Colorado Student Trip – The Village School of Naples

Colorado Student Trip – The Village School of Naples

What happens when a hurricane stands between a group of students and a west coast class trip? With around-the-clock problem solving and teamwork, the ED team designed and executed a world-class experience in a totally different destination.

When Hurricane Hilary threatened The Village School of Naples (FL) long-established travel plans to California, the Educational Destinations team went all hands on deck to save the trip. Within a few days, flights, hotels, meals and activities were rebooked for Colorado. The hard work paid off as students made memories in some of Colorado’s most beautiful places.

The freshman and sophomore classes from the school flew from Florida to Colorado Springs. They had beautiful weather to start exploring!

They started the day riding the Cog Railway up to over 14,000 feet to enjoy the views from Pikes Peak. Exploring the stunning Garden of the Gods built their appetites for a delicious and fun dinner at Rudy’s BBQ.

Another day of stunning blue Colorado skies accompanied students as they explored the Manitou Cliff Dwelling and Cave of the Winds. After a fascinating cave tour, they spent hours testing their limits on the Bat-a-Pult Zip Line, the Wind Walker Challenge Course, the Cliff Hanger Climbing Wall, Geronimo’s Leap and even the Terror-dactyl Free Fall.

They finished their day with a chuckwagon dinner and a western show at the Flying W Ranch.

On their final day in Colorado, the group traveled to Denver where they visited the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater and unlocked their imaginations at Meow Wolf, an interactive art experience with surprises around every corner.

After a pizza dinner at Marco’s, they topped off the night and their trip with a rousing round of miniature golf.


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