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Service Trips

The Elizabethtown College Center for Civic and Community Engagement organizes several service trips during the academic year, as well as over breaks.

Urban Poverty Experience and Service Trip (Lancaster City)

The Center for Community and Civic Engagement is sponsoring a trip to Lancaster City to experience life as a homeless individual lives.  Spend the weekend living in a shelter, using public transportation, and helping with special service projects within the shelter. Face the challenges of sharing a communal living space in a shelter and living from meal to meal. 

Dates: November 21-22, 2014


Rural Poverty Experience and Service Trip (Lancaster County)

The Center for Community and Civic Engagement is sponsoring a service trip to Gap Family Center in Gap, Pennsylvania to explore the topic of rural poverty. Students will be introduced to the various hardships a person living in poverty experiences on a daily basis. The participants will be serving dinner, engaging and playing games with the families in attendance, listening to speakers from community organizations, and touring the local area.

Dates: April 2015


 Give Kids The World- Spring Break February 28- March 6, 2015

Visit the Give Kids The World website to learn more about the organization. Please check back for more details about the trip in the Fall. Up to date information will be provided in Campus Connections.

Cost: TBD- Students will fly to Florida as a group and stay in lodging close to the park.


General Service Trip Forms

Student Field Trip and Off Campus Event Form

General Liability Release Form

Medical Release Form

Photo Release Form

Service Trip Check List


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