Washington State Discovery

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Our Lady of the Lake 
Explores Washington!

Lace up your hiking boots and get ready for an unforgettable trek through beautiful Washington state!

By blending iconic Northwest experiences, unique access to local flavors, and thoughtful lessons from unforgettable people and places, Our Lady of the Lake students will better understand where they come from—and where they are going.

We’ll excite students’ interest, engage their curiosity and bring their textbooks to life through experiential learning.

Don’t miss out on this jam-packed Pacific Northwest adventure!

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Big adventure. Big impact.

Program length: 4 days, 3 nights
All Inclusive Price: $625

Adult Price: $745

Date: May 4 – 7, 2020

$50 Deposit Due at Enrollment

  • Washington State Capitol Tour: Civic Education In Action
  • Mock Trial at State Supreme Court
  • Introduction to Washington’s Page Program
  • Native American & Migrant Culture Focus: Yakima’s Heritage University
  • Farming & Mechanical History Comes to Life at Yakima’s Interactive Agricultural Museum
  • Farm & Orchard Life: In-depth Introduction to Washington’s Agricultural Industry, from Farming to Harvesting, from Processing to Distribution
  • S.T.E.M. Marvel: Grand Coulee Dam, its Impact and Stakeholders
  • The Transformative Power of Nature on Display at Dry Falls and The Coulees 
  • Living Your Values: Hands-On Community Service Experience
  • Discover the Diverse History of Washington’s Settlement & Labor Migration at Roslyn
  • Time for daily reflection

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Quo Student Travel provides all lodging and meals (except brown bag lunch on Day 1)


  • Sun hat
  • Toiletries & proper clothing
  • Walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Journal
  • Writing utensil

Day One: Washington State Government


Today, we’ll explore many facets of state government, discuss its traditions, and meet some of the dedicated public servants who make this institution a valuable, beneficial and enduring aspect of life in Washington State. We will consider ways these examples help illustrate the importance of good governance and responsible civic duty here at home, across the nation and throughout the civilized world.

  • 7:30 am: depart Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School
  • Arrive in Olympia for “Civil Education Tour”
  • Guided tour of Washington Capitol Building
  • Temple of Justice: Mock Trial
  • Supreme Court Law Library
  • Senate/House Chambers: Introduction
  • Brown bag lunch in student lunchroom
  • “Scavenger Hunt” on Capitol Campus
  • Introduction to Page Program
  • Depart for Yakima
  • Stretch & bathroom break at Snoqualmie Pass
  • Walking Tour of Central Washington University Campus
  • Dinner in Ellensburg
  • Hotel overnight in Yakima
Day Two: Washington’s Agricultural Industry and Migrant Culture


  • Continental breakfast at hotel
  • Farming in the Yakima Valley, Processing & Distribution
  • History of Japanese Internments
  • Visit Heritage University: Tribal History & Issues, Native Storyteller, “Getting into College,” “Equity, Equality & Social Justice”
  • Lunch at Heritage Univ.
  • OIC – Hands-On Service Project and Migrant Worker Discussion
  • Dinner: Burger Night at Miner’s
  • Yakima Greenway Riverside Walk
  • Reflection/Journal Time
  • Hotel Overnight in Yakima
Day Three: The Wild West – Settlement History


  • Continental breakfast at hotel
  • Central Washington Agricultural Museum
  • Yakima Valley Museum
  • Lunch at Franklin Park: Nino’s
  • Road Trip to The Coulees
  • “Dry Falls” Ranger Discussion: Missoula Flood
  • Dinner in Ephrata
  • “Ephrata Orientation & History”
  • Reflection/Journal Time
  • Overnight at Best Western Plus, Ephrata, WA 
Day Four: Water Power and Human Migration


  • Continental breakfast at hotel
  • Explore Grand Coulee Dam Discovery Center
  • Hard Hat Tour: Grand Coulee Dam
  • Picnic Lunch at Grand Coulee
  • Paddle Boats or Kayaks at Sun Lake
  • Depart for Leavenworth via HWY 2
  • Leavenworth: The Cascades, Cuckoo Clocks & Cookies
  • 8:00 pm: Arrive home at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School

Quo Student Travel is honored to work with Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School on this exciting “local” program. Aspects of this program proposal remain in development. Further details will be added as arrangements are finalized. Together, Quo Vadis & Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School strive to craft the ideal Washington State Discovery experience!