Don’t spend your spring break sleeping in. Do something awesome with CSF. Whether you’ve come to CSF once, twice, or never, it doesn’t matter. These trips are for you. Meet new people. Do something great.

Our team of intrepid Spring Break imagineers have been hard at work crafting a busload of incredible trips to help make your spring break awesome. Want to know more? Get in touch!


FORT MYERS, FL

Warm your body, warm your soul in sunny Florida. Make some new friends. Maybe grow in your faith. Put another way, 34 degrees in Lexington or a 82 on the beach? Yeah, we thought so.


FORT MYERS, FL

Warm your body, warm your soul in sunny Florida. Make some new friends. Maybe grow in your faith. Put another way, 34 degrees in Lexington or a 82 on the beach? Yeah, we thought so.


AUSTIN, TX

Remember the Alamo firsthand as you explore the lone star state, complete with all the Texas BBQ you can handle!


AUSTIN, TX

Remember the Alamo firsthand as you explore the lone star state, complete with all the Texas BBQ you can handle!


SKI TRIP, COLORADO

Conquer the incredible slopes of the Rocky Mountains (or at least the bunny hills). Ski. Snowboard. Meet new people.


SKI TRIP, COLORADO

Conquer the incredible slopes of the Rocky Mountains (or at least the bunny hills). Ski. Snowboard. Meet new people.


TRIP FAQs

The best week of your entire life is nearly here. Click below to learn a little more about each of these incredible trips. Have questions that aren’t answered here? Call/text us at 859.273.5433 or email us

TEXAS FAQ


HOW ARE WE GETTING THERE?
Hop in the whip we’re headed to Texas. And be sure to bring your lasso, episodes of Ted Lasso downloaded to your phone that is, because just like the first settlers on the Oregon Trail, we’ve got quite the journey ahead of us. Fear not though, rather than horseback or carriage, we’ve got a fleet of vans ready to speed off into the sunset like Wile E. Coyote. In the wise words of Ralph Waldo Emerson “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” So settle in, get ready to pump up the jams, break out the games, and find your new best friends. Ralph must’ve never seen Austin though, because it’s a pretty awesome destination!

WHAT WILL WE DO WHEN WE GET THERE?
We’re treating Texas like it’s a buffet! Get yourself a lil scoop of Austin on Sunday, we’re hanging with Matt Dampier (the o.g. CSF staff member) and touring the city. On Monday we’re going hunting for Chip and Joanna Gaines in Waco! Magnolia Market here we come. Tuesday we’ll crown a Top Golf champion and explore Austin even more. Wednesday is reserved for San Antonio, aka REMEMBER THE ALAMO (and Davy Crockett, rip) and a reunion with former Wildcats Keldon Johnson & SGA at a Spurs game. Then we’ve got one more banging day in Austin left! We’ll do a couple service projects, some shopping, some eating and most importantly MAKING FRIENDS! It’ll be the trip of your wildest craziest dreams.

WHAT DOES THE COST COVER?
Great question! It’ll cover transportation, lodging, breakfast each day, professional basketball tickets, family friendly arcade golfing and one of the more underrated results of the fall, tolls.

WHERE WILL WE BE STAYING IN AUSTIN?
We’re working on finding a home to stay at in Austin! With our church connections and the loads of AirBnb’s around town, we’ll have more info about this soon!

WHO’S GOING WITH US?
Just the best people on earth…around 40 students and 5 staff! Woo hoo! Here are the staff leading the trip:

Lydia Slayden ([email protected]) – As the saying goes, this isn’t her first rodeo! This 7th year staff member has actually planned this trip not once but twice! Though COVID threw a wrench in things last time, this year nothing will deny Lydia the opportunity to reunite with her good pal Damps, lead us in some beautiful worship, and become your new best friend! If good things come to those who wait, we’re all lucky to be traveling down to Texas with Lydia.

