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Senior Trips: Planning the Perfect Last Hurrah

Creating the final memory that lasts

Moving on from high school is a major life milestone, and students are always hoping to cap it off with a bang. Leaving behind the last four years of your life can be tough, for students and teachers alike. With new paths, new futures, and new destinations in store for everyone involved, it only makes sense to send your students off with a proper farewell.

Try to remember your favorite memories from your high school and university days. What made those memories better than most? What made them special, unforgettable, and unique?

Give your students a memory that will last a lifetime with a senior trip they’ll never forget. With proper planning and execution, you can turn any senior trip into one your students will be talking about forever.

More Than Just a Senior Trip

Becoming More Than Just Students

Seniors will be looking to spend every last moment of their high school life taking it all in. Even the most cynical of the bunch will see that this chapter of their life is over, and use their remaining time as an opportunity to make the most of their friendships. But these friendships need to grow beyond their student lives.

We plan our senior trips with that in mind—cementing the bonds between students and peers. We give your community the environment to truly let loose and see each other in a different light: not just as students, but as buddies, colleagues, and friends.

Something Different for Everyone

A senior trip has to be more than just a trip to the beach or a party before graduation. There needs to be the elements that transform it from just a regular day out of school to an event that your peers will never forget.

At Peak Performance, we make sure to find that right formula that gets the most out of your students and peers. We assess your needs and craft the perfect grad trip that will suit your community in the best way possible. We will add those extra little touches that will truly make this an experience worth having.

The Benefits of Senior Trips

Capping off high school the right way is vital towards making sure your students have the best possible leap to the next chapter of their lives. Remember: your students are young and impressionable, and sending them off the right way and making sure they remember high school with positive memories is your final responsibility. Students who struggle with leaving high school might deal with some of the following issues:

  • Uncertainty of their future
  • Unwillingness to move forward and make the next step
  • Bitterness or resentment due to problems with peers or staff that were left unresolved
  • Lack of desire to move into a new community
  • Lack of strong adult role models in academic positions
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  • We give your community the environment to truly let loose and see each other in a different light: not just as students, but as buddies, colleagues, and friends.

Peak Performance understands the needs and wants of students who are about to leave high school, and we’re here to help them make that final transition. With our planned Senior Trips, we can offer you that hassle-free experience you need to pull off the trip of a lifetime.

  • Create memories your students will never forget
  • Build a positive community in your campus with fun stories and awesome pictures
  • Give your students a chance to taste fun in the real world before they graduate
  • Allow your students to see their peers in a new light
  • Reach another level of learning and growth with your students

How to Plan an Awesome Senior Trip

Need some help figuring out your next senior trip? Here’s a short guide for your convenience.

Pick Your Place (and Have a Back Up!)

First comes the location. You might already have a general idea of what you want to experience or where you want to go, but if not, no problem. Have a vote amongst your students—get their input on what trip destinations they want to see, where they want to go, and what they want to do. While the most popular choice might not always be the best one, it’s important that your seniors know that their input is important to you. After all, this is their trip!

Picking a place also means considering the size of your group, the budget, and how much time you actually have. And even if you think you’ve thought of the perfect senior trips destination, always make sure to have a Plan B in your back pocket.

Set Your Details

You know your place, now you need to think about what you need to do to make this happen. This includes:

  • Date of travel
  • Transportation method
  • Budget
  • Number of participants (students and chaperones)
  • Itinerary

Your dates and your transportation methods need to be decided, pronto. Will you be taking a plane? A bus? A train? Are your travel dates good for your location, or will you end up swamped in a series of tourist traps? Do you know how many people will be going on the trip, and what exactly you will be doing to make sure everyone has the best time of their lives? Plan, but don’t over-plan. You want to strike that perfect balance between well planned and organic.

Call Us

You know your desired location and you have a preliminary set of details planned and ready. Great! Now it’s time to hand it over to the professionals at Peak Performance Tours. Call our tour coordinators and we will go over all your details with a magnifying glass. It’s our job to make sure that every piece fits perfect—from your budget to the desired activities to the location itself.

If something is off, we can do everything from slight tweaks to entire overhauls of your planned trip. Either way, our goal will be the same as yours: to get the best possible student travel for your kids.

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The Peak Performance Process: How We Plan Awesome Senior Trips That Work

Figuring out the Client

The most important part of all this is you. Our first step involves assessing your senior class’ needs and figuring out the best way to get the most out of this trip. Our tour coordinators will work directly with your school representatives and help you figure out all the major details: from your budget parameters to your desired activities and senior trip ideas. We make sure that all your plans are solid, back and front. The last thing you want is a little missed detail messing up the entire event.

Research, Research, Research

After we’ve assessed your plan and tightened up the loose ends, we then put in the proper research to make sure everything on paper can work out the way we expect. We’ll engage with all necessary third parties, from suppliers to transportation. If anything won’t work, isn’t available, or needs to be tweaked, we will be ready to tackle it long before the big day.

Expanding Your Vision

We’re not just here to help you execute your plan—we’re here to help you expand your vision. We will take a look at your budget and desired activities and events and suggest to you the best possible options, getting the most experience out of your time and money. We will conduct all the research necessary to have a complete understanding and estimate of every possible option, considering the length of your graduation trip, your location, the size of your group, and your budget. Rest assured—when you leave it to professional planners, we will know how to give you a good time.

Bringing it all to Life

With everything planned, we turn paper into reality. We will take care of everything, from transportation to hotel reservations to meals to any other tickets or permits you might need. This is your trip—just sit back and relax, and we’re ready to give you that 5-star experience you need to have the best trip with your friends. Why spend your senior trips planning and stressing out, when we can do all the heavy lifting for you?

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Our Expertise, Your Fun

Your senior trip needs to be something you will never forget. Why spend weeks or months pulling your hair out over a trip that might not be as great as it could be? With Peak Performance, you can guarantee your class a trip you’ll still be talking about at class reunions for decades to come. Big, small, far, near: whatever you want, we can make it happen.

It was great! One of the best Senior Class Trips that I have ever chaperoned!

Joan Shapiro, Sr. Class Advisor

James I O’Neill High School Highland Falls, NY

Where To Next?

Ready to start planning your senior trip? Get in touch with our team and let us know what you’ve got! Whether it’s barely a trip idea or a complete portfolio of details, we’re here to hash it out with you until it’s booked and ready to go. Peak Performance is ready to start your preparations today. Give your senior class the trip of the ages, and make sure your high school never forgets your batch.

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