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					                            Hostelling International USA
                            HI-New England




Since 1934, Hostelling International-USA has stressed the notion that you have to see the world to understand it.
HI-New England is pleased to offer YOUTH Travel Scholarships that sponsor summer travel for youth ages 12-18 in
the Greater Boston Area.

Hostelling was originally created to enable young people to discover and examine life outside of the city, and in this
spirit, we provide these scholarships to support community-based, youth-serving organizations in their efforts to
take urban youth to our Cape and Islands hostels. A select number of groups will be awarded funds to cover the cost
of overnight accommodations at our hostels located in Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, or Eastham.

In all locations groups can take advantage of the rich history, environment, and cultural activities the Cape and Islands
have to offer. By staying at the hostel, youth are not only able to enjoy activities such as visiting museums, kayaking,
hiking, biking, and spending time on the beach, but they also have the opportunity to meet other travelers from around
the world. The mission of Hostelling International USA is to help all, especially the young, gain a greater
understanding of the world and its people through hostelling. The shared common rooms, kitchens and dining
areas of HI-New England’s hostels allow for the students to interact with guests from across the globe.
To ensure that all groups travelling to the Cape and Islands experience the beauty of the destinations, all groups must
stay for a minimum of two nights. Additionally, HI-New England has partnered with recreational companies to provide
free or reduced price activities and transportation for all YOUTH Travel Scholarship recipients. Options include
kayaking with the Mass Audubon Society at Felix Neck, lighthouse tours in 4x4 vehicles with the Trustees of the
Reservation, guided Marine walks with the Maria Mitchell Association, a day at the Farm with the Farm Institute, and
reduced ferry tickets with Hy-Line cruises. See page 2-3 for more information.

Criteria for award:
       Community-based organizations serving youth ages 11-18 located in Eastern New England.
       Project a clear plan for travel that features educational experiences.
       Group may not be larger than 20 participants, including leaders.
       All groups must stay overnight at the hostel for at least two nights.
       Create a plan for sharing travel experiences and describing the impact of your travel with HI-New England and
        specific audiences within the community through one or more of the following: your organization’s newsletter
        article, local newspaper article, community exhibit of art, film, photography or another artistic product of
        travels, etc. (other ideas will be considered if proposed by applicant)
       Completion of two Trip Planning workshop with HI-New England staff or volunteer prior to departure, one with
          group leaders the other with the entire group, to prepare for travel.
       Complete and return electronic application (below).

The travel scholarships will be granted in mid-May for travel during summer of 2011. The deadline for
applying is Friday, April 13, 2012 at 5:00pm. For additional information, please contact:

                                                  Molly Cosgrove
                                           Phone (617) 718-7990 ext 15
                                   Email: mcosgrove@hinewengland.org




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                            Free and Reduced Price Activities
HI-New England has partnered with recreational providers on the Cape and Islands to bring free
and reduced price activities to YOUTH Travel Scholarship recipients. Please note that all dates
are subject to availability. HI-New England program staff will help you schedule the activities but
please be flexible and select a few dates that will work for your group. Options include:

Nantucket
Hy-Line Ferry:
$16.50 per-person round trip fare on the traditional ferry from Hyannis to either Nantucket or Martha’s
Vineyard. This price is reduced from $32 per person.

Maria Mitchell Association (MMA)
$75 (half off) all field group activities
Unavailable on Sundays
Maximum group size: 20
Suggested programs include:
Beach Discovery Field Trips
       These trips are an interactive and enlightening way for your group to comb the beaches for
       treasures of the sea. Our marine biologists will help you identify and will learn about "The Good" (the
       marine life that belongs on the beach) "The Bad" (the origins of the human garbage on the beach),
       and "The Ugly", the non-native marine life that is invading our beaches. Possible finds include skate
       eggs (mermaid purses), slipper shells, bird bones, fish skulls, sea urchins or seal vertebrae. It’s a
       leisurely stroll along the beach with a twist! Trips will meet at Madaket Beach, accessible by the
       public bus. All equipment is provided.
Incredible Spiders and Insects Field Trip
       There are over 2,500 kinds of insects and spiders on Nantucket and many are colorful with amazing
       life stories. Join an MMA expedition to collect, identify, and observe insects and spiders of every
       size and color! The group will take a short walk to nearby parks to use nets, magnifying glasses,
       and ingenuity to catch critters. All equipment provided, just bring your curiosity. Ask about the option
       to meet your guide at HI-Nantucket.

