Pine Ridge, SD | June 17 – June 24
Minneapolis, MN | June 19 – June 24
Each Summer, Escape22 offers Summer Trips for the students to apply for. We think that these are a great opportunity for students to be a part of a team and experience a place or culture that is different than their own. This year we will be going to Pine Ride in South Dakota and Minneapolis in Minnesota.
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 a third world country. It gives 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.
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.