Programs
Summer Offerings

Summer Trips

    • Out West
    • Belize
    • Tanzania

Questions?

Contact the appropriate program director:

Chris Bradley
Director of E Sports Camps
615.301.8924
Email Chris

Adam Sherland
Lower/Middle School Summer Programs Director
615.250.8999
Email Adam
 
Andy Kelley
High School Summer Programs Director
615.301.8917
Email Andy
Ensworth summer global learning trips provide opportunities for Ensworth students to develop a global view of the world through cultural immersionintercultural connections, and experiential learning in international contexts. These trips aim to inspire students to be engaged and capable as global citizens in an interconnected 21st century. To facilitate these trips, Ensworth partners with a limited number of established, well-researched, and trusted organizations that help ensure safe and meaningful experiences for our students and their families.

Middle School Summer Trips

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  • Florida Keys

    For rising Grade 7 Ensworth students only; students must be enrolled at Ensworth for the 2019-2020 school year at the time of the trip.
     
    Dates: July 30 – August 4, 2019
    Cost: $2000, if registered with a non-refundable deposit of $500 before registration deadline of May 1. Students added after May 1 may incur additional fees associated with increased airline ticket costs.
    Contact: Brooks Corzine, corzineb@ensworth.com
     
    The Florida Keys adventure is the perfect balance of fun and learning. During our time in Orlando, students will enjoy fun-filled time with their friends at Islands of Adventure, Blizzard Beach, Disney Magic Kingdom, and Disney Springs. While we are in the Keys, we will be based at Sea Camp at the Newfound Harbor Marine Institute where the students will study marine biology and coastal ecology in a hands-on manner through activities including snorkeling, night wades, and interactive lab activities.
     



  • Belize

    For rising Grade 8 Ensworth students only; students must be enrolled at Ensworth for the 2019-2020 school year at the time of the trip.
     
    Dates: May 30 – June 8, 2019
    Cost:  $2900, plus airfare. $500 non-refundable deposit required at registration.
    Registration Deadline: January 15
    Contact: Adam Sherland, sherlanda@ensworth.com or Tim Wallace, wallacet@ensworth.com
     
    The Belize program is hosted at the Tropical Education Center outside of Belize City. Each day, students participate in a service project with St. Matthews Primary School, then spend the afternoon enjoying cultural activities, including visits to the Belize Zoo, the Smithsonian Research Institute, and the ancient Mayan ruins of Xunantunich. At the end of the trip, the group stays on the island of Parrot Caye, where they have the opportunity to snorkel the coral reefs, explore mangrove forests, and enjoy the beautiful island scenery.
  • Outwest

    Current Grade 8 Ensworth students only.
     
    Dates: May 28 – June 14, 2019
    Cost: $2875, if registered with a non-refundable deposit of $500 before the registration deadline of January 31. Students added after January 31 may incur additional fees associated with increased airline ticket costs.
    Contact: Keith Crowe, crowek@ensworth.com
     



    On the Outwest trip, students travel the west for eighteen days, camping under the stars every night, visiting historic sites, and viewing beautifully scenic landscapes. Past years’ activities have included swimming, hiking, surfing, rafting, sightseeing, and much more. Campers return with a group experience that can’t happen in the classroom.
     


High School Summer Trips

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  • China

    Rising Grades 10-12 Ensworth students only; students must be enrolled at Ensworth for the 2019-2020 school year at the time of the trip.
     
    Dates: July 9 – July 22 (exact travel dates remain tentative until flights are confirmed)
    Cost: $3,890 plus airfare
    Contact: Andy Kelley, kelleya@ensworth.com
    Registration: Preliminary Registration will close on Friday, December 7. At that time registrations will be evaluated and trip options may be limited.

    Register here.
    The China program takes place in Beijing and the central China city of Zhengzhou. Ensworth students partner with Chinese students in a summer language learning exchange and go on cultural excursions near Zhengzhou, including martial arts training at Shaolin Temple and day trips to two ancient Chinese capitals: Luoyang and Kaifeng. The group also visits the major sites in Beijing including The Forbidden City and The Great Wall. This trip exposes students to two very different urban centers in a country that is changing the economic landscape of the 21st century and allows them a unique opportunity to explore some off the beaten path historical sites while being immersed in Chinese language and culture. 
  • Peru

    Rising Grades 10-12 Ensworth students only; students must be enrolled at Ensworth for the 2019-2020 school year at the time of the trip.
     
    Dates: Saturday, June 22 – SaturdayJuly 6 (exact travel dates remain tentative until flights are confirmed)
    Cost: $3,400 plus airfare
    Contact: Andy Kelley, kelleya@ensworth.com
    Registration: Preliminary Registration will close on Friday, December 7. At that time registrations will be evaluated and trip options may be limited. 

    Register here.
    The Peru program takes place in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This trip provides the opportunity for students to live with host families, do service work, and study the education crisis in the developing world. For their service work, students undertake an education-related construction project such as the building of a classroom or a playground. Students also spend time teaching English, coaching sports, and doing other activities with local children. Students explore the surrounding Andes through an overnight hike and a rafting trip. At the end of the trip, students have the opportunity to visit the ancient Incan city, Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. 
With the exception of the Out West trip, 2019 summer trips are open to Ensworth students who are enrolled or will be enrolled in the 2019–2020 school year. If a student registers for a summer trip and withdraws from Ensworth, he/she will be unable to attend, and the trip deposit will be forfeited. Please read individual trip descriptions for details on eligibility.
 
Please note that any student on Probation due to a Major Offense during the 2018-2019 school year would not be eligible to travel on summer global learning trips.