A Golden Start in San Francisco

Hello Families! We’ve been busy kicking off our summer in San Francisco. We started getting to know one another while walking around in Chinatown, where some of us got to try homemade fortune cookies, browse the different shops, and eat some great Chinese food. The next morning consisted of playing a number of group activities […]

San Fran: Dressed to Impress – California and the Canyons

Dear Parents of California and the Canyons, While many believe travel begins at point A and ends at point B, at Westcoast Connection the journey is half the fun. As we make our way from San Francisco to Tahoe to Ventura, this is as good a time as ever to fully grasp how amazing our […]

Serving San Diego! California Community Service

  Captain’s Log: June 30th, 2015 Greetings from sunny California! What a great first start we’ve had in San Diego! With trip members coming in from near and far, including 3 international trip members, we spent lots of time making sure everyone had a chance to get to know each other and feel comfortable. In fact, […]

Westcoast Vibes in San Francisco

Dear Families of California & the Canyons, Greetings from San Francisco! We can’t believe we’ve only known each other for 3 days! Our crew met in the airport on Day 1 with no snags and all our flights arrived on time. We met up at baggage claim and all said our first hellos! Before getting into the […]

So Long, San Francisco!

Dear Friends and Family of California and the Canyons, ​Today was our last day in San Francisco. As we began to pack up the bus with our trusted and mighty luggage crew of Jonah, Hayden, Miles, Izzy, and Rebecca, we reminisced over the past few days in San Francisco. ​It was truly a remarkable few […]

So Long to the Squad! – California Community Service

We cannot believe the trip has come to an end! Although we were sad to see it end, our last few days were packed full of quality time together. We completed our third and final day at the Boys and Girls Club of South Bay. The morning started with Louis, Katie, Zach, Alana, Adam, Savannah, […]

Surfin’ San Diego! – American Voyageur

Cowabunga dudes and dudettes back home! We’re comin’ at ya from sunny San Diego where we were caught hangin’ ten at the Eli Howard Surf School! We met the rad instructors at their awesome digs on San Elijo beach after a morning of spying on the animals at the zoo. Jared Z. loved seeing the […]

Sun & Fun from San Diego to Scottsdale! – California & the Canyons

Hello again family and friends! Since you last heard from us, we’ve been surfing in San Diego, hanging out at the famous Zoo, and riding the Stratosphere above the heads of hundreds of people in Las Vegas! We started off the weekend at the gorgeous Moonlight State Beach on the outskirts of San Diego. KC […]

Viva Las Vegas! – California & the Canyons

Rise and shine…it’s Cali time! Our 2 week trip members had an early and sad goodbye. We ate breakfast and then began our drive to Las Vegas! It was crazy driving through the desert. Looking out the window, we saw empty land with beautiful mountains and then pop up cities. When we saw Las Vegas […]

Coo-Coo for Cali – California & the Canyons

Thursday morning we knew it would be another action packed day with Westcoast Connection. The sun was shining and so were the Trip Members. We spent the day at Universal Studios, and what a blast it we had! We took a tour on the tram through the Universal Studios back lot. We were even lucky […]