High School Open Program

50480 Sainte-Mère-Église, France

Jul 1 - 6, 2023
Group size: 8 - 16
High School Open Program
50480 Sainte-Mère-Église, France

Jul 1 - 6, 2023
Group size: 8 - 16

About this trip

High School students learn valuable leadership skills in Normandy, France based on the ethics and character traits of the Greatest Generation. This six-night, 5-day program includes transportation from CDG airport in Paris to the DLA HQ in Sainte Mere Eglise, France, most meals, ground transport and programming, along with curriculum materials. Participants must have approved application in order to sign up for the program.

What’s included

  • Lodging
    6 nights at our beautiful headquarters in Sainte Mere Eglise. Dormitory-style sleeping arrangements.
  • Food
    Almost all meals provided. Dinners will consist of home-cooked French meals served family style by locals.
  • Transport
    Group will be picked up via coach from CDG airport, and returned to central paris via train. All transport via van or coach for program.
  • Spending money
    Any money for snacks, treats, or gifts..
  • Outgoing transfer
    Participants will go to central Paris via train after program.
  • Airfare
    Participants will need to handle their own travel to CDG to meet at pre-arranged window for pickup.


Day 1
Arrive at CDG, travel to Normandy. Check in.

You will arrive at Charles DeGaulle Airport in Paris at a pre-arranged travel window and be greeted by a representative from DLA. A coach will drive the group together to Sainte Mere Eglise, in Normandy. About 4 hours.

Participants will check in and prepare bunks, and have a French dinner before having initial meeting and going to bed.

Your Organizer

D-Day Leadership Academy
Created as a promise to WWII Veterans to keep their stories alive, the program has grown into an immersive, educational, history program. We share lessons of D-Day with a new generation through an ethics, character, and leadership curriculum presented with D-Day Focused History Tours for youth and adults.