West Coast College Tour

West Coast Campus Tours

tour the possibilities

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explore your future

This summer you don’t have to decide between college visits and outdoor adventures. Tour some of the best college campuses in the West while experiencing all of the adventure and beauty that Utah, Nevada, and California have to offer. Mountains, beaches, deserts, lakes: discover the landscape that suits you while exploring options for your future. Campus visits will include UNLV, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UCLA, to name just a few.

Camp Details

August 2019

Check-in: August 2019. Send us an email for updated dates. Group rates also available.


Age Group: 14 - 19

Gender: Co-Ed

Cost: $2,000



Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. 


If transportation is needed from the Salt Lake City airport or other Utah locations, please Email: chris.nester@wasatchacademy.org   

What to bring

  1. Camp registration documents.
  2. BED AND BATH: Towels, blanket or sleeping bag, pillow, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap.
  3. MEDICAL: Emergency contact info, information about medications, allergies, asthma, or other medical conditions
  4. RECOMMENDED: Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, swimsuit, pyjamas, jacket, weather appropriate clothing and footwear, spending money, camera

Faculty Josh McAlister


Wasatch Academy faculty member Josh McAlister will be leading the charge. Fluent in Mandarin, Mr. McAllister bridges the language gap and makes this trip accessible to students from all over the world.

After graduating with a B.A. in Political Science, Josh worked in marketing and sales. After 5 great years in management and running his own district, he decided to travel around Asia and learn Chinese, so he moved to Taiwan to teach elementary school students and to study Chinese at Shi-Da University. Mr McAlister has spent the last five and a half years teaching and developing curriculum in the PYP, MYP, and DP at an IB World School. For the last 3 years, he was the Diploma Program Coordinator and now has an M.A. Ed. in Secondary Education.

Josh’s free time is spent either chasing a ball or watching a ball being chased with sports such as basketball, tennis, and football—or in spending time with his wife and two kids exploring the outdoors.

Cultural Discovery

Hike the National Parks. Walk the Vegas Strip. Bite into an In-and-Out Burger. On this trip, you won’t miss a thing.