Alternative Breaks at IC

Alternative Fall Break

Alternative Fall Break

AFB occurs during IC's October break

October 18 - October 20, 2018

(New trips announced in early September)

Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association (CATRA)

CATRA is an equestrian farm located in Pennsylvania’s capital area that offers residents from all generations, with all types of needs, the opportunity to receive therapeutic riding experiences in an atmosphere that is supportive, respectful, and healthy. CATRA hosts a long list of events, programs, and clinics for those who need their services throughout the year. IC will send a group of six students on this trip to engage in a variety of volunteer activities at CATRA, from assisting riders with therapeutic riding lessons to helping with day chores and tasks around the facility.

. Learn more about CATRA HERE.

The Food Bank of Western NY (FB WNY)

Located in Buffalo, NY, the Food Bank of WNY 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 fighting hunger in any given region. In addition, the group will have time in the evenings to explore what the area has to offer!

Learn more about the Food Bank of WNY HERE.

* Trip fees are comprehensive, meaning they cover all associated transportation, lodging, food, and any programmatic charges.

Application is open and available HERE. Students who submit an application before Monday, October 1, 2018, at 11:59pm are guaranteed to have their applications reviewed. All applications submitted after 10/1 will be reviewed until trips are full. Selection notifications will be sent on Wednesday, October 3.

Click here to learn about leading an Alternative Fall Break trip!

For More Information:

Please see our "Frequently Asked Questions" or the ASB Trip Description document on the right.

For all inquiries, contact Don Austin in OSE ( or at 607 274 3222

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