How do I sign up my child?
The first step is to fill out the online application form found under the Apply Section. Pay the deposit. Fill out and notarize the registration form within 2 weeks of the tour. Send in the Registration form to our mailing address, in person, or send a scan to our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Then make sure that your child has an ID.
What does the tour use to travel in?
We have a beautiful customized Greyhound-style bus.
Does my child need an ID to travel on the Boys Summer Trip?
Yes, a photo ID is required. A school ID or state ID or Passport work.
Are there any other requirements for Alachua participants on the Boys Summer Trip?
Yes, all local Alachua participants must attend 1 orientation meeting prior to trip.
What is the best airport to fly into?
Gainesville (GNV) is our closest airport. Jacksonville (JAX) is next best. We can provide transportation from Jacksonville or Gainesville airport. From Jacksonville - $75 one-way. From Gainesville - $10. We do not offer any transportation from Orlando.
What day should I book my child's flights for?
Please book your flights for arrival on the day before we leave. Return flights should be booked for the day after we return.
Where will my child stay before and after the tour?
If you do not have any contacts in the Alachua, FL area, we can help you to find a place to stay one day prior to leaving and one day after arriving home. If they will be in Alachua longer than that time, we suggest you make alternate arrangements for your child's stay.
How much spending money should I send?
We feel that $10 per week is an appropriate amount. If your child would like to buy souvenirs or gifts along the way, you may send more. $100 is our maximum allowable amount with $75 allocated for spending and $25 for necessities. If your child does not need/use his necessities money, it will be returned to you at the trip's end.
How will valuables be stored?
We keep all IDs, phones, and spending money for the boys so that they do not lose them.
Can my child bring a cell phone?
The boys can use organizer cell phones whenever they need to call home. We do not allow cell phones on the tour.
How will my child do if he does not know anyone on the tour ahead of time?
Our focus is to connect all of our boys so that they make lasting devotee friendships. Most boys have no trouble making friends by the end of the tour.
What is your Covid-19 mitigation policy?
Each boy must have negative PCR test within 72 hrs of leaving on the Boys Summer Trip regardless of vaccination status. We will spend the first few days together establishing our cohort. After 3 days, each boy will take a rapid test. If your child is found to be Covid-positive during the trip, we will contact you and make a plan of action.
Does my child have to be vaccinated to go on the Boys Summer Trip?
Vaccination is an individual choice. It is not required but is recommended.