Discover Chicago!

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Chicago rocks! This big beautiful American city welcomes travelers and immigrants from every corner of the planet. A world of experiences waits for you in Chicago. On your Discover Chicago! trip your group will explore the city using buses, trains and your own two feet.

Domestic
About the Trip

Discover Chicago is an exciting visit full of adventure. You’ll explore beautiful Lincoln Park and the beaches of Lake Michigan by bike or laugh the night away during a classic Chicago improv comedy show. You’ll walk through historic and vibrant Chinatown with an expert guide to learn about the history of Chinese immigration to the USA and sample the cuisine at a local restaurant. At the hostel you will meet travelers from around the world. You will also learn to navigate public transportation on the CTA and use it for all of your adventures. The downtown hostel is fun and safe with big rooms just for your Girl Scout group, and it’s located in the heart of Chicago.

Where You Go

Chicago, Illinois

What to Know

Adult Leaders/Advisors must accompany girls.

You don’t have to complete an application form for this event. Just contact the project manager for a registration form and GO! Remember to notify your council that you are traveling on a Getaway and to follow your council’s travel and activity guidelines.

The Dates

Available Weekend Dates: June 23-25 or July 21-23, 2017; $170.00

Must book at least 45 days prior to event weekend.
Payment in full is due 45 days prior to event.
Subject to availability.
Must be 11 – 17 years old at the time of the event.

What to Bring

Ability to walk long distances

Comfortable walking shoes

You’ll get a detailed itinerary, packing suggestions, and information about the hostel when you contact the event sponsor.

The Cost

$170.00 per participant

Two overnights with breakfast at the Chicago hostel, 3-hour bike hike (Saturday morning 8:45 AM) or improv comedy show (Saturday evening 6 PM), Chinatown tour and lunch, a 3-day transit pass, the Girl Scouts Go Hostelling Patch. Group size must be between 10 and 25 people. You are responsible for round-trip transportation to and from Chicago, Illinois.

Additional overnights at the hostel can be added for $45.00 / person, tax and breakfast included.


Contact Information

Emily Piga
Group Sales Manager
Phone: 312-425-4312
Emily.piga@hiusa.org