Embark on a uniquely immersive learning experience that provides a fresh, new perspective on America’s unique history and promising future at Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.
Expert scholars, dynamic actor-historians, engaging workshops, and incredible historic site visits are part of our fun, interactive learning programs, which equip students like you to engage with more than traditional, classroom learning.
You will play a vital part in interactive workshops patterned after actual government deliberations and decisions, designed to encourage you and your fellow students to interact, discuss differences of opinion, and come to mutually beneficial resolutions. After developing a greater appreciation for our country’s history and founding documents, you will understand that maintaining our way of life – and preserving freedom – requires you to think critically, communicate your ideas effectively with your contemporaries, and defend your beliefs constructively and civilly.
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What students are saying about our program
In my time at Freedoms Foundation, I have met the kindest and friendliest people. I have learned about civic engagement, leadership, democracy, and free enterprise from the most inspirational, knowledgeable, and well-spoken experts. I cannot overstate the impact these four days have had on my life.– Evan
This was truly a chance for me to grow as a leader, a citizen, and a person. I will forever treasure this experience. I will now go forward with great vigor and determination in my endeavors– Hailey
I learned more about myself and our country in these four days than I have in my years of history classes.– Havalah
I have had a hard time connecting with people and getting to know them. This program has helped build a new foundation and given me the strength to go meet new people and build a community for everyone.– Brice
I am walking away from my experience as a more involved citizen who will use my rights and talents to promote a more perfect union.– Jessica
How much does it cost and is financial assistance available?
The costs of our programs vary depending on the type.
Students participating in Spirit of America or Service Learning in Public Policy are eligible for full scholarships provided by our partners. Direct payment is also available for students who do not qualify for scholarships.
Scholarship opportunities are not available to History Encounters students, and pricing depends on the attending school district, and program.
Please email us for further details about the cost of your specific program.
What is covered by the cost?
The program fee includes housing on our campus, meals, guides, ground transportation to historic sites, and admission fees. Inquire with our staff today to learn more about our programs.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Freedoms Foundation’s campus has three dormitory buildings. Rooms can sleep two, three, four, or five students, and all rooms have either a private bathroom or a jack & jill bathroom. Bedding, pillows, and towels are included.
Can the building accommodate my needs?
Though the campus was built in the 1960s and 70s, every building has a ramp entrance, and we have rooms that can accommodate various needs. Our tour buses have handicap and wheelchair entrances. Some historical sites may not be ADA accessible.
Will students have free time?
Students’ experience will be filled with exciting content balanced with free time with your peers. Our campus includes an indoor game room, outdoor basketball, and volleyball courts, and plenty of open space for pickup games.
Does FFVF have wifi?
We offer free wifi to our program attendees.
How much is physical activity involved?
There is a moderate amount of walking on our campus and at historic sites.
How much money should I bring?
Since this is an all-inclusive journey, there are only two real reasons for students to bring money: souvenirs and snacks. Everything else, including all meals, is included.
What about class time missed?
Travel is a great learning experience, especially when you travel with Freedoms Foundation. This is not a vacation but an educational experience. Participants will visit one-of-a-kind historical locations and learn about thinkers, inventors, artists, scientists, and politicians who accomplished great things while also gaining insight into how people lived their day-to-day lives.
What if I miss games and practice?
This is a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity, and as such, we ask parents and students to weigh it next to other commitments like sports and work. If possible, it is always helpful when the school administration alerts coaches of impending class travel, giving them adequate time to adjust schedules.
Supporting America’s first principles of freedom is essential to ensure future generations understand and cherish the blessings of liberty. With your donation, we will reach even more young people with the truth of America’s unique past, its promising future, and the liberty for which it stands. Help us prepare the next generation of leaders.