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Campus Ministries plans service trips

The College of Idaho is pleased to announce four opportunities for the campus community to participate in Potter’s Clay service trips this school year. The Department of Campus Ministries will lead service learning trips to Ensenada, Mexico, Los Angeles, Mexico City and the Dominican Republic. The trips are open to C of I students, faculty and staff. For more information about the trips, please click here or contact campus minister Phil Rogers at progers@collegeofidaho.edu.

The trips planned for 2013-2014 are as follows:

Christmas Break: Ensenada, Mexico

The C of I group will stay at Rancho Agua Viva and participate in three different projects: Partnering with a local doctor to provide general medical care; providing activities and “Bible School” education for young children; and a construction project. Registration deadline is Oct. 31. For more information, contact trip leader McKensie Stanton at mcKensie.stanton@yotes.collegeofidaho.edu.

Winter Break: Los Angeles

The C of I group will spend a week at an after school program in Pasadena tutoring at-risk children. The group will also learn from several organizations that work with gangs and provide shelter for the homeless in Los Angeles.  Participants will spend a day at the beach and have the opportunity to explore parts of Los Angeles together as a team as well. Registration deadline is Nov. 8. For more information, contact trip leader Tim Streight at tstreight@collegeofidaho.edu.

Spring Break “pilgrimage” to Mexico City

A pilgrimage is a spiritual journey. This Catholic-oriented road trip will include fun, scenic, cultural and historic stops along the way, culminating at the location of Mary’s apparition and miracles in Mexico City in 1531 under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The trip is an invitation from God to know Him more fully and develop new friendships, knowledge, peace, perspective, faith, understanding, joy, healing, answers to questions, release from burdens, assurance of God’s love and providence, an increased capacity to love… or maybe something else you’d never expect. Registration deadline is Jan. 16. For more information, contact trip leader Cindi Duft at cduft@collegeofidaho.edu.

Summer trip to the Dominican Republic

This trip is tentatively planned for the first week of summer after graduation in May. For more information, contact Rogers at progers@collegeofidaho.edu.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.