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
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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
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,
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
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.
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.