Our Trip Philosophy

Our trip philosophy works on three principles

HC Trip For You

We pride ourselves on our ability to design trips specifically for you and your needs. We work closely with teachers and leaders to create a trip that meets your specifications and requirements. Our staff with over 40 years of trip and camping experience lend their insight and expertise to designing your trip for you.

HC New York and Boston

This is a premiere trip to NewYork and Boston, especially for students outside of America. This trip includes many New York tourist attractions and exclusive visits to schools and attractions in Boston. Orientation tours of MIT, Harvard and other schools are included in the trip. This is a great trip for students especially interested in studying in Boston after high school.

HC Europe (various)

This trip explores custom tailored venues in Europe based on school selection and criteria. Possible historical sites can include Aushwitz, Berlin, London, Paris and Warsaw. Students and teachers see history come alive on this trip!

HC South Africa

This innovative service trip to South Africa is tailored to school goals and includes service work, racism, language and history. This trip encompasses visiting Robben Island, a World Heritage Site, Cape Point, a safari, hands on service in community development and enrichment, and intercultural experiences with locals. This trip will change your life and perspective!

HC Washington DC

A leadership training intensive and team development trip

HC Washington DC works with students by providing them with leadership vignettes designed to introduce core leadership principals in an environment where students work with other students and key educators to implement those principles in hands on projects. This is done in a training intensive and team development environment.

The training intensive is experienced during a trip experience to Washington D.C. where students can have fun, learn in a non-class environment and see first hand some of our countries greatest leaders.

Upon successfully completing this training intensive, groups of students continue to work on chosen projects with real world application and outcomes. Seed money is provided to the most viable projects. Students have the opportunity to put into action the principles they have learned while bringing about focused change in an area of their passion and a need in the world.

This work continues in their groups while we provide logistical and organizational guidance for the first year. As projects reach completion, students may choose to launch into their own endeavors with their newfound skills and experience.

For more information on joining a trip or to have us organize a trip for you email us at info@hammerchisel.org or fill out our online trip application.