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May 21, 2020 |

Washington DC Trip Spring 2021: Registration and Information

The bi-annual Washington DC trip is set for March 14–19, 2021, and that means rising 7th graders can now register! Our trip will consist of 7th-9th graders (since our Spring 2020 trip had to be postponed) and is a special opportunity for kids to experience much of what our national capital has to offer in the way of history, government, and the arts.  We tailor the trip to fit our Portland sensibilities by doing a bike ‘n’ roll around the National Mall, taking in a show at the Kennedy Center, in addition to the big sites like the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.


Read this WorldStrides letter for details about how to register and reach out to Sharon Weir ( with your questions or for additional information.

Note:  WorldStrides has worked with all of your previous registrants to either postpone their trip to our new dates, or to provide full refunds due to the coronavirus pandemic.  I still highly encourage purchasing the insurance, just in case!

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