Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020

Messiah University is in session this fall with flexible in-person and remote learning options, health and safety protocols and student care and support.


Spring Break Wilderness Trips

Messiah University has suspended all campus-sponsored travel. It will be determined in the following months if there will be any spring break trips. Please refer to the Bridge to Reopening page and the Emergency blog for updated information. Thank you!

Why Spring Break Trips?

adventure programs - Befunky p1040864jpgAdventure Programs offers several popular Spring Break Wilderness Trips each year. The Loft, in partnership with the student-run Outdoors Club and the Adventure Education Major, uses these trips to help develop godly women and men of character that are able to lead in today's world. Participants not only grow personally and spiritually, but they also develop deep relationships with other participants during their weeklong wilderness journey. Trips will be both fun and challenging for participants as they learn new skills and experience new things. Some of the skills participants will learn include backcountry camping, cooking, navigation, and how to live comfortably and simply in the wilderness.

Trips change from year-to-year as far as themes and locations go, but in the past we have offered canoeing and backpacking trips such as:

  • Canoeing in the Florida Everglades
  • Backpacking in Pisgah National Forest, NC
  • Backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, PA
  • Backpacking the Foothills Trail, NC & SC
  • Backpacking and Canoeing along the Chattooga River, GA
  • Backpacking on the Bartram Trail, GA