These trips are monumental in helping students discover their passion for service. Deadline to register for all spring break trips is Friday, February 7. Please note we have scholarships available to ease financial barriers, and the applications are available until February 3rd, 2020.
Natural Disaster Relief – 10 spots
Trip cost: $158
Trip date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 – Friday, March 6, 2020
- Panama City Beach, FL
HOPE Panhandle was created after Hurricane Michael pummeled through Panama City Beach in 2018. What began as serving meals and offering items of necessity quickly transitioned into rebuilding efforts assisting people who have found little to no hope of moving “back home” due to the storm’s devastation. Hope Panhandle merged into a construction operation by following a model designed by a National organization called SBP who has AmeriCorps employees lead rebuilding efforts. The process begins with Muck/Gut/Mold remediation and ends with a complete rebuild for an individual home. So far, with the help of SBP, Hope Panhandle has been able to muck/gut/mold-remediate 87 homes, and they are currently rebuilding 5 whose residents are set to move back home throughout the month of April. If you want to be part of rebuilding the lives of family members who have been impacted by natural disaster, then this is the trip for you!
Children with disabilities – 7 Spots
Trip Cost: $72
Trip Date: Friday, March 6, 2020 – Sunday, March 8, 2020
- Eustis, FL
Camp Boggy Creek
Since 1996, Camp Boggy Creek has made it possible for children with serious illnesses to enjoy a camp experience in a safe, medically-sound environment. Located just a short drive from Orlando, Florida, the 232-acre camp serves children ages 7-16 who’ve
been diagnosed with chronic or life-threatening conditions. Camp Boggy Creek never charges campers to attend and never asks them to contribute anything other than a positive, playful attitude. As a year-round retreat, Camp Boggy Creek is able to serve thousands for campers and their families through activity-packed weekly and weekend camp programs. The camp offers children the chance to catch their first fish, go horseback riding or climb our ropes tower, all while making new friends. Beyond boundless fun, Camp Boggy Creek provides fellowship. Children can spend time with others who are just like them and share their life experiences, which serves as a reminder that they are not alone. If you have a heart for service and want to brighten up a child’s day, register for this trip.
Youth Advocacy – 5 Spots
Trip Cost: $230
Trip Date: Saturday, March 1, 2020 – Saturday, March 7, 2020
- Charleston, SC
Carolina Youth Development Center and Windwood Farms
Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) aims to provide children of all ages with an opportunity to become their best selves. CYDC focuses on teaching kids of all ages skills and creative outlets that allow them to express themselves and create long-lasting friendships with other children which will allow them to successfully transition into adulthood. Windwood Farms cares for young boys in the foster care system. The farms offer the boys a place to learn and play in an environment that allows them to grow and learn. While volunteering here, students will also work with the staff to maintain the property and have the chance to play with the kids who are living at the farm. If you enjoy children and have an interest in social work, you should register for this trip.
Sustainable Agriculture – 0 spots, waitlist available
Trip Cost: $183
Trip Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 – Friday, March 6, 2020
- Sharpsburg, GA
180 Degree Farm
180 Degree Farm aims to provide clean and nutritious foods to cancer patients to aid them and their families in their recovery and healing. They work to maintain a farm that is sustainable and grow foods free of pesticides, herbicides, hormones, and antibiotics; 180 Degree Farms then distributes organic food to the community. Join 180 Degree Farm in their journey to provide for the community and experience a full week of hands-on service growing and maintaining their fields. If you love being outdoors and care about clean eating, register for this trip.
Contact: Stella Kim; email@example.com