Outstanding summer programs for teens since 1982

Repeat Travelers Say it Best!

With so many exciting destinations to explore and different types of programs to experience, teens who have been with us before are often eager to do it all over again! Repeat travelers come back knowing they’ll get to try new things and make lifelong friendships. If you didn’t think you could top your first experience with us, think again!


These trips have been some of the best months of my life. I have been able to immerse myself in different cultures all around the world and experience life with others who share similar interests and ultimately creating friendships that will last a lifetime.
Grace Knapke, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Once again, you provided Isabel with another trip of a lifetime! She loved the kids as well as the staff. She has made memories she will never forget!
Rachael & Michael Silverman, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Kate was my second daughter to go on this program and my son will go once he’s old enough! I can’t speak enough of the many positive things that come from it – new friends, self-confidence, getting out of the “bubble” to see other worlds and culture, appreciation for the things we take for granted and much more. I highly recommend a program with WCC to friends and family!
Michele & David Lancelot, Weston, Florida

These past three summers have been the best of my life and I would recommend it to absolutely anyone. The people and staff are all amazing and I will never forget the experience.
Sydney Seid, Dix Hills, NY

After two Westcoast trips, I can say that I have met some of the best people, participated in amazing activities, and gone on life changing trips that impacted me greatly. I will never forget traveling across the world with my best friends.
Chloe Levine, Owings Mills, Maryland

Once again, this organization put on an exceptional adventure for my teens. They made lifelong friends and had memories that will be with them forever. Phenomenal group of staff and Program Director. They seem to have become one with the entire group. Sadly, they will be graduating High School this year and can’t do any more trips, however, they’re both eager to become staff in the future and share these experiences with others.
Brandon Igdalsky, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

I don’t even know where to begin. Hands down an AMAZING experience for Zach. This is the second trip he took with you guys and you always hit the nail on the head. Lots of friends made, terrific itinerary, wonderful staff and endless fun!!
Debbie & Jeffrey Selden, Weston, CT

Out of my four trips with WCC, this one to Greece has probably been my favorite. The location, activities, and the people made my experience insane!! I can never thank my staff enough. All their hard work and dedication is very much appreciated! Love them all!!
Coby Russo, Boca Raton, Florida

Jessie had a wonderful experience! She was happy to reconnect with a friend she met two years ago on the California Sprint. She liked the smaller group size on the Colorado, Utah, Arizona Adventure. She really liked all the staff. The activities were so much fun!
Jackie & David Barrett, Carmel, Indiana

This was the second WCC trip Ethan completed, and we travel often. He said this Alaska trip was his best travel experience. He highly recommends it and any community service trip. The types of people he met, and friendships made, were far superior than those from the other trips.
Sylvia & Andrew Shatz, Davie, Florida

This trip surprised me so much! I went on a Westcoast Connection trip last year that was amazing and this year was even better! The best way to spend my summer!
Eden Shaw, Atlanta, Georgia

All of my closest friends were made on Westcoast Connection throughout the past two summers with the company. No matter how far apart we are physically, we will always be together at heart. Thank you for another amazing summer in the books!
Isabel Silverman, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Tobey enjoyed every moment of his 3rd WCC summer excursion. He especially loved the new adventures he tried, IE SCUBA and waterfall rappelling!! Thank you for exposing him to these things and so much more. He has made lifelong friendships on his WCC trips. Your counselors are wonderful and I have hope that one day Tobey may aspire to work for you!
Rianne & Matthew Sappern, Fairfield, Connecticut

As someone who has already been on two Westcoast Connection trips, even this one surpassed my expectations. Thanks to this trip, I have a third year of awesome memories.
Jared Mitovich, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey

This is my second summer doing a Westcoast trip and it was so much fun! I loved all the new experiences I had and the friends I made!!
Gabby Hoffman, Palos Verdes Estates, California

I love Westcoast Connection. I have had the 3 best summers on their programs. Thank you to the staff for everything they do!!
Casey Gold, Montebello, New York

Westcoast Connection’s Major League Madness is a trip of a lifetime. You get to travel the country and make new friends along the way. If you love baseball, I would 100% recommend this trip as you really do gain so much from becoming close to the counselors and other trip members. I have done this trip twice now, and hope even more people choose to do it in the future.
Adam Greene, Longmeadow, Massachusetts

My WCC summers have been the best summers of my life; the activities are always fun, the staff members are great, and the food is always amazing. Choosing to go on another WCC trip has been the best decision. This trip was so eye opening and I’m so grateful for the experience. WCC is an amazing company with amazing staff. In the past two years, I’ve never had one complaint about my trips.
Rebecca McCurdy, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

