Summit Travel represents the logical extension of our camping program for our population of teenagers (ages 15+) who have outgrown the traditional camping experience, but still require opportunities for structured and supervised social experiences, and may need to transition to recreational opportunities of a more adult and "mainstream" nature. The Travel Program extends our concept of therapeutic recreation to four excursions. There are trips of 19 and 14 days in length. Trips can be combined with a session at camp, which we often recommend for "transitioning" campers. The 14 day trip can be a great introduction to travel for the first time participant.
The summer of 2013 finds three exciting tour opportunities. Tour One Vancouver & Alaska is a 19-day tour. Tour Two Southeast fun & history is a 14-day tour, and Tour Three Spain & Morocco is a 19-day tour.
Tour One - Vancouver & Alaska
June 24 to July 12, 2013
After our flight from Newark to Vancouver, we will spend six days exploring Vancouver City and Vancouver Island from south to north. We will use ferries to reach Victoria the capital visiting the beautiful sites of the area such as Butchart Gardens. We will continue north using the inland waterway and visit Nanaimo at the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island, the Prince Rupert Port and Port Hardy. We will get a chance to visit Mt Washington and then continue into Alaska and on to our first stop at Sitka. Our tour will take us to anchorage and a day cruise to visit the glaciers. We will train to Denali for one of the most breathtaking scenery in any of our national parks. Denali is as large as the state of Massachusetts. Here we will get a chance to view the highest mountain in North America, Mt McKinley. We will pan for gold in Skagway and finally reach our final touring stop in Fairbanks. After 19 of the most exciting days filled with lots of surprises like sled dogs and river cruises, glaciers and ice climbing, viewing incredible wild life and sea life, we will return from Fairbanks on or flight back to Newark airport.
Tour Two - Southeast Fun & History
July 15 to July 28, 2013
Our two week tour begins at Newark Airport with a flight to Richmond Virginia where we will meet our tour bus that will take us for three nights to Williamsburg. Here we will visit the historical sites of Williamsburg and Jamestown settlement. We will experience the ghost tour of Williamsburg and frolic in the water park, Water Country. We conclude our time in Williamsburg with a visit to Busch Gardens.
Then it is on to Charleston, South Carolina, for the sites and museums in the Old City of Charleston as well as the naval museum, the Yorktown and cruise the harbor to visit Fort Sumter. Our time in Charleston will also include a visit to the Barrier Islands and the Aquarium.
From Charleston it is on to the theme park capital of the world, Orlando Florida. In Orlando we will spend time at Epcot, Discovery Cove, Universal, Sea World and a special tour of Kennedy Space Center. After 14 days of learning, experiencing and lots of fun, we end our tour with our flight from Orlando to Newark.
Tour Three - Spain & Morocco Adventure
July 31 to August 18, 2013
Highlights: Depart Newark Airport and arrive Madrid where we will spend three nights visiting this romantic capital including the Prado museum. From Madrid we will travel to Toledo and Escorial seeing some of the most dramatic architecture of history, the synagogue in Toledo and the monastery in Escorial. Our Spain adventure continues with a visit to Granada and the Alhambra and on to Cordoba and the Mesquite. We continue on to Seville and arrive late on the Costa del Sol in Algeciras. Then we cross the Mediterranean for our Moroccan adventure visiting one of the most historical cities, Fez, with its bazaar and magnificent historical buildings. We continue on to the coast to the city of Tangiers and then cross once more to Algeciras arriving at the beach resort on the Costa del Sol of Torremolinos. After relaxing in Torremolinas we continue on to explore the sites of Barcelona and the resort beaches on the Costa Brava. We conclude our adventure flying nonstop from Barcelona to Newark.
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