YOCJ is thrilled to initiate our return to touring with an exciting domestic trip for the Summer of 2023! We anticipate that this trip will fit into your end-of-the-school-year calendar and summer camp plans! 

Our trip is being planned by Tour Resource Consultants (TRC.)

FRIDAY JUNE 23 to SUNDAY JUNE 25, 2023

We are fortunate to be so close to Washington D.C. to enjoy its many offerings, such as the Kennedy Center, the National Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ Star Wars soundtrack, the Marine Barracks Parade, the National Mall and more! YOCJ students will have special performance opportunities at the beautiful New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, as well as the Lincoln Memorial. Perhaps the highlight will be the Pizza and Bowling Party to cap off our weekend!  

REGISTRATION & ITINERARY

Click HERE to register for the tour via TRC‘s WeTravel account! (Deposit #1 $150, due Mon. Jan. 30th)
Click HERE for the full itinerary!

*The Tour Code is YOCJJune2023.  This is how WeTravel knows which group you are a part of.

*Early on in the process you will be asked to make a WeTravel account – this makes coming back to the account for later payments much simpler.

TOUR PRICES

*YOCJ Students (in quad and triple rooms) $957 per person
Families (in quad and triple rooms) $957 per person
Adults (in double rooms) $1032 per person
Adults (in single rooms) $1223 per person
Our tour company, TRC will also provide optional inexpensive travel insurance in the registration form.
*YOCJ students must be 12 years old at the time of the tour. All YOCJ students will room together. Families will room separately.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

DEPART / WASHINGTON DC / NATIONAL MALL / EVENING PARADE
Friday, June 23, 2023
At 7:00am we load our charter motorcoach and instrument truck and depart for Washington, DC. with a rest stop enroute. On arrival in DC we meet our Step On Guide for a tour with stops on the National Mall. Free time for an independent lunch and to explore the many museums and galleries of the Smithsonian Institute (Air and Space Museum, Hirschhorn Gallery and Sculpture Garden, National Botanical Garden and the National Museum of the American Indian). Dinner will be provided in the early evening before we transfer to the Marine Barracks at 8th St. SE, arriving at 7:30 pm to find our reserved seats for tonight’s Evening Parade. Following the parade we check into our hotel for a good night’s sleep.
Meals: Dinner provided


WORKSHOP AND CONCERT / NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART / NMAAHC / KENNEDY CENTER

Saturday, June 24, 2023
We start the day with Full Hot Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (tbc) for a Conductor’s Workshop (Anna Binneweg tbc) this morning, followed by a Lunchtime Concert. The church, known locally as “Lincoln’s Church”, is located near the White House, and has an active musical community. After the performance we return to the National Mall for lunch at the National Gallery of Art. After lunch we visit the newest feature in Washington, the fantastic National Museum for African American History and Culture. Late afternoon we depart for the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts. We have dinner at the KC Café (tbc) prior to a concert by the National Symphony Orchestra, performing The Music of Star Wars. Late return to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner provided

LINCOLN MEMORIAL CONCERT / BOWLING AND PIZZA PARTY / RETURN HOME
Sunday, June 25, 2023
We check out of the hotel after our Full Hot Breakfast. Load the motorcoach and instrument truck and depart for a Mid-Morning Concert at the Lincoln Memorial. We celebrate our successful tour with a lunchtime Pizza and Bowling Party (Pinstripes tbc). In the late afternoon we depart for home with a rest stop enroute arriving back in New Jersey at approximately 7:00 pm. Welcome Home!
Meals: Breakfast and Pizza Party Lunch provided

PAYMENTS & REFUNDS

*All payments are due on the posted dates to Tour Resource Consultants (TRC) via the WeTravel.com registration website (see link above.)
$150 per person by 1-30-2023
$300 per person by 3-1-2023
$300 per person by 4-5-2023
Balance by 5-3-2023

*Refunds will only be available as follows:
Cancellations after 1-30-23 and on or before 3-1-23 will incur $0 cancellation fee.
Cancellations after 3-1-23 and on or before 4-5-23 will incur a $150 cancellation fee.
Cancellations after 4-5-23 and on or before 5-3-23 will incur $250 cancellation fee.
Cancellations after 5-3-23 will incur a minimum of $500 cancellation fee, but may be charged up to 100% of the total per person price as determined by TRC in its sole discretion.