We wanted to give time off to our staff, volunteers, and members

so they could rest and spend time with their friends and families over the holidays.

Our Christmas series, "The Carols," will run Dec.2-16.

After our break, we'll be back in 2019 on Jan. 6.


The Basics

When: Friday afternoon/evening, March 9

to Saturday evening, March 15, 2019

Who: University students at Pitt, CMU, and any other Pittsburgh area colleges that have this week off for spring break.

Where: Orlando, Florida


February 1, 2019 // Sign-up and deposit deadline.

March 1, 2019 // Remaining total due.


Imagine how easy it'd be to get to know people on a deeper level from school, church, your dorm, or your class if you didn't have projects, exams, work or other obligations. Now imagine how much easier it'd be to grow closer to these people if you spent a week hanging out with them in the warm Florida sun. This trip provides that setting and much more. It's a chance to come together and grow as a community as we have fun together, get refreshed together, and learn about how God desires us to be in community.


Friday afternoon, March 9th, 2019 – Saturday afternoon/evening, March 15th, 2019.


The total cost is $350. This includes your deposit, housing, meals in Orlando (not during road trip), and travel to and from Orlando.

  • Deposit: $175, secures your spot, deposit due by February 1, non-refundable starting on February 2.
  • Remaining Cost: $175, remaining cost due by March 1.
  • Discounts: $100 discount for drivers. h2o will determine if we need your car. Priority will be given to cars that hold more people and are reliable. We will confirm if we need your car.
  • Scholarships: Scholarships are available, talk to any h2o staff member or contact h2o Pastor Zakk Roberts, zakk@h2opittsburgh.org. zakk@h2opittsburgh.org.


We will be carpooling from Pittsburgh to Orlando. It takes approximately 16 hours to get to Orlando from Pittsburgh. To break up the driving, we’ll be stopping in Asheville, NC for one night on the way to and back from Florida.


We will be staying in rented vacation suites at the Holiday Inn Orange Lake Resort. The suites are fully furnished with multiple bedrooms, bathrooms, common areas, a full kitchen, and there are multiple pools and amenities on the property. There will be separate suites for men and women to sleep in and a community house to hangout in. At our halfway stop in North Carolina we will be crashing on the floor of a local church.


Throughout the afternoon and in the evening there will be lots of free time to hang out with each other and explore Orlando. There is a built-in beach day and a day where we have nothing scheduled at all (a great day to go to an amusement park, lazy river, back to the beach, etc.). Several mornings we’ll gather together for a morning devotion or activity, then break out into personal reflection.


There are 36 total spots available. To guarantee your spot, you must be one of the first 36 people to sign-up AND pay a deposit.


  • Frbruary 1, 2019: $175 trip deposit must be paid, non-refundable starting on February 2..
  • March 1, 2019: Remaining cost of the trip must be paid, all cost will be non-refundable starting March 2.


Secure your spot today by filling out our online sign-up form. Please note that only filling out the form doest not guarantee your spot; you still must put your depsoit down to lock iny our spot 

  • You can also pay by Venmo, cash or check (make check out to h2o Church) to any h2o staff member who is willing to take them from you.


If you have any questions or concerns about this trip, contact h2o Staffer Kaleigh Neumann at kaleigh.neumann@gmail.com or 703-626-3358.