Service and Sunshine! – California Community Service

After flying in from all over Canada and the United States, the squad (as we are known in California) arrived in San Diego. The group got to know one another very quickly as we are a small, now a tight knit family. Our first four days have been non-stop and we are loving every minute […]

Jumpin’ Right Into the Fun!

Dear Parents of the Westcoast Connection Californian Extravaganza, Our trip has been off to a fantastic start so far! Our first day was met with many smiling and excited faces, both at our various departure airports from around the continent as well as at the airport in Denver, Colorado. Outside the airport we were greeted […]

Souvenir Shopping Around The World – North American Edition

We’ve all been there before… You’ve just had the time of your life in a new destination and you want to bring something back that will spark those memories once you return home, but you just can’t find that perfect memento. Not to worry! This summer, whether you’re making your way down the west coast […]

A Summer to Remember! – California and the Canyons

Hello from Arizona, our final stop! It’s hard to believe that this is the final blog from our California and the Canyons trip. Time definitely flies by when you’re having fun! On the way to our final camping stop, we stopped at the beautiful Zion National Park where Sarah S. was quick to jump to […]

Celebrity Sighting in Vegas! – California and the Canyons

Hello parents!   We have had a great couple of days in Las Vegas! Our time began at a whole new altitude when we went to the Stratosphere Hotel to experience the three thrilling rides atop it. Jared, Danny, Daniel and Alex braved a ride called Insanity which gave them a great view of Las […]

City By the Bay! – US Explorer

Welcome Back Westcoast Families! None of us can believe that we have arrived to our final destination on our 40 day adventure across the US – San Francisco, CA. There has been an enormous amount of memories, friendships, and jokes made throughout this journey and nobody will forget them. As we departed from Lake Tahoe, […]

Blue Team vs. Red Team! – US Explorer

Welcome Back! As we are en route to our final destination on our tour of the United States, it is now time to reflect back on our unbelievable time in Lake Tahoe, California. Our bus ride from Los Angeles to Lake Tahoe went by quickly since the staff broke color war while on the road! […]

California State of Mind – U.S. Explorer

COWABUNGA Dudes and Dudettes! Uhh…we mean, hi friends and family of U.S. Explorer! Clearly we are in a California state of mind – we have been having a rad time and want to tell you all about it! As soon as we got to Cali, we couldn’t wait to put our toes in the sand […]

We LOVE L.A.! – U.S. Explorer

Welcome Back U.S Explorer Families! It has been an incredible five days in Los Angeles – one of the most anticipated stops on the trip! It’s crazy to think that we have headed into the single-digit countdown of the summer. It feels like just yesterday we were traveling up to Ithaca! On our way to […]

California Cruising – California and the Canyons

Hello parents, family and friends! We had a blast in Lake Tahoe! On our way to the campsite we stopped to go white water rafting. It was Brad’s first time and he loved it. Alex joined a group of girls and was their very own personal guide. Ann-Katherin and Ally were expert paddlers, and Jordan […]