Center for Community Engagement & Service


PLU Alternative Spring Break 2014

March 21-29, 2014

Are you looking for a unique and diverse experience for spring break this year?  There are five PLU Alternative Spring Break trips that are offered this spring.  All ASB 2014 participants will be invited to attend a send-off in chapel on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, and the ASB reflection presentations on Thursday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m.  We’re anticipating an exciting and rewarding week for all of the ASB trips.

holdenASB Trip #1- Holden Village
Sponsored by Campus Ministry & CCES

  • Sunday, March 25-Friday, March 28, 2014.
  • Contact – Tiffany Lemmon-
  • Participants will experience a week long service and reflective experience at Holden Village. 
  • 15 student spots (OPEN)
  • The cost is $125, which includes all travel expenses, lodging, and food.
  • Sign-up online here!
  • Deadline to apply is March 7, 2014
  • Learn more about Holden Village


ASB Trip #2-Parkland-Staycation II
Co-sponsored by Residential Life & CCES

  • Contact: Tommy Flanaghan at or Mercy Deramola at
  • Join a group of PLU students as they engage in service activities in the Parkland area.  Community organizations include James Sales Elementary, Parkland First Baptist Food Bank, Trinity Lutheran Church, Rainier View Christian Church
  • Dates –Friday, March 21-Wednesday, March 26, 2014
  • # of spots available:15 (OPEN)
  • Cost for trip: Free!
  • Trip Leaders: Tommy Flanagan, Mercy Deramola, and Rachel Haxtema.
  • Deadline to apply: March 7, 2014
  • Sign-up online here!

ASB Trip #3-Spring Break Trip to Southern Utah
Sponsored by Outdoor Recreation
  • We will spend a week camping, backpacking, hiking, bouldering, camping, and exploring Zion and Arches National Parks in Utah.
  • # of spots available: 12 (OPEN)
  • Cost of Trip: Approximately $300 - includes EVERYTHING!
  • Contact Person: Kelsie Leu at
  • How to Apply: Written Applications will be available week of February 24th.
  • Deadline to apply: 2 weeks before the trip

ASB Trip #4-Portland Venture
Sponsored by IGNITE Campus Ministry

  • Participants will go to Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR to serve among the universities, high schools, and homeless.  We will live as a family and participate in meals, game nights, discussions, and worship/prayer together throughout the week.
  • Dates: Monday. March 24-Friday, March 28, 2014
  • # of spots available: 12 (OPEN)
  • Cost of Trip: Approximately $150
  • Contact Person: Emily Branch at or Michael Klennert at
  • How to Apply: If you are interested, please contact Emily Branch for an application.
  • Trip is available until slots are filled.

ASB Trip #5-Civil Rights Tour to Alabama & Georgia - THIS TRIP IS NOW CLOSED
Sponsored by Diversity Center

  • Students and three PLU staff members will be taking an intensive Civil Rights Tour through Georgia and Alabama.  Some of the locations include the Ciliv Rights Memorial Center, Southern Poverty Law center, 16th Street Baptist Church, and The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. 
  • # of student spots - 9 (CLOSED)
  • March 23-28, 2014
  • Trip Leaders: Angie Hambrick, Lace Smith, and Rick Eastman.
  • For more information, please visit the Diversity Center ASB website at

ASB Trip #6-Well Installation in Nicaragua-THIS TRIP IS NOW CLOSED
Sponsored by School of Business

  • This course will offer an intense, hands-on experiential learning opportunity in the poorest country in Latin America. Together, we will fund and install a well for a village without access to clean water near Leon, Nicaragua. You will gain insights into nonprofit work as you start and finish a well project, and along the way explore issues of social justice as you experience both challenges and opportunities within a village community which you will grow to love. Further, we’ll explore how microcredit can be a potential pathway for building economic independence for entrepreneurs and communities in Nicaragua.
  • # of student spots: 10 (CLOSED)
  • Cost of Trip: $2,480 - ALL INCLUSIVE: Covers airfare, all transportation in Nicaragua, accommodations, all in country meals, training and safety equipment.
  • 1 credit option available for School of Business Study Away Course (BUSA 485).
  • For more information, visit the School of Business website at