Alternative Spring Break Application
Alternative Spring Break
“All In For Service”
Las Vegas, NV
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - Saturday, March 15, 2014
General Trip Information and Application Timeline
30 WSU students will be selected as participants for this trip.
Completed applications are due no later than midnight on January 22, 2014. Applicant interviews for this trip will be conducted on January 28th -February 5th. Participants will be notified of their selection on February 7th.
Students selected to participate will need to confirm their involvement by paying the non-refundable participant fee of $400 to the Information Desk in the Shepherd Union Building. The participant will need to bring the ticket that they receive from the Information Desk to the Center for Community Engaged Learning (SU room 327) by 5:00 pm on February 14th. Failure to pay the $400 fee and return the ticket to the CCEL by 5:00 pm on February 14th will result in forfeiture of their place in the ASB program.
All selected participants are required to attend a mandatory team meeting on February 26th at 12:00pm in SU room 321. Please hold this time on your schedule. If you have a conflict with this meeting, please state it in your application. Those who miss the meeting without prior consent will forfeit their place in the ASB program.
During the mandatory meeting, we will be discussing important details regarding fundraising opportunities. A pre-ASB service activity will also be planned out.
The participant fee includes transportation, lodging, breakfast and lunch each day, travel snacks, materials required for service, a t-shirt and a ticket to the Blue Man Group show. Additional personal spending money should be taken for souvenirs, dinner each evening, meals on the road on Saturday and other optional activities.
Trip Destination – Las Vegas, Nevada
Service- Various Agencies
Las Vegas is a known destination for vacation, nightlife, gambling, and entertainment. Behind the glitz and glamour of the massive casinos, resorts and clubs in Las Vegas lies a city that struggles with poverty. For an entire week, we will be advocating issues of poverty and homelessness. We will be volunteering each day with various local organizations helping the less-fortunate such as food banks and homeless shelters. For a week, we will put all our chips in for service. It’s a gamble which we can definitely win.
We will be staying at the Paradise Estate in Las Vegas. It is a 7,200 sq. ft. vacation home that offers great amenities including a pool, free wireless internet connection, and so much more. The property sits quite a distance from the strip. We will accommodate for two visit times to the Las Vegas Blvd during our trip. The house will accommodate all of us volunteers and will provide more than enough space for team-building exercises and other fun activities.
Although this is a service-oriented trip, there will be limited free-time opportunities to get to know Vegas. Our visit to Las Vegas won’t be complete unless we see some live entertainment, so we have reserved seats for the Blue Man Group show. We have come up with various sight-seeing opportunities for the entire group as well.
Upon acceptance, participants will be required to complete a medical questionnaire. We have included a few examples here of the type of questions that may be asked:
Have you had any chronic conditions requiring medical care?
Will you need any special medications or medical care while on this trip?
Are you allergic to any foods or medicines?
Do you have any other dietary restrictions?
We will discuss these components in further detail and take any questions at the mandatory team meeting.
Thank you for your interest in the WSU Alternative Spring Break Program. We look forward to reviewing your application.