8th Grade Washington DC Trip- Cancelled

Posted by Nw Media on 3/27/2020

It is with a heavy heart that the decision has been made to cancel our Washington D.C. trip this year.  We have been working together with our tour organizer at Gerber Tours as well as Mr. Bontrager and Mr. Brooks.  The safety of our students and staff is our main concern and, until the threat of this pandemic has ended, there is no guarantee that we can ensure everyone's health and safety while traveling. At this point Washington D.C. remains closed and Governor Whitmer has issued a “Stay At Home” order until April 13, 2020.


Gerber Tours is working very hard to refund all money you have paid, minus the non-refundable deposit of $125 (per the contract.)  That would mean a refund of $530 per student based on the $655 trip fee. Gerber is currently contacting all the vendors and companies associated with the trip to secure refunds.  As of right now the only company that has not been secured is our bus company, who is in a mandatory closure. Due to the fact that much of the country is in a shut down or work from home situation, refunds will take between 8 and 12 weeks to process.  Your refund will be distributed to you using the method in which you paid for the trip. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all are placed into situations that we never imagined.


If you have further questions please refer to the Gerber home page http://info.gerbertours.com/corona-virus-notice which clarifies all contract and insurance information or contact customer support at 1-800-645-9145.  You may also contact Mrs. Page or Mrs. Arbrouet through Remind.


We hope that you and your families stay safe and healthy as we all deal with the disappointments and uncertainties of this situation. 



Julie Page

Chris Arbrouet