Make the inner city your classroom. Learn to serve.

College students – campus ministries, churches, student organizations, church groups, and individual college students – come from all over the United States to partner with us in the mission of SOS to demonstrate and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ through home repair.

Groups come for one-week to partner with homeowners and repair homes in the Binghampton and Orange Mound neighborhoods of Memphis. We hope to instill a heart for proclaiming the gospel in word and deed as students serve others in the name of Christ.

Why come to SOS?

SOS Spring Break provides a phenomenal off-campus “classroom” for college students engage in an alternative spring break project where they will develop relationships cross-culturally and serve in tangible ways which demonstrate the sacrificial love and service of Jesus Christ.

SOS seeks to make this a simple process for campus leaders. As a campus leader, you are mainly responsible for just getting your students here! We take care of the rest. Housing, check. Food, check. Worship and teaching, check. Devotions, check. Home repair materials and tools, check. Fun, check.

We know you want to get your students out of their comfort zone and into the realities of urban poverty in America. We seek to make this as simple of a Spring Break project as possible, while still providing you with meaningful opportunities to partner with homeowners and neighbors in inner city Memphis as you serve them through a ministry of providing vital home repair. In just five weeks of SOS Spring Break, we see college students leverage their lives to get a lot of quality home repair done, while also seeing God transform lives and catalyze them into a life of others-oriented service in the pattern of our Lord Jesus.

 


 When? 2017 Dates

 

February 26 – March 3

March 5 – 10

March 12 – 17

March 19 – 24

March 26 – 31

April 2-7

Registration for 2017 College Spring Break Trips opens at 10 AM on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016.

How Much Does it Cost?

Spring Break costs $250 per person. This covers housing, meals, materials, tools, programming, and an SOS camp t-shirt. Please see our payment contract for more details.

Where Do We Stay?

Your group will eat, sleep, shower, and worship, at the SOS buiding located at 2505 Poplar Avenue, in the Binghampton neighborhood of Memphis.

How Do I Register For Camp?

Groups can register for camp online or by filling out the spring application. A $50 per person non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration.
Dates for participants are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

What Do We Bring?

Each group is responsible for their own transportation. Each volunteer needs to bring bedding (a sleeping bag or twin sheets), pillow, work clothes, work gloves, water bottle, and personal items. As for tools and construction materials, SOS will provide everything your group will need. Therefore, you do not need to bring any of your own tools. A complete list of what to bring will be emailed to you after your registration is received.

When Do We Arrive and Leave?

Our camps begin on Sunday. Groups arrive at SOS between 4:00-4:45 PM on Sunday. Groups leave by 10am on Friday.

What Do We Do At Night?

During the evenings there will be a program that is filled with worship and a Christ-centered message. We want each participant to hear a call to love and serve our risen Lord Jesus Christ. There is free time to hang out with your group or other groups at the SOS Building after chapel each evening. Wednesday afternoon and evening is free for your group to enjoy our city (dinner will not be provided by SOS on Wednesday night).

Sample Schedule

4:00-4:45 pm- Groups arrive
5:00 pm- Welcome meeting
6:00pm- Dinner
7:15 pm- Chapel
11:30 pm- Lights out

7:45 am- Wake up
8:00 am- Work Team Meeting
8:10- Breakfast and announcements
8:40 am- Load van and leave for worksite
12:00-1:00pm- Lunch and devos
4:30 pm- Return to SOS and chores
6:30 pm- Dinner
7:10 pm- Meet in Chapel
7:30-9 pm- “Exposure Visits”**
11:30 pm- Lights out

7:45 am- Wake up
8:00 am- Breakfast and announcements
8:30 am- Load van and leave for worksite
12:00-1:00 pm- Lunch and devos
4:30 pm- Return to SOS and chores
6:30 pm- Dinner
7:30 pm- Chapel
8:30-10:00 pm- Free time
11:30 pm- Lights out

7:45 am- Wake up
8:00 am- Breakfast and announcements
8:30 am- Load van and leave for worksite
12:00-1:00 pm- Lunch and devos
1:00 pm- Return to SOS
2:00-2:30 pm- Choose901 Event
2:30-3:30- Ministry Visits (Optional)
2:30-10 pm- Half-day Wednesday
10:30 pm- Return to SOS
11:30 pm- Lights out

7:45 am- Wake up
8:00 am- Breakfast and announcements
8:30 am- Load van and leave for worksite
12:00-1:00 pm- Lunch and devos
4:30 pm- Return to SOS and chores
6:30 pm- Dinner
7:30 pm- Chapel
9:00 pm- Scrapbooking
12:00 am- Lights out

8:30 am- Wake up, eat breakfast, clean building, and depart