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Best Spring Break Mission Trips for 2020

JULY 2019

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by Abbie Thiebaut Abbie is a full-time member of the EM staff who uses her experience leading mission trips to encourage others to serve in communities across the U.S.and around the world.

Spring break mission trips are a meaningful way to unplug from the day-to-day grind of school, work, and life. While it may seem counterintuitive to use your vacation for service, we’ve found a week of putting others first and refocusing your faith can be exactly what you need to finish the semester well. So, whether you’re planning your campus' Alternative Spring Break or putting together a team of middle school or high school students, we’ve compiled a list of the best spring break locations for everyone.

Hurricane & Disaster Relief Trips


Dorado, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Since Hurricane Maria struck in 2017, spring break in Puerto Rico has meant something a little different for many people. While many resorts and business have bounced back from the devastating storm, families are still working hard each day to put their lives together. High school and college spring break groups can partner with local ministries as they work alongside local families to rebuild a small community known as La Hormiga Project.

Interested in learning more about this community? Fill out an Interest Form!

Coastal Towns, Texas

Families struggle to rebuild long after the storm is gone. In Orange, Texas and surrounding towns, an aging population has waited years for help to come after Hurricane Harvey tore through their community. We’ve partnered with local organizations who are working with families to get back on their feet as they navigate a myriad of paperwork and financial hardships that often coincide with disaster. In this community, teams of middle school, high school, and college spring breakers can bring hope to families that have felt forgotten. Through rebuilding projects, teams will bring real change while restoring dignity to those who need it most. 

For more information about Texas Rebuilding Trips, Fill out an Interest Form.

Service and Learning Trips


Rio Grande Valley, Texas

Go beyond news headlines and political debates. Immerse your student group in the local culture, struggles, and joy found at the US/Mexico border. Develop meaningful relationships while partnering with local pastors who lead their congregation faithfully through daily hardships taking place in their community. Spring break groups in McCallen, TX often have the opportunity to serve asylum-seekers, immigrant and refugee communities, and put real faces and names to debates in our news-media and across the country.

Would you like to engage your student group in the conversation? Fill out an interest form to get started!

Cuban Towns, Cuba

Go beyond history books and headlines. Get to know local churches that are growing and thriving. Serve alongside young churches and encourage local pastors as they seek to lead under the rule of an anti-religion, communist government. This trip will challenge what you know about “living your mission” and inspire your team to live boldly in their faith.

Interested in bringing a group to Cuba? Fill out an interest form to begin!

Rural Spring Break Mission Trips

Navajo Reservation, Arizona

Work alongside this historically marginalized community as local leaders seek to empower their neighbors. Experience the rich culture of the Navajo people while learning some of their stories, complex history, and the daily joys of life "on the Rez." Groups of middle school and older are invited to participate in home repair projects as they build relationships with local families and seek to gain new context and understanding of daily life for the Navajo people.

Fill out an interest form to begin your journey today!

Caribbean Spring Break Mission Trips


Haitian Communities, Haiti

Serve in one of the poorest countries in the world and partner with local ministries for lasting change. Haiti Spring Break trips will focus on a variety of meaningful service opportunities including building projects, relational ministry, and children's ministry. Groups traveling to Haiti will also have the opportunity to partner with RISING, Experience Mission’s education empowerment program.

Bring your team to Haiti! Fill out an interest form to begin your adventure!

Catadupa, Jamaica

Beyond the beachside resorts and adventures in Montego Bay, up a winding road filled with potholes and wandering goats, sits a vibrant and thriving church community at Christian Fellowship Church. Partner with local leaders to invest in the community in meaningful ways to make a real impact. Teams will find themselves working on building projects to improve homes, roads, and at times, even water systems while also spending time with local youth and truly becoming a part of the church family. While this rural Jamaican mission trip is far from a beach vacation, mission teams will find themselves refreshed by the welcoming and genuine spirit found in the Jamaican people.

To begin your Jamaican mission experience, fill out an interest form today!

Custom Spring Break Mission Trips

At Experience Mission, we believe each group that serves with us is a partner in ministry! If you’re interested in serving in one of our other Mission Trip communities, contact us to arrange a custom experience for your group (where available).

Wherever you go next year, we hope your 2020 Spring Break mission trip is a meaningful experience that helps you learn to love and serve others well!

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