The Trustees of Reservations at Coskata-Coatue
4 wheel drive over-sand vehicle tour- Free!
All dates are subject to availability
Max group size: 10
        Join an experienced guide on this 2.5-hour 4x4 over-sand vehicle tour and learn about the
        fascinating flora and fauna that call Coskata-Coatue(“co-skate-uh coat-oo”) home. Reservations
        must be made in advance with the Wauwinet Gatehouse, 508-228-6799, open daily beginning
        Memorial Day. Please specify HI-New England Youth Scholarship when making reservations. Pre-
        arranged pick-up at HI-Nantucket can be made at time of reservation. Tour time departing HI-
        Nantucket is 8:30 AM.

Martha’s Vineyard
Mass Audubon Society at Felix Neck
Guided Kayak tour- Free!
Available all summer except weekends in June
Max group size:17
       Join a naturalist on an exciting kayak adventure. Travel by Sarson’s Island to see nesting
       shorebirds. Watch American oyster catchers, cormorants and shorebirds feed and frolic. Explore
       the salt marsh and search for great blue herons and egrets. All trips focus on the natural history of
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       saltwater communities found on Martha’s Vineyard. Kayak excursions must begin between the hours
       of 12:30-2:30.

The Trustees of Reservations at Cape Poge
Cape Poge Lighthouse Tour and Wildlife Kayak Adventures-Free!
Available all summer
Max group size: 20
For all trips, take the On Time Ferry from Edgartown to Chappaquiddick where a Trustees of Reservations
van will be waiting for you. Explore the Mytoi Japanese botanical gardens after your island adventure.
(Round trip ferry passage of $3 per-person is not included)
Cape Poge Lighthouse Tour
       Conquer the dunes in a guided 4 wheel drive over-sand vehicle tour of Cape Poge Wildlife refuge,
       discover the stories of lighthouse keepers who watched over the water for over 150 years, and climb
       the century-old lighthouse for break taking views of Martha’s Vineyard.
Wildlife Kayak Discovery
         Experience the salt water from the perfect vantage point-a kayak or a canoe! You may catch a
         glimpse of heron, osprey, or terns flying overhead; crabs, sea sponge, or snails in the water below.
         Explore a remote beach midway through your tour and become inspired by this special place.

The Farm Institute
Half Day at the Farm-Free!
Available 8/25-9/21
Max group size: 20
       Martha’s Vineyard has over a dozen farms, including the Farm Institute, an educational facility
       dedicated to educating and engaging children and adults in sustainable agriculture through the
       diverse operations of a working farm. Feed the turkeys, pigs, and oxen before hitting the fields.
       Finish your day with a meal your group will prepare with ingredients grown on the farm. Participants
       will learn about sustainability and the interconnectedness of all living things through modeling good
       practices in the production, preparation and consumption of food grown on an organic farm. The
       Farm Institute provides the knowledge and tools for students to make strong, wise choices for the
       health and future of their community and the environment.

Important! If your group wants to participate in any of the activities described above include
desired dates in your attached itinerary (part B of the application). The HI-New England Program
and Marketing Manager will facilitate the booking process.


                                 Thank you to our partners!




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                Hostelling International USA
                HI-New England




                              Travel Scholarship Application
                               Applications due April 15, 2011
                          Applicants will be notified by May 20, 2011

Applicant Name:                           Title:

Organization:


Address:

City:           State:         Zip:


Telephone:                             E-Mail:

                                                         st
Destination:                            Dates of travel: 1 choice:
                                                              nd
                                                             2 choice:
                                                              rd
                                                             3 choice:
Please refer to chart below giving overnights available at each of the hostels. Please select
two consecutive overnights for your group; give 3 choices for travel dates. Dates show
nights available, for example 6/27-6/28 is available for overnights on 6/27 and 6/28 with
                                    th
check-out on the morning of the 29 . Actual dates will be subject to availability.
Martha’s Vineyard:               Nantucket:                      Eastham:
5/20-5/29                        5/25-5/31                       6/16-6/26
6/3-6/10                         6/3-6/20                        7/14-7/18
6/13-6/28                        6/24-6/29                       8/9-9/9
7/8-7/12                         7/8-7/12
7/15-7/19                        7/18-7/20
7/22-7/26                        8/5-8/9
7/29-8/2                         8/12-8/16
8/12-8/14                        8/19-9/15
8/19-8/23
8/26-10/8

Number of people traveling:           Males            Females        Travelers’ ages:



***The YOUTH Travel Scholarship covers the cost of two group
overnights at a HI-USA hostel. Other costs incurred are the responsibility
of your group. Plan to spend $50-$100 per participant to cover
transportation, food, and other unexpected costs***

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Part A: Please provide the following information for all applicable inquiries; please limit
your responses to two paragraphs per question.

