Alternative Spring breaks


Despite what some believe, there are things to do for spring break besides partying in Mexico, shopping in New York or lying on the beach in Florida or California.

K-State student ministries have plans for spring break, and students can still jump on the bandwagon if they have not already planned a week full of activities.

K-State Wesley across Kansas

The group of K-State Wesley will travel across Kansas on a mission trip over spring break. They will be teaming up with local churches around the state to do mission work and outreach. The group leaves March 13. The cost is $25, which covers everything for the week.

If you have any questions about this trip or need more information, e-mail Mike Toluba at The deadline to register is March 9. K-State Wesley is located at 1001 Sunset Avenue or you can visit the Web site

Bridges International in Dallas

International students have the opportunity to go on a four-day sightseeing trip to Dallas, with a possible element of service involved, said Jane Fox, Bridges International representative. The group has a car of five students going, but if others are interested, they are willing to make necessary adjustments. For further information and details, e-mail

Cats for Christ in Chicago

For spring break this year, 14 students from Cats for Christ are going to the inner city of Chicago to work with Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection. The itinerary has not been finalized.

During the evenings, McCall said DOOR will provide speakers and guests to help students understand aspects of life in the inner city to increase their exposure and understanding. Students will also participate with a group that works with homeless homosexual prostitutes for a day.

The deadline has passed, but Cats for Christ typically does a service mission during spring break and winter break as well.

Campus Crusade for Christ has a spring break trip to New York City organized. They will spend the most of their time on a number of campuses in New York City discussing the Gospel with other students.

Campus Crusade in New York City

Jason Woodman, campus minister for Campus Crusade for Christ, said the trip would be spent training students to give them the tools to engage with people at a spiritual level. Oftentimes it is difficult asking questions about life and God in a cross-cultural context.

Fun is bound to be included, said Woodman, because 60 students from campuses all over Kansas, Colorado, New Hampshire, Tennessee and other states will be staying in a hostel in the city.

Although registration for the trip is closed, this is the second year for Campus Crusade for Christ to do this event. The deadline is usually a week to 10 days after classes start in January.