Below are the links for high school group electronic registration and orientation. Each group may have 8 participants including one male chaperone and one female chaperone. Students must be 16 years or older or rising juniors in order to participate in our service retreat activities. The participant fee is $300 per person ($250 for West Virginia residents). Please read all provided policy information, including our vehicle policy because groups will be held responsible for following all specified policies. You are also highly encouraged to check out the “About Us” and “Resources” sections to learn more about the Farm, Doddridge County, Appalachia, and many of the intricacies about what a week with us might look like. Click here for driving directions or for our group week calendar. Please note that we will have two deadlines for the lottery :
- For schools interested in volunteering during the week of February and April group weeks, priority registration need to be completed by September 28.
- For schools that are interested in volunteering during the summer, priority registrations need to be complete by October 15.
Registration and Forms
Clink here to register a High School group for 2019 Service Retreats
To see the available Group Weeks for 2019, check out our calendar HERE
Click here for required volunteer forms.
Before you arrive:
High school registration policy
For group weeks in June, July, and August, payment in full for the number of spots reserved must be received by April 1. If payment is not received by that date, Nazareth Farm will notify you and will fill the spot with another group. If no new volunteer group is found to fill those volunteer spots, the original group will be responsible for full payment by April 1 or 90 days before the February and Easter volunteer weeks.
If an entire group must cancel at any date, and Nazareth Farm can not fill the spot, your payment will NOT be refunded. Payment will only be refunded after those deadlines if the spots are filled. If groups show up with fewer volunteers than reserved and paid for, the amount will NOT be refunded unless the group called ahead and Nazareth Farm was able to replace the spots. If Nazareth Farm can fill the spot, you will be refunded for every person we replace. The deposit of $50 per person is non-refundable unless your group is not selected in the lottery system.
Nazareth Farm is not a peanut-free environment. However, we will do our best to create a safe environment for participants with allergies. If you do have allergies, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org well before your trip so we can best prepare our facilities.
cell phone policy
Cell phones do not receive service in the valley where Nazareth Farm is located. Volunteers and chaperones should not expect that they will be able to use cell phones while they are here. We expect chaperones and group leaders to collect cell phones prior to the group’s arrival. We a lockbox available to store cell phones in our office. Nazareth Farm’s office phone number (304-782-2742) will be available in case of emergencies. Otherwise, please do not plan to contact participants during the retreat week to help create an immersive experience for all.