SPRING BREAK 2018

 

DO SOMETHING AWESOME WITH CSF

Don’t spend your spring break sleeping in. Do something awesome with CSF. Whether you’ve come to CSF once, twice, or never, it doesn’t matter. These trips are for you. Meet new people. Do something great.

Our team of intrepid Spring Break imagineers have been hard at work crafting a busload of incredible trips to help make your spring break awesome. Want to know more? Get in touch!


LEXINGTON, KY (STAYCATION!)

Hang out right here in Lexington. Read something good. Share some tasty dinner. Play games. Meet people.


LEXINGTON, KY (STAYCATION!)

Hang out right here in Lexington. Read something good. Share some tasty dinner. Play games. Meet people.


ASHEVILLE, NC

Take a cozy retreat to a cabin in Asheville. A chance to relax and recharge with your new best friends.

ASHEVILLE, NC

Take a cozy retreat to a cabin in Asheville. A chance to relax and recharge with your new best friends.


HOUSTON, TX

Head out west to help people in Houston who are working to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Harvey.

HOUSTON, TX

Head out west to help people in Houston who are working to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Harvey.


FORT MYERS, FL

Warm your body, warm your soul in sunny Florida. Make some new friends. Maybe grow in your faith. Put another way, 34 degrees in Lexington or a 82 on the beach? Yeah, we thought so.


FORT MYERS, FL

Warm your body, warm your soul in sunny Florida. Make some new friends. Maybe grow in your faith. Put another way, 34 degrees in Lexington or a 82 on the beach? Yeah, we thought so.


STEAMBOAT, CO

Conquer the incredible slopes of the Rocky Mountains (or at least the bunny hills). Ski. Snowboard. Meet new people.


STEAMBOAT, CO

Conquer the incredible slopes of the Rocky Mountains (or at least the bunny hills). Ski. Snowboard. Meet new people.


LOS ANGELES, CA

Stalk your favorite celebs. Or don’t do that. But DO have an incredible time and relive your favorite moments from La La Land in the city of angels!


LOS ANGELES, CA

Stalk your favorite celebs. Or don’t do that. But DO have an incredible time and relive your favorite moments from La La Land in the city of angels!


TRIP FAQs

The best week of your entire life is nearly here. Click below to learn a little more about each of these incredible trips. Have questions that aren’t answered here? Call/text us at 859.273.5433 or email us

LEXINGTON STAYCATION FAQ

Do you wanna save money this Spring Break? Are you looking to relax at home and have a low-key break where you can recharge but also sleep in your own bed? Well we have you covered! The CSF Staycation is for you!


HOW ARE WE GETTING THERE?
You’re already here! Just show up at CSF!

WHAT’S THE DAILY SCHEDULE?
Every day from 4PM to Midnight come hang out with us. We’ll be eating together, reading a good book together, hanging out together, and just chilling in community.

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?
During the stay-cation we’ll be doing chill stuff around Lexington like binge watching Netflix shows, playing games, going bowling and anything else you’ve ever wanted to do. We’ll also be doing a book study through The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning (it’s real dang good).

WHAT DOES THE COST COVER?
Your meals and the book we’ll be reading together.

WHO’S ON THIS TRIP?
Sam Holmes (samh@ukcsf.org): Former salesman at a medium sized eastern Pennsylvania paper supply company. He traded it all in to hangout with college students at UK. His Patagonia pullover is not only his statement piece that he loves to wear most, it’s also his wife Melissa’s favorite article of clothing he owns. Want to enjoy the sounds of the 80’s and talk about Stranger Things? He’s your man.

Amy Thornberry (amy@ukcsf.org): Professional Quoter of the hit tv show The Office, can out dab anyone from POTUS to your own Grandma, Harambe is her Patronus and her love of Pugs is stronger than her love for most people. She’s known to laugh at inappropriate times and make awesome Spotify Playlists. You should totally follow her on Twitter and Instagram.


***Want to know more? Just email Amy or Sam!***

ASHEVILLE FAQ

Brace yourselves! The following info is for THE greatest spring break trip since Ponce De Leon’s squad went to Florida in 1513 — Asheville 2018! I’m here to answer all of your questions you have. If there are more questions ( Can I pay for the trip in Trident Layers? Can Grandma Susan come? What’s the Netflix password? etc), feel free to contact any of the CSF staff going on the trip (contact info and bios below). But let’s get one thing clear—we want you on this trip.


