Celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower with Stone & Compass

Stone & Compass is excited to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower in 2020. Next year, we are offering two trips to immerse you into the history of the founding of America while experiencing modern day England.

High School Service Learning Trip to England

April 17 - 26, 2020

Bridge Cottage in Flatford - the inspiration for landscape artist John Constable's The Hay Wain and The Mill Stream

Bridge Cottage in Flatford - the inspiration for landscape artist John Constable's The Hay Wain and The Mill Stream

Scheduled during April Vacation Week for many high school students, this ten-day trip will immerse you into the history and culture of England during the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s arrival to Plymouth, Massachusetts. Student will engaging in service learning and cultural exchange with local high school students in the town of Harwich, England. Cultural and outdoor excursions include tours of London, Harwich and Colchester, hiking, high tea, and a banger (sausage) throwing competition.

Ages for this trip are 14 to 18 and/or students who will enter 9th grade in Fall of 2020 through 2020 graduating seniors.

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400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Tour

June 17 - 26, 2020

Join Stone & Compass during an 11-day tour enjoying the sights and sounds of Harwich, England - a hidden gem on England’s East Coast. Largely untouched for hundreds of years, some of the buildings would still be recognized by Christopher Jones, Master of the Mayflower himself. Learn about the wider history of the area including witch trials 50 years before Salem, Roman domination and disaster in Britain’s oldest town and the charm and beauty of the English countryside as painted by master painter John Constable. You will enjoy the best of all that is old and new: walk along cobblestone shopping areas, eat wonderful food and head out into the countryside to visit farmlands. London and guided tours by passionate locals are included.

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Explore the World with Stone & Compass in 2020

Updated August 26, 2019

Stone & Compass (S&C), a non-profit incubator and driving force for global partnerships and projects that help build a vibrant future full of hope, financial security, peace, and happiness, announced their initial 2020 youth service learning, cultural, and health & well tours. S&C’s 2020 tours cover 15 countries with opportunities for youth and adults to explore the rich cultural, history, and natural beauty of the world. As part of S&C’s 2020 tours, 5 youth service learning trips will connect youth with other cultures to help educate and inspire them to become global change agents. All of the profits from S&C’s cultural tours are used to support S&C’s youth service learning trips and S&C’s 9 sustainable development projects, each aligned the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Youth Service Learning Trips

Adventure through Dominica: Service Learning Trip: February 14 - February 23, 2020

High School 2020 April Vacation Week Service Learning Trip to England: April 17 - April 26, 2020

Dig into Serbia: Service Learning Trip: June 6 - June 16, 2020

Bulgaria: High School Service Learning: July 23 - Aug 2, 2020

Dive into the Azores: Service Learning Trip: July 31 - August 9, 2020 (sold out)

Dive into the Azores: Service Learning Trip: July 22 - July 31, 2020 (sold out)

Cultural Tours

Bring Your Own Hard Hat: Theater Renovation!: March 19 - 29, 2020

London, Paris, and Amsterdam: May 24 - June 2, 2020

Celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower: July 17 - 26, 2020

Sicily and Croatia: August 1 - 10, 2020

Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, and Finland: August 12 - August 23, 2020 (second trip added due to popular demand)

Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, and Finland: August 23 - September 3, 2020

Past and Present: Alexander the Great and Ancient Greece: September 8 - 19, 2020

Bulgaria Friends of Stone & Compass Tour: September 20 - 29 2020

Portugal and Spain: October 7 - 17, 2020

Italy from Food to Fortress: an intimate tour through time: November 1-11, 2020

Northern Italy: Tuscany: November 14 - 22, 2020

Extension Trip: Istanbul From Constantine to Modern Marvel: Various Dates

Extension Trip: Croatia and Slovenia: Various Dates

Health and Wellness Trips

Health and Wellness Adventure with: Susan Sloan and Michele Benton: April 23 - May 3, 2020 (sold out)

Women's Wellness Adventure Retreat with Jen Finnegan: A Holistic Health Journey: May 14 - 24, 2020

Women's Retreat: Writing for Self-Discovery: August 15 - 22, 2020

Donna Southwell Yoga Retreat: August 25 - September 1, 2020

Student Trips

CSUDH: Occupational Therapy Pediatric Care Graduate Program Bulgaria: December 14 - 22, 2019

CSUDH Occupational Therapy Graduate Program Bulgaria: May 2 - 11, 2020

Bulgaria: Wonder of Eastern Europe Anthropology, Geography, Philosophy, and Business Courses with CSUDH: June 5 - June 16 2020

CSULB Study Abroad Courses, Field School, Internship: June 17 - July 15, 2020

Bulgaria & Romania Health and Wellness Adventure with Alex Duchscher: August 7 - 18, 2020

Additional trips and tours will be added. For questions or more information, please contact