SPRING BREAK 2020

 

DO SOMETHING AWESOME WITH CSF

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!


ASHEVILLE, NC

Take a cozy retreat to a cabin in Asheville. A chance to relax and recharge with your new best friends.

ASHEVILLE, NC

Take a cozy retreat to a cabin in Asheville. A chance to relax and recharge with your new best friends.


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!


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.


SKI TRIP, UTAH

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


SKI TRIP, UTAH

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


MEXICO

Head south of the border and spend your Spring Break serving people in need. Time to re-download that duolingo app!

MEXICO

Head south of the border and spend your Spring Break serving people in need. Time to re-download that duolingo app!


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

ASHEVILLE FAQ

Brace yourselves! The following info is for THE greatest spring break trip of your life! We’re here to answer every question you’ve ever had. If we’ve left something unanswered (Can I pay for the trip in Trident Layers? Can Grandma Susan come? What’s the Netflix password? etc), 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—we want you on this trip.


HOW ARE WE GETTING THERE?
Carpooling! Is there a better way to start making friends than being in the car together for a few hours?

WHAT DOES THE COST COVER?
Food, lodging, transportation. There will be one meal in Asheville that you pay for!

WHERE WILL WE BE STAYING IN ASHEVILLE?
We’ll be in a cozy cabin about 45 minutes from downtown Asheville.

WHEN WILL WE LEAVE AND GET BACK?
We’ll leave Sunday the 15th and return Friday the 20th.

WHAT WILL WE DO WHEN WE GET THERE?
Well, what do you wanna do? This trip, you get to choose your own adventure! If you love the outdoors, we’re tucked away in the mountains with some great hiking trails. You can head to downtown Asheville to eat great food, do some shopping, or just explore the Portland of the east. Or you can just cozy up in the cabin with a book or board games. The chillest trip you’ve ever been on!

WHO’S GOING WITH US?
Alec Hise ([email protected]) You can find Alec with sweats on, pizza in hand, and a large cup from McDonald’s at any time of the day. He’s the leader of the introverts, loves sports, and if he’s not laughing about something there may be an issue. If you’re looking to chill out as much as possible, come on the Asheville trip with your boy, Alec.

Lexus McCormick ([email protected]) Contrary to her namesake, Lexus likes to take life slow. She loves words and reading and writing, but she’s also down for a good quality hang. Wanna have a deep convo about the Lord? She’s in. Wanna play cards into the wee hours of the night? So there it’s insane. Wanna take a hike through the forests of Asheville? Yes please! If you’re down to hang with friends and the Lord, find Lexus!

Lindsey Craddock ([email protected])
Yelp Review –
“A queen.” -Riley B., 5 Stars
“I got coffee with her a year ago, and I’m still here.” -Kiana W., 5 stars
“She’s a quirky individual that has never met a stranger.” -Jade E., 5 stars
“At least 3.5 stars.” – Josh M., 3.5 stars
“Allergic to cats, but owns one. Poor execution, but A+ sarcasm.” -Bryce T., 5 stars
“I like turtles.” -Mason D., 5 stars


***Questions? Ask ’em! We are so excited you’re interested in joining us on this cozy Asheville retreat!***

TEXAS FAQ


HOW ARE WE GETTING THERE?
We’ll each saddle up on our trusty steeds and head southwest for the Lone Star State. And by trusty steeds I mean 15 passenger vans and we’ll have a caravan of four of them. As the great philosopher, Chamillionaire, once said, “My music so loud, I’m swangin, They hopin that they gon catch me ridin dirty”. He was clearly referencing road trips to Texas on dusty roads with all your friends. And we guarantee you that it is going to be the best road trip you’ve ever been a part of. There will be spontaneous sing-alongs, tons of unhealthy snacks and as many games of “I Spy” that you can handle.   The wheels on the bus go…hard in the paint!

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 is reserved for San Antonio, aka REMEMBER THE ALAMO (and davey crockett, rip) and maybe we’ll find Tim Duncan? Then we’ve got two more days 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 $350 COVER?
Great question! It’ll cover transportation, lodging, breakfast each day, tolls, trolls, and troll tolls and the rest.

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]) – let’s be honest, you know who Lydia is. You may have been somewhere and thought you heard angels singing and then lo and behold…it was Lydia! Trust us, she finds it very flattering when you confuse her for an angel. Lydia also likes baking bread and scarves and watching Friends. Come prepared for the yummiest, warmest, scarviest, bread-crummiest Netflix party. Also, she can beatbox. Ask her about beatboxing. Please please please. Ask her.

Steph Wakefield ([email protected]) – If you ask nicely, Steph might bring her pup Denver. But you know what’s better than a dog, a real human person! Which Steph is. And not only is she a person, she’s a GEM! The easiest friend you’ll make, make sure to go to a coffee shop in Austin with Steph. You’ll see her in her element. One more fun fact: Her favorite bible verse is about breakfast!

Dylan Matthews ([email protected]) – Dylan is tall.

