Washington DC Close-Up Group

A GSHE member is looking to work with other families to organize a homeschool group(s) for the Washington DC Close-Up program. It is a multi-day trip to Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Colonial Williamsburg, or Washington DC. The high-school program runs Sunday through Friday and the student tuition ranges from $1,250 to $1,500 pp depending on the week. The middle-school program runs Sunday through Wednesday or Thursday and the tuition is $1,150 to $1,315 pp. The adult chaperone program fee is $350 above the student cost, but they have a discount of 10% for every student that participates. Close-Up also has a limited financial-aid program for students in financial need. Please contact Charleen Osborne by late July if you are interested in helping organize this opportunity or for your student to participate. This is not a GSHE sponsored event, but we hope to help facilitate the opportunity for the NH homeschool community.


UPDATE 7/21/21:  We will have high school and middle school groups going April 24 – 29, 2022. The middle school extra trip will be to Williamsburg. That will allow the group to travel together. Pay the initial payment of $500 by July 28th to secure a discount!

Important dates:

Early-bird discount – 7/28/21

  • $200 non-refundable deposit per person to lock-in participants into the discount rate with $15 off of the tuition and $10 off the airfare, a total of $25 savings.

Regular deposit – 10/24/21

  • $500 non-refundable deposit per person is required to participate in the program. If someone secured the early-bird deposit, only $300 is due at this time to bring the total payment to $500 by this date.

Final payment – 2/17/22

  • Remaining balances are due by this date. Also, after this date there is a 100% cancelation fee, so if someone chooses to cancel after this date, there is no refund.