Travel with Village Home

Each year, Village Home brings travel opportunities to our families. Trips are planned based on direct feedback from the community. A variety of trips will be planned, but they all include opportunity for educational experiences or cultural experiences or adventure. Trips are designed to be family-friendly, but in some cases it is possible for teens to travel with a Village Home chaperone. Watch this page for news of past and upcoming trips.

Upcoming Trips


Seattle College Explorations Trip for Teens

Monday, June 23 – Thursday, June 25, 2014
Three Days in Seattle!

Experience the excitement of campus life at the University of Washington.  We’ll be staying on campus in dorm rooms (double occupancy), and will eat most meals in one of the many on-campus options.  While in Seattle, we’ll get up close looks at two colleges: University of Washington and Seattle University, and we’ll also spend some time exploring the city together. We'll also visit Evergreen College and Western Washington

Cost Per Person: $310

Includes lodging (double occupancy) transportation, some meals, ticketed entertainment.

Three Action-Packed Days:

Monday: June 23

Meet at VH Beaverton at 6:45 AM

Leave VH Main Campus at 7:00AM

Evergreen State College Guided campus tour


Western Washington University guided tour

Dinner in Bellingham, Casa Que Pasa

Overnight University of Washington Dormitory

Evening discussion  session; games in dorm

Tuesday: June 22

Breakfast on Campus (all-you-can-eat)

University of Washington Guided Campus Tour

Lunch on Campus (all-you-can-eat)

Seattle University Guided Tour

Pike’s Place Market

Dinner on campus (all-you-can-eat)

Overnight University of Washington Dormitory

Gas Works Park / evening discussion session

Wednesday:  June 23

Breakfast on Campus (all-you-can-eat)

Underground Tour with box lunch

Science Center Spy Exhibit

Space Needle

Seattle Center Dinner of Choice

Head back to Beaverton; pick up at 10pm

General Cost Per Person

Lodging and food (2 nights)                  $135

Transportation, fuel, parking                  $85

Ticketed entertainment                           $45

Chaperone Costs                                       $45

Total per person                                      $310


Reservations must be made by April 25.

Full payment is due May 27. Non-refundable deposit of $75 due at time of reservation.  Space is limited. Reservations must be made in person in the office and with non-refundable deposit.

Seattle Teen College Explorations Details and Registration Form

Homeschooler Trip to Europe


As homeschoolers, we know that the world is our classroom. We are excited to provide opportunities to experience the global classroom first hand and give our kids the chance to develop into global citizens.  International travel gives students (and adults) new perspectives of the world around them, as well as new perspectives about themselves and their unique and special place in the world.

EF is the world leader in affordable, educational travel and we are proud to be partnering with them to create safe, educational, affordable trips. EF trips include options for earning high school or college credit, through a  new, innovative project-based educational program  at no additional cost to enrich the experience.

Upcoming Trip:
    AP European History 12 Day Tour June 2015
       (Cities: Rome, Florence, Paris, Normandy, London)
   (must be 14 by Sept 1 2014 in order to join the trip)

Click here for the tour website with itinerary and videos:

This trip is designed for high school students who will be 14 by September 1, 2014, and who can travel independently.  Of course, parents and siblings are always welcome too, but keep in mind, this is a fast-paced, educational adventure that covers Rome, Florence, Paris, Normandy, and London in 12 days packed full of fun and learning; not a family-style vacation! The trip includes professional tour guide, accommodations, breakfast and dinner, transportation and flights,  tours and admissions. Tips, insurance, lunches, snacks, and optional excursions not included. Monthly payment plan (interest-free) available.


Outdoor School at Camp Collins May 4 - 6

Explore the natural world through hands-on learning in the great outdoors. We’ll take advantage of the setting at Camp Collins, adjacent to Oxbow Park, and explore topics in ecology and survival skills for learners age 9 – 14 (Must have turned  9 by September 1, 2013).  We will also do archery, low ropes, and lots of fun games. Cost includes outdoor educator, outdoor programming, lodging, meals, and outdoor events.   

Please note: transportation is not included.
$120 per person ($75 for Chaperone Children)
Space is  limited to 28 (14 boys;14 girls)
Registrations due April 21, 2014 and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Past Journeys


Family Camping at Tumalo 2012

Nestled in the heart of sunny central Oregon, Tumalo rests along Oregon's spectacular Deschutes River. The campground is simultaneously close enough to the town of Bend to make a quick jaunt to the grocery store, but far enough away to escape the commotion. Everyone spent hours floating in the river, and soaking up the beautiful scenery.

Nehalem Bay Family Camping

Manzanita is a great beach town, albeit windy! The group enjoyed easy access to the beach and the town life. Watching the sun set over the ocean in the shadow of Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain is a highlight. Some folks tried their hand at kayaking too!

Tugman Family Camping 2010

Tugman State Park is relatively unknown -- a private hideaway on the wondrous south coast, approximately 3.5 hours from the Portland metroplex was home away from home for VH families this summer. Situated on Eel Lake, swimming, canoeing, sailing and boating ruled the day. We enjoyed the famous Oregon Dunes Recreation area, less than a mile away.

Camping in Bend Oregon August 2008

About twenty Village Home families will explore the high desert together in August. Our adventure includes a day at the High Desert Museum, naturalist walks, and sketching classes. We even have a few brave souls who are white water rafting! Fun for the whole familiy!

Camping South Beach August 20 - 23, 2009

Twenty-two Village Home families camped together at South Beach State Park. Together we played on the beach, explored tidepools, paddled in kayaks, swam across a fresh water lake, played field games, and sang around the campfire. It was the highlight of the summer for many!

Williamsburg and Washington DC June 2008

Forty-two Village Home travelers explored the roots of American History in a 10-day trip June 2008. We visited colonial Williamsburg, Pamplin Park, Jamestown, Yorktown, and Old Town Alexandria. In DC, we toured the monuments on bicycles, explored the Smithsonian Institution, and toured the US Capitol, among other things. Overall, it was a memorable trip full of laughs, learning, and fun!

Camping at the Oregon Coast August 2007

Village Home families ventured to Honeyman State Park on the first overnight family travel event in Village Home's history. Together, we climbed the sand dunes, went swimming and kayaking, and ate a lot of s'mores! The start of an annual tradition!