Jess Tolle ([email protected]) – Never fear Jess is here! Did you know Jess spends most of her time putting out metaphorical fires and balancing budgets and being the grownup responsible person we all wish we could be? Aka, you’re in good hands. ALSO SHE WILL DESTROY YOU AT MARIO KART. Pink Gold Peach will make you eat her dust. Jess is also a secret flautist (which means to be a flute player!) so if we all band together we might be able to get her to lead worship on flute.

Rachel Garner ([email protected]) – the OTHER dog mom on this trip. Her pup Ron is a loyal sidekick, oh and also a golden retriever. Could you IMAGINE having two doggos on our trip? Again, ask nicely :) you never know what could happen! Watch your step. Rachel is the smartest person on our trip. She basically pays money to read books…some people call it going to “seminary”, we call it Theology Bootcamp. We like to have equal representation on our Spring Break trips, and so with Dylan and Rachel on a single trip, ALL HEIGHTS are represented as required according to Personnel Code 3.1.24.1 (<–definitely made up)


***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 (Why is my heart of hearts so excited for this trip? Will there be a tan guy teaching me how to surf?), 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 $399 COVER?
The $399 cost of this trip to Florida (which is the least expensive beach trip you’ll ever take) covers the buses driving us down, all lodging, 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. 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 down 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 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:

Seth Stewart
(270) 780-4480
[email protected]

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

Jax Pleli
(859) 652-4071
[email protected]

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

Kennedy Fitzgerald
(502) 321-9567
[email protected]

Aaron Trejo
(804) 882-2411
[email protected]

Jessica Avery
(859) 327-7161
[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, a stacked group of students and four CSF staff members, Bri Wulfeck, Spencer Jagoe and Ethan Willoughby will be heading out to Steamboat, CO. This week long trip will be filled with home cooked food, deep talks and goofing off, 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 will be taking 15 passenger vans!

WHAT DOES THE $550 COVER?
The $550 will help to cover your lodging, transportation, 3 day lift ticket (the 4th day option is a lil bit extra that is TBD), and meals while in Steamboat (travel days you will be required to buy your own food, and one day when we go out to dinner in SLC). THIS DOES NOT COVER RENTALS!

WHERE WILL WE BE STAYING?
On the way out to Colorado, we will be staying the night at a church before finishing our trek to Steamboat!

During the week in Steamboat we will be staying at: That Top Secret Location

On the way back from Colorado, we will be stopping overnight at a church.


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, a fun group activity, shopping, etc. There is 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 Utah.

WHEN WILL WE LEAVE AND GET BACK?
We leave early in the morning on Saturday the 14th. We will spend the first night halfway at a church. We will arrive on the 15th in Steamboat. We will ski/snowboard for three days and have a free day on our break day (unless you would like to pay for an additional day on the slopes). We will start back home on Friday the 20th and drive through the night to arrive home on Saturday the 21st as early as possible (it will be late). We will be away from Lexington Saturday the 21st through Saturday the 21st.

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, 3 CSF staff members, and some super secret community leaders.

Bri Wulfeck ([email protected]). This gal is your go to for all things Ski. She has taught numerous skiers how to shred gnar, not break bones and keep tendons intact. Bri is also a 5’5 human, life sized 80 gallon barrel of positivity and life! She loves living life and getting to know people through intentional and deep questions.

Ethan Willoughby ([email protected]). Our fearless trip leader and bunny slope slayer. He’s seen the tops of the Alps, the depths of the Mariana Trench and even the moon (in his dreams and hallucinations). But one thing is for certain this crazy cat will catch you off guard with his sass and memes. He’s goofy and kind-hearted and ready to be your best friend. (But watch out, you’ll wake up to Ethan pushing 115 MPH on the speedometer.)

Spencer Jagoe ([email protected]). The beauty and the brawn of our trip. Spencer is notorious for never getting cold. With his warm fuzzy eyebrows and warm inviting, fun personality you’ll never feel cold around him either! Take off your shoes and pop on some skis to shred gnar with this guy.


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

MEXICO FAQ

HOW ARE WE GETTING THERE?
We are FLYING… most the way. We’ll fly from Lexington to Charlotte. Fly from Charlotte to San Diego and then rent 15 passenger vans and drive right across the border to La Mision.

WHERE WILL WE BE STAYING?
We will be staying at an Orphanage called Door of Faith Orphanage in La Mision, Mexico. We will have cabin style rooms with bunk beds. To find out more about the orphanage and the mission behind it check out their website.

WHAT DOES THE COST COVER?
The price covers travel, lodging, ministry costs, and most meals. We will, however, eat out a few times and surely will eat lots of cheap tacos for lunch. So bring spending money for food and any other little things you might want to buy!

WHEN DO WE LEAVE? WHEN WILL WE GET BACK?
We leave Saturday, March 14th and return early Saturday the 21st.

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING THERE?
We will be there for 5 days. Four of the days we’ll be serving: helping at the orphanage, playing with kids, ministering and serving food to those in need, and plenty more! One day will be an adventure/beach day!

WHO’S GOING?
Katie Greene, David Hidrogo, Erin Disponett, Tori Walker…. and YOU!

***Again, if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask. We are so excited you’re interested in joining us on this adventure of a lifetime!***


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.

“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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