COVID-19 Updates

Here at Break Away HQ, we have been paying close attention to the continual impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on communities, campuses, conferences, and other large-scale events. We’ve appreciated your patience as we’ve been carefully considering the best and most responsible options.

To protect the safety of all involved, we are canceling all four of our in-person ABCs: 

  • Atlanta, GA (May 31 - June 5)
  • Mount Vernon, IA (June 21 - 26), including the Staff Track (June 24 - 26)
  • Port Royal, PA (July 5 - July 10)
  • Prince William Forest Park, VA (July 26 - July 31)

We are deeply disappointed to not be able to partner with Emory University, Cornell College, Gita Nagari or the National Park Service this summer or engage in important learning around those conference’s topics.

Full refunds will be given in a timely manner to anyone who has registered for an in-person ABCs.

We won’t let a global pandemic stop us from gathering, learning together, and working toward quality alternative break programming. We are pleased to offer virtual ABCs this summer!

The virtual ABCs will be a three-day experience filled with opportunities to engage with curriculum, connect with other programs and campuses, and prepare for the uncertainty of the next academic year.

Two sessions of the virtual ABCs will be offered:

  • Friday July 10 - Sunday July 12
  • Monday July 27 - Wednesday July 29

Registration is now open! We’ve also created a virtual ABCs-specific FAQs section

Our team is working hard to craft an experience that honors our commitment to active citizenship. We hope you’ll join us.

For more thoughts on what active citizenship looks like during this crisis, please check out our blog post.

*updated May 28, 2020