Would it make a difference what grade they were in? If the trip was co-ed or just boys/girls? How far away they were going?
I was wondering if the kind of trips I took in high school were going out of style with as overprotective as most parents are now a days.
I was in my high school orchestra and in 10th grade we went to Nashville (from Chicago). It was a weekend long trip (took buses) and we had so much fun. We went to a museum, took a music class, saw the symphony, did dinner theater, went to Opryland (the highlight of the trip) where we were let lose to explore on our own and then performed at a school on our way home. I was 16 when we went and there were girls between 14-18 on the trip (no boys, I went to an all girl school). There was never a question of if I could go. As soon as my parents heard about they started saving to pay for it.
Then in 12th grade we went to St. Louis which wasn't as much fun but still pretty cool (did get to spend the day at Six Flags which is always fun).
But in between that the school's choir went to New York City which meant flying.
I remember when it was tradition for 8th graders to go to Washington, DC. My class went in 1991 (I didn't get to go). Now it's unheard of unless you live within driving distance. My brother's class didn't even go in 1994. And I remember going to Six Flags in junior high where we just ran all over on our own, checking in every couple of hours. The only stipulation was we couldn't be alone (had to be in at least pairs). These were 12-14 year olds. It was the best. Now parents won't even let 12 year olds into their front yards without an adult present.
All those great memories I have I wouldn't get with the way parenting is now. My kids will participate if they get the chance. I hope they do.
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