We would like to invite all home educators and their families to
join us for our 2nd Annual ¡§Not Back to School Days¡¨ field trip at
Disneyland ¡V September 15-17, 2008.
Our organization did this on September 24-25 of 2007 and the trip
was awesome! Many people wrote in and commented that the trip
helped their family to make memories that will last a lifetime º
This year, we have added more features and benefits to the field
trip, and hope that more of you will join us:
What: Not Back to School Days at Disneyland
When: September 15-17, 2008
Key Features of this Field Trip:
Ticket Price: $109 per person ¡V includes a 3-day park hopper
ticket, plus up to 2 Y.E.S. classes. Tickets cannot be purchased at
the gate ¡V you must book through the group to get these. Classes
must be reserved in advance. Classes are not required to purchase a
ticket through our group reservation.
Hotels: This year we have blocked rooms for you at great rates!
Disneyland¡¦s most luxurious spa hotel (and the most convenient for
enjoying both parks) the Grand Californian ¡V has been blocked for
less than 50% off the rack rate. In addition, we have blocked
rooms at the nearest good neighbor hotel to the main gates for your
convenience at pricing that is far below the rack rate.
Special Activities: The Youth in Education Series classes are
taught by Disneyland staff and there are 4 classes to choose from.
Your ticket price includes up to two of these classes (although you
are not obligated to both or any to get the group rate). Parents
can download pre-teaching material directly from Disney¡¦s site.
Learn about the history of California; take a class on Animation; or
choose from one of two Physics classes. To find out more about what
is included in the Disneyland YES classes, use this link:
We have reserved the Festival Arena (inside Disneyland) for a
special private-party dinner on Monday evening from 5-8 pm.
Entertainment will be provided by homeschoolers ¡V if you are
interested in performing, you must contact us prior to March 31,
2008. This is an additional option, and the price is $33 for adults
(10 and older), $20 for children (3-9 years). Children 2 and
younger are free. Reservations are limited to 600 people for the
arena, and tickets will be available until sold out.
Other activities that are being planned are: A beach bonfire party
on Sunday evening; a teen pool party; a parents reception; character
breakfast; T-shirts and souvenirs; and many group bonding activities
for teens, preschoolers, and in between.
For more information, FAQ, and to make reservations, please visit
Please email me directly with any immediate questions, fieldtrips@sw-
home-edu.com or if you ask a question on the yahoo group list,
please do not change the title of the post as I may miss your
question as I sift through digests trying to help everyone.
Additional posts may follow for individual activities.
Hope to see you there!
Director, Southwest Home Educators Association
*please ask questions before you make assumptions ¡V we are NOT out
to make money off of homeschoolers, and you can follow the money
trail very easily. This trip is designed for homeschoolers to
combine a fantastic learning experience that their children will
remember along with a wonderful family vacation. A lot of effort is
being put forth into making this trip wonderful. I welcome all
questions ¡V so please ask. Any links that are not working are
probably the result of Yahoo adding spaces in the post. Check for
spaces, and type the link into your browser ¡V it should work fine.