Every year the Wilderness Ministry takes students on week-long outdoor adventures over spring break. These trips have gone to places like the mountains of North Carolina or New Hampshire, the deserts and rocks of Utah or southern California, and all the way to the volcanoes of Ecuador. The experiences are designed to challenge students physically, mentally, and spiritually and help them grow in their relationships with themselves, with others, with the natural world, and with God. Choose your own spring break adventure!
Spring Break Wilderness Trek 2020
Read on to see where we're headed in 2020! Download the application here (due Oct 25) and contact William Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
White Mountains, White Sands: Backpacking in New Mexico
We will spend the first few nights backpacking in the White Mountain Wilderness in southern New Mexico and then finish the week by camping in the White Sands National Monument. We will learn backpacking and outdoor living skills. As we encounter these new environments we will dig deeper into our relationship with God, Self, others, and creation. The trip will be challenging physically, mentally, and spiritually. No equipment or experience required. Cost: $475 (includes airfare)
Island Paddling: Canoeing in Georgia and Florida
We will spend the week canoeing and camping on Amelia Island, FL and Cumberland Island, GA. As we travel the Atlantic coast and intracoastal waterways we will learn paddling, navigational, and outdoor living skills. Throughout the week we will explore the themes of community, identity, and spirituality. The trip will be challenging physically, mentally, and spiritually. No equipment or experience required. Cost: $325