Mission Trips

ECM is excited to announce an Alternative Spring Break trip to beautiful Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico!

What will we do?

This trip will be both a service trip and a cultural education/interaction trip.

Ghost Ranch (ghostranch.org) is a beautiful - sacred, to many - interfaith education and retreat center near Abiquiu, New Mexico, operated by the Presbyterian Church (USA). The mix of service work, cultural learning and the breathtaking natural environment makes it an experience worth having.

Participants will spend some of their time in voluntary service both on the ranch and in the surrounding communities. Ghost Ranch community partner sites include the Northern Youth Project (northernyouthproject.org) and the Christ in the Desert Monastery (christdesert.org).

Many of the villages in this area date back to the 17th century, a place where Anzsazi, Pueblo, Spanish-American, and Anglo cultures interact in many ways. In addition to the service work, this trip will provide opportunities to understand some of the unique history of the region, become more culturally aware, and consider ethical issues brought up by the area's unique culture and history.

Information Sessions:

David Jones, ECM Campus Pastor, will host three information sessions at ECM, starting a week from today:

Friday, February 12 at 4:00 PM Sunday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 PM Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 5:00 PM

Trip Schedule

We will probably depart sometime on Saturday, March 12 and return late on Saturday, March 20. These details will be finalized by the group.


The cost is $150, nonrefundable, per student, plus personal spending. The $150 is payable upon reserving your spot. Questions? Contact David Jones at dajones@ksu.edu.