Why Go on an Alternative Spring Break Trip?
The Alternative Spring Break Trip is an opportunity to work with your peers on a short-term immersion experience in a community. The trips themselves provide you the chance to participate in direct service, reflection, and learning.
As you work with each other, you will learn from each other and about the communities in which you are working. You will also meet residents from those communities and hear their stories. As we learn from them, we will also learn about social justice and biblical perspectives of service.
This year you can choose between Parkland Staycation or Holden Village. Parkland Staycation gives students the opportunity to connect with the Parkland Community. Students will be involved with service activities relating to food issues. Some places in the agenda include the Emergency Food Network, James Sales Elementary School, Trinity Lutheran Church, and the L'Arche-Tahoma Hope. Holden Village is a secluded and beautiful Lutheran ministry nestled in the North Cascade mountains in Washington. Students will take part in a week of service projects and reflection. Visit the Center for Community Engagement page to apply online. Applications are due March 7th.
For more information on Alternative Spring Trips, please email the Campus Ministry Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.