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Spring Break Trips

BreakAway Trips

Angola, Louisiana 2019

Spend a week at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a maximum-security prison, which houses the state's death row inmates. Preconceived thoughts about the nation's justice system and the imprisoned church will be challenged and transformed.

  • Cost: $450, 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 cash or check
  • Space: There are 12 spaces available (6 female, 6 male)
  • Trip Leaders: TBD
  • Deposit: $50 non-refundable 
  • Sign-ups: December 6th @ 7:30am, Phelps

Chicago, Illinois 2019

In partnership with Wheaton in Chicago, come explore our Woodlawn facilities, become acquainted with a variety of locations in our beautiful city, and gain a deeper perspective of what it means to serve during a week of listening and learning throughout Chicago.

  • Cost: $250, 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 cash or check
  • Space: There are 12 spaces available (6 female, 6 male)
  • Trip Leaders: TBD
  • Deposit: $50 non-refundable 
  • Sign-ups: December 6th @ 7:30am, Phelps

Mexico City 2019

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: $650, 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 cash or check
  • Space: There are 12 spaces available (6 female, 6 male)
  • Trip Leaders: TBD
  • Deposit: $100 non-refundable 
  • Sign-ups: December 6th @ 7:30am, Phelps

Appalachia, Tennessee 2019

Work with families in rural Appalachia on home repair projects including painting, yard work, and minor construction projects. Partner with the ministry organization, Mountain T.O.P., to assist with home repair within the camp and the community. 

  • Cost: $450, 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 cash or check
  • Space: There are 12 spaces available (6 male, 6 female)
  • Trip Leaders: TBD
  • Deposit: $50 non-refundable 
  • Sign-ups: December 6th @ 7am, Phelps

Deering, New Hampshire 2019

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: $350, 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 cash or check
  • Space: There are 10 spaces available (5 female, 5 male)
  • Trip Leaders: TBD
  • Deposit: $50 non-refundable 
  • Sign-ups: December 6th @ 7:30am, Phelps

Puerto Rico 2019

Devastated by Hurricane Maria one year ago, Puerto Rico continues to rebuild and seek relief. Partnering with Send Relief, an organization who comes alongside local groups to serve, students can look forward to both manual labor and personal conversations with Puerto Rican residents to serve.

  • Cost: $700, 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 cash or check
  • Space: There are 16 spaces available (8 female, 8 male)
  • Trip Leaders: TBD
  • Deposit: $100 non-refundable 
  • Sign-ups: December 6th @ 7:30am, Phelps

If you would like to know more about these trips, you can read about it in our Long Trip Descriptions, located in the OCO. 

Each trip requires a non-refundable deposit ($50 driving trips, $100 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 in the Office of Christian Outreach, in Lower Beamer until a trip is full - first come, first served.

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