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 2017
This year we have two trips to Colorado and South Carolina. Read on to see the trek descriptions and learn about where we're going this year.
Rocks and Desert: Climbing and Camping in Colorado
This will be a two-part adventure in the outdoor playground of Colorado. The first half of the week we will go rock climbing at Red Rock Canyon and then head down to the Great Sand Dunes National Park to explore the desert environment and camp in the dunes. We will learn basic climbing skills and how to thrive while camping next to the Rocky Mountains. 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: $450-$500 (depending on airfare).
Trail Maintenance: Backpacking the Foothills Trail 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.