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!


We didn’t think Bella’s last Westcoast Connection trip could get any better, and then she did European Discovery and she says now this was the best summer of her life. Bella made friends that she will have for a lifetime and experiences that will shape her future. We were very impressed with the Program Director and felt he had Bella and the group’s best interest in mind at all times. We are forever grateful for the Westcoast Connection staff and trips for making such an impact on her life.
Robyn Brecker, Highland Park, Illinois

This is my second year doing Westoast and I have truly never had a better summer. I love everything about the program and these past two summers will be ones I never forget. I will recommend Westcoast forever!! Best experiences ever.
Alec Barrocas, New York, New York

Westcoast has always created the most special summers for me. This summer traveling to Greece and Italy my eyes became wide open, not only was I creating special bonds but exploring the world. I saw places I won’t forget, made friendships I will always cherish, and had a summer I could only dream of. Thank you Westcoast for once again giving me the opportunity to make memories of a lifetime .
Gracie Raznick, Bloomfield Township, Michigan

WCC is a great program!! This was my third summer traveling with WCC and I would keep coming back if I could. I have made lifelong friends and experienced new things with these programs. I love experiencing new places and seeing historical events that I have learned about throughout my education.
Julia Govier, Wellington, Florida

I have been a long time fan of Westcoast Connection (having participated myself in 1988!). My older son had a wonderful experience last summer on a 14 day California trip and Brett had, if possible, an even better time. I would tell anyone who asks that Westcoast Connection is a world class organization and continues to impress me.
Marla Akler, Toronto, Ontario

I had the most amazing time on my Westcoast trip. It was so much fun, I met the best friends, and I really enjoyed the community service! Another great summer.
Louisa Gordon, Short Hills, New Jersey

This is our second WCC trip and both have been fantastic memories for my boys. They made great friends, saw the sights, ate great food and overall came home really HAPPY.
Christine Lynn, Bethesda, Maryland

As my third trip on Westcoast, the people and staff I met on this trip have changed my life. Their kindness mixed with our incredible scenery and experiences truly made for a summer I’ll never forget. The variation of the activities allowed for many new and bonding experiences that I’ll truly never forget!
Julia Neumann, Pound Ridge, New York

This was Dylan and Sloane’s second Teen Tour and they had another amazing time!! This summer they went with two friends from last year’s Teen Tour to Europe and made even more close friendships that they will continue to keep always 😊 The places they went throughout Europe were awesome!! They got to experience so many new things with their newly cultivated group of friends from the US and Canada. Switzerland and Italy were their favorite new places to see and explore, but each destination was unique and provided lots of fun. I think the Teen Tours are a great way to give kids a sense of independence, responsibility and a window into different places around the world. It’s the best opportunity to see a lot, in a more fun way, as they are doing it with kids their own age (and had great adult counselors and directors to keep them safe). They will have these memories forever. The pictures provided a small window into the beautiful scenery and fun they were having together as a group.
Samantha Haber, Winnetka, Illinois

This trip was a once in a lifetime experience that I wish I could do over a million times because there’s always more to see and experience on a Westcoast trip. This is my second trip and it was one of the best summers of my life. I highly recommend going on a Westcoast trip to anyone who can.
Mark Kapusta, Hempstead, Quebec

This is my second year on Westcoast Connection, and every year it gets better and better. I have never felt as comfortable and at home as I did on this trip and I wish there was time for 1,000 more.
Ava Weissman, Boca Raton, Florida

This trip – and WCC as a whole – has truly shaped who I am today. From my first trip (Californian Extravaganza) to my most recent (European Discovery), each experience has pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to grow and learn as an individual. As I started my trip, each city – Rome, Florence, Switzerland, London, Paris, and Sorrento – allowed me to learn and grow as an individual. Each place introduced me to new people, customs, and perspectives. I learned that traveling was not just about sightseeing, it was a profound learning experience that shaped my understanding of the world and the people in it. I learned new skills and was able to meet new people from all over. From the incredible places to the activities, each day is filled with the perfect amount of activities, sightseeing, and free time. All of this allowed us to learn, grow, and have fun in each place. Each staff member provided something new to the tour and all were properly trained. The staff supported us and ensured we were all the best versions of ourselves. I am so incredibly thankful for WCC and the opportunities it has provided me.
Micah Bidner, Woodbury, New York

This was my third Westcoast Connection program, and they do everything so well. I haven’t had a staff member that didn’t feel like family by the end of the trip. This trip was super cool because we saw so many unique places in three weeks.
Jessie Barrett, Carmel, Indiana

I went into the trip not knowing what to expect. Having been on two previous trips that were amazing, I was scared this trip was not going to feel the same. Even just the first day, the overall group bonded so well together, we were like a family. I’m really going to miss the group all together, and the staff, but I will forever be grateful for the memories and friendships made.
Jade Leber, Westmount, Quebec

