Frequently Asked Questions
Mini Teen Travel Tours
What age do I have to be to go on Mini Tours?
Rein Mini Tours is age appropriate for kids finishing 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
How many teenagers will be on my Mini Tours?
There will be between 30 to 40 participants on your Mini Tours.
Where do the kids come from?
Our Mini Tour travelers come from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
Where and when are the pick up/drop off locations?
We have several pick-up and drop-off locations throughout the tristate area. We will assign you to the location in closest proximity to your home. Please give us a call if you want specifics.
Can I come with a friend?
The most rewarding part of a Rein Teen Tours summer is making new friends. While we do allow friends to travel together, Rein Teen Tours makes each tour a cohesive family. Along with safety and supervision, group dynamics is a main focus each day of our trips! Whether our travelers come with a friend or come alone, we strive to ensure that each teenager thrives socially.
Can I pick my roommates?
Most hotel rooms accommodate 2-3 kids per room and every teen is guaranteed his/her own bed. For the first stop of each Mini Tours series, we make the rooming assignments. After this first stop, you may pick your roommates. You can change for each and every stop on your tour!
Can I bring my cell phone?
Yes, we allow cell phones. To ensure that cell phone use doesn’t interfere with your experience, we have cell phone policies that we will share with you and your parent/guardian prior to your departure.
Who are the counselors and how are they trained?
We hire the BEST staff! We interview, reference check, and perform background checks on all of our eligible applicants. We hold a mandatory orientation each spring where our staff is trained on how to create the greatest summer for our teenagers, with a focus on group dynamics and safety. The majority of our counselors are in their mid-to-late twenties to early thirties and most return summer after summer. All of our staff live in the U.S. and are certified in CPR and First Aid.
What if I get sick while on tour?
Rein Teen Tours has relationships with medical facilities in all the areas we visit. In addition, each tour director has a file with every teenager’s medical history. If a doctor’s visit is required, your parent or guardian will be notified and you will be chaperoned by a same-sex staff member. During the visit, parents/guardians will have the opportunity to speak with the medical provider.
How do you handle allergies and special dietary needs?
We are able to accommodate teenagers who have allergies and dietary needs. Prior to the summer, all tour participants are required to complete a detailed medical history. If you have a particular allergy, please call the Rein Teen Tours office so we can discuss an allergy action plan.
Do I have to participate in an activity that makes me uncomfortable?
We will never force you to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable. However, we encourage our teenagers to participate in all activities. Touring is a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and try something new and exciting.
What does tuition include?
Tour tuition includes all lodging, breakfast and dinner daily, all recreation and entertainment, all ground transportation, gratuities and taxes.
How much is the deposit to hold a spot?
A $750 deposit is required to hold a spot. Click here to enroll online or you may call the Rein Teen Tours office at 973-785-1113.
How much spending money will I need?
Rein Teen Tours recommends that you bring about $100-$125 per week. This spending money will cover your daily lunches and souvenirs. The best option is to bring a debit card instead of cash.
Can I add a series during the summer?
You can absolutely extend for another series as long as we have space on the bus for you. Please give us a call at 973-785-1113 to discuss.