WESTERN USA TREK

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OVERVIEW

Hit the road for a three-week teen travel adventure in California and Arizona. See a totally new side of America—from bustling cities to the breathtaking National Parks!

DESTINATION: Arizona, Utah, Nevada & California
TRAVEL DATES


Jul 4 - Jul 24, 2023  Wait-list

current grades CURRENT GRADES: 8-10
COMMUNITY SERVICE: ~6 Hours
DURATION: 21 Days
PROGRAM FEES
LAND COST (REGULAR PRICE): $7,570

Price after November 17, 2022

Airfare cost to and from the program is not included in the land cost. Flight information will become available in the spring.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Accommodations (hotels & dorms)
  • All meals
  • All programming
  • Private transportation
  • Laundry service
  • Gratuity for program staff

NOTE: Medical insurance is not provided

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DETAILS

Take in the exquisite geography of the Western United States as you travel on luxury coach buses through Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and California, stopping in National Parks and Gold Rush-era cities, and taking a moment to enjoy the nature around you as you move from rock formations in the Southwest United States to fog-dense bays in Northern California. Teens will start the trip in Phoenix, Arizona, and visit major cities along the way like St. George in Utah, Las Vegas in Nevada, and San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco in California!

Things to do that will give you serious main character energy:

  • Call out over the edge of the Grand Canyon and hear your voice echo back off of millions-of-years-old rock
  • Marvel at the red rocks, pink cliffs, and endless vistas of Bryce Canyon National Park, home to the largest number of hoodoos on Earth
  • Gaze out over sprawling Los Angeles and get a bird’s-eye view of the Hollywood sign from Griffith Observatory

IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?
While Western USA Trek is designed for active teens, the program is appropriate for most. Do not worry about needing to be super outdoorsy to enjoy yourself. The outdoor activities on the trip are only meant to complement the overall touring (most of which is still bus-based). The ultimate aim of Western USA Trek is to provide teens with a more active way to experience the United States through the beauty of its terrain. See you on the trails!


one happy camper ONE HAPPY CAMPER This BBYO Passport summer experience is eligible for up to a $1,000 grant from One Happy Camper. The grant is available in select communities to teens participating in their first Jewish overnight summer experience. Learn more and see if you qualify for One Happy Camper.

Information

Questions about this program? We’re happy to answer them! Contact us. Families that are already registered for this experience should email [email protected] with any questions they have and someone from our customer service team will respond.

HIGHLIGHTS

Enjoy Sedona and Slide Rock State Park


View the sheer majesty of the Grand Canyon


Experience a taste of college life staying on the campus of UC Berkeley


Marvel at the red rocks, pink cliffs, and endless vistas of Bryce Canyon National Park, home to the largest number of hoodoos on Earth


Explore Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Malibu, and Hollywood in Los Angeles


Stare in awe at the massive concrete behemoth, Hoover Dam. This magnificent structure generates enough hydroelectricity for 1.3 million people


Wander through the San Diego Zoo, a 100-acre wildlife park that is home to more than 12,000 rare and endangered animals


Tour Alcatraz, walk the Golden Gate Bridge, and explore Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco


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