Washington, D.C., 2018
Students will spend nearly a week in our nation’s capital in a nonstop experience of all of D.C.’s monuments, buildings, museums, and items of historical significance. Students will participate in a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and will spend some time serving alongside the National Park Service on the National Mall. This trip is for 15-20 students.
This trip is designed for students who enjoy learning and engaging with our nation’s history, seeing incredible sights and monuments, and getting a lot of steps in!
What will team members do?
Students will engage with our nation’s history through a non-stop, five-day experience in Washington, D.C. Students will visit Arlington National Cemetery, the U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, and see the White House. Students will take a trip to George Washington’s Mount Vernon, learn about Abraham Lincoln and his legacy at Ford’s Theatre and the Petersen House, and take a tour of our nation’s Department of Defense at the Pentagon. Additional museums and sites include visits to the National Archives, Holocaust Memorial Museum, American History Museum, Air & Space Museum, and Natural History Museum.
Memorials and monuments visited on the tour will include: the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon, U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, WWII Memorial, Washington Monument, and other sites along the National Mall.
Students and leaders will also participate in a service opportunity on the National Mall with the National Park Service.
When is this experience?
October 9-13, 2018
Where is this experience?
Washington, D.C. and surrounding area
Area of Focus:
Cultural Experience; History
Deposit: $400, August 1
All Funds: September 3
Permission Slips: August 1
Other: Various specifics and particulars will be communicated to the team by the Lead Chaperone