday that you would go on with your family because of the way we traveled, where we traveled and who we traveled with. It is an experience that you will never forget.
– Kate Norris, Student, Nepal Expedition
Chances are, there won't be another time in your life to have an experience that's even remotely similar. It's 100% worth all of the effort, time and money.
– James Stringer, Student, Thailand Expedition
Day 1 - Depart Los Angeles
Day 2 - Kuching
The team will be met and transferred to their pre-booked accommodation in Kuching, the "City of Cats." Free day to explore and settle in to Borneo!
Day 3 - Orangutans Wildlife Rehabilitation Sanctuary
This morning the team will be met by their guide and transferred the Semenngoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre where they will hopefully catch a glimpse of the Orangutans in their natural environment.
Day 4 to 6 - Community Project
The team will have the opportunity to interact with families and local children throughout their stay and learn about their day to day lives and how they make a living. The locals will also be keen to learn some English from the girls.
Day 7 - Kuching
Today the team may choose to have the day to explore Bako National Park to see proboscis monkeys, silver leaf monkeys, long-tailed macaques and numerous species of birds. In the Wetland National Park the team will navigate the mangroves and smaller river channels trying to spot crocodiles and fireflies.
Day 8 - Fly to Kota Kinabalu
Arrive Kota Kinabalu and transfer to Mt. Kinabalu Park HQ to settle into their accommodation and prepare to depart on their trek the next morning.
Day 9 - Climb Mount Kinabalu
The team will commence the 2-day trek on Mt Kinabalu with organized guides on the Timpohon Trail.
Day 10 - Descend Mount Kinabalu
Summit Mt Kinabalu (4095m) at dawn to experience sunrise and spectacular panoramic views before descending the mountain for breakfast at the Laban Rata Hut.
Day 11 - Kota Kinabalu
Today the team has a free day at their leisure for sightseeing in and around Kota Kinabalu.
Day 12 - Depart Kota Kinabalu
Arrive Los Angeles