I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to join the baseball trip to the Dominican Republic as a parent chaperone.
There was strong adult representation via coaches and the DR-based staff. In addition to being well organized; the kids safety, which some parents might be concerned about given their kids were traveling in a foreign country, was always a clear priority.
The DR baseball experience, including games with teams around the country and meeting former Major League players, was incredibly unique and fun. But this trip also provided an especially cool way to experience a new country by being able to interact with so many native Dominicans through baseball.
My son really valued the baseball part of it, but probably more so, he valued the cultural experience of seeing a country in a way that no tourist would, and going places tourists don’t go. Through meeting the Dominican kids he was also able to advance his Spanish, and he still communicates with kids he met there.
Thanks for an amazing experience that will truly be a lifelong highlight.