Entering a context

Spring break trips allow a unique opportunity to enter into a different context for a week. By exploring a new city or community, students are faced with the challenge of slowing down, looking others in the eyes, and resting in the peace that knows our God is faithful beyond the context we call our own.

You will travel with student leaders, faculty or staff mentors, and other students. The trips incorporate a service component, outings to discover the community, and group reflection time. These trips are just as much about learning as they are about serving. So, come ready to be transformed by the people you're going to meet.

Make a Trip Deposit

A $50 deposit made below will secure your spot on one of our trips for 2024! 

Spring Service Learning


Trip participants pay $260, which covers ALL trip-related costs. The S-LC encourages and provides a platform for students to fundraise toward their registration fee. See the registration form or contact the S-LC for more information.


We offer trips at reduced rates and offer financial assistance thanks to generous gifts from alumni, friends, family members, and congregations. If you would like to support/give spring break trips contact us at slc@calvin.edu.


To contact the Spring Break Trips Coordinator, email slc@calvin.edu with “ATTN: Rae” in the subject line.

2024 Trip Information 

  • Fort Myers, Florida
  • Partnering with Florida United Methodist Church & World Renew - DRS

    Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida in September 2022 as a category 4 storm that produced high winds (over 140 mph), deadly storm surge, heavy rain, flooding, and spin-off tornados. Storm surge levels at Fort Myers Beach reached 10-15 feet above ground during its peak, the highest in the state. Statewide, almost 150 people were killed and many more injured or stranded, and over 5,000 houses were destroyed and 30,000 more were damaged. Storm damage from Hurricane Ian totaled more than $113 billion, making it the third most expensive disaster ever recorded. Calvin groups will be working on hurricane reconstruction in and around Fort Myers, Florida. Click HERE to read more about Hurricane Ian and its impacts on Fort Myers.

    Work projects will be largely focused on homes that have suffered flood and wind damage from Hurricane Ian. Potential projects may include mucking and gutting, flooring, drywall, painting, cabinets, trim, siding, etc.  

    Space available 9 students


    Fort Myers, Florida

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  • Mayfield, Kentucky
  • Partnering with Mayfield Graves County Long Term Recovery Group & World Renew - DRS

    This area of Kentucky is recovering from a series of devastating tornadoes that struck in December of 2021. The first tornado traveled 165.7 miles through 11 different counties in western Kentucky and damaged or destroyed thousands of homes and other buildings. Two more tornadoes followed. The town of Mayfield was directly in the path of the EF4 tornado, and the downtown area was severely damaged by 190+ MPH winds. Read more about the path and impact of the tornadoes HERE. 

    Work projects will be largely focused on homes that have suffered damage or destruction from the tornadoes. Potential projects may include laying flooring, hanging drywall, finishing drywall, hanging siding, painting, and more. Tools, materials, and a construction manager are provided on site.  

    Space available 9 students


    Mayfield, Kentucky

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