The Elizabethtown College Center for Civic and Community Engagement organizes several service trips during the academic year, as well as over breaks.
Rural Poverty Experience and Service Trip
The Center for Community and Civic Engagement is sponsoring a service trip to Gap Family Center in Gap, Pennsylvania to explore the topic of rural poverty. Students will be introduced to the various hardships a person living in poverty experiences on a daily basis. The participants will be serving dinner, engaging and playing games with the families in attendance, listening to speakers from community organizations, and touring the local area. Students will be leaving at approximately 12:30pm on April 12th and returning to campus on April 13th around 1:30pm. The trip will be an eye-opening experience for all in attendance.
Dates: Friday, April 12th to Saturday, April 13th
Cost: $20 with a new or gently used board game, or and $30 CCCE will purchase the game.
Lend A Hand - January 5-13, 2013 (Complete)
In past years, Lend A Hand has traveled to Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, as well as other locations. All trips have focused on helping individuals rebuild their homes after natural disasters. While on the trips, student learn the necessary skills for rebuilding from the adult volunteers from Lend A Hand. As long as students are willing to learn, they are welcome on the trip and do not need to have pervious construction skills!
Location: Our tentative destination is Houma, Louisiana.
Cost: $300 which includes transportation, housing, and meals while on location
Hunger and Homelessness Experience and Service Trip- November 16-17, 2012 (Complete)
Location: Lancaster City
Registration is required 1st come first serve.
Spend the weekend living as the homeless population does. Face the challenges of sharing a communal living space in a shelter and living from meal to meal. The weekend will also include opportunities to give back to the shelters through service work.
Spring Break Trips
Thistle Farms- March 2-10, 2012 (Full)
Visit the Thistle Farms website to learn more about the work of the organization
Cost: Housing cost will be $10 per night. Costs for van rental, gas, and meals during days of service have not been determined at this time.
All of the slots for the Thistle Farms Trip are full and registration is closed.
Give Kids The World During the week of Spring Break (Full)
Visit the Give Kids The World website to learn more about the organization
Cost: TBD- Students will fly to Florida as a group and stay in lodging close to the park.
All of the slots for the Give the Kids the World Trip are full and registration is closed.