Fall BreakOuts

During Fall Break, you can spend your time learning about a new part of the country or the City of Dayton, meeting new people, sharing about yourself and helping others. Fall BreakOuts are a great way to get off campus for a short time and do something that can truly enhance your college experience and your life.

Registration for Fall BreakOut 2014 opens September 8 and closes September 18, unless there is still space.  In 2013, all trips filled within 48 hours.

The cost of the trip covers transportation, lodging, and most food. Plan on bringing some spending money for snacks and other needs along the way. Some funds have been set aside for partial scholarships based on need (contact Mary Niebler for scholarship requests). Full payment for BreakOut trip is due September 19. If payment is not received by then, your space on the trip will be given to the next person on the waiting list.  Refunds will not be provided to anyone who drops out after September 19.

If you would like more information about any of the trips below, contact Mary Niebler at 937-229-2012 or e-mail her mniebler1@udayton.edu. For the REAL Dayton, please contact Bro. Brandon Paluch, SM, at 937-229-2516 or bpaluch1@udayton.edu.

The Romero Center Urban Challenge

Camden, NJ 

October 9-12, 2014

Cost: $250.00

This BreakOut is through The Romero Center’s Urban Challenge in Camden, NJ.  Participants are asked to confront issues which divide us – poverty, race, class – in a prayerful and constructive environment.  Volunteer service in the city is combined with work, study and prayer. During the day, the group works at a variety of sites: in schools, with hot meals programs, at a drop-in center for persons infected and affected with HIV and AIDS, at housing construction, with the South Jersey Food Bank and with several other agencies in Camden and the Philadelphia area. In the evening, there will be discussion on urban poverty, social and economic justice and reflection on our call, as disciples, to embrace a "preferential option for the poor." The group also tours the city and listens to people from the community tell their stories about living in Camden.

Sign-ups begin September 8



The Glenmary Farm

Lewis County, KY

October 9-12, 2014

Cost: $150

The Glenmary Farm is home to the Glenmary Group Volunteer Program. This retreat-like immersion experience in Eastern Kentucky blends service, education, prayer, reflection and sharing in an environment of simple living. The Glenmary Farm grows people!

Volunteers will work with several local sites doing housing construction, visiting with nursing home residents, working with those with developmental challenges, and at a food pantry.

While service is the foundation of the Farm program, it also strives to develop community and to deepen faith through the context of shared experiences. Volunteers come not only to serve but also to learn about the rich culture and tra!ditions present in this Appalachia region. It aims to broaden volunteers' understanding of the causes of poverty, oppression and injustice—and how their life choices can impact these issues.

Sign-ups begin September 8


Appalachia Immersion/UDSAP House

Salyersville, KY

October 9-12, 2014

Cost: $100               

In this rural Appalachian experience, UD students will get a glimpse into the UD Summer Appalachia Program (UDSAP) by visiting the local residents and learning of their rich culture, while building relationships. This small Appalachian community welcomes UD students each year and has a great willingness to share its culture. Kentucky BreakOut’ers will likely find some time to go hiking through the mountains too.

Sign-ups begin September 8



We're working on a new trip to serve in "Motor City."  Stay tuned....


The REAL Dayton: Reaching, Enriching, Acting, Learning!

Dayton, OH

October 8-11, 2014

Cost: $50.00

“The REAL D” is a 3-day experience during Fall Break that involves Reaching out, Enriching yourself, Acting for others, and Learning about Dayton. It is a great opportunity to find out who your Dayton neighbors are, give back to your local community, get to know other UD students, and continue to grow as a leader and team player. During the program you and 50 other UD students will have the chance to serve, learn, reflect, and socialize right here in Dayton. The program begins with dinner on campus Wednesday, October 8 and ends with dinner off campus on Saturday, October 11. Thursday night and Friday night you will spend the night off campus after invigorating days of being immersed into the cultural life of the REAL Dayton. For questions, contact Bro. Brandon Paluch, SM, in Campus Ministry’s Center for Social Concern at 937-229-2516 or bpaluch1@udayton.edu.

Sign-ups begin in September