Sarah Iranpour ([email protected]) – Once a bright eyed student ready for one last hurrah, now a seasoned staff member ready to finally make the trip to Austin. She remembers who Damps is, can’t stand the idea of anyone not knowing Chip & Jo, and can’t wait to get to know you! If you have a deep love of pugs or an appreciation for sass, you and Sarah will get along just fine. In fact, if you’re reading these questions there’s a good chance it’s because Sarah’s recruited you to come on this trip! She says no one can hang with her TopGolf game. Can you prove her wrong?

Landon Porter ([email protected]) – After learning of their existence in the fall of 2021, Landon is now a lifelong diehard fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines and has made his life’s purpose to trek to Magnolia and meet his heroes. It’s the only reason he wants to go to Austin. That, and the opportunity to subject 50 other people to sitting through a 2.5 hour NBA game because, SPORTS! If you love a good hike, better coffee, and a weeklong pursuit of breakfast tacos, Landon will be your personal guide to the city of Austin.

Bailee Taylor ([email protected]) – Attention all freshman! Your favorite Shift staff member is headed to Austin and you should too! How could the staff member affectionately known as “Baylor” not make the trip to Magnolia this March? She knows all the best spots and is ready to help you cross Buccee’s and In N Out off your bucket list! Looking for a trendy lunch spot, coffee joint, or photo op? Bailee is your gal. Who knows, maybe she’ll even find a way to sneak you into South by Southwest (SXSW).

Fred Turner ([email protected]) – For this former Austin resident, it’s homecoming week. Miss traveling with your Dad because he always knew the good spots and what to do when things went wrong? At ease partner, Fred is here and ready to activate vacation Dad mode. Good food, random finds, and the chance to serve have him pumped for this trip. Seriously, if you want to do Austin right while having intentional conversations where you feel both fully seen and heard, Fred is your guy. You’ve got a friend in him.


***Questions? Ask ’em! We are so excited you’re interested in joining us on this week in the Lone Star State!***

FLORIDA FAQ

We’re hyped that you’re interested in the Florida Spring break trip. But first… Click here to get pumped up really quick! Now that you’ve danced a bit, keep reading for info about the best spring break trip in the CSF catalog. It’s literally better than when Lance Armstrong went to the moon!

Let’s answer all of the questions your fun-loving brain can think of and if there are still more questions, feel free to contact any of the CSF staff going on the trip (contact info and bios below). But let’s get one thing clear: This trip is going to be AMAZING and we want YOU to be a part of it with us!


HOW ARE WE GETTING THERE?
Folks, we’re going to be riding in style on some of the most luxurious charter busses in the SEC. These babies have reclining seats, an aisle to walk up and down, outlets for charging your mobile devices, TVs for movies, and a driver who will likely sing gospel songs and soothe you to sleep on this heck-of-a-fun road trip! We’re driving overnight to FL, leaving Friday night and arriving Saturday morning, so we’ll have more time on the beach than ever before!

WHAT DOES THE COST COVER?
The $450 cost of this trip to Florida (which is the least expensive beach trip you’ll ever take) covers the buses driving us down, the church we’re staying at, 3 meals a day in Florida, and some sunscreen/aloe for when you fall asleep on the beach. This trip is basically all-inclusive, so it’s even more of an amazing deal! The only things you’ll have to pay for are meals on the way down and up.

WHERE WILL WE BE STAYING IN FLORIDA?
We’ll be staying at the most hospitable church in the universe, Beach Baptist. Seriously, this place puts CSF’s hospitality to shame. The Motto of the staff is “if you didn’t get it, it’s because you didn’t ask for it.” So you’ll be feeling right at home from the get-go. This church is going to be the most relaxing place you’ll ever stay and that’s a 100% emoji guarantee. On top of all this greatness, they’re located right on the beach in Ft. Myers and have plenty of room for all of our air mattresses, and Eno hammocks. Oh, and they have a soft serve ice cream machine ready for you 24/7!

