Cruisin’ Through California! – Ultimate California

Greetings from Ultimate California! We have had a great couple of days since our last check in. Lots of exciting adventures and cities have been experienced by our Ultimate California family! Here is a glimpse into our journey. L.A. has come and gone and we sure felt the excitement of the city of the stars. […]

Livin’ the LA Lifestyle! California and the Canyons

Hello Family and Friends of California and the Canyons! We left Ventura Saturday morning and headed straight for Universal Studios! The Transformers ride and the Simpsons ride were definite favorites among the group.  After an afternoon of rides and attractions we headed to the Hard Rock Cafe for a great meal before spending some time exploring […]

Surf’s Up San Diego! California and the Canyons

Hi once again! As per usual, we are wrapping up in yet another incredible city – San Diego.  California was amazing! Our trip has kept us extremely active thus far, and San Diego was no exception. When we arrived, we were lucky to have an opportunity to play some laser tag. All trip members made […]

Our Favorite Memories From Community Service California

Wednesday was our last day volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club. Everyone worked as a team and ran different booths at the Penny Carnival for the kids at the Boys and Girls Club. The club members had a great time at the face painting booth where Cat, Michaela, Rachel, and Zoe painted hearts, flowers, and dinosaurs […]

Checking in from the Cable Car! – California & the Canyons

Welcome Family and Friends of Westcoast Connection California & the Canyons! All 44 Trip Members arrived bright-eyed and bushy tailed to the San Francisco airport. Flying in from New York, Toronto, Boston, Washington DC, Cleveland, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Miami, Belgium and Beirut – all were greeted at baggage claim with games and neon posters. After a […]

And The Service Begins – Community Service California

Dear Friends and family, On Friday we started our first service project at the Orange County Rescue Mission. After a tour of the facilities we got the ball rolling and set out for our food drives. We decided to have a friendly competition to see which group could raise the most food for the homeless. […]

Sensational Start in San Francisco! – Ultimate California

Greetings from San Francisco, Our trip started off with some great excitement and energy, and we couldn’t wait to hit up some of San Francisco’s biggest and most popular attractions. After we settled into the hotel we had the unique experience on one of San Fran’s classic modes of transportation. On the trolley cable car, […]

The Adventure Has Begun! – California Community Service

Hello family and friends of California Community Service,    Welcome to sunny California! Today, all of our friends came to town for the volunteer community service program. Our staff – Heidi, Lindsey, and Patrick prepared some awesome icebreakers to introduce the group and get ready for some fun in the sun! That night, the crew […]

Sun, Stars and Service in Los Angeles! – California Community Service

Hi Everyone! On Wednesday, our trip started a journey that we will never forget. After we met up with everyone at the airport, we headed to UCLA and got to know one another a little more with Icebreakers and other Orientation programming. But the fun didn’t stop there! After dinner, we got our bowling shoes […]

Water Balloons, Superhero Capes, and Whipped Cream? Of Course, Color Compeition! – California Community Service

The final update from California Community Service: Dear family and friends, Well, we have almost reached the end of our trip and will be home soon. . . only two more days in sunny California before we board the plane toreturn home!  It’s hard to believe how much we’ve experienced and how much we’ve accomplished […]