I am so thankful for Westcoast for giving me such a fun summer two years in a row. Both years the staff have been so engaged, welcoming, and are all around very unique and amazing people. The activities are also like no other and are things I would never do on my own. Both years traveling with Westcoast I have been pushed out of my comfort zone and would not change a thing.
Olivia Wells, Pooler, Georgia

Once again, we had another amazing experience with WCC. Henry said it was an AMAZING group of kids and leaders. From the friends he made, to the amazing sites they saw and activities they participated in, everything was wonderful. Thanks for helping make lasting memories for our kids. It was not our first experience with WCC and it will not be our last. THANK YOU!!
Stacey & Steven Gursten, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

This is our fourth summer with Westcoast, the first for Alex and Theo. According to the twins, they had an extraordinary time. 10/10. Thank you for another incredible summer!
Lilian & Marc Shuster, Hollywood, Florida

Overall excellent, caring, fun, responsible and safe staff. We are a returning Westcoast family. Our son went to California. This is why our expectations are in line with what Westcoast does. What surpassed are the unique and rich relationships Sarit developed with staff.
Hyla & Edward Nagel, Toronto, Ontario

That trip was so special and each year I do a Westcoast trip it feels more and more like family. The relationships and friendships I have made with people are like no other, and I can’t thank the staff enough. Thank you all. 
Brianna Rudnet, Woodbury, New York

Lifelong friends and experiences. Evie is our youngest so it’s the last teen tour for our family! 3rd one with your company and all have been incredible!           
Jill Pearlman, Bethesda, Maryland

Jake had an incredible time on his second WCC trip and I hope my other son can participate on the same tour. From the varied activities, hikes and travel – this was a trip of a lifetime and I’m so grateful Jake was able to experience it all. Thank you to the wonderful staff for overseeing their tour, making sure everyone was safe and providing these kids with everlasting memories. Highly recommend WCC.
Michele & Jason Kaplan, Short Hills, New Jersey

Another successful tour in the books!!! New friends, more confidence, more worldly. Looking forward to more!           
Robbi & Brian Auerbach, Plantation, Florida

Westcoast is a place where kids come from all identities, cultures, and backgrounds and come together as a small community. With the help of amazing staff, they put together the summer of a lifetime! This is my fourth trip on WCC and it just keeps getting better!!
Matty Kornblau, Chappaqua, New York

Max loved his leaders and all local guides. The stars were aligned for his trip. He had the time of his life. We are so glad his final Westcoast trip was the best one yet. He had the time of his life, gained perspective about the world, made close friends and just generally came home happier than I’ve seen him since the pandemic. Don’t be surprised if he inquires about working for Westcoast in the future. I can’t thank you enough!      
Stacey & Steven Scolnik, Wilton, Connecticut

This was my second Westcoast trip. Both times I’ve come with a friend, and I leave with at least 100 more. Everyone is always so nice! The staff are always even nicer. If it’s your first time or your third, Westcoast is the best way to spend your summer away. With all the different options of once in a lifetime trips, I’d recommend it to anyone.            
Alexis Murchison-Smith, Chatham Township, New Jersey

Samantha had a fabulous time on the trip. From what I gather, it sounds like a great combination of both touring and community service. She met two girls last year on a WCC trip and they decided to do another trip together this year. I would highly recommend it. She has made great friends from all over the country.      
Mara & Andrew Moss, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Caroline had a great time. She loved her trip last year and she loved her trip this year as well. She made some great friends and overall had a great experience. She was sad when it was over.      
Mary McAnally, Deerfield, Illinois

My experience at Westcoast has been so fun for the past two summers. I have met so many staff members and participants that have impacted me immensely and made my summers all the more fun. I have visited locations that many do not get to visit and am grateful for my time with WCC.   
Maddie Posner, New York, New York

Lifetime experience. Second in a row. Already referred four people and thank you!          
Andrew & Linda Ripps, Delray Beach, Florida

Once again, WCC earned my trust and admiration by providing a fun, safe and exciting summer for my daughter.          
Deborah Granatstein & Howard Szalavetz, Hampstead, Quebec

After three years of traveling with WCC, it never ceases to amaze me! Each year I have the best staff and make the best friends.         
Gabby Tanen, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

I loved this trip! It was genuinely one of the best summers I have had in my entire life. This is my fourth WCC trip and this one passed all of them. I loved that it was a smaller group. The activities were amazing, the people were so nice, and I got to explore the world. I am so happy that I came on this trip.        
Bailey Fried, New York, New York

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, New York

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, Connecticut

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

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

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

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

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