Last year we received our first group of students from Greenfield School. It was a wonderful experience for both the students and for the SCSRN staff to host this school for the first time here in San Ramón! But as fun as it is for us on our side of the trip, we know there… Read More →
High Schooler reflects upon his Thanksgiving Family Ecotour – Leave your smartphone at home!
Our Thanksgiving, week-long trip to Nicaragua was fantastic! Although I was not celebrating Thanksgiving with my family home in the United States, I celebrated it in another place I call home. This Nicaragua trip, majestic outdoor palace, would be my second in the past two years. I was once again the only child going on… Read More →
Nicaragua – isn’t it dangerous there?
For many people in the United States, especially those who can remember the 80’s, just the word “Nicaragua” conjures up images of young militants brandishing weapons in the jungle, violent conflict between Sandinistas and the U.S.-funded Contras, and Oliver North. Even if you’re not old enough to remember the 80’s, you might have lumped Nicaragua… Read More →
High School Student Inspired by Her Spring Break Trip
This past spring break, I had the amazing opportunity to go on a school trip with SCSRN. It was an extremely fun and rewarding experience. I loved how we did a nice mixture of touristy activities and community service. For example, we visited a cathedral, went to museums, and spent time at the eco-lodge “Finca… Read More →
Break Bread (or Tortillas) with Your Family in San Ramón this Thanksgiving
Please join us this November 21-28th on our 2015 Thanksgiving Family Ecotour! Sister Communities of San Ramón, Nicaragua is working with trip organizer, Maggie Underberg, to create an unforgettable experience for families of adventurers! Activities you and your children will enjoy include hiking, making corn tortillas and Nacatamales (native dish), observing native weavers, and visiting… Read More →