HOW ARE WE GETTING THERE?
We will be carpoolin’ there! C’mon, nothing like a good road trip with buds.

WHAT DOES THE $225 COVER?
It covers lodging (the dopest cabin ever) and transportation (ya know…cars…vans…trucks…) and food (junk food that is, although some meals you’ll have to pay for!)

WHERE WILL WE BE STAYING IN ASHEVILLE?
We’ll be staying in a very cool, very cozy cabin.

WHAT WILL WE DO WHEN WE GET THERE?
We’re gonna be in the mountains so YOU KNOW we’re gonna hike. We’ll go check the hipster mecca that is Asheville. We’ll play board games and read books and watch movies and make friends and honestly choose our adventure as we go. This trip has OPTIONS. Wanna go shopping? DO IT. Wanna watch Lord of the Rings all day? DO IT. Wanna go driving through the mountains? DO IT. Wanna sleep in a hammock outside? DO IT. Wanna wear socks with your chac’s? DO IT. Asheville is the “choose-your-own-adventure” adventure.

WHO’S GOING WITH US?
Oh, just the greatest people in the world! There will be a total of 20 students and 3 CSF staff members.

Staff:

Jax Pleli (josef@ukcsf.org) The lone wolf secret weapon of CSF, Jax puts out fires before they start. He builds things for fun. Jax can often be caught daydreaming about The Shire, defeating orcs and heroically saving Middle Earth. He is without question the most devoted consumer of Skyline (ask him his go to order). He is learning banjo…so be sure to tell him you want him to bring it on the trip. Secretly, he’s the most fun staff member…don’t tell Seth.

Kylie Lund (kylie@ukcsf.org) Hey where’d kylie go? Oh there she is! Hiking in the gorge! Wait, now where’d kylie go? Found her! She’s swimming in a river! Oh no! I lost her again! SPOTTED. She’s on another crazy wild fantastical adventure. Kylie honestly prefers to go by “S’mores”…#pinecove #campname #gocones. Kylie is a professional at giggling. Careful, if she starts laughing you’ll start laughing. She may be the only extroverted staff member on this trip…but we did that for a REASON. She’s a sparkplug and a rose and a baseball cap wrapped up into a burrito.

Dylan Matthews (dylan@ukcsf.org) He’s tall. Nuff said.


***Questions? Ask ’em! We are so excited you’re interested in joining us on this cozy Asheville retreat!***

HOUSTON FAQ

Get ready for the best Spring Break Trip EVER. It’s gonna be better than Nutella on bread. It’s gonna be more necessary than a tall glass of lemonade on a hot summer day. It’s gonna be more sweet than tea from the south. It’s gonna be more satisfying than winning the Championship in Game 7.

So we’re going to answer all of the questions your fun loving brain can think up. And if you still have more questions (“Why is my heart of hearts so excited for this trip?” “Will there be a joyous atmosphere that is coupled with joyful people?”) feel free to contact any of the Houston Pockets Basketball Team. The team consists of Rachel “The Little One” Garner, Jamika “Strong Fro” Ishman, Joseph “Thicc Legs” Womack, David “Brownshuga” Hidrogo, and Jesus “THE G.O.A.T.” CHRIST This team of All-Stars is going to lead you to a Championtrip. Let’s get one thing clear: This trip is going to be AMAZING and we want YOU to be a part of getting this W!

HOW ARE WE GETTING THERE?
Y’all, we’re going to be riding in Texas style on some of the biggest vans you will find. These babies have chargers for your mobile device and a driver ready to sing along to your favorite songs! You will be accompanied by your soon to be best friends as we cruise down I-40.

WHERE WILL WE BE STAYING?
We’ll be staying at none other than THE YWAM (Youth with a mission) in Houston. Ywam is an incredible place where some of our brothers and sisters gather to get some discipleship training. This YWAM in houston serves the the city of Houston well. Check em out . They have churches that we will use for housing. All of them have kitchens and refrigerators. They have beds in all of them, but some are bunk-beds and some have to use air mattresses (provided by us). This facility has showers and an industrial size kitchen. This church is going to be the most relaxing place you’ll ever stay and that’s a 100% emoji guarantee.

