Travel Opportunities

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

China: Old and New
June 15-30, 2015

China: Old and New features an amazing itinerary by China Span, especially designed for the Garrison Forest community. Keren Su, a world-class photographer and highly experienced global guide, will lead the trip, ensuring that it will be an unforgettable, bilingual adventure. Hike, bike, cruise, stroll, and fly to explore southern China’s geographical beauty and to experience the culture of its cities and countryside!

Whether you aim to sharpen your language skills or to view the extraordinary World Heritage sites, you will enjoy this 16-day trip. It includes air and land transportation, stays in unique lodgings, meals, admissions to sites and performances, and gratuities. The cost will be $5800. (The cost decreases with more than 12 participants.)

Contact or for more information. Note: Previous trips BJ McElderry has organized have included parents and past parents, adding interest and diversity to our groups.  

Explore the Amazon Rainforest
June 26 to July 5, 2015

Explore the Amazon rainforest with Middle School science teacher Karen Meyers and EcoTeach's Amazon Workshop Expedition, It's an eye-opening, fun experience encompassing the  environmental and cultural aspects of the Amazon with opportunities for intercultural interactions and science and service field experiences.

Check out the details on the flyer (at right). Cost: $2,195 land only + the round-trip flight from Miami to Iquitos, Peru. Questions?

Information Session on the trip: Wednesday, October 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium.

This trip is for rising 10th Grade students.