A Dartmouth mother is fretting over a high school graduation trip that her son and his friends were interested in taking to the Dominican Republic.
Privately operated S-Trips, which declares that it is North America’s most exciting student travel company, promises “Non-stop action day and night. The only way to celebrate the end of high school with all your friends, according to their website.
Kathy Colaiacovo told CBC News that her son, who is Grade 11, signed up without her permission for an S-Trip. He was to then recruit other friends to sign up as well.
She worries that these trips are filled with nothing but booze and debauchery.
Her son’s principal said that these trips are not promoted or supported by the high school, and that school-sanctioned trips are chaperoned by school staff.
S-Trips spokesperson Justin Van Camp says that there is one staff member for every 25 students on a typical trip. He also suggests that students discovered drinking are sent home when they’re busted.