Summer programs for students competing 11th and 12th grade.
Open to Older Teens
Many of our programs are open to students completing 11th or 12th grade mixed with younger high school students. We put special care into assigning age-compatible, co-ed groups that result in the best possible social dynamics on these programs.
We offer specific departure dates for students in 11th and 12th grade on select programs. These itineraries combine a higher level of independence appropriate for older teens with the structure parents still expect from a summer program. They also include more personal choice, added nightlife, and later curfews.
“Great group of kids. Very cohesive, mature and fun. Lily's Director Sarah is an incredible young woman and such a positive role model for the group. She was a terrific leader and went over and beyond to enhance the trip. We loved the independent opportunities presented as being 'On Tour' and felt everyone embraced the rules which resulted in an overall positive feeling each and every day.”
Jill & Howard Katz, Highland Park, Illinois
“This trip was amazing for Jordana! She loved every aspect of it! Places she saw, activities they did, and friendships made. Life changing experience in the most positive ways. Extremely well run, great staff, perfect amount of supervision balanced with freedoms as an ON TOUR program. Amazing group of kids and packed so many great sights and activities into every day and week.”
Allison & Scott Leff, Newtown, Pennsylvania
“This was Rachel's 3rd WCC trip and each year she comes back saying it is the best. This 'On Tour' program gave her and me the confidence of safe travel along with the independence she is ready for. Great way to prepare for college.”
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.
What are your safety standards?
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.