26-Day Program of the Western US + Community Service Program
Tour & Service is an exciting HYBRID option that gives our summer teen participants the best of both worlds – 15 action packed teen tour days out west visiting our beautiful national parks and exciting cities, PLUS 10 meaningful volunteer days giving back at our community service projects, while living at the University of California in Santa Barbara. The goal of Tour & Service is not only for our participants to see new and beautiful parts of the country, but to learn about themselves through their experiences and give back to the global community.
We will begin our exciting teen tour itinerary in the southwest, where we will ride zip lines in Park City, experience the natural beauty of Bryce Canyon National Park, gaze at the size of the Grand Canyon, and ride the Pink Jeep Tours in Sedona, Arizona. Next, after an exciting stay in Las Vegas, we will head to California, where we’ll enjoy a fun beach day full of water skiing and tubing on Lake Tahoe, and then ride the cable cars and walk down Lombard Street in San Francisco. Next, we will spend 11 meaningful days living in the dorms at the University of California in Santa Barbara, where we will volunteer at our summer community service projects. Here, during the weekdays, we will choose from volunteer projects that help children, the environment, and underserved communities. On the weekend, we will enjoy fun in the sun on our awesome trip to Los Angeles, where we will walk down the Hollywood Walk of Fame, do a behind-the-scenes tour of Warner Bros Studios, explore the rides at Hollywood’s Universal Studios and enjoy a night of comedy at the Improv Comedy Club.
Upon completion of Tour & Service, each participant will receive a certificate recognizing his or her 40 hours of summer community service. Participants volunteer with the same community service volunteer project for the length of the program, in order to create more meaningful bonds between our volunteers and those they are helping. Participants volunteer Monday through Friday, four hours per day, for the duration of the volunteer portion of the program.