WHAT DOES THE COST COVER?
The $295 cost of this trip to Houston: covers the busses driving us down, the church we’re staying at, 4 meals a day in TX, and a special night out on the town with the H-town Fam! This trip is basically all-inclusive, so it’s even more of an amazing deal! The only things you’ll have to pay for are meals on the way there and back ☺

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING THERE?
We will be serving the Houston area in response to the recent hurricanes. Our heart is to help rebuild houses and bring living joy to the individuals affected by the disasters. So we’re gonna be doing what we’re called to do as the church. In addition to our service, we have multiple activities planned such as going to the beach, visiting museums, and attending a Houston Rockets game. So having fun while fulfilling a calling on our lives.. come on. THAT IS A DUMMY FAT BET. That is what the Houston Pockets call a Win-Win.

WHO’S GOING?

#7
5’1” Point Guard from Bethlehem, Israel – Jesus Christ!
“THE G.O.A.T.”

#31
4’11” Center from Reading, Pennsylvania – Rachel Garner
“The Little One”

#00
6’ Power Forward from Gator Town, Louisiana – Joey Womack
“Thicc Legs”

#8
6’ Small Forward from Chicago, Illinois – David Hidrogo
“Brownshuga”

Also Jamika Ishman, but she forgot to include her stats! Whoops.

***Again, if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask. We are so excited you’re interested in joining us on this adventure of a lifetime!***

FLORIDA FAQ

We’re hyped that you’re interested in the Florida Spring break trip. But first… Click here to get pumped up really quick! Now that you’ve danced a bit, keep reading for info about the best spring break trip in the CSF catalog. It’s literally better than when Lance Armstrong went to the moon!

Let’s answer all of the questions your fun loving brain can think of and if there are still more questions (Why is my heart of hearts so excited for this trip? Will there be a tan guy teaching me how to surf?), feel free to contact any of the CSF staff going on the trip (contact info and bios below). But let’s get one thing clear: This trip is going to be AMAZING and we want YOU to be a part of it with us!


HOW ARE WE GETTING THERE?
Folks, we’re going to be riding in style on some of the most luxurious charter busses in the SEC. These babies have reclining seats, an aisle to walk up and down, outlets for charging your mobile devices, and a driver who will likely sing gospel songs and sooth you to sleep on this heck-of-a-fun road trip! We’re driving overnight to FL, leaving Friday night and arriving Saturday morning, so we’ll have more time on the beach than ever before!

WHAT DOES THE $390 COVER?
The $390 cost of this trip to Florida (which is the least expensive beach trip you’ll ever take) covers the busses driving us down, the church we’re staying at, 3 meals a day in Florida, and probably some Aloe for when you fall asleep on the beach. This trip is basically all-inclusive, so it’s even more of an amazing deal! The only things you’ll have to pay for are meals on the way down and up.

WHERE WILL WE BE STAYING IN FLORIDA?
We’ll be staying at the most hospitable church in the universe. Seriously, the motto of the staff is “if you didn’t get it, it’s because you didn’t ask for it.” So you’ll be feeling right at home from the get-go. This church is going to be the most relaxing place you’ll ever stay and that’s a 100% emoji guarantee. On top of all this greatness, they’re located right on the beach in Ft. Meyers and have plenty of room for all of your air mattresses, and Enos. Oh and they have a soft serve ice cream machine ready for you 24/7!

WHAT WILL WE DO WHEN WE GET THERE?
When we get there, you’ll have to take a second to recover from shock because you’re going to be blown away by how close we are to the beach. Yes, the beach is about 100 yards away. We’ll have some free time once we get there (perfect for setting up your air mattress or Eno, playing some games, smelling the ocean breeze, that sort of thing).

The first night we’ll get to know each other, talk about how fun this trip will be, and split up into our bible study groups and chat. Then, we’ll rally back up for a potential dance party, and finish off with something you’ll get very used to this week: CHILLIN’. The whole time we’re down there you’ll have the entire day to spend leisurely on the beach. Whether you’re a sun seeking tanner or a try-hard spike-baller, the day is yours to enjoy. There are bikes to ride around the island and plenty of activities around to keep your interest.

At night we’re going to keep with the theme of relaxation and enjoy dinner provided by the church (You literally just have to show up!) and then we’ll head to the sanctuary for some worship! Some nights we’ll even head out to the beach for worship. Afterward, we’ll split up to hang with our groups. After group time we’ll have a bit more free time before bed so you can play some late night games or take a walk on the beach.


WHO’S GOING WITH US?
Oh, some of the best CSF staff members IN THE WORLD! Plus about a billion and a half students.

