Costs & Dates

We are now accepting applications for the 2025 Grand Western Tours. Students on the Tour are typically rising 10th or 11th graders (new enrollees must be between 14-16 years old on the date the trip departs). Spaces fill up quickly, so you are encouraged to apply now!

2025 Grand Western Tour

Session I14-1633 daysJune 15 - July 18, 2025$10,5502 spots left Apply Now

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Upon acceptance of your child’s enrollment for the Grand Western Tour, you will incur a $1,000 non-refundable deposit.  Deposits may be paid by check or credit card. No deposit is due if your child is placed on the waitlist.

​Trip Insurance

We strongly encourage you to consider purchasing trip insurance. We currently offer trip insurance through Seven Corners.  The Seven Corners plan offered during enrollment provides trip cancellation benefits without medical coverage. The offered travel insurance must be purchased when you make your initial deposit to be eligible for trip cancellation coverage. Seven Corners’ web page addressing the plan is located here.  You may also elect to obtain your own trip insurance through any other company of your choosing.


​​The cost includes all bus transportation, lodging, guided tours, entry fees to parks, and the meals highlighted in the final itinerary.

Pre-Trip Paperwork and Payments

All application forms are handled through CampSite. If you have any questions or need help completing the forms, contact us at


Being one of the only people from South Carolina on the trip was very intimidating and nerve racking the first day of GWT. I now live in Raleigh, North Carolina with my husband, a Raleigh native; he often comments when we are out and about "you know more people here than I do." The reason for this is almost always because of the friendships and people I met while on the Western Tour. The experiences I had and friendships I made will last a lifetime. It still stands out as one of the best summers of my life!
Beth Darling Barnett (2004), Charleston, SC