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Grace J. Palmisano Center for Campus Ministry

Alternative Winter Break Application

*Make sure to sign up for an interview in Campus Ministry!

Alternative Winter Break

January 7-14, 2017

Washington, D.C.| Camden, N.J.

Deadline:  September 30, 2016

*Cost is $100 non-refundable trip fee and intense fundraising*

Thank you for your interest in our programs!



Experience Dates: January 7-14, 2017


About Washington, D.C.

YSOP engages youth, college students and adults in meaningful service experiences through an innovative program that combines an orientation to the issues, hands on volunteer work and reflection. Eleven students, two student leaders, and two advisers do service through YSOP and learn about homelessness, hunger, and injustice in our nation’s capital.


About Camden, NJ

Romero Center Ministries provides Catholic education and retreat experiences inspired by Archbishop Oscar Romero’s prophetic witness and seek personal, communal, and societal transformation by living ministry as proclaimed in Christ’s Gospel. Eleven students, two advisers, and two student leaders will learn about Catholic Social Teaching, and the history of Camden.


In order to participate in Alternative Winter Break, participants must:

  • Participate in all large and small group meetings
  • Pay their non-refundable, $100 deposit
  • Work with their team to fundraise for the experience
  • Fill out all required paperwork given by your placement and Merrimack College
  • Approach this experience with openness, excitement, and respect

Large Group Meeting Dates (you must be present at these meetings):

Tuesday, 10/18 7:30-8:30pm in Murray Lounge

Tuesday, 12/6 7:30-8:30pm in Murray Lounge


Please mark the type of service that you feel drawn to