SUMMER TRIPS 2018
Pine Ridge, SD | June 16 – June 23
Minneapolis, MN | June 18 – June 23
Each Summer, Escape22 offers Summer Trips for the students to apply for. We see these trips as a great opportunity for our students to grow in their Christlikeness, their love of people, and their ability to serve. We have also seen how beneficial and fun it is for the students to grow together as a team of brothers and sisters. We would encourage everyone who is interested to apply! Even if they are on the fence, we want to walk with the students through the process. This year we will be going to Pine Ride in South Dakota and Minneapolis in Minnesota.
Pine Ridge, SD
Pine Ridge is an Indian Reservation located in the Badlands of South Dakota. This is always a very eye opening trip as Pine Ridge is the poorest place in America and in some ways resembles being in a third world country. Pine Ridge is full of brokenness and many of the people there desperately struggle to find hope. Over this trip, we give students the opportunity to love children and teenagers that often aren’t loved or cared for at home. While we are there, we put on a VBS for children ages 5-18 and spend time getting to know them and their stories. Many of the students who have been on this trip have fallen in love with this place!
Students who go on the Minneapolis trip will have the opportunity to experience a large number of cultures that are all residing in one city. We partner with a local church in Minneapolis and they guide our students through different cultured churches, a handful of service projects, and sharing the gospel with people in the city. This trip always provides a new perspective as it shows us that there are people that live very differently from us, and they are only a short distance away.