Summer Travel for 6th-8th Graders
FOR CURRENT 6TH-8TH GRADES | Join a BBYO Connect experience and choose from a 2-week journey in the Pacific Northwest or in the Southwest & California. Looking for more? Link the two programs together for a 4-week road trip from Seattle to Phoenix. See a brand new side of America and challenge yourself along the way.
FOR CURRENT 8TH-10TH GRADES | In addition to the BBYO Connect experiences, 8th graders have the option of traveling with 9th and 10th graders on a 3-week experience in the American West or on a 2-week adventure in Costa Rica or the Dominican Republic.
15 Days | Current 6th-8th Graders
Travel from Seattle to San Francisco – exploring the rugged Pacific coastline and the stunning cities of Washington State, Oregon, and Northern California. Walk in the shadow of the redwood trees, go rafting on the Columbia River Gorge, and tour the innovation campuses of Microsoft and Boeing. Along the way, we explore the natural wonders Olympic, Mt. St. Helen's, Mt. Rainier, and Crater Lake National Parks on this balanced travel adventure. Learn More >>
Travel from San Francisco to Phoenix – exploring the cities and countryside of California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, stay at a dude ranch, kayak on Lake Tahoe, and relax in the hot springs of the Sierra-Nevada Mountains. Along the way, we explore the natural wonders of Yosemite, Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon National Parks on this balanced travel adventure. Learn More >>
30 Days | Current 6th-8th Graders
Combine Northwest Connect and Southwest Connect for an extraordinary four-week summer adventure. Travel all the way from Seattle to Phoenix, going on breathtaking hikes, exploring new cities, giving back on local service projects, and bonding with new friends on the ultimate Western USA road trip. Learn More >>
21 Days | Current 8th-10th Graders
A grand adventure and tour in the American West. Travel throughout California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. Explore the national park marvels of Yosemite, Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon. Volunteer at a world-renowned shelter for abused dogs; experience the very best of Los Angeles and San Francisco; and come away with a much deeper appreciation for the richness of America. Learn More
14 Days | Current 8th-10th Graders
Journey into the jungles of Costa Rica. This active travel experience features zip-lining above cloud forests, hiking on active volcanoes, and kayaking on the tropical beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Learn about Costa Rica’s unique approach to ecological sustainability, give back on community service projects, and spend a Shabbat with the Jewish community of San Jose. Learn More
10 Days | Current 8th-10th Graders
Journey to the sunny Dominican Republic on this 10-day cross-cultural journey. Explore Dominican society on a series of educational service projects. Experience the island’s natural richness with adventures in the lush highlands, along the beach and out at sea. Learn about the history of Jewish Dominican life, meet community leaders and spend a special Shabbat with local Jewish teens. Learn More
NOTE: An optional 7-day camp volunteering experience is also available at the end of the core 10-day program.