Close Up is the nation’s premier civic experience! Immerse yourself in all that Williamsburg, Alexandria, Gettysburg, and Philadelphia have to offer by exploring the famous monuments, world-renowned museums, and hallowed institutions that define our past, impact our present, and inspire our future. Envision traveling through time as you explore the streets of one of America’s oldest cities. Picture yourself tracing the steps of our nation’s first president as you walk around his impressive estate. Imagine discovering the birthplace of America, where our Founding Fathers gathered to shape the U.S. Constitution. The Founding of a Nation Program gives you these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that will inspire and empower you to become an active participant in our democracy. Your experience with Close Up will be unlike any other! CloseUpensuresyouhavethesafestandmostmemorableexperience possible through our all-inclusive package that includes travel, lodging, 24-hour supervision, and access to medical care. Close Up’s highly-trained instructors guide you as you participate in thrilling and unforgettable activities in our nation’s most historic cities! You will: • Make lifelong friendships as you exchange ideas with students from around the country; • Explore the historic homes and gardens in America’s most well- preserved example of colonial government and culture; • Discuss the events that have shaped our world through visits to must-see sites, including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell; • Visit the legendary battlefield that marked the turning point of the Civil War; • Debate and discuss the life and legacy of the Father of Our Country through an inside look at his mansion, and so much more! The Close Up Experience Susan, Parent, MI “MY DAUGHTER WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT EVERYTHING SHE LEARNED ON CLOSE UP!”