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This student travel program takes you on a loop from the Rockies in Colorado, down the coast of California, then into Nevada, and Utah/Arizona Canyon Country. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to raft the Snake River, surf the Pacific and so much more! Our summer program staff will lead a fun-filled program and will make you feel welcome and smiling from day one. Perfectly planned, perfectly paced – this will be a whirlwind summer that you’ll never forget.
An adrenaline-filled program with the coolest activities, picture-perfect landmarks and a close group bond.
Hotels, resorts & college residences.
Includes breakfast and dinner daily.
Includes all recreation & activities listed.
Chartered deluxe, air conditioned motor coach with a professional driver.
An exclusive departure is available for students currently completing 7th or 8th grade.
Separate departure dates are assigned to create compatible co-ed age groups.
Varies from 28 to 48 participants.
Welcome to one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The University of Colorado Boulder campus is a Colorado attraction in and of itself with gorgeous green spaces and modern facilities.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Take in the stunning mountain views surrounding Jackson Hole while enjoying a comfortable stay at the stylish Springhill Suites hotel in downtown Jackson.
Park City, Utah
Enjoy your stay at the luxurious AC Marriot Park City or Peaks Hotel Park City after a day of fun adventures. Relax in modern, comfortable rooms, go for a dip in the pool, and hangout with your new friends!
A comfortable respite en route to Lake Tahoe. Soak in the Holiday Inn Express hotel’s whirlpool or take a dip in the pool. Enjoy a full hot breakfast before hitting the road again the next morning.
Lake Tahoe, California
Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, we’ll stay at either the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel or the Hampton Inn & Suites Tahoe-Truckee and enjoy the comfortable rooms and outdoor pools after activity-packed days in Tahoe.
San Francisco, California
Enjoy all-suite accommodations at either the Embassy Suites South San Francisco or the Embassy Suites Burlingame on San Francisco Bay. Accommodations are spacious with living areas and amenities include an indoor pool, whirlpool and gym.
Los Angeles, California
After a full day of exciting Los Angeles highlights, stay at the centrally located Marriott. You will enjoy this comfortable modern hotel which features a resort-style, outdoor pool.
San Diego, California
The Embassy Suites La Jolla hotel offers all-suite accommodation with each suite offering plenty of space to spread out and relax after playing in San Diego or some amazing surfing.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Located on famous Las Vegas Boulevard, “The Strip”, the pyramid-shaped Luxor hotel offers a unique way to experience the over-the-top decor for which Vegas is famous! The pool deck is one of the largest in Las Vegas, with a choice of 4 pools to enjoy – the perfect place to cool off from all the excitement and bright lights of the city!
Stay at the Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn, which features all the amenities you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay. In your free time, you can stay active in the pool or fitness center.
After an exciting day of adventures at the Grand Canyon, relax at The SpringHill Suites hotel. This property features a fitness room and pool for you to enjoy in your free time.
The Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains is a luxurious all-suite resort-style hotel. The resort features spectacular desert mountain views, spacious guest room suites, a fabulous pool, and hot tub and a fitness center.
Do you separate different age groups?
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.