WHAT WILL WE DO WHEN WE GET THERE?
When we get there, you’ll have to take a second to recover from shock because you’re going to be blown away by how close we are to the beach. Yes, the beach is about 100 yards away, right across the street. We’ll have some free time once we get there (perfect for setting up your air mattress or Eno, playing some games, smelling the ocean breeze, that sort of thing).

The first night we’ll get to know each other, talk about how fun this trip will be, and split up into our bible study groups and chat. Then, we’ll rally back up for a potential dance party, and finish off with something you’ll get very used to this week: CHILLIN’. The whole time we’re there you’ll have the entire day to spend leisurely on the beach. Whether you’re a sun seeking tanner or a try-hard spike-baller, the day is yours to enjoy. There are bikes to ride around the island (including a scenic pier a mile down the road) and plenty of activities around to keep your interest.

At night we’re going to keep with the theme of relaxation and enjoy dinner provided by the church (You literally just have to show up!) and then we’ll head to the sanctuary for some worship! Some nights we’ll even head out to the beach for worship. Afterward, we’ll split up to hang with our groups. After group time we’ll have a bit more free time before bed so you can play some late night games or take a walk on the beach.


WHO’S GOING WITH US?
Oh, just the greatest people in the world! There will be tons of room for every student and CSF staff members. Here are the staff going on the trip:

Ellie Hynes
(414) 758-3907
[email protected]

Paige Menefee
(502) 419-4402
[email protected]

Lexus McCormick
(859) 468-1570
[email protected]

Bri Wulfeck
(859) 652-5813
[email protected]

Jade Eaton
(502) 468-7590
[email protected]

Warren Bryant
(859) 338-3110
[email protected]

David Hausknecht
(719) 930-1666
[email protected]

Alli Rankin
(859) 948-5581
[email protected]

Jeff Barker
(859) 339-5246
[email protected]


***Questions? Ask ’em! We are so excited you’re interested in joining us on this week in the sun!***

COLORADO SKI TRIP FAQ

This March, CSF will take a harrowing group of 40 students to ski the Rockies in Colorado. The humble servants chosen to lead CSF’s most exciting spring break trip are Jess Belcher, Mike Donohue, Aubree Turner and Ethan Willoughby. From first timers to snowblinded vets all are welcome to come shred the slopes! This week-long trip will be filled with home cooked food, deep talks and sipping cocoa at the slopes and skiing/snowboarding. We are staying at a top secret location. We will be spending the week studying the bible, growing closer to God, and growing closer to a community of friends; all the while enjoying the incredible mountain in Colorado. This is the trip to come on if you want an experience of a lifetime!


HOW ARE WE GETTING THERE?
We are taking a private jet! Just kidding, we are cross country skiing! Just kidding, we will be taking vans!

WHAT DOES THE COST COVER?
The $675 will help to cover your lodging, transportation, 3 day lift ticket, and meals while in Colorado (travel days you will be required to buy your own food, and one day when we go out to dinner on our off day). THIS DOES NOT COVER RENTALS! (~$60 to $130 extra)

WHERE WILL WE BE STAYING?
We will be splitting our drive to and from Colorado into two days. We will be staying the night at a church before finishing our trek!

During the week in Colorado we will be staying at: TBA


WHAT WILL WE DO WHEN WE GET THERE?
Our first night in Colorado, we will settle into the church; stretch, hangout, and play games. Each night, we will also take some time to split into small groups and study God’s word. We are excited to grow as a small community and learn about God and His amazing love. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday will be days on the mountain! After spending the day out on the slopes, we will head back to the church, shower, eat some dinner, worship, and then break into small groups for Bible study. There will be time after devotions for playing games and hanging out. Wednesday will be a free day! We’ll go exploring, check out the hot springs, go shopping, etc. There is also the option of skiing that day but you have to pay for an extra lift ticket. Wednesday night we will go out to eat. This is the only meal that is not covered once we get to Colorado.