Westcoast Connection has given me an experience like no other. I will truly never forget the people and sights on this trip. The staff was so welcoming and nice and made me feel very safe. This was my second summer going on a Westcoast trip, and I already can’t wait for next summer!!
Leah Snyderman, Voorhees, New Jersey

Both of our daughters have been on a total of four different programs with Westcoast Connection. Westcoast knows what they are doing, all the programs have been well organized with great communication from start to finish.
Tracey & Matthew Ganis, Mooresville, North Carolina

This trip was a great experience and I tried many new things that I would not be able to do with my family or on my own. Both my trip this year and last year have surpassed my expectations.
Elliot Kaftan, Birmingham, Michigan

Samie had a wonderful time on the Iceland and Greek Islands trip. She was worried that it was going to fall short of her amazing experience from last summer on the California and the Canyons tour but this trip was just as amazing if not better. She made great friendships and loved the staff. As with all of your trips, she gained independence and confidence and she came home wishing she was back in Greece with all of her new friends.
Mindy & Mark Haber, Short Hills, New Jersey

After three Westcoast Connection trips, they only get better! It truly is the best experience and I would tell absolutely anyone to choose Westcoast Connection when venturing to a summer program. I have had three incredible summers and if I wasn’t going to college, I would want to spend 100 more summers!
Kate Adler, Villanova, Pennsylvania

Westcoast Connection provides an excellent experience through all of their trips. On each of my three trips I have had the summer of a lifetime in the activities, the people, and the whole experience.
Adam Kamberg, Albertson, New York

My first summer with WCC was so much fun that I had to come back once again but this time, in Africa! I have learned so many important traditions that opened my horizon on the entirety of cultures throughout the country. When going into service for the first day, I learned that doing something so small such as high fiving a kid, it brightens their day so much! It’s the little things that make a big difference.
Jacob Grebber, Needham, Massachusetts

This was my third time sending one of my kids on WCC trips. My son went on two (Europe and Australia) and this was my daughter’s first trip. She loved it. She said the Trip Director was great and she met wonderful friends. Thank you for another great summer!
Kerri & Jeffrey Kaufmann, Jupiter, Florida

This trip has been unforgettable experience, from the service to the friendships. WCC was able to make yet another memorable summer in a country that I wouldn’t have gone to, with an amazing group of people. It will be something I keep with me forever, from painting with the kids, to building houses from the ground up, to playing with the kids in La Carpio. Every experience was different yet equally impactful, and created a new lens in which I see the world.
Ethan Obergfoll, New York, New York

After doing the California and the Canyons trip last year, I thought there was no way I could have a better summer but with the help of my Westcoast family, this was 100% the summer of my life.
Jack Rubin, Westmount, Quebec

I had such an amazing experience on my Westcoast trip last year, I didn’t know if any trip would be as amazing, but I was wrong. This trip was so amazing and I had such a fun time. Westcoast has made my summers the most unbelievable experiences that I have ever had. Through these trips, I was able to meet new people, learn about new cultures, and explore new places. I have been able to step out of my comfort zone and make friends that I know will last a lifetime.
Carly Pearl, Freehold, New Jersey

This has been an absolutely amazing summer. I could not be more grateful for Westcoast Connection. I was scared that my trip wasn’t going to be as good as last year’s but it was just as amazing. All of the activities were absolutely amazing. I gained an even larger sense for adventure and an even larger family. I know that the connections I have made here are going to last a life time.
Sophia Savitz, Greenwich, Connecticut

Hannah had an unbelievable experience going to Australia. She thought it would be hard to duplicate the friendships and fun she had last summer in California & the Canyons, but this year was even better. The staff was fun & engaging, the itinerary was amazing… there wasn’t anything they missed!! The friends she made will be with her forever. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!
Kelly & Jeff Stein, Dix Hills, New York

I went in to this trip after having a fantastic experience with Westcoast last summer and I was not expecting to be able to top it. However, the staff was just as amazing as last years and I had an even better summer then I could have ever imagined. Every trip member was amazing and I consider so many of them to be some of my best friends even though I just met them all last month. The trip has taught me so much and I would recommend it to anyone who loves service, adventure and getting out of their comfort zone!
Samantha Rosen, Solon, Ohio

This trip provided me with the best summer of my life. I came into this summer thinking that there was no way this trip would be better than my previous summer, but this trip was so much better. It was overall my best summer yet! I got to meet so many friends that I consider family now! Definitely recommend it!
Luke Haworth, Demarest, New Jersey

