At Westcoast Connection, nothing else comes first. We are extremely proud of our safety record over 38 summers. While we know that traveling and being active inherently involves risk that cannot be eliminated, we use our well-developed processes to systematically reduce and manage risk to make our experiences as safe as possible.
It all started with 40 wide-eyed teens on a life-changing road trip to the west coast. We’ve come a long way since then and could never have guessed that over 37,000 travelers from around the world would come to share the special excitement of our tightly-knit groups. Learn about us and our commitment to creating unforgettable summer experiences for teens.
Our leaders are unique individuals who uphold our safety policies, act as role models for participants, and know how to have a great time! Every staff member is certified in CPR and First Aid, and passes a rigorous screening and training program prior to the summer, so they’re ready to provide a well-supervised and fun-filled experience.
“Aidan had an incredible experience. He went knowing no one and came home so excited to share his trip with us and tell us all about the amazing friendships he made. Thank you for this opportunity.”
Sari & Warren Alperstein, Reisterstown, Maryland
“Every aspect of this teen tour and company was above and beyond incredible. Mason had the best experience, enjoyed making friends, felt safe and secure. As a parent, the communications far surpassed excellence. Thank you very much for being everything that you represented to be as a teen tour company.”
Marla Gross, Weston, Florida
“Ella had the BEST SUMMER OF HER LIFE. She visited places she would have never gone to, conquered fears and made the best friends ever that she hopes to do another program with next summer. Westcoast Connection is an A+ program.”
Our travelers’ security is our number one priority and we strive to create the safest programs possible. There are various aspects to safety from planning and itinerary development, staffing and training, risk management and social and emotional safety. Built on 38 years of experience in providing teens with reliable and secure travel experiences, we are proud of our excellent safety record. For more information, visit our Safety page, and better yet call us.
Who are the staff and what are their qualifications?
Our staff are educators, guidance counselors, coaches, college and university students, former camp counselors, residence life coordinators, community volunteers, world travelers, and other leaders with diverse backgrounds. Many are former participants themselves who couldn’t get enough of the Westcoast experience! Learn more about our summer leaders.