Step One: Decide on your attendance
Your decision to attend is indeed an honor to your community and our program. Participants must
submit their registration as soon as possible. Every year, this popular program's spaces
Our San Diego Native Wellness tour accepts a small group of no more than 20 students.
It is important we confirm our participants' placement. We are available to assist you with questions
and with groups of 3 or more. Contact us at:
Step Two: Get your correct documentation together
Complete and return the registration form ASAP along with the non-refundable deposit of $300, by June 25, 2013. Once we
receive your registration and deposit, we will notify you of your acceptance into the program. A confirmation
packet and program details will be sent to you following receipt of your registration.
Step Three: Raise matching funds for the trip
There is a shared cost to participants, family or community due to current funding situations. Each
participant is required to raise $800 to cover part of the cost
per participant when deposit of $300
is submitted by June 25, 2013. Remaining Payment of $500 due by July 15, 2013.
Total cost is over $2000;
current funding provided by Purdue University's Indigenous Earth Science Project,
NARCH and other community contributions grant each student a $1200 scholarship to attend. This applies
for students who submit their registration deposit by June 25, 2013.
Program fee for registrations received
after June 25, 2013 is $1,000
Formal or informal requests to family members, community members, or Tribal Councils are the first place to
Please use your formal letter of acceptance as your proof of privileged participation.
If after making a sincere effort, you are struggling with this, please contact us ASAP.
You have come a long way already; and we have faith that you can do anything. We want to help.
Step Four: Confirmation
Confirmation of your attendance is needed before June 25, 2013.
At this time, you would
need to have provided a non-refundable deposit of US $300. If for some reason, you choose not to attend
after making your final payment, you will be given travel credit (less the $300 non-refundable deposit)
with ITY to be used within one year. There will be another opportunity for you. Transportation to/from
San Diego is not included in the Program Fee.
FAQ Sheet; Commonly Asked Qs?
Q: What is the purpose of this trip?
Wellness, Culture, Tribal Interchange and Academic Enrichment.
Q: Registration, arriving arrangements, Leads, Chaperones?
ITY Program Coordinator and follow up: Joanie Hanson 760-301-0992. Program Leaders: Joanie Hanson
and Marc Chavez will maintain logistics and supervise students along with 4 student advisors/mentors,
Purdue University Academic Support Team, and Palomar College Adjunct Professor.
We provide airport, bus,
and train, pick-up/drop off.
Q: How much is this trip going to cost?
The student participant is responsible for raising $800, due in total by July 15, 2013. There will be
no additional costs to the student. All lodging, meals, instructors, logistics, outfitting, tours
and activity fees are included in the program fee. Spending money will only be needed for gifts,
mementos, sharing, etc. Transportation to/from San Diego is not included in the program fee.
are TAX-DEDUCTABLE and can be written off as a gifted educational donation. Fed Tax ID: 33-0845610.
Due to lack of funding we must share this cost. With amount of personal attention and
experience each participant receives compared to an educational conference, cost is very reasonable.
For questions regarding payment, please contact Joanie Hanson, Program Coordinators, via email at:
or call 858-764-3900
Messages are returned often in the afternoon/evening.
Checks/Money Orders are made payable to:
The BRIDGE - ITY
874 Seacoast Drive
Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Check Memo: San Diego 2013, Student Name
Accounting: Barbara 619-400-3305
Q: Keeping in touch with participant?
We will supply direct cell phone numbers to reach ITY staff for emergency, with the exception
when camping. Participants will be allowed to make phone calls on two
to call family at the decision of the participant.
Q: Where do participants sleep and what are the arrangements?
Accommodations will always be clean, comfortable and be moderately upscale university dorm and
2 nights camping.
Male and female students will be separated and chaperoned/supervised. There
are 1.5 staff members to every 4 students.