About Family Adventures
Our programs are designed for multiple generations of Stanford alumni and their families to enjoy an educational and fun family vacation. With stimulating lectures for the adults and our Young Explorer Program for kids, there is something for everyone on Stanford Family Adventures.
FOR THE ADULTSAdults can look forward to forging friendships with a diverse group of intellectually curious families and gain special access to the best guides and behind-the-scenes experiences that regular tourists never get to enjoy. Adults also get to interact with and hear lectures by Stanford faculty and scholars who are absolute masters at bringing our destinations to life.
FOR THE KIDSKids love our outrageously cool Young Explorer Program — no grownups allowed! Kids are grouped with travelers their age in Young Explorer groups (no more than ten kids for each counselor) for awesome activities that are educational and fun. Kids get to channel some of their boundless energy, challenge their minds and show off their creativity.
Kids also enjoy kids-only adventures, tours and meals. By trip's end, kids are sure to have several new FFLs (friends for life)!
Our Young Explorer Leaders are all recent Stanford grads and former Stanford Sierra Camp counselors who are razor-sharp, slightly silly and highly enthusiastic. They love hanging out with families and are experts at adapting to the personalities and interests of each Young Explorer, which means that everyone has a great time.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR KIDS
- Forge friendships with a local pen pal
- Learn how to paint a fresco or do Chinese calligraphy from a local artist
- Take a tasting tour of Greek delicacies in Athens
- Make authentic Italian pasta and pizza or Chinese dumplings from our expert chefs
- Raft a river in the heart of the ancient Incan Empire
- See the "Big Five" on safari in Tanzania
- Run a race in the original Olympic stadium
FOR THE FAMILYIn case you thought your kids get to have all the fun on our programs, think again. After swapping stories of the day's tours, families are invited to get their "Bingo!" on during game night and face off against other clans in the Stanford Family Olympics. Make sure to bring your togas and get your blue-footed boobie impressions ready — you'll have ample opportunity to put them to use!
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