The holidays may be around the corner or you could have been tasked with planning a field trip or an educational outing for your students or kids; if you’re looking around for a reliable, budget-friendly charter bus or mini bus for it, look no further than US Coachways. We are a premiere ground transportation company that has helped countless educational organizations ranging from toddler play groups to universities plan and roll out their educational programs. We’ve been engaged in helping plan day trips to popular museums, art galleries or pack up for overnight trips at prominent attractions like Six Flags Great Adventures, Walt Disney World, Zion National Park, San Diego Zoo & Safari Park, Kennedy Space Center, Boston Freedom Trail or ‘A Night at the Museum’ in NYC!
Planning a field trip with young children and youth is a fun experience for all but it requires extensive planning. It is a fun way to bring the classroom outside, into a bigger, wider world where participants can enjoy interactive exhibits that bring to life the things that they have been learning about from curriculum materials. First, get started with a clear objective, then move on to potential locations after taking into consideration the following:
Taking an educational field trip is a quintessential part of the younger generation’s learning experience and US Coachways has just the right charter bus rental package for it. With our precision-focused services, we are capable of helping you organize the perfect day trip and overnight excursions. What can US Coachways provide you?
If you’re using the regular school board buses for the purpose of this field trip, consult with the school to see if the trip interferes with the school bus’ regular schedule. If it does, we highly recommend renting a charter bus, school bus or mini bus for the trip instead. When you arrange for transportation separate from the services used by the school, there’s more leeway for sudden unforeseen changes during the trip. Once a leader has been assigned, be sure to clearly communicate the name and contact number of the person to the driver, complete with proper addresses, schedule and pickup and dropoff destinations. This should be checked and confirmed as the time for the field trip nears.
Parents, volunteers, teachers and family members of students are often roped in as a part of the field trip and this depends on the size of both the group and venue. Most colleagues, parents, and administrator are willing to take on chaperoning duties and if this is so, include their names and numbers on the list of persons-to-contact in the guidelines, timesheets, and list of passengers.
Give yourself at least a few months’ head start by planning ahead of time. Use the time to secure the right charter bus company, confirm programs with the selected attraction, plan the outing and lessons, get required permissions and requests, hold staff meetings, learn the layout of the venue and schedule a pre-visit to the site. Explore some of the exhibits or get advice from the staff to find out how YOU can enhance the learning experience on an actual day. Always remember to confirm the final numbers, including contact numbers, after all the proper paperwork, including student permission forms, is done. Some months are busier than others so, with this in mind, DO give yourself ample time to scout around for the right bus and reserve the bus as early as possible. It is also a good idea to pin down several dates instead of one, in case the first choice isn’t available.
US Coachways has different types of buses to fit all types of budgets and this allows for more flexibility on your part. We have mini buses for smaller group outings to the park or museum and larger charter buses for extensive traveling and overnight trips. With proper ground transportation, you can focus on ensuring that the students have fun, enjoy the planned programs and can travel in complete safety. Safety is a number one priority with US Coachways as our buses are DOT-compliant and drivers professionally trained. With organized staff on standby during the trip, you know you’re in safe hands.
US Coachways has the best-priced ground transportation logistics services and promotional packages for your field trips, be it big or small. Contact us and leave the details with us and you can get started on your plans immediately. Our sales representatives and consultants are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so, pick up the phone and give us a call right now!