   1. Please provide a brief description of your organization including its mission statement
      and objectives.




   2. Please describe any recent accomplishments of your organization.




   3. Please provide an explanation of how the trip will benefit the youth in your program and
      how this experience would support your mission and objectives.




   4. Please give a brief description of the youth that participate in your program. You may
      wish to include ethnicity, languages spoken, family income, gender, etc.




   5. Do you plan to incorporate any curriculum relating to the trip before or after the time of
      travel? If so please describe.




   6. Please outline your plan for obtaining the additional funds your group requires for the
      trip.




   7. Please give a profile of the staff that will be leading and supervising the trip.




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   8. This award is granted with the understanding that the recipients will share their travel
      experiences with peers, HI-New England, and community members when they return.
      How does your group plan to present your travel experiences upon your return? And to
      whom do you plan on presenting?




Part B: VERY IMPORTANT! Please attach an itinerary for your
trip. If your group would like to participate in the activities
described on page 2-3, be flexible with your times.
You’re done! Please e-mail completed application to mcosgrove@hinewengland.org with
“YOUTH Travel Scholarship application” in the subject line.

For questions or additional information, please contact Molly Cosgrove at 617-718-7990 x15 or
mcosgrove@hinewengland.org. Visit our website for descriptions and photos of hostels,
www.hinewengland.org

You will receive an e-mail confirmation stating we have received your application, and all
applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision on or before Friday, May 20,
2011.

Good luck and safe travels.



             Hostelling International USA
             HI-New England




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                                     Sample Activities and Costs

 These are suggestions and ideas. You are welcome to research and plan other activities on the
                                Islands to include in your trip.

MARTHA’S VINEYARD
Item                           Cost Per Person    Group Rates       Additional Info
Overnight stay at hostel                          $32/ person       www.capecodhostels.org
Roundtrip ferry tickets from   $16                Coupon books      www.steamshipauthority.com*
Woods Hole                                        available
Roundtrip bus South Station    $50                Coupon books      www.peterpanbus.com
– Woods Hole                                      available
Bike rental                    $18/bike                             www.marthasvineyardbikes.com
Bus passes                     Three day pass     Three day pass    www.vineyardtransit.com
                               $15                $13.50
                               One day pass $7    One day pass
                                                  $5.40
Long Point Kayaking-1hr,        $10/student       $5/student
limit 12 people                 $20/adult         $15/adult
Flying Horses Carousel          $1.50                                www.mvpreservation.org
Gingerbread Cottages            FREE
Museum
Private Presentation on                             $250
Wampanoag American
Indians
Mytoi Japanese Botanical        FREE
Gardens
Gayhead Lighthouse              FREE
Choose from over a dozen        Various parking
public beaches                  fees
Martha’s Vineyard               $18/adult
Aquaculture Harbor Tour         $8/youth
The Yard – dance                Various             Available        www.dancetheyard.org
performances and classes                                             Contact: Wendy or Lise
*** Prices are from summer 2010, please check to make sure they are accurate.
*The Steamship Authority sometimes grants non-profit organizations free ferry tickets, send your
Explanation of trip, number of people, dates and times, and 501c3 number to: Gina Barboza, Fax: 508-
457-4518

For additional advice on activities and discounts, please visit
Martha’s Vineyard
www.islands.com/marthasvineyard, http://www.bestreadguide.com/marthasvineyard/

Other cost groups will incur:
    Staffing to supervise youth.
    Meals: it is recommended that groceries be purchased prior to departure, to avoid paying higher
       costs on the island; meals can be prepared in the shared kitchen where plates and utensils are
       provided.
    Ground transportation to Hyannis ferry station, approximately 75 Miles from Boston.
    Parking at the Steamship Authority, approximately $10/day.
    Taxi from ferry to Hostel (off season on Nantucket) approximately $20/group under 8 people.
    There are various festivals that take place throughout the summer; you may want to allow room in
       your budget for unplanned expenditures.




