Spring Immersion and Service Trips

Spring Immersion and Service Trips go out the week of Spring break, March 22-29 (unless noted below), to six possible locations. Applications will be due NO LATER THAN the dates listed below.

Serve Trip Participant Application - Due Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Serve Trip Leader Application - Due Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

A payment of $25 will be required after your application is accepted and you have been assigned to a team. Some trips will require group/personal fundraising (up to another $100/person; these trips are noted below).

Along with your applications you will need to get TWO references, one from a fellow student and one from a professor here on campus. Please send the reference link to your references and let them know that we need these in by Feb. 26.

References Form

ALSO, you must fill out Health and Counseling's form. THIS FORM MUST BE PRINTED OUT AND HAND DELIVERED TO THE HEALTH AND COUNSELING OFFICE.  

Medical Health Form

Any questions? Email Kyle Webster at kwebster12@georgefox.edu or Erika Lopez at elopez12@georgefox.edu

Trip Descriptions

To Flying H Youth Ranch:

A team will travel to Flying H Youth Ranch located 30 miles west of Yakima, Wash. The heart of the ranch is to minister to the troubled youth of our culture. On this trip the group will be doing physical labor for the ranch as well as spending time with boys (worshiping, card games, sports, just having fun), getting to know them and their stories.

To Ghormley Meadows Christian Camp:

Students will retreat to the camp near Rimrock Lake in Washington to tackle various work projects. In the past, teams have painted, burned brush, chopped down trees (with axes, pretty cool), built fencing, and other small renovations. You will be preparing the camp to impact the lives of its summer campers.

To Neah Bay, Wash., in partnership with local faith communities:

A team will travel to Neah Bay, Wash., to work on the Makah Indian Reservation. The nature of this trip is more laid back as teams will have the opportunity to learn about the culture of the Makah people while helping serve their community. Projects may include: helping the elderly, cleaning along the beach, touring museums, and participating in cultural experiences. If you're willing to be flexible and want to learn more about the Makah people while serving, this is the trip for you!

To Seattle in partnership with Urban Impact (March 23-29):

A team of students will serve with Urban Impact, doing several different types of ministry in Seattle. The ministries will focus on building relationships and serving in the community through the local church. The team will be doing a variety of work projects, which may include tutoring, service projects, administrative work and cleaning. This team offers students a chance to experience urban ministry in many different forms.  

To San Francisco in partnership with the ReImagine community:

This spring break, we'll be sending a group of students to San Francisco for a week with ReImagine, a center for integral Christian Practice, founded by Mark Scandrette who was this year's fall retreat speaker at Twin Rocks. San Francisco's immense diversity of people and cultures provides us with a unique opportunity to witness the beauties and shadows of humanity. ReImagine's mission is to help people become more fully human through engagement with the life and teachings of Jesus. The week will consist of guided prayer tours, trash pick up, serving meals to people living outdoors in the city, growing awareness of local issues such as human trafficking and poverty, as well as spending time in group and individual spiritual reflection on our core value of "Christ in Everything".

This trip will require additional personal/group fundraising, up to $100/person

To the Yakima Indian Reservation in Washington in partnership with Mending Wings Ministries:

Through this newly added cross-cultural Immersion & Service trip, we will be partnering with Mending Wings, a nonprofit Native American youth organization located on the Yakama Reservation in Washington state. They are Native-American owned and operated and immerse groups in their culture more than just discussing culture, offering an indigenous perspective on missions and Christianity as well as their hospitality, inviting our students to come alongside their community to build (& rebuild) trust, friendship, as well as the opportunity to serve alongside painting homes, cleaning yards of garbage and debris, chopping wood for elders, mowing, weeding gardens, working at a homeless shelter, light construction projects, or maybe even working at one of their local pow-wows.

This trip will require additional personal/group fundraising, up to $100/person

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