“The program was well rounded with a great balance of supervised activities and structured flexibility for kids to be independent.... A great way to explore the country and make new friends.”
Monty Ross, Closter, New Jersey
“This trip really helped me to step out of my comfort zone. I came by myself and left with a whole group of best friends, that I made so quickly. It was amazing and I would definitely recommend this trip to people.”
Mackenzie Osher, Coconut Creek, Florida
“Westcoast Connection was honestly an amazing experience and the best way to spend my summer. I made so many new friends that I know I will have for a long time, also including staff that helped bring us together. It was so cool seeing new places that I’d never been to prior to this trip and I’m so happy I got to experience the wonders of traveling with an amazing group of people.”
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.
Many of our programs are open to students completing 11th and 12th grade mixed with younger high school students. You can see all itineraries for students completing 11th grade, or for those completing 12th grade.
ON TOUR designates specific departures for students exclusively completing 11th and 12th grades. These itineraries combine a higher level of independence appropriate for older teens with the structure parents still expect from a summer program. These itineraries include more personal choice, added nightlife, and later curfews. See our full list of programs offering exclusive ON TOUR departures.