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 2019
Read on to see the trek descriptions and learn about where we're headed in 2019. Click here for an application. Email William Hayes (email@example.com) with any questions. Applications are due Oct 22.
Rocks and Desert: Climbing and Camping in California
We'll begin the week with several days of rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park. We will learn basic climbing skills and how to thrive while camping in the southern California desert. We'll end the week by heading over to Arizona explore the Grand Canyon for a day! As we encounter these extreme environments we will dig deeper into our relationship with God, Self, others, and creation. We will also learn more about Christian spiritual disciplines. The trip will be challenging physically, mentally, and spiritually. No equipment or experience required. Cost: $400
Trail Maintenance: Backpacking in South Carolina
We will spend the week on the Foothills Trail in the mountains of South Carolina, camping, walking, and living together in the woods. We will learn about trail construction and maintenance and explore how we care for the creation around us. The trip will include two days of service, helping to maintain the trail for the Foothills Trail Conference. Throughout the week we will explore our relationship with God, Self, others, and creation as well as learn basic outdoor and backpacking skills. The trip will be challenging physically, mentally, and spiritually. No equipment or experience required. Cost: $250