You guys did it again! Fourth time’s a charm. WOW did Jared have a fantastic experience. He is on such a high but sad on the other hand that this is his last trip. Two baseball excursions, California and now Hawaii. I asked him which he liked the best and he said all of them. Too hard to choose because each so different and yet the common thread was great staff and a wonderful bonding experience with the kids. Allan and I can’t thank you and your team enough. The highest form of praise is that we keep coming back. Our daughter Sophie is already looking forward to her Westcoast Connection summers.
Hayley & Allan Goodman, Toronto, Ontario

Julia had a wonderful time on her trip to Hawaii. This was her second with you and each one has been life changing!! Sending Julia with WCC was the best decision that we made as parents. As a result of her experiences, the world has opened up to her.
Tina & John Weinstein, Cheshire, Connecticut

Another amazing summer for Evan! Well done WCC! From start to finish, Evan had a great experience. We seldom heard from him and when we did, he was consistently exuberant about everything he experienced. The community service was fulfilling, the kids worked well together and there were enough outside activities planned that they never tired. Accommodations were clean and comfortable. Instructors were friendly, humorous and level headed. Pictures posted online were exceptional. Great friends were made and many stories to tell. Kudos for a first-class job in every aspect of the trip.
Debbie & Alex Teperman, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

I have been with Westcoast Connection for four years and it has made my years so amazing. I can’t imagine what my life and my summers would be like otherwise. Thanks for all the amazing memories Westcoast!
Vanessa Wong, Shanghai, China

This was Jordan’s second trip on Westcoast Connection. He wasn’t sure how it would measure up since he loved his last trip. And once again, Jordan had an amazing experience. He loved New Zealand & Australia. The itinerary was great. He loved all the adventurous activities they had planned. He really enjoyed the friends he made and the trip leaders were fantastic. He has wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you for another terrific summer.
Kim & Steve Schoenburg, Encino, California

Noa had the most amazing experience. If possible, this trip surpassed her two previous summers with Westcoast Connection on the Northwestern Odyssey and Backpack Italy, France and Switzerland. The kids were friendly and fun to be with. They came together as a group quickly and easily and the tears at the airport were proof of a wonderful holiday. The on-site staff was superior and the trip locations were enjoyable. She absolutely loved, loved Croatia and Lake Bled. Thank you so much to all who made this such a wonderful trip.
Hilary & James Garfein, Rye Brook, New York

I had a blast on my Pre-College Enrichment program because I spent it with some of the best people. I walked in as a solo and came out with some incredible friends. This was my second year with Westcoast Connection and it keeps getting better.
Carly Shoneman, Yardley, Pennsylvania

This is my third trip and there is a reason I keep coming back. We run into other trips and they always describe their trips as ‘awesome but…’ Westcoast trips never have the ‘but’, everything is amazing.
Matthew Traum, Chappaqua, New York

This was my third Westcoast Connection trip and each time they surpass my expectations with unforgettable experiences. I have made lifelong friends, been to the most beautiful and extravagant places in the world, and have become more cultured.
Noah Blum, Aventura, Florida

This was my fourth Westcoast Connection trip and it was the best ever!
Daniel Barnett, West Harrison, New York

Wonderful trip. The itinerary was fantastic! Brynn made new, meaningful friendships and bonded deeper with her friends from her last trip. Staff were involved and dedicated to the kids, which made them very approachable. Brynn grew so much from this experience. She LOVED the volunteering aspect, being able to give back and to use her Spanish. INCREDIBLE trip! A must do!!! Thank you to everyone at Westcoast Connection!!! Another amazing trip!
Karen Gwartzman, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado

Thank you, Westcoast Connection and your incredible staff for another amazing summer for Max! Each trip he has taken has been unique unto itself… Major League Madness baseball, Northwestern Odyssey, Ecuador & the Galapagos community service and now Spain Language. He has grown and taken away so much from each trip. His trip this year has given him more independence, exposed him to world culture, especially the arts, expanded his culinary appetite and of course improved his Spanish. Each trip he takes, he makes more lifelong friends and treasured memories.
Debbie Prince, North Caldwell, New Jersey

Jake has had an amazing time on all three of his trips. He has made some lifelong friends. He really had a wonderful summer and thought his Director Sara was amazing.
Edan Segal, Riverdale, New York

Similar to last year, the experience was amazing for David. I’m looking forward to offering a similar experience to my daughter!
Joy Saiontz, Owing Mills, Maryland

My trip to Europe was a lot of fun. After doing the Californian Extravaganza last year, I didn’t think this summer could be any better, but this trip was fantastic!
Jonathan Conte, Armonk, New York