This past summer we added a new feature to Island Lake and it was a huge success. We offered our very first annual West Coast Teen Tour for 3 full weeks. To say that our kids had such a blast is an understatement. They had so much fun that they’re still talking about it and posting photos from their trip on their social media accounts.
Next summer this trip will be available to all first year CIT’s, kids entering 11th grade. Regardless of whether your children returned to camp this past summer, if they will be entering 11th grade in the fall of 2016 then the trip is an option for them.
In order to go on this once in a lifetime west coast trip your children must commit to sessions 1&2 at ILC. The kids will spend a few days at camp before heading to Newark airport to fly out west. They will tour in a coach bus for 3 full weeks and then fly back to Newark and return to camp for the remainder of the 2nd session (another week and a half). We recommend that our CIT’s stay for the full summer and not leave after 6 weeks so that they can also gain experience living in a bunk with younger campers and start training to become a counselor in a couple of years.
Your children will have some of the greatest experiences of their lives by taking advantage of all this program has to offer. They will witness amazing sights, hike breathtaking national parks, tour popular universities, while also giving back with community service. This fantastic teen tour starts with a flight out to San Francisco, California. They will then travel on a coach bus down the west coast to Pismo Beach, Los Angeles and then San Diego. From there they will head out to Las Vegas, Nevada, followed by St. George, Utah, and finally Flagstaff, Sedona, and Tempe, Arizona.
Highlights of this trip include the following: Golden Gate Bridge, Hearst Castle, Hollywood tour, California Science Center, San Diego Zoo, Las Vegas strip, Hoover Dam, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Pink Jeep Tours, and much much more. Our kids will tour the following colleges: Stanford University, Cal-Poly Tech, UCLA, University of Southern California (USC), and Arizona State University. Our CIT’s will have the opportunity to earn community service credits for their high school by visiting a food bank, cleaning up a beach, and spending an afternoon working with young children.
Our Island Lake West Coast Teen Tour experience is everything you and your children can imagine, and more! If you would like more information, please contact us at our New York office at 914-769-6060 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Below are some highlights of the trip from this past summer. ILC U THERE!