WHEN WILL WE LEAVE AND GET BACK?
We leave early in the morning on Saturday the 12th. We will spend the first night halfway at a church. We will arrive on the 13th in Colorado. We will ski/snowboard for three days with an off day break after the 2nd day (unless you would like to pay for an additional day on the slopes). We will start back home on Friday the 18th and drive through the night to arrive home on Saturday the 19th as early as possible (it will be late).

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME?
First, we want to make sure we are great guests to all the people/places hosting us. Make sure to take extra care of wherever we are! Second, be ready to party 24/7! Laugh a lot, make new friends and memories, see the beauty and love of God on display daily, and try not to require a hospital run.

You can submit your $100 deposit asap and join us on this amazing trip!


WHO’S GOING WITH US?
Sit down for this one. There will be 40 students, 4 CSF staff members, The Holy Spirit and our ski gear!

Mike Donohue ([email protected]). Normally you would catch Mike hitting the links at Augusta (aka a cool golf place) but for this rare week of the year you’ll be able to hit the slopes with him! When you need a break from shredding the gnar, Mike is your go to guy for refueling with greasy food and sports talk. Then after a long day of bad falls and tree runs, you’ll really understand why Mike is always on his knees during prayer and worship. Get ready to recklessly adventure the ‘Rado caps and God’s great love with Freshman Ministry’s favorite guy!

Jess Belcher ([email protected]). Coming from the ‘Glades and South Beach there isn’t a better shredder coming out of Florida. She’s trading in the bike for a week on the skis! This is a redemption tour for our leader Jess, so watch out altitude sickness and canker sores. You won’t be able to slow this Yeti on the slopes down! That is unless you want to grab some hot cocoa at the lodge and hangout with a laid back slope master and learn about Jesus and her tips for doing a double black diamond, blindfolded!

Aubree Turner ([email protected]). She is from the mountains of Tennessee so she has been prepared her whole life for the mountains of Colorado. If you need a hype girl to get yourself off the bunny slope to the big bad blues then Aubree is your girl. If you want a good convo on the lift, ask her about Hurricane Katrina. Some may say that Aubree is the wild card of the trip. Good luck trying to keep up with her on the slopes.

Ethan Willoughby ([email protected]). Our sneaky meme king and brave leader. No need to be blue around him on the slopes, he wears enough Kentucky blue every DAY to turn anyone into a BBN fan. He is a God-fearing man who loves Godzilla — so much so that he wrote a rap about him (as seen on SoundCloud). Prepare for the greatest trip of your life, because you will be a ski and Kanye expert after your Spring Break with Ethan!

Jax Pleli ([email protected]). A CSF veteran on his first trip skiing! Jax is ready to journey to the mountain where he will encounter a magic snowboard and a frightening creature known as Gollum. He will launch a plot to raid the powder and gnar guarded by Smaug the, wait. This sounds a lot like the plot of The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. That’s fine, because when you get to know Jax it’ll all make sense!


***Questions? Email [email protected] for more info!***


SIGN UP NOW!

To sign up and reserve your spot on a trip, simply pay your trip deposit. Trip prices include transportation, lodging, and most meals during the trip. After paying your deposit you can pay for the rest of the trip by cash/check at CSF. Please note that all non-waitlist deposits are non-refundable. Final trip costs may vary slightly as we continue to finalize trip details.

Questions? Call/text us at 859.273.5433 or email us.


PAY REMAINDER!

Already paid your deposit? Great! You can pay for the rest of the trip by cash/check at CSF, or RIGHT HERE on the internet! Please note: all online remainder payments include a 3% fee to help cover processing costs. If you’d like to avoid this fee, simply pay by cash/check at CSF.

Questions? Call/text us at 859.273.5433 or email us.

“I should like to know about risks, out-of-pocket expenses, time required and renumeration and so forth”—by which he meant: “What am I going to get out of it? And am I going to come back alive?”

BILBO BAGGINS, THE HOBBIT

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