Optional Trips

Hawaii Expedition

Western States Student Exchange (WESSEX)

Sunday, March 19 to Sunday, March 26, 2017


New York City and Washington, D. C. Trip

RYE-Florida/Eastern States Student Exchange (ESSEX)

Saturday, April 8, 2017 to Saturday, April 15, 2017


New York City Trip

(Does Not Include Philadelphia or Washington, D.C.)
RYE-Florida/Eastern States Student Exchange (ESSEX)

Saturday, April 8, 2017 to Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Organizer for the above 3 trips: Belo USA Travel
Website: www.belousa.com
Username: WESSEX
Password: GLOBAL
General information brochure: Belo Brochure
Permission forms: Belo Permission


Western Safari Tour

District 5130 Youth Exchange

Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Sunday, July 9, 2017

Come join us for the 2017 Western Safari Tour of parts of California, Arizona and Nevada. This is a camping tour which begins and ends in the City by the Bay, San Francisco. Cost of Tour is $1,800. Transportation is by a modern air conditioned bus. You need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow and comfortable clothes, including a nice outfit in case we go out for a night on the town.

  • We will all meet in San Francisco on Saturday, June 24.
  • On Sunday, we will be traveling to Los Angeles.
  • Monday, we visit Universal Studios where many movies and television shows are filmed and “World
    Famous” Hollywood Boulevard.
  • Tuesday is spent at Disneyland and California Adventure Park from 8 a.m.- 12 midnight
  • Wednesday we are off to San Diego to enjoy the great California beaches and other local
  • Thursday will be spent at Sea World to include a visit with Shamu the whale.
  • Friday is a long day on the bus for our trip to the Grand Canyon, one of the original 7 Wonders
    of the World. You will be awed by its many beautiful colors.
  • From there it is off to Las Vegas, the City That Never Sleeps. There will be time for time by
    the pool and after dinner, you will check out the lights of the famous Las Vegas Strip.
  • We will then travel to the San Joaquin Valley to spend a night before our planned arrival at
    Yosemite National Park the following day (we can’t make the entire trip in one day).
  • Yosemite is one of the most beautiful places on earth. We’ll spend our last three nights
    relaxing, hiking and spending time with our great new friends.
  • On Saturday morning we pack up for our return to San Francisco. The afternoon will be spent
    walking on the Golden Gate Bridge and visiting Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • Saturday night will conclude our tour with a nice dinner out (no more camp food).
  • You will return to your host families or home on Sunday, July 9th.

We are confident you will love the Western Safari Tour as much as the many exchange students that have spent these two weeks visiting southwestern United States.

Applications are available at: ye5130adventures.org.
Our limit is the first fifty-four (54) exchange students to apply.


Sergio Sales

2017 Tour Chairman

(707) 545-4127  – Home          pwrserg@sbcglobal.net      (707) 344-3312 – Cell

Go to ye5130adventures.org for all the details.

Important Dates

Blues Buster Trip
October 13-15, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Country Reveal and Ziplining
January 26-28, 2018
Sonoma County, CA
Outbounds and Parents Orientation
February 11, 2018
Fortuna, CA
District Conference
May 18-20, 2018
Sacramento, CA

Information Nights

Both Arcata Clubs
Sept 13, 2017, 6:00 PM
Arcata High School Library
Healdsburg Sunrise
Sept 19, 2017, 11:40 AM
Healdsburg High, Mr. Davis' room

YEAH Links

Rotary District 5130

Northern California