Thank you for allowing your child to participate in an Educational Tour Program with American Christian Tours. We know that you have many competing interests when it comes to the education and well-being of your child. ACTS' Education Programs will provide your child with the opportunity to learn in an amazing way - by bringing their classroom to the actual sites where incredible historical events occurred. We believe that your child will return with a new love for our country, inspired to make changes in their own lives and their communities, and challenged to deepen their faith as they look at life through the lens of biblical worldview.
American Christian Tours® Educational Programs will provide your child with a visual basis that they can use in upcoming history, social studies, geography and civics courses. American Christian Tours enhances your child's classroom experience, enriching their current and future studies.
American Christian Tours believe that travel in itself is a great educator. Using different modes of travel, staying in hotels, packing, having a budget, adjusting sleep schedules, perhaps trying different foods, seeing different regions and people of the country, and experiencing the wealth of sites all contribute to one incredible life experience. Many students will hold the trip as one of the top memories of their educational experience.
American Christian Tours Program Leaders will lead your child's group through amazing locations in our nation's history. Your child will be able to walk under the U.S. Capitol dome, stand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, walk across the Pettus Bridge in Selma remembering the struggle for Civil Rights, follow the Freedom Trail through Boston, pan for gold in the American River, or explore the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
American Christian Tours will also provide your student with a Travel Journal to enhance learning and to help them keep track of the places they experience.
American Christian Tours sees itself as an extension of your child's classroom. Our education programs will contribute to fulfilling the educational goals that you have set for your child. American Christian Tours is accredited as a travel school through AdvancED.
SAFETY / SECURITY
American Christian Tours takes safety and security seriously! Some of the steps we take, include:
Our Education Program Leaders have undergone background checks and an extensive interview process and they are licensed and trained. They are with the group 24/7 during the program.
Each program participant is provided with a trip badge that includes emergency contact information that connects to a dedicated on-call team any time of day or night.
American Christian Tours maintains strong vendor relationships and continually evaluates hotels, attractions, and restaurants to ensure high standards are maintained. At hotels, we request that pay-movies are disabled whenever possible.
American Christian Tours screens and regularly audits motorcoach companies to ensure they are in compliance with DOT regulations.
We are committed to the practice of creating itineraries that support Driver Hours of Service laws, which are in place to support safer driving practices.
Each group has dedicated night security (bonded and insured) to monitor hotel hallways throughout the night. This allows for everyone to sleep soundly.
American Christian Tours has procedures in place in order to efficiently address medical incidents that happen while on the road, including having access to on-call medical personnel. Additional American Christian Tours staff is available 24-hours a day should additional support be needed.
CRISIS / EMERGENCY
American Christian Tours follows a detailed Crisis / Emergency Response Plan. The plan was developed using resources recommended by Student Youth Travel Association and National Travel Association, which were supported by the US Department of Homeland Security. This plan is reviewed annually by all staff.
Should weather or other events cause an unforeseen change in plans for the group, American Christian Tours will make alternate plans at no additional cost.
American Christian Tours understands that educators and parents make an important decision when they decide to invest in the opportunity for a student to join an education travel program. It is imperative to know that your hard-earned money is protected and secure.
We are pleased to assure you of our solid financial protection!
It is standard for student tour companies to provide a trust account for client funds; this is usually required by state law.
Most student tour companies offer self-administered trust accounts. The account is administered by, and accessible to, the tour company itself. The risk is that if a company goes out of business, the customers (parents and students) lose money invested into the travel program.
American Christian Tours takes the requirement for a trust account a step further by protecting client funds through an FDIC insured bank trust account, which is administered by an independent firm of Certified Public Accountants (Anderson, Hager & Moe S.C.). Other than the deposit amount, monies are held in trust by the firm, they release major program expenses when due. Funds are held until several days after the completion of the program. This provides great peace of mind to all involved.