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New York City
September 4-8, 2015
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2015

What we're doing...
We're going back to New York City in September 2015! We plan to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, tour the Tenement Museum to see how early immigrants really lived, watch a Broadway play and explore Times Square, get great views of the city from the top of the Empire State Building, visit Ground Zero, tour the New Amsterdam Theater, and more! (This itinerary may change until prices for fall 2015 are finalized.)

The registration deadline is May 31, 2015, but seats are limited and early registrants will have a better chance of being confirmed.

How we'll get there...
We'll use chartered buses for this trip, starting and ending in Lancaster, SC. We'll pick up families along the way in NC, VA, and MD. Families who don't live along our route will need to arrange their own transportation to one of our pick-up points, or meet us at our hotel (car, plane, rail, whatever). Your cost will remain the same regardless of where you meet us since you'll need your seats on the bus to tour the city.

Cost and what's included...
Pricing for fall 2015 isn't finalized yet, so these are best-guess estimates. Please register knowing that your final cost may be a little higher (or hopefully lower) than these estimates.

Family of 2: $2,000
Family of 3: $2,600
Family of 4: $3,200
Family of 5: $3,800
Family of 6: $4,400

For larger families, combine the prices above for an estimate. For example, a family of 7 would add the cost for a family of 4 to the cost for a family of 3 and that would be the estimate.

These estimates include your hotel for four nights, breakfast for each person in your room from Saturday through Tuesday, two group dinners, all admissions on our itinerary, and your seats on the bus for touring. It does not include other meals or anything else you do on your own.

Our hotel has two-room suites with two double beds, plus a full-size pull-out sofa (accommodating a maximum of 6, each family will have their own room). Rooms include a refrigerator and microwave.

Payment terms and schedule...
A $50 per-person non-refundable deposit is due 7 days from the date I confirm your registration.

An additional $300 per person is due by January 31, 2015.

The balance is due by May 31, 2015.

Cancellation policy and refunds...
The $50 per person deposit is not refundable for any reason. The rest of your payments are refundable only if I have a family on my waiting list to replace you. No replacements, roster changes, or refunds will be made after May 31, 2015.

Your signed waiver and payment acknowledge that you understand and agree with my cancellation and refund policy.

This event may be cancelled if we don't have enough participants to meet the minimum required. If it's cancelled, you'll receive a full refund.

If you plan to arrange your own transportation to our hotel, don't purchase non-refundable airfare until I confirm the trip. The airlines have their own refund policies, and I have no control over payment and refunds.

Want to go?
Your non-refundable deposit is due within 7 days of the date I confirm your registration. (I'll send you a confirmation email with payment instructions.)

After you complete the registration form, you'll receive an automated notification that it posted correctly. This email does not confirm your space on this trip - it just confirms that your registration went through correctly. Please email me if you have any questions or don't receive your automated email within 30 minutes of registering.

To register for this trip, click here.

(I use the same registration form for many of my trips and events. Please make sure you choose the correct event on the form and complete all required fields.)

Important Notes
This trip is will be confirmed as soon as all seats are filled.

Your non-refundable deposit is due within 7 days of my registration confirmation email.

Please make sure you select the correct event on the registration form. (I use the same form for multiple events.)

Homeschoolers in other states (and Canada, and beyond) are welcome to join us.

You'll walk a lot during this trip, even with our buses. If you have problems that won't allow you to walk for extended periods during the day, please consider postponing your trip until you're more able.

Start a walking program before the trip if you don't ordinarily do much walking. Be sure to walk in the shoes (sneakers, walking shoes) you'll be using for the trip - don't buy new shoes without breaking them in thoroughly. Trust me on this.

I don't recommend this trip for very young children, especially those who still needs strollers and/or naps. We'll stand in line at some sites, and younger children will definitely get antsy. (I try to minimize our wait times as much as possible, but they may still be too long for younger children.) Also, our Broadway play will be suitable for children, but younger children may not be able to sit quietly through a performance.

Refunds are not guaranteed. Please read my payment and refund policy carefully before you register and mail payment.

If you have any doubts about the legitimacy of Carolina Homeschooler, please join my community and ask for references before registering. Don't send money to anyone on the internet if you don't trust them.