The REAL Dayton Experience 2015

The REAL Dayton is a service learning experience during fall break with elements from alternative breakouts, immersions, and retreats, making this experience unique and inspirational.

REAL Dayton involves Reaching out, Enriching yourself, Acting for others and Learning about Dayton.

  • The program begins with dinner at the Holy Angels gymnasium on Wednesday, October 7 at 6 p.m.
  • We leave campus Thursday, October 8 at 8:30am and return to campus Saturday, October 10 at 9 p.m. See schedule below.

Location: Days spent throughout the city of Dayton and evenings spent at Girl Scouts facility in North Dayton. Overnight accommodations are simple, with participants sleeping on the floor. Therefore, everyone should bring a sleeping bag, sleeping pad/mat, and a pillow.

Cost: $50.00 – includes food, lodging, travel, t-shirt, etc.

For more information and/or questions, contact Bro. Brandon Paluch, SM.

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What to expect

  • Meet your neighbors in Dayton
  • Serve in the city
  • Recognize Dayton’s gifts and challenges
  • Be inspired by citizen leaders making a difference in Dayton
  • Discover Dayton cultural gems
  • Learn, pray, reflect and connect faith and life
  • Enjoy our wonderful city

Students will have many opportunities for reflecting, learning, building leadership skills, connecting faith to life, volunteering, and acting for justice.

The service projects on REAL Dayton vary greatly—they are selected based on the needs of our community at the time and include serving lunch, sorting food and clothing, assisting at festivals, working in gardens, painting, etc.

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6:00pm Check-in at Holy Angels gymnasium
6:30pm Welcome Orientation to REAL Dayton
7:00pm Dinner and Community Building
8:45pm Closing Prayer and Reflection – stay on campus

8:00am Arrive at Marianist Hall
8:30am Welcome, Prayer/Reflection, Community Building
10:00am Fitz Center Bus Tour or Service Project
12:45pm Lunch
2:15pm Fitz Center Bus Tour or Service Project
5:00pm Gather off-campus at Girl Scouts (overnight location)
6:30pm Dinner followed by program
9:30pm Closing Prayer/Reflection followed by free time—stay off campus 

8:00am Breakfast
8:30am Morning Prayer/Reflection
9:00am Service Projects
12:15pm Lunch
1:45 Service Projects
4:30pm Gather in Dayton for large group reflection
6:30pm Dinner in Dayton
9:00pm Large group activity at overnight location
10:30pm Closing Prayer/Reflection followed by free time—stay off campus 

8:00am Breakfast
8:30am Morning Prayer/Reflection
9:00am Service Projects
12:00pm Lunch in Dayton followed by Cultural Tour
4:15pm Gather at overnight location
5:00pm Large & small group reflection
6:15pm Dinner followed by Commissioning
8:30pm Head back to UD

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Registration Form

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Contact Us

Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern

Liberty Hall 107 
300 College Park Ave. 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408