Stephen Ruh
(859) 240-7231
stephen@ukcsf.org

Qaaim Stainback
(315) 796-0451
qaaim@ukcsf.org

Rachel Williamson
(859) 967-3743
rachelw@ukcsf.org

Ellie Hynes
(414) 758-3907
ellie@ukcsf.org

Monnica Kim
(859) 537-5271
monnica@ukcsf.org

Jeremy Wakefield
(859)-547-7393
jeremy@ukcsf.org

Katie Greene
(606) 339-5032
katieg@ukcsf.org

Kevin Wallace
(270) 313-4307
kevin@ukcsf.org

April Gower.
(502) 291-1409
april@ukcsf.org


***Questions? Ask ’em! We are so excited you’re interested in joining us on this week in the sun!***

COLORADO FAQ

This March, a great group of students and three CSF staff, Sarah Faye Gullett, Jess Tolle, and Tater Cunningham (thats me) will be heading out to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This week long trip will be filled with food, a great community of people, and skiing/snowboarding at one of the biggest and most dynamic ski resorts in Colorado. We are staying in a Church in right next to Steamboat Ski Resort, just a few miles from beautiful downtown Steamboat. Finally, we will be spending the week studying the bible, growing closer to God, and growing closer to a community friends; all the while enjoying the incredible mountain of Steamboat. This is the trip to come on if you want an experience of a lifetime!


HOW ARE WE GETTING THERE?
We will be taking three 15 passenger vans!

WHAT DOES THE $490 COVER?
The $490 will help to cover your lodging, transportation, 3 day lift ticket (the 4th day option is an extra $89), and meals while in Steamboat (travel days you will be required to buy your own food, and one day when we go out to dinner in Steamboat). THIS DOES NOT COVER RENTALS!

WHERE WILL WE BE STAYING?
On the way out to Colorado, we will be stopping in Hays, KS to stay at:

First United Methodist Church
305 W 7th St., Hays, KS 67601
(785) 625-3408

During the week in Steamboat Springs we will be staying at:
Steamboat Christian Center
821 Dougherty Rd., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone: (970) 879-0063


WHAT WILL WE DO WHEN WE GET THERE?
Our first night in Colorado, we will just settle into the church, allowing you all the chance to stretch, hang out, and play games. Each night, we will also take some time to split into small groups and focus on a specific passage in the Bible. We are excited to grow as a small community and learn about God and His amazing love. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday will be days on the mountain! After spending the day out on the slopes, you’ll head back to the church, clean up, eat some great dinner, and then break into small groups for bible study. There will be time after devotions for playing games and hanging out. Wednesday will be a free day! We’ll go exploring, skating, to the hot springs, shopping, etc. There is the option of skiing that day also but that costs extra money. That night we will go out to eat in Downtown Steamboat. This is the only meal that is not covered once we get to Steamboat. Finally on Thursday night we will go and hangout at a local ministry call Sk8 Church. They have a full indoor skate park and are a lot of fun (This was one of the main highlights of last year’s trip). If you have any questions about the optional day please feel free to ask.

WHEN WILL WE LEAVE AND GET BACK?
We leave early in the morning on Saturday the 10th. We will spend the first night in Hays, KS. We will arrive on the 11th at Steamboat Springs, CO. We will ski/snowboard for three days and have a free day on our break day (unless you would like to ski or snowboard that day as well which costs extra). We will start back home on Friday the 16th and drive through the night to arrive home on Saturday the 17th as early as possible. We will be gone from Saturday the 10th till Saturday the 17th.

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME?
First and foremost, we want to make sure we are great guests to all the people/places hosting us. Make sure to take extra care of wherever we are! Secondly, you gotta have fun! Laugh a lot, make new friends and memories, see the beauty and love of God on display daily.

You can submit your $100 deposit asap and join us on this amazing trip!


***Questions? Email tater@ukcsf.org for more info!***

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To sign up and reserve your spot on a trip, simply pay your trip deposit. Trip prices include transportation, lodging, and most meals during the trip. After paying your deposit you can pay for the rest of the trip by cash/check at CSF. Please note that all non-waitlist deposits are non-refundable. Final trip costs may vary slightly as we continue to finalize trip details.

Questions? Call/text us at 859.273.5433 or email us.


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Already paid your deposit? Great! You can pay for the rest of the trip by cash/check at CSF, or RIGHT HERE on the internet! Please note: all online remainder payments include a 3% fee to help cover processing costs. If you’d like to avoid this fee, simply pay by cash/check at CSF.

Questions? Call/text us at 859.273.5433 or email us.

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