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 2024
Rocks and Desert: Climbing and Hiking in California
We'll spend the week in Joshua Tree National Park. We'll begin with several days of rock climbing and then do day hikes and a possible overnight backpacking trip. We will learn basic climbing skills and how to thrive while camping in the southern California desert. As we encounter these extreme 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: $480 (airfare included)
Island Living: Kayaking and Camping in Florida
We will spend the week kayaking and camping on Amelia Island, FL. As we travel estuaries and intracoastal waterways we will learn paddling, navigational, and outdoor living skills. We'll also visit Cumberland Island, GA for the day, which is home to undeveloped beaches and lots of wildlife. 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: $320