Discovery FAQs

What immunizations are required to travel on a Discovery Experience?

Required immunization will vary by team and location. Your local travel clinic, such as Tri-County, can provide the immunization requirements for the specific location.

How many Discovery service hours are received for each Discovery experience?

Discovery experiences provide Valor students with approximately 15-40 service hours, depending on the length and nature of the experience. 

How do students fund their trips?

Students typically fund Discovery experiences through support letters, Taste of Discovery efforts, and general team fundraising opportunities (depending on the team). Students who are unable to meet fund goals may be considered for scholarship assistance only after diligently pursuing all fundraising opportunities.

How do I log service hours for my Discovery experience?

Service hours will be logged by Discovery staff for students who participate in Valor Discovery experiences, but not until post-trip assessments have been completed. 

How do I access the Discovery team blogs?

Click here to view Discovery team blogs. 

How can I support Valor Discovery?

If you wish to support Discovery or a specific student fundraising for a Discovery experience, please click here

2017-18 Required Pre-Approved Hours for Freshman & Sophomore Discovery Experience Consideration

 

4 REQUIRED DISCOVERY SERVICE HOURS

Alaska
California (girls)
Castle Rock – Wellspring
Costa Rica (soccer)
Denver Urban (3 teams)
Dominican Republic (basketball)
Grand Canyon (life group)
Idaho
Hurricane Relief
Mexico
Navajo Nation
Zion National Park

8 REQUIRED DISCOVERY SERVICE HOURS

India (Veritas)
Guatemala (Spanish immersion)

15 REQUIRED DISCOVERY SERVICE HOURS

Honduras
Nicaragua – Managua
Nicaragua – Puerto Cabezas
Peru

35 REQUIRED DISCOVERY SERVICE HOURS

Africa – Kenya
Africa – Rwanda
Haiti
India
South Africa
Thailand