Spring Break Expedition

Adventure Expedition

About This Trek...

Each spring break, a five-day expedition is offered to all UrbanPromise Academy students. The location and activities vary each year. Past spring breaks have been spent rafting, hiking, and biking in Tennessee; exploring the Pacific Northwest; and trekking through the Blue Ridge Mountains. This year students will participate in a Civil War History Tour through the Shenandoah Valley. 

Core Values

Outdoor Adventures

The outdoor activities of our 2015 spring break trip include hiking and exploring caves in Shenandoah National Park and whitewater rafting on the Shenandoah River. 


Cross Cultural Experiences

During this trip, the Trekkers will visit a Mennonite farm to learn about their culture and way of life. 

Historical Perspectives

Much of this trip will be focused on the history of the Civil War, visiting multiple battlefields as well as the home of Thomas Jefferson to learn about the history of slavery in the United States. 


Day 1
  • Tour Gettysburg College
  • Visit Gettysburg Battlefield
  • Drive to Harpers' Ferry
Day 2
  • Whitewater rafting on the Shenandoah River
  • Visit site of John Brown's raid and historic Harpers' Ferry
  • Evening journaling
Day 3
  • Tour New Market Battlefield
  • Skyline Drive
  • Visit Shenandoah National Park & Luray Caverns
Day 4
  • Hike at Humpback Rocks
  • Visit Monticello
  • Evening journaling
Day 5
  • Tour James Madison University, Bridgewater College
  • Visit a Mennonite farm
Day 6
  • Morning devotions
  • Return to Camden


From Our Blog...

The Art of the Road Trip: Chapter 3

May 9, 2014
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