Lakewood High School

Join us for an adventure in the Canary Islands!

Dates: 17 April - 23 April, 2025

Lakewood High School is partnering with GVI to embark on an adventure to the Canary Islands, and we’d love for you to join us!

We know that deciding to join an expedition abroad is a big decision – that’s why we’re giving you all the information you need to feel confident and get excited about what’s ahead.

Read more about the program below, sign up to join our information evening – and then reserve your spot to join this trip of a lifetime.

We're live and bookings are coming in fast!

Don’t miss out on this life-changing opportunity. Apply today to secure your spot!

Trip details

Information evening
Extra capacity! We’ve added additional spots – grab it before it’s gone.

In April 2025, the GVI team is taking students from Lakewood High School on a 7-day expedition to Tenerife in the Canary Islands!

What to expect from your expedition:

  • Contribute to sustainable projects led by local organisations.
  • Join thrilling adventure activities in the wild.
  • Experience authentic cultural and community immersion.
  • Attend progressive growth and development sessions.
  • Have loads of fun and make lifelong memories with friends.
Zoom call - 10 April 2024 | 18:00 EST

We’re inviting all Lakewood High School parents and students who are interested in joining this expedition to Canary Islands, to attend our information evening.

The information evening will be hosted on 10 April 2024 and will provide you with all the information you need. You’ll also get the chance to ask all your questions!

What the information evening will cover:

  • Find out more about GVI and why these school group expeditions are so special.
  • Learn more about your specific expedition and the GVI hub you’ll visit.
  • Go through the itinerary details, impact projects and activities.
  • Learn more about the support, health and safety and ethical guidelines of the trip.
  • Ask questions and get feedback from GVI and school staff.
  • Connect with fellow parents and students who are joining the program.

The cost of the 7-day Canary Island expedition for Lakewood High School will range between $3000 – $3500.

To see exactly what your program fee will cover, take a look at the standard inclusions below. For a more detailed list, visit the “what’s included” tab.

  • Flights and insurance
  • A rest and relaxation activity/excursion
  • 24/7 backup and support 
  • A dedicated trip coordinator 
  • Access to local medical facilities 
  • Comprehensive health and safety procedures (Emergency Action Plans and Risk Assessments) 
  • First aid equipment 
  • All meals 
  • Group leader and teacher 
  • Highly experienced and well qualified GVI field staff 
  • In-country transport is arranged 
  • Pre-departure information 
  • Up-to-date safety and country information

Can I fundraise for my program?

Yes, many participants have successfully raised funds to cover their program fee. We have a comprehensive Fundraising Manual to guide you through the process.

What are the payment options available for this trip?

We have three different payment options: full payment upfront, instalment plan and fundraising plan. Visit our payment plan page for more information on these options.

How do I know my spot has been secured?

Once you apply, you will be asked to process at least a deposit payment to secure your spot after which you will be contacted by a dedicated support coordinator.

What is the minimum group size?

We require a minimum of 12 students to guarantee the group’s departure.

What happens if we don’t meet the minimum group size?

We will do everything we can to ensure the trip still goes ahead! In the event that this number is not achieved, we will discuss alternative arrangements, which could be a surcharge, merging with another group or joining an under-18 program with GVI. Your fee remains refundable up until the point a group is confirmed. Please refer to our terms and conditions for more information.

Are flights & travel insurance included?

In most cases, flights and travel insurance are not included unless otherwise stipulated by your GVI representative

What is the staff to student ratio?

GVI has a 1:12 staff to student ratio. Our average chaperone to student ratio of 2:12.


The GVI team are experts in purpose-driven group travel and would love to help you! If you have any further questions regarding this expedition, please email us at [email protected].