Elon Catholic Campus Ministry
CCM Service Trips

"Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me."
- Matthew 25:40

Join the trend and do something meaningful over your fall or spring break! The alternative break program has existed as part of Catholic Campus Ministry for several years and has grown greatly in the past few years. These service trips are a weeklong traveling, community living, and service providing trip offered as an "alternative" way of spending your spring break. Every year, CCM offers these opportunities to Elon students who want to give up a week off in order to serve the poor, the sick, and the underprivileged during Spring Break.

Spirituality, prayer, and reflection are an important aspect of each trip. With the time taken to reflect on the work the group has done as a whole, a greater appreciation is had for why these trips exist. God calls all of us to love and serve one another and to do justice. Catholic Campus Ministry is also called to develop leaders for the future of the Church and society. Elon CCM wants to give students the opportunity to experience life in a different culture, acquire a perspective on the global economy, gain a meaningful understanding of the universal Church, and serve all of God's children. Through these trips, CCM aims to instill in students a sense of social responsibility, leadership, and life-long service.

Spring Break service trip

Elon Spring Break: March 12 - March 20, 2022

Make a difference over your Spring Break! Join CCM on one of our mission/service trips this spring and serve God's people. Our Alternative Spring Break trips are very rewarding and eye-opening experiences for all students who attend. Thanks to a grant received this past year, CCM's Spring Break trips are completely free to students! Please see each application for more details, and contact with any questions.

Domestic trip

Where: Gallup, New Mexico

When: Sunday, March 13 - Saturday, March 19

Focus: Poverty, corporal works of mercy

Join CCM as we serve in one of the poorest dioceses in the US. We are partnering with the Diocese of Gallup, NM, which serves primarily the Native American and Hispanic communities in New Mexico and Arizona. Our service projects may include renovations to homes, schools, churches, and convents, as well as meeting the ministerial needs of the diocese through food distribution and care of the elderly poor.

Click here to apply for the New Mexico trip!

Abroad trip

Where: Arecibo, Puerto Rico

When: Sunday, March 13 - Saturday, March 19

Focus: Poverty, corporal works of mercy

CCM will embark on a new overseas service trip this year. We are partnering with the Missionary Community of Villaregia, whose mission is to bring, as a community, starting from a life of fraternity and communion, the proclamation of the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Our group will do service and mission work with the poor in hospitals, prisons, and the sick and elderly, along with assisting the community with retreats, counseling, therapy, and job services. Students will also get to experience some of the life and culture of Puerto Rico.

Click here to apply for the Puerto Rico trip!

Spring Break Leader

Apply to be a Spring Break Leader (SBL)! An SBL is a student participant in an alternative spring break program who has stepped up to a leadership role. This person is integral to the success of a spring break trip. Responsibilities of an SBL include working closely with the staff chaperone, ensuring logistics of the trip, and planning prayer reflections for every evening. Spring Break Leaders must have dedication, desire, and commitment to make each trip successful. If you have what it takes, please fill out our application!

SBL Application