Crossings is a trip designed for college seniors or recent graduates, built around the conversation of navigating the transition to life after college.

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While paddling through the beautiful Ten Thousand Islands of the Florida Everglades, on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, you will be placed in an atmosphere that mirrors literally the theoretical in your life: an unknown journey into unknown waters, where wisdom is greatly needed.

Through attentiveness to physical surroundings, adaptation, and navigation, you will learn how to be attentive to the truths about God, yourself, and the surroundings of the journey He has you on. As you grow in wisdom by making the decisions needed to successfully navigate and thrive on the islands of the Everglades, you will grow in your understanding of what wisdom looks like in the navigation of decisions around calling, career, relationships, and possessions in the post-college world.

Paddle the 10,000 islands of the Florida Everglades.

Learn the skills necessary for life and travel in a coastal environment.

Dialogue with other students who are asking similar questions about calling and vocation.

Explore a fuller definition of wisdom.

Delve into time set aside from the typical pace of life for reflection, attentiveness, and community.

Experience Crossings. Experience Life.

This unique trip has prepared me with confident peace about what is to come next in my life after graduation.

"Being in such a deserted atmosphere for the week forced me to embrace the love from God and listen to His perfect wisdom. I was fortunate to encounter loving fellowship with the highly trained leaders and students. And of course, the breath-taking journey through the Everglades was a time that I will never forget." —Allie, Crossings 2013 participant


Destination: Florida Everglades National Park, FL
Activities: paddling, navigation, guided individual and group reflection
Cost: $750*
Dates: 8 days,  December 28, 2017 - January 5, 2018 (approximate, final dates tbd)

*Does not include airfare/transportation costs to Florida.


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Steph Wessel