Close Up Program
Parents and Students,
IF in-depth discussions about the government and/or visiting Washington DC has ever been something you like, then I have the trip for you. The Close Up program (closeup.org) is by far the best use of money, time, and energy a student can expend while learning and having fun. Many have said it was the best experience of their high school lives (nothing against trips abroad). Mr. Palmer is leading a group to DC the week of November 12-18 and it will include a side trip to Williamsburg, VA.
The cost of the is $1607, with a $400 deposit due at the end of August and the rest due in late September. The deposit is nonrefundable so we are trying to make sure we will have enough to go with Mr Palmer before money is sent in.
The cost of the trip covers airfare, hotel, ground transportation, most all meals, and the program itself. We start on Sunday morning by flying to town and getting to be tourists as well as learning the lay of the land and its transportation system. That evening they will meet their small group leader and their roommates from another state. They are immediately taken into the program after dinner. Monday and Tuesday are spent visiting multiple sites around town that center around domestic and foreign policy while also letting the kids visit the sites in town. On Wednesday they are on Capitol Hill with Mr. Palmer visiting with Representatives and Senators as well as exploring all of what Capitol Hill has to offer, like the Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the Capitol, and even getting in to hearings. That evening the kids will be bused to Williamsburg, VA where they will stay the night and see the town the next day with talk of the building of the Constitution. They return to DC Thursday evening and will likely see a play. Friday is a free day that Mr Palmer will build a plan for the morning, hitting a few locations that they have not yet seen. The kids will be given the chance to explore the city in small groups of their choosing that afternoon, returning to the hotel for dinner and a party with the rest of the students. We will return home Saturday morning.
Again, it is one of the best values of any school based trip your student could take.
Please click here to contact me directly via email if you have any questions or would like to sign up.