Alternative Breaks at IC
Alternative Fall Break
Fall Trails Weekend with the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK)
The ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is dedicated to the conservation, preservation, and responsible recreational use of the New York State Forest Preserve and other parks, wild lands, and waters vital to our members and chapters. This trip will give students the opportunity to engage in ADK's Fall Trails Day - the last chance to clean drainages of fallen leaves and other debris before the snow arrives. Ten different trails located in the Adirondack High Peak Region will be focused on. There will be volunteers from different schools throughout the region. Activities on this trip may involve moderate to difficult hiking over several miles, and may include some camping at the Heart Lake ADK Wilderness Campground.
Journey's End Refugee Services and The Food Bank of Western NY
Located in Buffalo, NY, Journey's End Refugee Services, Inc. (JERS) is a Christian community-based organization with the mission of welcoming refugees without regard to ethnic origin or creed, and to assist them to become healthy, independent, contributing members of the community. For the past two years, IC students have helped JERS staff with their CSA (cost-share agriculture) project, which provides a source of income for refugees connected to JERS.
The Food Bank of Western NY was founded in 1979 to fight hunger in the upper western NY region. Today, Food Bank WNY assists as many as 135,000 individuals during any given month through their 341 member agencies, such as food pantries, community kitchens, shelters, youth programs, group homes and senior centers. Food Bank WNY operates a mobile food pantry, several nutrition programs, and a community garden. Students will have the opportunity to serve the Food Bank of WNY directly with volunteer activities taking place at their main facility in Buffalo. In addition, students will have the chance to learn more about how a Food Bank is central to addressing hunger in any given region, as well as explore the area explore the area in the evenings! Students will stay in an Airbnb centrally located in Buffalo, and will have the opportunity to explore the area in the after work hours.
Students who submit an application before Sunday, September 29, 2019, at 11:59pm are guaranteed to have their application reviewed. All applications submitted after 09/29 will be reviewed until trips are full. Selection notifications will be sent out Monday, September 30, after review.
* Trip fees are comprehensive, covering all associated transportation, lodging, food, and program fees.