Frequently Asked Questions About Rein Teen Tours
1. How many teenagers will be in my teen tour group?
Teen Tour group sizes vary between 40 and 50 teenagers.
2. Is it okay to come on the teen tour alone?
Yes. To ensure that everyone makes friends immediately, we will assign tent mates for the first two stops. Friends who come on a teen tour together will be placed in different tents during these first two stops, so that everyone has a chance to meet new people. We always start our teen tours with camping because 5-6 new, friendly faces in your tent make it easy to meet new people and make new friends. A same-sex staff member sleeps in each tent to make sure you are comfortable and having fun! After the first two stops, choice of roommates is always left up to you! You get to pick your own tent mates and roommates for the rest of the summer. You can change for each and every stop we make on your teen tour.
3. What are the meals like?
While camping, our teen tour cook prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, and will make sure that even the pickiest eater will be satisfied. Vegetarians and those with food allergies (including gluten-free diets) are easily accommodated. Our cooks come from a variety of culinary backgrounds and are well trained in preparing healthy and exciting meals. During hotel and college stays on your Rein Teen Tour, we eat breakfast together as a group and enjoy dinner together at a variety of fun restaurants such as the Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood and Bubba Gump. At all of our restaurants, you can always order anything you want from the restaurant's regular menu, without any imposed monetary limits. Variety abounds - you will always have many choices to pick from at each and every meal. Order what you want, and enjoy your meal on us! For lunch, we will divide into smaller groups where you and your friends choose from a variety of options within a fun area.
4. How many teenagers are there in a dorm room or hotel room?
While in cities, we stay in fabulous hotels and resorts and fun college campuses. Most dorm rooms are shared by 2 people, while some dorm suites accommodate up to 3 or 4 roommates. Most of our hotels have 3 people per room. Some of our resorts are deluxe bedroom suites for 4-6 people, with several bathrooms, a living room and a kitchen. In all of our hotels and college dorms you will always have your own bed to sleep in. No one will ever have to share!
5. How long are the bus rides on my teen tour?
Our bus rides vary from less than 2 hours to a rare maximum of 6 hours. You will never be on the bus for more than 2 hours without stopping. Our campgrounds, hotels and dorms are centrally located to our activities which eliminate unnecessary bus travel once we have arrived at a destination. We do not travel everyday during your teen tour. Our busses are new and equipped with bathrooms, excellent air conditioning, and 6 video monitors and a DVD player. Rein Teen Tours provides DVDs for each tour. Our bus drivers are highly experienced and enjoy driving on our teen tours summer after summer.
6. Will I have the chance to play any sports?
Each teen tour carries our own sports equipment such as footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, Frisbees, volleyballs and tennis balls. The only equipment you would need to bring, if you so choose, is a tennis racquet. In between our exciting daily activities we find time for you to start a basketball game, throw a Frisbee or play tennis. We encourage you to use the pools, gyms, basketball courts and tennis courts at our hotels, dorms and campgrounds during the summer. Our teen tours can be either as athletic or non-athletic oriented as you are. While some teenagers are playing basketball and soccer late in the afternoon, you may choose to jump in the pool or simply write postcards to your friends - the choice is yours.
7. Can I visit my relatives along the route?
Yes, as long as we have signed permission from a parent or guardian.
8. What does the price of a teen tour include?
The price includes all lodging, breakfast and dinner daily and lunches while camping, all recreation and entertainment, gratuities, and taxes. Airfare is additional and arranged by Rein Teen Tours.
9. By when must I enroll?
Although there is no official deadline to enroll, each summer teen tour has a limited number of bus seats available. When you are fairly certain that you would like to spend the summer on a Rein Teen Tour, a $500 deposit will hold your spot.