Give & Grow


  • Embark upon on a journey Allow the rich cultural history of an exotic and mystical land overwhelm and expand your senses.
  • Contribution – The heart of this trip is about giving back, and growing as a person. As such, we will engage in a handful of experiences where you will be exposed to the gift of giving to orphans who need to know they matter, and personal growth, because you do. Come with an open heart
  • Personal Growth – The entire Give & Grow trip will be sprinkled with conversations and philosophies designed to help you process the experience and grow as a person. You’ll be able to explore your inner world further through self-reflection so that you can uncover your personal and unique gift.
  • A Twist of Adventure – You will be escorted on an epic surprise adventure in search of what real connection is all about.
  • Local Culture – You’ll get in touch with the local people, learn about their traditions and life-style, and uncover what real connection is all about, all while getting introduced and immersed into the ancient and enticing local culture.

Contribution & Personal Growth with a Twist of Adventure.

“You will not be counting your dollars on your deathbed; but rather the happiest days and moments of your life and the people you shared them with.”

~ Philip McKernan

It is often suggested that when you give you receive ten-fold. I am not sure if this in entirely true but I do believe it in general terms. I do, however, believe when you give to get, this life lesson does not apply. That said, I know how much my own experience of working with orphans in Sri Lanka years ago impacted my life and how it has inspired me along my journey of creating this program.

Give & Grow can change your entire perspective on life, and we are approaching this experience accordingly. This experience has touched the lives of many souls in need, from all corners of the globe (both in orphanages and projects that we visit and with the retreat participants that embark upon this journey). In the past, Give & Grow has visited Guatemala, Peru, and India.

Give & Grow combines our passion to GIVE with our need to GROW, and injects a sense of adventure that is often missing in our lives.

Give & Grow is NOT a traditional volunteer project but rather a carefully crafted mentoring experience that holds the potential to change us.



  • All hotel accommodations
  • 2-night retreat center in Peruvian Andes
  • 3-day private-guided hiking trip through the Sacred Valley
  • Ground transport
  • Most meals
  • Mentoring sessions with Philip
  • Support for booking the best flights
  • We will also have local people on the ground to support us

PLEASE NOTE: Flight costs are NOT included in the experience investment.

Who This Program Is For

If you have already worked with us in one of our in-depth mentoring programs like BraveSoul or Everest, you’re already qualified to attend! Please contact our office at

If you have never worked with Philip, and are interested in joining us for this incredible experience, please fill out an application below. Once we have reviewed it, we will contact you via email to set up a call with one of our team.


India, 2015

Peru, 2014


Guatemala, 2013

Give & Grow Alumni Reviews

So Rewarding!

5 5 1
It’s so rewarding. I feel so good that I can do this and make those kids happy 🙂

I didn’t expect to realize so much about myself

5 5 1
I didn’t expect to realize so much about myself. You walk away feeling accomplished but you’re also able to reflect about how can I apply this to my life?

This has been beyond my expectations!

5 5 1
You can feel your contribution, as opposed to when you make a donation. This has been beyond my expectations.

An experience that I’ll never forget

5 5 1
It’s been incredible. Some of it’s been tough but it’s been an experience that I’ll never forget.

Making an impact on a child is such a privilege

5 5 1
Give and Grow was an incredible opportunity to combine adventure with personal growth. By far the greatest gift I received however was seeing a child smile and laugh because a group of amazing individuals made him feel like he mattered and was LOVED.


5 5 1
You'll never know what you are able to do and give until you do it


5 5 1
Simply put this has been one of the greatest gifts and experiences I have given myself.

Incredible Experience

5 5 1
I went hoping to a positive impact on some children's life, but instead left with the children impacting me in such a profoundly positive way. A truly life changing experience.


5 5 1
Lots to process about India , shame on me if I ever complain about the small stuff again . When just your presence can make a child's day .

Quiet Reflection

5 5 1
India represented a time out from my chaotic life. It was a chance to reflect on what was meaniful and make changes going forward. Making connections in the projects by being completely in the moment was beyond impactful. I was able to get out of my head and feel the difference I was making. The adventure part was amazing - I haven't laughed like that in so long I forgot how much I miss having real fun and feeling light.

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