Pre-Departure Meetings 2017

March 27, 2017

So the time to fly off to camp and live your American dream is looming closer and closer. And things are starting to be ticked off the list. Flights. Visa. Documents. New Clothes. But before we can get you out to the States you need to attend the MANDATORY pre-departure meeting.

You don’t need to let us know what one you are attending or pre-register. You simply need to bring yourself and a great big smile. On average the meetings take around 2 1/2-3 hours so if you need to book transport please keep this in mind. We will also not be responsible for any travel costs to get to the meeting itself. Before turning up, please also make sure you know where you are going as not being able to find the venue will not an excuse that will be accepted if you miss it.


Don’t worry. On paper this sounds a little bit boring…but it is anything but boring! You will get to meet other people from your camp, people you may have interacted with over social media, play fun group games and get you super excited about the most incredible summer you are about to have. We are also having a special guest from Trek America (who we partner with for treks after camp) and they will tell you about the incredible travel opportunities you have once camp is over! From 3-4 day treks to 21 day treks which allow you to see a lot of America.


The first pre-departure meeting we have is taking place on Saturday 22nd April in LONDON @ 1pm. This will be taking place at the Park Crescent Conference Centre, International Student House, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN. Here you will greeted by our lovely smiles that work in the UK Head Office (Lydia, Pippa, Laura and Dave + Mel)


Next up on Monday 24th April is BRISTOL @ 1pm. Here you will see the smiley faces of Dunc, Dave, Aaron and Jonny. The pre-departure meeting will take place at the Novotel Bristol Centre, Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6HY.


Our next pre-departure meeting will happen on Saturday 29th April in DUBLIN @ 12:30pm. Hosting this one will be the Mel and Becky so if this is the one you are attending then head to the Spencer Hotel, Excise Walk, IFSC, Dublin.


We have two left, so if you can’t attend one so far then you need to attend one of these two. We will be seeing a lot of you on Saturday 6th May in LEEDS @ 1pm. This pre-departure meeting will be held in Room LT2, Woodhouse Building, Civic Quarter, Leeds Beckett University, LS1 3HE. Here you will be greeted by Dunc and one of our incredible specialists who may have interviewed some of you.


And finally we have we will see the last of you on Sunday 7th May in EDINBURGH @ 1:30pm. This is your final chance to come along to a pre-departure meeting. This will take place at The Principle Hotel, 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB. The wonderful Jamie (TBC) will be taking this meeting.




If you don’t come along to one of these pre-departure meetings then your visa will be cancelled and you wont be allowed to enter America. If for some reason you are unable to attend any of these meetings then please contact the office immediately to let them know. Email either Dave on or call the phone on 02088 746325.

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