Fun-filled activities, exciting destinations, and new friendships along the way. Experience your summer of a lifetime on an Active Teen Tour! Age-compatible groups for teens completing grades 7-12.
So Much More Than Sightseeing
Bucket-list destinations and amazing activities are yours to discover on our Active Teen Tours! You’ll experience some of the world’s most exciting destinations with the help of our friendly and knowledgeable program directors and leaders. One thing’s for sure, the new friendships made are what truly makes these experiences so special!
Our teen tours are carefully designed to balance action, adventure and excitement with structured downtime and relaxation. Our Trip Planning Department pays painstaking attention to detail, sweating the small stuff so that your summer experience is stress free.
Travel in Style
Teens travel around in a deluxe chartered coach to visit the greatest attractions in the USA, Canada, Australia, and Europe. Stay at amazing hotels and on select programs, visit exciting college campuses.
Adventure Like No Other
Jetboat the Niagara River, surf the Pacific Ocean, or SCUBA dive at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Every new experience will make you feel like you conquered the world. And you kind of just did.
“I had the best time with best friends that I would have never met before. These are places that I would have never traveled to if I was with my family. The staff were amazing and made us all feel so welcomed. I would do anything to be able to go on another trip with WCC.”
Maya Wofsy, Westport, Connecticut
“The staff was great at making sure we were all having fun and keeping us safe. Making friends was quite easy and I am going to leave this trip with many great new friends. The trip was amazing and I wish it never ended.”
Ethan Lee, Los Angeles, California
“Bebe had an amazing time on this trip. It was truly an experience she will carry with her for the rest of her life. She told us that climbing the Via Ferrata in Whistler was a life altering experience.”
Claire Schultz & Richard Yaffe, New York, New York
It depends on the program, so it’s always best to contact us. On some programs, we assign a specific departure date by age group to create the best possible social dynamics. For example, if grades 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 are listed on a program, note they will not all be traveling together on the same departure.
To find the programs with exclusive age-specific departures, look for tags saying “middle school” for students completing 7th and 8th grades, or “ON TOUR” for students completing 11th and 12th grades.
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.
What is the difference between an Active Teen Tour and a Global Adventure program?
Our Active Teen Tours offer larger group sizes (generally 35-48 participants) and travel in deluxe motor coaches. Accommodations include quality hotels and fun college residences.
Global Adventures are smaller group experiences (generally up to 26 participants). Groups travel by private motor coaches and occasional public transportation internationally, and use passenger vans in the USA. While these programs have a slightly bigger focus on adventure travel, we stay in quality hotels and lodges, always ensuring a good night’s rest.