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Spring Break Trips

BreakAway Trips Summer 2021 - Anticipated


Spend a week at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a maximum-security prison, which houses the state's death row inmates. Come see what daily life in the imprisoned church consists of and have perceptions of prison life challenged and transformed.

  • Cost: TBD, including a $50 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up
    • Once you sign-up, you are responsible for the full cost of the trip
    • Deposit can be paid by credit/debit card or check at time of sign up
  • Deposit: $50 non-refundable 

Explore distinct opportunities each day to serve, build relationships, and learn in a cross-cultural context.  Students will meet with local christian organizations who are working in community development in Mexico City and learn about the rich cultural heritage in this historic city.

  • Cost: TBD, including a $100 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up
    • Once you sign-up, you are responsible for the full cost of the trip
    • Deposit can be paid by credit/debit card or check at time of sign up
  • Deposit: $100 non-refundable 

Through partnership, empowerment, and community, students will spend two days working with families on major and minor home repairs and two days helping renovate and build in-camp facilities. 

  • Cost: TBD, including a $50 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up
    • Once you sign-up, you are responsible for the full cost of the trip
    • Deposit can be paid by credit/debit card or check at time of sign up
  • Deposit: $50 non-refundable 

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: $450, including a $100 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up
    • Once you sign-up, you are responsible for the full cost of the trip
    • Deposit can be paid by credit/debit card or check at time of sign up
  • Deposit: $100 non-refundable 

Send Relief is the relief arm of the North American Mission Board. They are dedicated to providing relief in the midst of environmental disasters around the world. Students will spend the week working in different communities of Puerto Rico that were affected by Hurrican Maria two years ago. 

  • Cost: TBD, including a $100 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up
    • Once you sign-up, you are responsible for the full cost of the trip
    • Deposit can be paid by credit/debit card or check at time of sign up
  • Deposit: $100 non-refundable 

In partnership with the Wheaton college IJM Chapter, come to Atlanta to learn how communities are addressing issues regarding safe beds for sexual abuse and trafficking survivors. After volunteering with various organizations, engage in and facilitate focus group discussions to learn how to best advocate for these communities.

  • Cost: TBD, including a $50 non-refundable deposit due at sign-up
    • Once you sign-up, you are responsible for the full cost of the trip
    • Deposit can be paid by credit/debit card or check at time of sign up
  • Deposit: $50 non-refundable 

If you would like to know more about these trips, you can read about them in our Long Trip Descriptions, which will be sent out to students by campus mail. 

Each trip requires a non-refundable deposit ($50 driving trips, $100 for flight trips). 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. 

After the initial sign-up day, you can sign up by emailing the Office of Christian Outreach at oco@wheaton.edu, until a trip is full. 

These trips are offered through BreakAway Ministry, a ministry of the Office of Christian Outreach, which is located at the North entrance of the Todd M. Beamer Student Center.