BreakAway 2017 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 Wednesday, November 16, 2016. 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.

Angola, Louisiana 2017

Experience life for a week at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a maximum security prison. Prepare to have your preconceptions of prison life challenged and transformed!

  • COST OF TRIP: $425, 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.
  • There are 12 spaces available (6 female, 6 male)

If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about it in our long trip description, located in the OCO.

Denver, Colorado 2017

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, Network Coffee House, Metrocaring, Soxplace, and Restoration Outreach.

  • COST OF TRIP: $475, 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.
  • There are 8 spaces available
  • Trip Leaders: TBD

If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about it in our Long Trip Description, located in the OCO.  

Kansas City, Missouri 2017

Be prepared to have your heart stretched as you experience the transformative power of the Gospel in the heart of the inner city. Students will participate with Wheaton alumni in one of five youth outreaches in the federal housing developments, experience the Worship Wagon (a mobile church for unreached people groups in the downtown area), and serve at a day shelter for the homeless. Participants will also get to sample the best BBQ in the world.

  • COST OF TRIP: $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.
  • There are 10 spaces available.
  • Trip Leaders: TBD 

If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about it in our Long Trip Description, located in the OCO.

Nashville, Tennessee 2017

Center for Student Missions (CSM) strives to provide an effective urban ministry experience that transforms lives, influences churches and communities, and honors Christ. Your group will have the opportunity to serve at a variety of different ministries to be the hands and feet of Jesus throughout Nashville.

  • COST OF TRIP: $475, 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.
  • There are 10 spaces available.
  • Trip Leaders: TBD

If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about it in our Long Trip Description, located in the OCO. 

Deering, New Hampshire 2017

Prepare to witness the restorative and transforming power of God’s love at His Mansion Ministries, a Christ-centered intensive community focused on recovery and restoration for those struggling with addictions, past trauma, mental health issues, and eating disorders.  Students will experience the community at His Mansion first hand through living, eating, working, and building relationships with staff and residents.

  • COST OF TRIP: $475, 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.
  • There are 10 spaces available (5 female, 5 male)
  • Trip Leaders: TBD 

If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about it in our Long Trip Description, located in the OCO. 

San Francisco, California 2017

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, 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.
  • There are 8 spaces available (4 female, 4 male)
  • Trip Leaders: TBD

If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about it in our Long Trip Description, located in the OCO. 

Savannah, Georgia 2017

Team members will partner with Habitat for Humanity in a low-income neighborhood in Savannah helping in construction and home renovation projects.  Participants will also have the opportunity to tutor at Savannah Classical School and serve in a local food bank.

  • COST OF TRIP: $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.
  • There are 10 spaces available (3 male, 7 female)
  • Trip Leaders: TBD

If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about it in our Long Trip Description, located in the OCO. 

St. Louis, Missouri 2017

Partner with Citylights and learn about how God is mobilizing the church to meet the practical needs of one’s neighbors.  Participate in Citylights’ numerous avenues of service to widows, refugees and immigrants who live in St. Louis, including teaching English as a Second Language, providing housing support, and tending to a community garden.

  • COST OF TRIP: $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.
  • There are 10 spaces available
  • Trip Leaders: TBD 

If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about it in our Long Trip Description, located in the OCO. 

Appalachia, Tennessee 2017

Partner with the interdenominational ministry, Mountain T.O.P. (Tennessee Outreach Project), to experience Grundy County in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee.  Work both on Mountain T.O.P.’s in-camp facilities, as well on the homes of people in the local community by doing tasks such as yard work, painting, or light construction.  Enjoy visiting area churches and meeting county residents, while taking in the beauty of Appalachia.

  • COST OF TRIP: $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.
  • There are 12 spaces available (6 female, 6 male)
  • Trip Leaders: TBD 

If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about it in our Long Trip Description, located in the OCO. 

Toronto, Canada 2017

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. In addition, serve meals to the homeless and provide an opportunity for community, advocacy, and friendship at St. Francis Table.

  • COST OF TRIP: $475, 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.
  • There are 10 spaces available
  • Trip Leaders: TBD 

*Passport required

If you would like to know more about this trip, you can read about it in our Long Trip Description, located in the OCO.

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.

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