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CWF in Lancaster County - We're Going to Washington DC!

2005 Trip Details for Lancaster County Parents & Participants
updated Thursday, January 20, 2005 8:02 PM

General Information

Trip Expenses

Raising Money to Help Pay for the Trip

Dress Code & Day-by-Day Attire

Final Itinerary

Other questions About the Trip

CWF Coordinator HandbookCWF Coordinator Handbook


CWF Trip Information:

Official Dates: Monday, June 6th - Monday, June 20th.

Payment Due: Balance will need to be paid in full By April 11th. Remember even if you don't go on the trip, you will be responsible for all costs. I have already put down deposits and your absence will affect the others costs. The final cost is $1718.

Meals: You will have to pay for around 14 meals. Many of these will be quick - on the road meals - McDonalds, Burger King, Subway etc. Most meals will average around $4-6. On the high end plan on $100 for food. This would allow enough for pizza and snacks at the hotels. Some pack a lunch for the first day.

Suitcase: Limited to 1 suitcase and 1 small carry on bag. Use common sense on size. Remember, you will carry your luggage every night. I definitely would pack light - you will be tired and sore.

Dress Tip: To avoid over-packing, remember it is ok to wear the same shorts, pants, etc. more than once. You will have to - Deal with it! :-)

Shoes: We will walk for miles and miles without knowing it. Buy and break in comfortable shoes. Most of the time tennis shoes or dressy sandals are ok. No flip flops while in D.C. One pair of nice shoes for the Dinner Theatre - Doesn't matter on comfort.

Laundry: There is a laundry mat at the 4-H Center. The sponsors will wash "some" of your clothes. Bring quarters!

Discipline: I have a no tolerance policy. If I find any alcohol or tobacco on the trip you will be sent home. A parent must come get you at their expense! Oh Boy! What a long trip home that would be! If a CWF'er becomes intolerable and keeps breaking code of conduct rules parents will be called once, after that, your sent home!

Church: With our schedule and all our denominations it is hard to plan for an organized church service. We will have some youth organize a bible study at the hotel to fill the void.

ID's: We will be crossing the border into Canada. You will need proof of citizenship in the US. You must have an official government ID, passport or a certified copy of your birth-certificate. I will need this in May.

Other Expenses: These are the items most kids buy each year: T-shirts - street vendor, 3 for $20, Good T-shirts $15-$20, Sweatshirts low quality $15, high end $30 plus. Fake Oakley's $5-10 each, Fake Rolex $10, Fake Purses $35, postcards .50 cents each, magnets $3-5, Film $12 a roll, Medicine $7, umbrella $1, subway $7, drink $2-5 soda - remember any collections you may have.

Cash: I along with the other sponsors will not serve as an ATM. You will be responsible for all your own money. Hide it in many places, and have traveler checks. We are in many tourist locations, most places will take travelers checks. It is up to you on how much to bring - Plan on $100 for food and whatever for souvenirs and misc.

Bus: Bring a blanket, the bus gets cold. We will have a VCR on our bus, bring some videos to watch - nothing over the PG13 rating allowed. If your not into movies, bring activities, books, etc.

Snacks: To eliminate costs, I will ask everyone to bring 2 dozen small packaged snacks, along with a 12 pack of name brand pop or bottle water. Examples, granola bars, candy bars, crackers, etc.

Roomies: Most nights 4 to a room. You will be able to pick your roomie for the first night, the rest of the time I will rotate people to rooms. No exceptions! I do take many things into consideration! If it is working I will not change your roomates.

Hygiene: PLEASE - brush your teeth, wear deodorant, etc. We are all packed into a bus - be considerate. Also, no heavy perfumes, colognes, lotions or fingernail polish on bus.

Medicine: Please bring Imodium, Pepto, Tylenol, etc. These items are very expensive to buy on the road. Prescription meds will need to be listed on your health forms, it is up to the parents if I need to administer or not.

General Information

Trip Expenses

Raising Money to Help Pay for the Trip

Dress Code & Day-by-Day Attire

Final Itinerary

Other questions About the Trip

CWF Coordinator HandbookCWF Coordinator Handbook

 

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