announcing our

ignite summer trip 2021

czech republic and austria

Providing an unforgettable, intensive eight-day program for 36 high school students. This international program transforms students as they learn about themselves, leadership, intentionality and make
life-long friends.

What They Learn

  • Leadership and character-building sessions utilizing curriculum from Character Strong, with the emphasis on bringing out the leader in all the students through development of character, self-awareness, inter and intra personal development.

  • Emcee and passion-developing sessions led by BC Serna, developer of the Pursuing Passion podcasts and expert in mentoring high school students.

  • Frequent team-building and relationship-cementing in Lead Teams, led by a trained staff and interns, designed to offer small group setting learning which provides depth of learning.
  • How to Have Conversations When There’s Conflict- Teaching students how to have conversations when they don’t necessarily agree on issues, or have had a conflict. They learn and role play tools to use in awkward conversations
  • Transitions to College– Facilitated by our college interns, this session is packed with what you need to know to finish high school strong and transition to college for maximum success.

  • Technology, the Good, the Bad and the Benefits! Exploring the impact of Technology on our lives This session provides statistics, research, and reasons why our technology can manage us or we can manage it. How it can be an amazing tool, but not get in the way of building lasting relationships with peers, parents, teachers and more.
  • If You Really Knew Me- Designed to develop authenticity, transparency and vulnerability – all key character traits of great leaders. This session is led by our staff and interns and is a powerful session for students that has great impact.

Where They Go

  • Day 1 – arrive Prague Airport (PRG), welcome, tours & initial team meetings, stay in Prague

  • Day 2 – AM Prague tour & travel to Salzburg, stay in Salzburg

  • Day 3 – AM meetings, Salzburg tours & sightseeing (Sound of Music, Salzburg Fortress, shopping, etc) daytime, stay in Salzburg

  • Day 4 – AM bus to Hallstatt Salt Mine tour, World Heritage site, Skyview, PM Dachstein cable car to Five Fingers & glacier, bus back to Salzburg

  • Day 5 – AM depart Salzburg, travel to Cesky Krumlov, raft on the Vltava River into old town

  • Day 6 – AM walking tour, castle, lunch, PM travel to Lipno, TreeTop experience, stay in Cesky Krumlov

  • Day 7 – AM travel to Prague, lunch, tour, prep for final banquet, closing banquet at hotel, after-party, stay in Prague

  • Day 8 – Students depart Prague Airport (PRG) for home

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What They Experience

Prague, Czech Republic

  • Tour of Prague Old Town, one of the oldest cities in Europe and ranked #22 on list of top most-visited cities in the world in 2019. It’s been nicknamed “the City
    of a Hundred Spires” and is a bustling, cosmopolitan city with a rich history amidst the winding streets and bridges that cross the Vltava River.

  • Tour of St. Vitus Cathedral, near the Prague Castle, and is the national treasury that contains some of the most important symbols of Czech statehood.

Salzburg, Austria

  • Fraulein Maria’s Bike Tour in Salzburg, known as the setting for the “Sound of Music”. A leisurely ride through Salzburg with stops at film locations for the movie, complete with musical renditions of the movie’s songs by the guides.

  • Tour and lunch at the Salzburg Fortress which sits high above the city and is steeped in history dating back centuries, complete with a 360-degree view of Salzburg and the surrounding country side.

Hallstatt, Austria

  • Known as “The Most Beautiful Village in the World”, Hallstatt is a picture-perfect alpine village that was the inspiration for the Arendelle setting of the movie “Frozen”.

  • Tour of the Hallstatt Salt Mine, the oldest salt mine in the world, sitting almost 1,200 feet above the village of Hallstatt, complete with a captivating tour that includes a trip down a slide that miners used to get from one level to the next, deep inside the mine.

  • Trip to the Dachstein Glacier just a few kilometers outside of Hallstatt, with not one, but two cable car rides to get to the top which offers spectacular views of Hallstatt and Lake Hallstatt, along with majestic vistas of the glacier.

Cesky Krumlov

  • Raft into Cesky Krumlov, one of the “10 Most Beautiful Cities in Europe You’ve Never Heard Of”.  A fairytale city with medieval cobblestone streets, quaint shops and restaurants.

  • Tour of the Krumlov Castle a massive structure that towers over the town, built in 1240 and a central part of European history over the centuries.

  • Tour of the Treetop Walkway just outside of Cesky Krumlov, that towers almost 140 feet above the forested area, complete with a spiral tube slide down to the
    bottom.

Want to Come With Us?

We are currently accepting applications for the 2021 Summer Trip. Fill out the application through the link below and we’ll be in touch!

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