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NANTUCKET
Item                           Cost Per       Group Rates        Additional Information
                               Person
Overnight stay                                $32/ person        www.capecodhostels.org
Roundtrip ferry ticket, high   $65/adult      Coupon books       www.steamshipauthority.com*
speed                          $49/child<12   available for 10
                                              rides
Roundtrip ferry ticket,        $16.50 for     $16.50 for         www.hylinecruises.com
traditional                    YOUTH          YOUTH
                               Scholars       Scholars
Roundtrip bus South            $34/adult      Coupon books       www.p-b.com
Station - Hyannis              $17/child      available
Bike Rentals                   $15-22/day     $20/day            www.easyridersbikerentals.com
Bus Passes                     1-day $7 3-                       www.shuttlenantucket.com
                               day $12
The Nantucket Lightship        $4/adult                          www.nantucketlightshipbasketmuse
Basket Museum                  $2/child                          um.org
The Whaling Museum             $15/adult      20+ $12/adult      www.nha.org
                               $8/youth       $6/youth
Entrance to Quaker             $6/adult       With entrance      www.nha.org
Meeting House,                 $3/youth       to Whaling
Old Mill, Oldest House,                       Museum
Quaker Meeting House                          $3/adult
(Nantucket Historic Sites)                    $1/youth
Walking tour of Nantucket      $10/adult      20 + $8/adult      www.nha.org
Historic Sites                 $4/youth       $3/youth
African American Meeting       FREE                              www.afroammuseum.org
House
Maria Mitchell Association     $10/adult                         www.mmo.org
Passes                         $8/youth
Entrance to the Aquarium,
Mitchell House, Henchman
House

*The Steamship Authority sometimes grants non-profit organizations free ferry tickets, send your
Explanation of trip, number of people, dates and times, and 501c3 number to: Gina Barboza, Fax: 508-
457-4518

Nantucket
www.islands.com/nantucket

Other cost groups will incur:
    Staffing to supervise youth.
    Meals: it is recommended that groceries be purchased prior to departure, to avoid paying higher
       costs on the island; meals can be prepared in the shared kitchen where plates and utensils are
       provided.
    Ground transportation to Hyannis ferry station, approximately 75 Miles from Boston.
    Parking at the Steamship Authority, approximately $10/day.
    Taxi from ferry to Hostel (off season on Nantucket) approximately $20/group under 8 people.
    There are various festivals that take place throughout the summer; you may want to allow room in
       your budget for unplanned expenditures.




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        EASTHAM
       Item                         Cost Per          Group Rates       Additional Information
                                    Person
       Overnight stay                                 $32/ person       www.capecodhostels.org
       Roundtrip bus fare from      $47/adult                           www.p-b.com
       South Station to Eastham     $24/child under
       Please note the hostel is    12
       NOT convenient to the bus
       stop (over 1 mile walk)
       Bike Rentals                 $15-22/day
       Bus Passes                   1-day $6
       Cape Cod Museum of           $8/adult          $6/person         www.ccmnh.org
       Natural History              $3.50/child
                                    under 12
       Whale watch boat trip        Adults: $32       Group rates       www.provincetownwhalewatch.com
                                    Children 5-12:    available
                                    $24
       Cape Cod Chamber Music       $25/adult                           www.capecodchambermusic.org
                                    $15/college
                                    student
                                    FREE/18 and
                                    under
       Hiking trails                FREE
       Kayak Pleasant Bay           $45/person
       Choose from over a dozen     Various parking
       public beaches               fees


        Other cost groups will incur:
             Staffing to supervise youth.
             Meals: it is recommended that groceries be purchased prior to departure; meals can be prepared
                in the shared kitchen where plates and utensils are provided.
             Ground transportation to hostel, approximately 90 Miles from Boston.
             There are various festivals that take place throughout the summer; you may want to allow room in
                your budget for unplanned expenditures.
Eastham is an excellent destination with so much to see, but it is highly recommended that groups arrive
in vans or their own transportation. While public busses do exist, they will not take you everywhere you
may need to go.




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