Close To Home

Close to Home: Think Global, Stay Local

International schools may not be able to travel far this year. However, your students can still gain all the benefits and excitement of travel while staying within the reassuring setting of your own country.

Strengthen student bonding, staff cohesion, team collaboration, leadership and advocacy with your private, fully customizable, COVID-safe CAS program in your school’s name.

Simply choose your preferred locations, dates and program themes. Based on your selection, our experienced team of CAS Trips experts will plan and deliver a dynamic solution to ensure an unforgettable school travel experience, without compromising student safety.

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How It Works

Step 1

Choose your top 3 locations

Step 2

Choose your dates

Step 3

Choose your group size

Step 4

Choose your academic theme

…and let CAS Trips do the rest!

After you have chosen your Locations, Dates and Size, we will contact you for a detailed consultation to determine your program preferences.

The possibilities are endless: from a short conference-style event with a strong academic focus, to a week-long outdoor adventure for the whole school to participate in.

What we Deliver

Logistics

Accommodation

Local Transport

Meals (all dietary requirements)

Host Venue

Content

Service Learning Partners (NGOs, Charities, UN SDG experts, etc.)

Service Challenges & CAS Activities

Keynote Speakers, Workshops & Plenary Sessions

Exposure

Digital Marketing Package: Event highlights for your external marketing channels

Marketing materials for internal promotion of the event

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Health & Safety During COVID-19

CAS Trips operations and staff will comply with all local government requirements and will implement all World Health Organization recommended actions, specifically:

  • All CAS Trips Staff will hold COVID-19 negative test certificates, dated to within 5 days of the camp start date
  • CAS Trip Leaders will be equipped with masks, disposable gloves and alcoholic hand sanitizers that will be made available for staff/students when needed
  • CAS Trips Leaders will conduct a detailed COVID-19 safety and hygiene orientation upon arrival
  • Daily temperature checks for all staff and participants
  • Reinforcing of proper hand washing procedures before, during and after all activities
  • Provision of pre-event health and hygiene best practice sessions to each school, either in person or online
  • All CAS Trips staff have undergone comprehensive training in COVID-19 awareness and management
  • All CAS Trips activities are thoroughly risk-assessed, and will be conducted at a reasonable distance from medical facilities 
  • All CAS Trip Leaders are fully equipped with contact knowledge and documentation regarding local medical facilities
  • CAS Trips will run an overall risk assessment of the venue prior to the event

For more information please check https://www.castrips.org/safety/

Book with Confidence

We realize that it is difficult to plan in times of uncertainty. Flexibility and confidence can be invaluable, and we understand you might be apprehensive when it comes to booking an experience with CAS Trip right now. 

For that reason we want to give you assurance knowing you can change your group’s plans if required. Any Close To Home experience booked before the 31st of December 2020 that can no longer go ahead due to official travel restrictions can have the full balance transferred to any other CAS Trips booking within the next 24 months from the planned date of travel, at no expense to you.

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“The global pandemic is forcing schools around the world to reinvent their approach when it comes to student and staff events in 2020/2021. Close To Home is the exemplary way forward!”