7th graders experience America’s early history as they learn about the Revolutionary War and the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth. Itinerary Highlights: Boston’s Freedom Trail, Historic Concord, and Plymouth Plantation. Some extended trips visit Newport and New Bedford. The program begins prior to tour dates with pre arranged meetings at local schools to give students a background on the various touring sites and an opportunity to bond with their leader and team mates . The meetings are directed by the YMCA alongside volunteer staff, many of them teachers. Students gain knowledge, not just historical information, which will stay with them for the rest of their lives. and prepare them adequately for this once in a lifetime travel experience with their peers.