Every parent deserves to have positive life changing opportunities and experiences for their kids during their high school years. Traveling creates life long memories, and we know that young people live their best lives when they get to experience the beauty of this world with their friends. I have been working alongside students and parents for over 15 years, and I understand everything that goes through your mind when your child wants to be part of something like a spring break trip, so I’d like to take this opportunity to run through some of our goals and policies so you can have peace of mind.
Since our humble beginnings in 1978, Calbreak has grown and developed into one of the most respected and trusted high school trips in Saskatchewan. Over the past 41 years we have been passionate about helping students live their best lives by offering experiences that are safe, fun and affordable. We truly and deeply care about the students who join our tour, and we are committed to giving every student THE CALBREAK FIVE STAR EXPERIENCE. We feel we offer a truly unique tour that not only provides fun and excitement, but the opportunity for personal development and inspiration. We also desire to be a tour that parents trust to provide them with all the information they need in order to be sure their son or daughter will have the trip of a lifetime. We want to be up front and tell you we are a Christian youth organization, and our faith stories are organically woven within the fabric of our trip goals and values, but we want you to also know that we do not force our world view on our students and we respect and value all points of view.
You deserve to have peace of mind when you send your child on a trip. Student safety is so important to us and you can trust that CALBREAK is run by experienced staff who understand the balance between safe supervision and fun. Our CALBREAK staff and small group leaders are part of all aspects of the tour and are there to give the students the best experience. All our CALBREAK staff have gone through a thorough screening process which includes criminal record checks. We also travel with a trip nurse and many of our staff our trained in first aid so that we can provide care if needed. We also have emergency procedures in place to ensure the safety of everyone on our trip.
Our student/staff ratio is 7/1, which we believe is one of the best ratios in the country. You can trust that your child will be well cared for.
I have personally been involved with CALBREAK since 2000, and along with my team, we bring the knowledge and experience to provide an outstanding trip for your student. We are passionate about delivering the best student experience, along with an unbeatable price, a high standard of safety, and unmatched personal care and development.
We look forward to adventuring with you and your student!
Corwin Thiessen, CALBREAK Director
SAFETY IS ONE OF OUR ABSOLUTE HIGHEST PRIORITIES! THAT'S WHY FOR THE PAST 37 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN CONTINUOUSLY DEVELOPING SAFTEY SUPPORT SYSTEMS THAT ENSURE THAT EVERYONE ON CALBREAK HAS A FUN AND SAFE TIME
1. CODE OF CONDUCT
We have a GUIDELINES AND RULES FORM that outlines the expectations for students including common sense rules for safety and conduct. The form can be downloaded from the following link, and must be signed by both students and parents/guardians prior to departure.
2. QUALIFIED STAFF
All of our staff have gone through a thorough interview process, and have had a criminal record check performed. We have a student/staff ratio of 7:1, the best in the industry!
3. MEDICAL INFORMATION
We have a qualified trip nurse on CALBREAK. As well, each bus has at least one staff member who is certified in FIRST AID. In the unlikely event of a medical emergency, our first priority is ensuring the injured student receives immediate medical attention. One of our staff members will remain with the student at all times until the situation has stabilized. We will then contact the parents/guardians and the insurance company.
Each student should have $1,000,000.00 medical coverage. It should cost about $2/per day and can be picked up from Blue Cross or other insurance provider. BLUE CROSS: https://www.sk.bluecross.ca/find-a-plan/travel-insurance
4. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
CALBREAK has had a track record of over 41 years of safety.
We travel with Prince Albert Northern bus lines on new deluxe motor coaches.
Our hotel is in the quiet, safe city of Buena Park, a suburb of Los Angeles.
The trip has a nurse and every bus has qualified staff with first aid.
At every park, we will have specific emergency meeting locations to gather in our small groups.
5. PARENT SUPPORT
We are dedicated to giving you the best parent and student support possible. Our staff will be available for questions and concerns before, during and after the registration process. We will have a series of parent/student orientation meetings in early 2020 to answer any questions you may have, assist you with any required forms, and help you to complete your payment. These meeting dates will be communicated to all registered participants, as well as listed on our website.
CALBREAK is an amazing trip full of fun and adventure, but we take your child’s safety and well being very seriously. We desire to provide an amazing quality experience for both students and parents, and we thank you for your interest in our tour.
Feel free to call our office at 306-242-7117, or toss us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
CALBREAK is a division of Youth For Christ®. Youth for Christ® works with young people nationally across Canada and internationally in over 100 countries as an interdenominational Christian organization. For the past 50 years we have been dedicated to helping young people mature as balanced persons: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. Our goal on CALBREAK is to give the students the best time of their lives, and to share the story of God's love.
We are passionate about recognizing the leadership potential of young people and providing practical opportunities for them to develop their God given leadership abilities. We are involved in many student leadership initiatives, including GYMBLAST - a high energy school assembly program, D4 - our monthly youth club, YFCHL - an inner city floor hockey league, and PROJECT SERVE - a high school mission experience to Belize.
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