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University of California, San Diego (UCSD), San Diego State University (SDSU), CSUSM (San Marcos), and SD Rez Tour
San Diego
Southern California

July 20 - August 2, 2014
Open to Ages 12-17 & Chaperones 21 and older.


Step One: Decide on your attendance
Your decision to attend is indeed an honor to your community and our program. Participants must submit their registration as soon as possible. Every year this popular program's spaces fill quickly.
Our San Diego Native Wellness tour accepts a small group of no more than 25 students. It is important we confirm our participants' placement. We are available to assist you with questions and with groups of 3 or more. Contact us at:

Step Two: Registration Form and Cost
Registration Fee (“shared cost”): $800 per participant. Non-refundable deposit, 1st Payment, of $500 is to be submitted with registration form before June 5, 2014. 2nd payment of $300 due by July 5, 2014. You may choose the option of paying both payments at once with one payment by June 5, 2014. First come basis for this program. Deposit guarantees reserved program spot. Space is limited to 25 students.

“Shared cost” registration fee explained:
ITY fundraising match is $1600. Program value per person is $2,400 per student. “Shared Cost” to participant, family is $800. Late Registration Fee Per Participant received after July 5 is $1,000.

*A confirmation packet with details will be mailed or emailed when registration form and deposit are received.

All lodging, meals, instructors, logistics, outfitting, in-tour transport, and activity fees are included. Transportation to and from UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA is not included in the program fee and is the responsibility of the participant.
ITY Staff provides pick up/drop off of students at San Diego Airport, Train depot, or Bus station.

Step Three: Raise your "shared cost" for the trip
Formal or informal requests to family members, community members, or Tribal Councils are the first place to start. If needed, please request a formal letter from us to assist you. Please point to the fact that this is a "shared cost" and the the ITY program covers actual matching costs. Student, Family Registration Fee, "shared cost" is $800. If after making a sincere effort, you are struggling with this, please contact us ASAP. You have come a long way already; and we have faith that you can do anything. We want to help. Trips are TAX-DEDUCTABLE and can be written off as a gifted educational donation. Fed Tax ID: 33-0845610.

Step Four: Confirmation
A confirmation packet with details is mailed or emailed within 7 days of your registration form and deposit is received. Confirmation of your attendance is needed before June 5, 2014. If for some reason, you choose not to attend after making your final payment, you will be given travel credit (less the $500 non-refundable deposit) with ITY to be used within one year. There will be another opportunity for you. Transportation to/from San Diego is not included in the Program Fee.

FAQ Sheet; Commonly Asked Qs?

What is the purpose of this trip?
Wellness, Culture, Tribal Interchange and Academic Enrichment.

Who can attend? Program is designed for Native American youth ages 12-18. Youth who attend vary in educational experience, cultural background, and residence. We limit our group to 25 youth. This enables the program to provide personal attention and a great mentor/teacher - student ratio.

Leads, Chaperones? ITY Program Coordinator and follow up: Marc Chavez 858-314-8821. Program Leaders: Program Director Marc Chavez and an experienced adult female program coordinator will maintain logistics and supervise students along with 4-5 trained university student advisors/mentors.

Airport/Bus pick-up? We provide airport, bus, and train, pick-up/drop off.

Keeping in touch with participant, homesickness? We will supply direct cell phone numbers to reach ITY staff in case of an emergency. With the exception when camping, participants will be allowed to make phone calls on 4 separate nights to call family at the decision of the participant. Note: We are very experienced if homesickness arises. We have 14 years providing comfort and mentor ship while youth are away from families. We have been 100% successful rate in providing a great experience for youth and family, especially during "the first time away from home" experience. We also post pictures and videos to our social media sites. Families can follow their youth's experience.

Where do participants sleep and what are the arrangements? Accommodations will always be clean, comfortable and be at moderately upscale university dorms with 2 nights camping at La Jolla Campground. Male and female students will be separated and chaperoned/supervised. There are 1.5 staff members to every 4 students.

Are there additional costs? After the registration fee (explained above), there will be no additional costs to the student, family. All lodging, meals, instructors, logistics, outfitting, tours and activity fees are included in the program fee. Spending money will only be needed for gifts, mementos, sharing, etc. There will be program shirts and sweatshirts available for approximately $30. Transportation to/from San Diego is not included in the program fee. With amount of personal attention and experience each participant receives compared to an educational conference, cost is extremely reasonable.

Payment? Credit Card Payments can be made on-line via our website and via PayPal.

Pay Online - Use BRIDGE/ITY PayPal Service

Checks/Money Orders are made payable to:
8 Elm Ave
Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Check Memo: San Diego 2014, Student Name

Accounting: J.L. Jackson 619.423.6610

For questions regarding payment, please contact Marc Chavez, via email at: or call 858-314-8821 Messages are returned often in the afternoon/evening.


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