BreakAway 2015 Trips

If, after reading this page, you are interested in signing up for any of the trips you see listed here, please refer to our sign-up page for more information.

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Each trip requires a non-refundable deposit. The deposit will be applied to your total trip cost. Deposits can be paid with either cash or check. Checks should be made out to Wheaton College/BreakAway with the name of your trip in the memo line. Sign-ups begin on Tuesday, January 27. After the initial sign-up day, you can sign up in the Office of Christian Outreach, in Lower Beamer until a trip is full - first come, first served.

2015 Trips

Huntsville, Alabama

Work in a neighborhood by partnering with Lincoln Village Ministry near Huntsville, Alabama. Serve through renovating homes, tutoring at local schools, helping with ministry projects, and worshiping with residents as you challenge yourself to learn what it means to powerfully show Christ’s love to your neighbor.

  • Cost of trip: $425; $50 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up.
  • Sign-up begins on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:59pm in the Phelps Room
  • 12 spaces available.
  • Transportation: Van
  • Item needed: Sleeping bag
  • Long trip description 
  • Trip Leaders: Dee + Eric Pierce 

 If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about in our Alabama Long Trip Description

Angola, Louisiana

Spend a week in a maximum security prison. Prepare to have all of your preconceptions of prison life challenged as you spend a week in the Louisiana State Penitentiary.

  • Cost of trip: $425; $50 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up.
  • Sign-up begins on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:59pm in the Phelps Room
  • 16 spaces available.
  • Transportation: Van
  • Item needed: Sleeping bag
  • Long trip description
  • Trip Leaders: Dave Haidle, Maria Hix, Dale Showalter and Drew Boa

 If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about in our Angola Long Trip Description

Chicago, Illinois

in partnership with CUE- the Center for Urban Engagement

Chicago is a world class city with its ethnic diversity, museums, art district, and sports teams to name a few. Spend a week serving in Chicago government, Business district, Chicago Public schools and Community development.  See the city through the eyes of its residents and community leaders.

  • Cost of trip: TBA; $50 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up.
  • Sign-up begins on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:59pm in the Phelps Room
  • TBA spaces available.
  • Transportation: Van
  • Item needed: Sleeping bag
  • Long trip description 
  • Trip Leaders: Franklin Ballenger

If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about in our Chicago Long Trip Description

Denver, Colorado

Learn about God and different angles of homelessness while serving the urban poor in downtown Denver. Students will be serving with Joshua Station, Christ Body Ministry, and Dry Bones.

  • Cost of trip: $475; $50 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up.
  • Sign-up begins on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:59pm in the Phelps Room
  • 8 spaces available.
  • Transportation: Van
  • Item needed: Sleeping bag
  • Long trip description 
  • Trip Leaders: Rebecca Gist, Jordan Snyder 

 If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about in our Denver Long Trip Description

 Nebraska

Share the transforming hope and love of Jesus Christ in Lincoln’s urban neighborhoods through holistic youth, family programming and community investment.  Students will help organize and be part of the brand new City Impact Center.  Help create meaningful  programs for urban youth and help plan a future development for urban housing.

  • Cost of trip: TBA; $50 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up.
  • Sign-up begins on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:59pm in the Phelps Room
  • spaces available.
  • Transportation: Van
  • Item needed: Sleeping bag
  • Long trip description 
  • Trip Leaders: TBA

If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about in our Nebraska Long Trip Description

Deering, New Hampshire

Prepare to witness the transformative power of God’s love at His Mansion Ministries, a Christ-centered recovery community for individuals who struggle with addictions, past trauma, mental health and eating disorders. Students will live, eat, work, and have opportunities to form personal relationships with staff and residents.

  • Cost of trip: $475; $50 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up.
  • Sign-up begins on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:59pm in the Phelps Room
  • 5 male and 5 female spaces available.
  • Transportation: Van
  • Item needed: Sleeping bag
  • Long trip description 
  • Trip Leaders: Valencia Wiggins, Matt Coldagelli 

If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about in our New Hampshire Long Trip Description

San Francisco, California

Experience San Francisco through a new light as you serve with a variety of ministries in the city.  Change your perspectives on homelessness as you serve the homeless with InnerCHANGE and Youth with a Mission.  Minister to patients at Lagunda Honda Hospital and serve at the San Francisco Food Bank.  Experience Church of the Sojourners, a church body structured on living together in Christian community. 

  • Cost of trip: $675; $100 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up.
  • Sign-up begins on Tuesday, January 27 , 2015 at 11:59pm in the Phelps Room
  • 5 male and female spaces available.
  • Transportation: Airplane
  • Item needed: Sleeping bag
  • Required: Driver’s license at sign up (in order to book airplane tickets)
  • Long trip description 
  • Trip Leaders: Brian Medaglia and Ben Williams

 If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about in our San Francisco Long Trip Description

Savannah, Georgia

Team members will spend the week serving less fortunate citizens of Savannah by working at a food bank, helping our host family, and working with Habitat for Humanity. Participants will enjoy serving through construction, fundraising, shelving, and relational ministries throughout the week. 

  • Cost of trip: $450; $50 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up.
  • Sign-up begins on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:59pm in the Phelps Room
  • male and 7 female spaces available.
  • Transportation: Van
  • Item needed: Sleeping bag
  • Long trip description 
  • Trip Leaders: Dr. Laura Tomcik and Kevin Brady

If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about in our Savannah Long Trip Description

 Appalachia, Tennessee

Spend two days working with families in rural Appalachia on home repair projects including painting, yard work, minor construction, and two days renovating and building in-camp facilities at MountainTOP. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to meet and hear the stories of members from the community as well as attend church nearby.

  • Cost of trip: $450; $50 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up.
  • Sign-up begins on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:59pm in the Phelps Room
  • 12 spaces available.
  • Transportation: Van
  • Item needed: Sleeping bag
  • Long trip description
  • Trip Leaders: Dr. Chris Vlachos and Marilyn Brenner 

 If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about in our Tennessee Long Trip Description

Toronto, Canada

Serve in two unique environments while showing love to mentally disabled adults through music, dance, art, and acting classes with St. Jude's Academy of Arts as well as serving meals to the homeless and providing an opportunity for community, advocacy, and friendship with St. Francis Table.

  • Cost of trip: $475; $50 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up.
  • Sign-up begins on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:59pm in the Phelps Room
  • 10 spaces available
  • Transportation: Van
  • Item needed: Sleeping bag
  • Long trip description 
  • Trip Leaders: Josh Okerman, Hannah McGinnis 

 If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about in our Toronto Long Trip Description

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