You are invited by Gesundheit! Institute and Patch Adams to Guatemala City, Guatemala for the 9th annual Alternative Spring Break trip! During the week we will open our hearts into the discovery of improvisational play, communal connectedness, and activism through joy and service. If you've never clowned before, this is your chance to dive into a whole new way of being!
Each day, we will explore the dynamics between play and power during visits to hospitals, nursing homes, schools, public parks, and special needs facilities. We will be joined in our visits by members of the Guatemalan clown organization Fabrica de Sonrisas. As we learn about ourselves as humanitarian clowns through workshops in clown technique, we will also form bonds within our small group as well as in the greater Fabricas family.
A clown trip is a great opportunity to expand your idea of the world and yourself. What does it feel like to open your heart and be ready to experience the world? Register for this trip and change your life! Invite your friends, siblings, cousins, or even parents! Everyone is welcome; no experience necessary.
The day-to-day itinerary of the trip will not be available from the Fabrica de Sonrisas coordination team until closer to March, but this is what a typical day looks like:
Cost - $1300
The payment package includes:
Please plan to arrive Sunday the 10th before 5 pm. Please do not plan to stay in the hotel earlier than this date as it will interrupt Week 1. If you would like a recommendation for a different hotel for any days you will be in Guatemala prior to March 10, we can assist you.
*The tour package does not include your flight to and from Guatemala City
Patch Adams—entered medical school in 1967 to use medicine as a vehicle for social change; promotes and practices living a life of public joy as a revolutionary act; fount of ideas for avoiding burn-out in long-term social justice and health. Enthusiator.
Terra Glick—is a student of the movement school of 5Rhythms and enjoys dancing through her own entanglements, has performed on Gesundheit clown trips since her childhood, chemist of relationships, inventor of songs, learning to love vulnerability; activist, dynamicist.
Susana Gonzalez-Revilla—observer extraordinaire, conceptualist, painter, sculptor, dancer, clown, performer of life, listener of the heart, builder of communication bridges, guitar and drums apprentice, lover of inquiry and imagination
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