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8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip

DC Trip Coordinator

Kenneth Phillips

8th Grade Teacher
Canal Winchester Middle School

The planning for the 2023-2024 Washington D.C. trip has begun! It is our hope that this experience will significantly add to our students’ appreciation of history, heritage, government and diversity. The 8th graders will be traveling to Washington D.C. Tuesday, May 21 through Friday, May 24, 2024. The trip cost of $745.00 will be made directly to Martin School Travel. Payments cannot be made until after the first parent meetings in September, 2023 in order to gain greater understanding of payment schedule and process, student expectations, and medical considerations and requirements, as well as fundraising opportunities. 

From now until May 21, 2024 you will find announcements and payment schedules for the upcoming D.C. field trip at this site. I will be posting the dates of our first parent information meetings in the near future! A parent or guardian must attend one of these meetings if they intend for their student to participate in the trip. Students will not permitted to attend the trip otherwise.

There are many important details that must be completed before we leave. Stay informed and up to date by checking this site weekly. Scroll down to find all future announcements. 




The first parent information meetings for the eighth grade Washington, DC trip will be held Wednesday, September 6, and Monday, September 11, 2023.  The meetings will take place in the middle school Cafeteria from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you are interested in allowing your child to attend this year’s trip you must attend one of these two meetings.  Your student will not be permitted to attend the trip to Washington D.C. without someone representing them at one of these meetings. At the meeting you will be asked to complete an online survey to verify your attendance and share any important information about your child that we would need to be aware of during the trip.  During the meeting we will be discussing trip dates, departure and return times, dress code requirements, medication requirements, and the payment process.  This will also be a time for you to ask questions about the trip. Please plan to join us for one of the two information nights.  Thank you.


Payment Schedule

Payments will be made online at a site provided by Martin School Travel. The site will be given to each student by their Social Studies Teacher on the day they turn in their signed permission slip.

Permission slips are due prior to the first payment date on Oct. 1, 2023. Payment dates and amounts due are:

  • 1st Payment - October 1, 2023: $200.00 ($100 of this payment is a non-refundable deposit)
  • 2nd Payment - November 19, 2023: $270.00
  • Final Payment - January 21, 2024: $275.00