Spring Break Trips 2018


Please note that you must register for your trip prior to paying the deposit for your trip!

We are excited about learning how to live out core values as a church community! So this year we are having six trips that focus on them. Take a look at these trips and decide which is best for you!

The Smoky Mountains and Houston trips are both at full capacity

Please contact the trip leaders (listed below) if you have any questions regarding a trip.

Cocoa Beach

We will spend a week in Florida focusing on the GRACE of God through time with God, one another, and lots of fun on the beach! Oh yeah!!!

We will also spend part of a day doing community service, and a free day to explore Florida. The cost of the trip covers all expenses except food on the way down and back, and anything you may want to do on your free day to explore Florida (Universal Studios, tourist attractions, souvenirs, etc).

This trip is fantastic for anyone who is new to H2O, or exploring the Christian faith. But it’s also great for anyone who has been walking with Christ for most of their life. A week focused on God’s grace has the potential to radically transform each of us. Each year we see a group of students arrive in Florida as strangers, but return as a tight-knit community of friends. Join us!

Dates: 3/9 (leave the evening of the 9th) – 3/17
Contact: Vivake Baranwal (vivake.baranwal@h2osu.org)
Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida (Staying at a church in Florida 15 minutes from Cocoa Beach!)
Cost: $250
Deposit: $100
Final Payment: Due 2/25/2018


Have you ever wondered what the definition of Incarnation is? Incarnation means a living being embodying a deity. Jesus was the incarnation of God the Father. Through His ministry of bringing the good news to the poor, liberty to the blind, sight to the captives, and the Lord’s favor to all, we saw the Father’s heart to meet the needs of those in distress. We as Christians are called to do the same as we embody Jesus to those around us. So, we will spend the week doing this through helping with disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and developing a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Community of SERVANTS!

On our trip to Houston you will have three great opportunities. First, you can build gospel-centered relationships with H2O Columbus, our sister H2O churches in Pittsburgh, Illinois and Illinois State, the Church we will be staying at, and the people we are serving. Second, we will spend the days being apart of rebuilding people’s lives through helping restore their homes and sharing our lives with them. We have a unique opportunity to share Jesus with people because they are much more open to needing a Savior in a time of crisis. Third, at night we will relax, spend time sharing and processing our days, and learning about what it means to be an imitator of Christ! Don’t miss out, sign up now!

Dates: 3/10 – 3/17
Contact: Dave Keffler (dave.keffler@h2osu.org)
Location: Houston, Texas
Cost: $285
Deposit: $100
Final Payment: Due 2/25/2018

Panama City Beach

Join us in Panama City Beach for a week full of faith as we boldly engage the local beach scene in spiritual conversations and look for opportunities to love on the community in action and word as we pursue being a community that is SENT. Our lodging accommodations will be within walking distance from a quiet area on the Gulf of Mexico, and we will travel a few miles farther to get to more populated areas of the beach to pursue the community. Whether you’ve never shared your faith before or it’s a spiritual discipline woven into your everyday life, we expectantly trust God will use this week to strengthen, build up, and refine your faith. One of the best ways to experience God’s grace anew is to share it with others. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome (1 John 5:3).

Dates: 3/10 – 3/16
Contact: Becca Silvashy (becca.silvashy@h2osu.org)
Location: Panama City Beach, Florida
Cost: $300
Deposit: $100
Final Payment: Due 2/25/2018

Smoky Mountains

Join us as we spend spring break just outside of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Tennessee! During the trip, we will be focusing on reading and learning how to study the Bible. Our hope is that this trip would provide a space for us, as a community, to connect more deeply with God through his Word. We believe that engaging with God’s Word produces LIFE TRANSFORMATION.

We will be staying in cabins at a camp that has hiking trails into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Most days we will engage with different ways to study the Bible, as well as spend ample time reading through a bible reading plan. We will also have some time to go into Gatlinburg, as well as time to hike in the park or relax at the camp!

Dates: 3/11 – 3/17
Contact: Kyle Riesenberg (kyle.riesenberg@h2osu.org)
Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Cost: $235
Deposit: $100
Final Payment: Due 2/25/2018

South Carolina

The beach is calling!  We are staying in a few beautiful beach houses just a few blocks from the ocean in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina, to spend a week together in the sun, building community, and connecting with God.  We will explore what it means to obey God’s Word as a lifestyle, to walk in dependence on the Holy Spirit, and to be transformed by God’s truth through the renewing of our minds. We pray this week might be a catalyst for all members of the trip to experience LIFE TRANSFORMATION.

Dates: 3/10-3/17
Location: Pawley’s Island, South Carolina
Cost: $300
Contact: Julie Cody (julie.cody@h2osu.org)
Deposit: $100
Final Payment: Due 2/25/2018