By Kyle Peveto, Staff Writer
Spring Break Campaigns have experienced a shortage of men who have signed up for the week-long mission trips.
As a result, some campaigns are currently open only to men.
“We have approximately 140 spots open,” said Mark Rich, sophomore accounting and finance major from Abilene. “About 60 percent of those are open only for males.”
Although an all male campaign to St. Louis still is far from full capacity, the “Manpaign” is still expected to proceed as planned.
“We’d like to see them go, even with five guys,” Rich said.
The all male campaign may choose to split up or join another trip that lacks the projected number of men, Rich said.
More students picked up tickets than expected, so an all female campaign to Michigan to work at a battered women’s shelter was added.
Three campaigns were quickly added to compensate for the number of students planning to participate in campaigns in the spring.
Spots are also still available for students ages 21 and over because so many campaigns will be driving and need 21 year olds to drive for insurance purposes.
Of the 38 campaigns, 14 are full.
Campaigns to Washington, D.C., and Seattle still have many spots available.
The price of the Seattle campaign will possibly drop $200 in coming weeks, Rich said.
Exactly 600 have signed up for this year’s SBC trips, topping last year’s figures.
For further information about signing up for campaigns, contact the Spring Break Campaign “war room” at Ext. 6051, the Students’ Association office at Ext. 2201 or visit the Web site at http://www.acu.edu/ students/sa/home/spring_break_campaigns/home.html .