2015 Alternative Break Experience (ABE)
Adventure Programs ABE
- Date: March 7 –March 12th
- Cost: $285 for students/members & $385
guests/non-members (Cost includes all food, equipment, transportation,
instruction and camping)
- Description: “The most pristine and undeveloped river systems in the United States” is how National Geographic describes this river in north Florida. A slow and
lazy current moves your canoe downstream, as huge cypress trees tower over head
and “Live Oak” trees covered in Spanish Moss line the banks. The Suwannee River
twists and turns as it makes its way 170+ miles to the Gulf of Mexico and
you’ll get to paddle a small part (~50 miles over 5 days) of this rather famous
river. No experience needed, our expert trip leaders will teach you everything
you need to know.
- Limited Spots: The trip is limited to 8 people total
- For further information, Adventure Program
Living ABE: Urban Poverty
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia
- Dates:Monday, March 10- Sunday, March 14, 2015
- Cost: $125 (Trip receive supplemental
assistance from Campus Living)>
- Limited Spots: The trip is
limited to 10 people total. This trip is for residence hall students only
- Description: Volunteers work in the Atlanta metro area to do service projects that benefit lower income areas. This trip affords students the opportunity to see firsthand the poverty in urban settings and the
efforts that are being made to assist people in need. This group will complete
a different service project each day to provide a better sense of what is
needed in an urban setting.
- Contact:For further information, Janet Johnson at
Volunteer and Service-Learning Center ABE: Poverty and Healthcare
- Location:Baltimore, Maryland
- Dates: March 8-14 (7 days)
- Cost:$255.00 (cost includes travel, lodging, service activities, and most food.
- Limited Spots: The trip is limited to 7 people total.
- Description: This ABE will serve and learn
with area several affiliates’ of Catholic Charities and other local non-profit
partners that address issues of poverty and healthcare. This opportunity will allow for students to learn about poverty and healthcare in an urban setting, while asking students to think about
different types of service (indirect, direct, and advocacy).Service will be
with a variety of agencies through Catholic Charities, Healthcare for the Homeless
and much more!
- Contact: For further information, VSLC website.
Volunteer and Service-Learning Center ABE: Environmental Justice, Sustainability, and Economic Impact
- Location: Atlantic Beach (Carteret County), North
- Dates: March 8-12 (5 days)
- Cost:< $130.00 (cost includes travel, lodging, service activities, and most food)
- Limited Spots: The trip is limited to 12 people total.
- Description: This ABE will serve and learn with
the North Carolina Coastal Federation, Camp Albemarle, and a few other
community organizations. This ABE is very special to East Carolina University
because it focuses on service and regional transformation through learning and
service and is in its fifth year partnering with ECU.Service will consist of mostly environmental
work, including oyster habitat restoration, clean up, and other project
- Contact: For further information,visit VSLC website.
Volunteer and Service-Learning Center ABE: A Staycation in Our Community - Poverty and Youth
- Location: Greenville, NC
- Dates: March 7-10 (4
- Cost:$70.00 (cost includes travel, lodging, service
activities, and most food)
Limited Spots: The trip is limited to 10 people total.
- Description: Think local, serve local, and make local
change in our community by being a part of the ABE Staycation. This
ABE very special to East Carolina University and our community because it focuses
on service and regional transformation through learning and service at a time
when many of our students leave to venture home. This is a new opportunity that will allow for
our on-going partners to continue to work and deepen our partnership with ECU.
Our need for change doesn’t stop because ECU is on spring break. Service will
range from working with local youth centers, Campus Kitchen partners, and our
- Contact: For further
information, visit VSLC website.