The Mission Bay Aquatic Center is a cooperative collegiate waterfront facility jointly owned and operated by Associated Students of San Diego State University, and Campus Recreation of University of California San Diego. The Center is the world's largest instructional waterfront facility. Last year over 15,000 participants experienced instructional and recreational opportunities in wakeboarding, sailing, boogie boarding, surfing, water skiing, rowing, kayaking, and windsurfing.
At the Center a one-time presentation on safety rules will be followed by an evaluation of the participants' water adeptness (swim test). Once that is completed, instruction on riding a boogie board will be followed with lots of fun in the water!Lunch: Lunch on your own.Afternoon: The coach will depart for La Jolla Shores.
In or on the water is the perfect way to explore the spectacular scenery and coastal formations which make La Jolla Shores a favorite of tourist and locals alike. A certified guide will keep the group together and point out the beauty and fragility of this coastal habitat. If snorkeling is the activity of the day, leopard sharks and shovel nose guitar fish will be the creatures to view. If kayaking is the activity, harbor seals may make their appearance as they bask in the sun on the rocks or dive into the surf to fish. Note that the conditions of the ocean on the day of the visit will determine if the activity is snorkeling or kayaking.
Coach returns to the hotel.Dinner: A social for adults and a social for youngsters will be followed by
dinner served in a banquet room assigned by the hotel.Evening: Two veteran surfers will offer an informative and entertaining introduction to the culture of surfing in Southern California with an inspiring video presentation to whet the appetities of the participants for their surfing experiences in San Diego!Lodging: Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission ValleyMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Prepare yourself for a lifetime memory through an exclusive docent led tour aboard the USS Midway Museum. You'll explore a floating city at sea and relive nearly 50 years of world history aboard the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Exhibits range from the crew's sleeping quarters to a massive galley, engine room, the ship's jail, officer's country, post office, machine shops, and pilots' ready rooms, as well as primary flight control. Especially popular are the other museum docents you'll meet throughout the ship. Each is eager to share a personal story, an anecdote, or amazing statistic, adding to your amazement throughout your adventure.Lunch: Lunch on your own.Afternoon: Coach to Mission Bay Aquatic Center
You will return to Mission Bay Aquatic for your introductory lesson in the iconic sport of surfing. The trained and enthusiastic instructors at the center will lead the group for a short walk across Mission Boulevard to Pacific Beach for instruction and hands-on experience in how to mount the board, paddle and rise up. Then, it's into the water to "get your feet wet" for a fun afternoon in the waves!
Coach returns to the hotel.Dinner: A social for adults and a social for youngsters will be followed by dinner served in a banquet room assigned by the hotel.Evening: The evening will be devoted to supervised pool activities for the youngsters and, perhaps, some board games for young and not-so-young alike!Lodging: Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission ValleyMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
The siren call of the Pacific beckons us back to the beach for more sun, sand, and surf! Mornings are the best time to catch the best waves and the instructors will be in the water with us to point out where the surf breaks are and the optimum point in the wave to catch it and ride it to shore.
Coach will return to the hotel.Lunch: Lunch will be served at the hotel.Afternoon: Coach to San Diego Bay
Your afternoon will feature an adventure on the San Diego Seal Tour, which takes you along the scenic bay front by road in an amphibious vehicle, then heads straight into the big bay without missing a beat. On the Seal Tour, every seat is a good one; it’s an open air tour vehicle that allows all guests to enjoy the tour with amazing views. The amphibious vehicles, driven by experienced captains, are specially designed and built to be used on land and water; each one is Coast Guard approved and meets all passenger vehicle and department of transportation requirements to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone on board. Enjoy!Dinner: A social for adults and a social for youngsters will be followed by dinner served in a banquet room assigned by the hotel. .Evening: There will be time for relaxation for the adults and the opportunity for the youth to avail themselves of the heated pool at the hotel.Lodging: Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission ValleyMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The mission of the Birch Aquarium at Scripps is to provide ocean science education, to interpret Scripps research, and to promote ocean conservation. The Aquarium provides ocean science education through creative exhibits, programs, and activities designed to help people use critical thinking, and to make science relevant to their daily lives. Docents interpret Scripps Institution of Oceanography research, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of the science used to study Earth, and inspiring public support of scientific endeavors. The institution promotes conservation through education and research, believing that with increased understanding of the ocean, people will respect and protect the marine environment.P>Coach leaves for Souplantation.Lunch: Lunch at Souplantation.
Coach leaves for SeaWorld.Afternoon: SeaWorld is one of the most popular marine parks in the world. SeaWorld San Diego has hosted more than 100 million visitors since its opening in March,1964. The founding principles of education, entertainment, research and conservation make SeaWorld an ideal place to learn about, enjoy and gain an appreciation for some of the oceans most fascinating creatures.
You will take an exclusive Private VIP Expedition Tour. It is called an expedition because this tour takes you on an in-depth, unforgettable, three-hour exploration of SeaWorld. Enjoy a great menu of special privileges including behind-the-scenes access and exclusive animal encounters all in the company of your own personal tour guide. You will also get reserved seats for some of the most popular shows and front-of-the-line access to select rides.
Following the tour, you will have time to experience the rides, shows and events that make SeaWorld so attractive.Dinner: You will have a voucher which will enable you to have dinner in the Park.Evening: More fun is on tap for folks of all ages as the Park becomes even more festive as evening draws nigh. The whole Park becomes a kid's paradise with such attractions as Coco Loco Games and Arcade, Shipwreck Rapids, and Journey to Atlantis.
Coach returns the group to the hotel.
Lodging: Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission ValleyMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Following the chefs' presentation the youngsters put their final touches on and then present their Musical Review of the Program! This is the fruition of the diligent preparation that has taken place all during the program and the Musical Review is a memorable moment and a fitting conclusion to a week of adventures for the young and the not so young alike, and will be followed by a farewell lunch.Lunch: Lunch will be served in a banquet room assigned by the hotel.
Checkout is at noon.Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch