2012 Alternative Spring Break Trips
Land Between the Lakes, Golden Pond, KY
Land Between the Lakes is a 170,000-acre national recreation area in Western Kentucky and Tennessee located about 90 miles north of Nashville, Tenn., and just south of Paducah, Ky. Volunteers helped with the maintenance of an 1850's working farm, by doing repairs and building fences. They also worked to get the facilities up and running for the tourist season.
Cumberland Trails, La Follette, TN
Students helped build trails and perform maintenance. The Cumberland Trail (CT), a Tennessee State Scenic Hiking Trail, became Tennessee's 53rd state park in 1998. The Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park contains a core corridor of 300-plus miles of trail beginning in the Cumberland Gap National Park (KY.) and stretching south to Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park and Prentice Cooper Wildlife Management Area just outside Chattanooga.
Habitat for Humanity, Natchez, MS
Habitat for Humanity Bay-Waveland Area began as a disaster office of Habitat for Humanity, Jackson, Mississippi, shortly after hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast. In January 2008, they became an independent affiliate. So far, they've built more than 80 homes in Hancock County with volunteers, sponsors, donors, partner families and friends.
Habitat for Humanity, Marion County, SC
Marion County HFH is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.
Habitat for Humanity, Franklin, WV
Almost Heaven Habitat was founded in 1988 by a local group of citizens concerned about the living conditions of their neighbors. Michelle L. Connor, a Habitat homeowner herself, became Executive Director in October 1999 and continues to serve in this capacity.
Habitat for Humanity, Greenbrier, WV
Habitat for Humanity Greenbrier recently merged with Almost Heaven Habitat to serve the local community as a joint effort.
Habitat for Humanity, Chatham, NC
Since 1989, Habitat for Humanity has worked to change substandard housing conditions throughout Chatham County by making homeownership possible for more than 100 families. They accomplish this by creating partnerships between low-income families and hundreds of volunteers and donors.
YSOP - Washington, D.C.
Students served meals to the homeless and sought to alleviate issues of urban poverty in our nation's capital by with local organizations.
Burgaw Elementary School, Wilmington, NC
Hamilton students worked at Burgaw Elementary School near Wilmington, N.C. Through this outreach program, they helped students with homework and participate in after-school activities.
Rescue Mission - Syracuse, NY
Students will volunteer at local organizations in the Syracuse area.