Travel Opportunities

See the world with Garrison Forest. Explore new cultures. Experience another country. Try your language skills. And have fun!


Garrison Forest is offering the following educational travel opportunities. Learn more about each trip and discover the opportunity that is right for your daughter. For information, please contact the faculty member directly.

Trip to Morocco, Spring Break 2014

For an exciting Spring Break in March, 2014, join BJ McElderry (GFS Art and AP Art History teacher) and Penny Miller (GFS retired science and technology teacher) on a customized trip to Morocco. With a focus on art and culture, the 11-day trip will highlight the regional diversity and cultural heritage of Morocco. WORLDSTRIDES International Tours is arranging the trip and offers college credit as an option for high school students. If you want a memorable adventure, join us!

LEARN MORE: Parents and students interested in the trip are invited to the presentation on September 17, from 7 PM  to 8 PM in the Middle School auditorium. A representative from World Strides International Discovery Tours will show pictures, discuss the itinerary and answer questions. For the best rates, register before September 30.  

NOTE: This trip replaces the original itinerary to Turkey. For those who registered for Turkey, you can transfer the deposit to the Morocco registration. Contact B.J. McElderry.

Trip to France, June 11-19, 2014

This summer, the Modern Languages Department is offering a trip to France through WORLDSTRIDES. GFS teachers Dr. Elizabeth Wham Hanson (Upper School French and Spanish) and Dominique Eareckson (Middle School French) will lead the trip. Students will stay with a host family in the Loire Valley and participate in service projects and other cultural activities including, but not limited to, visiting a cheese farm and biking to the famous Château d’Amboise. The group also will explore Versailles, Monet’s Gardens and spend three days touring Paris.

For information, please contact Ms. Eareckson dominiqueeareckson@gfs.org or Dr. Hanson elizabethhanson@gfs.org for more information.

LEARN MORE: Parents and students interested in the trip are invited to the presentation on September 17, from 6 PM to 7 PM in the Middle School Auditorium. A representative from World Strides International Discovery Tours will show pictures, discuss the itinerary and answer questions. For the best rates, register before September 30.

GFS travel trip to Spain, Summer 2014

Joan Hurley, Chair of the Modern Languages Department and Upper School Spanish teacher, will lead GFS Spanish students on a cultural- and language-immersion adventure for summer 2014. Spend three weeks in Spain, visiting Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, and the coastal city of Gijón where students will live with a Spanish host family and attend classes taught by a native Spanish-speaking teacher. The mission and mix of the GFS travel program--students stay with Spanish-speaking families, attend classes, and travel--is truly unique among U.S. summer abroad programs in Spain.  

Contact: Ms. Hurley: (410) 559-3171, joanhurley@gfs.org

Also, check out the summer camps held at Garrison Forest.