Children are a tough crowd to please, especially when it comes to keeping tweens and teens entertained on vacation. Tour operators, hotels and cruises have responded by creating customized programs and activities specifically catering to these age groups. Additionally, 77 percent of travelers stated their children were influential in planning daily holiday activities. Thomson offers a range of family trips that highlight tween and teen multisport adventures to Iceland , Peru , Southern Italy and Costa Rica. As part of the travel experience, children can participate in the Friends Across Borders program, where they are paired with pen pals in their vacation destinations.
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West Hills Day Camp Teen Travel (8th thru 10th grades) | West Hills Day Camp
The Ivy League Super Senior program is for campers entering grades who are looking for a more traditional on-campus camp program. The Super Seniors join the Older Division in their own groups, but enjoy an on-campus late night in place of an overnight. Click here for more information on the Older Division program. The Ivy League Teen Travel program is for campers entering grades 7 through 10, who want to experience the excitement and adventure of travel. Our travel program is divided into two groups to allow for the most appropriate travel experience for each camper. The Grads program is for campers entering 7th and 8th grades, and Post Grads is for campers entering 9th and 10th grades.
Be a Traveler, Not a Tourist
Our mission is authentic travel with unique experiences to inspire and teach teens to be savvy travelers. Every program uses a hands-on approach to discover what it means to live like a local in each place we visit. Group sizes of students allow us to travel comfortably and make real connections to each other and the host community. Participants come from a mix of different states, regions, and countries.
The building is open to visitors from am to am daily, so you should plan to go around when it opens or when it closes to avoid crowds and lines. The evening views provide especially compelling sights of the city skyline all lit up, so consider a late-night visit, too. For another great aerial view of the city one with arguably clearer views , check out the Top of the Rock Observatory.