Welcome Chicago Christian High School!

Please feel free to take some time to wander the EDventours website to discover all the sights and experiences the Spring trip to Gettysburg and Washington DC has to offer!
WashCCHS3upflyer (1)Check out the TABS above to see the accommodations, attractions, and details of this 4-day romp through two of our national treasures-we’ll start by experiencing the Battle of Gettysburg with an award-winning film, the art-in-the round cyclorama multimedia experience, an award-winning Civil War museum and a guided battlefield tour from a registered tour guide and some serious questions to guide our thoughts and actions. After a relaxing evening’s stay in Gettysburg (along with a pizza party dinner from the best pizza this side of Chicago anyway-La Belle Italiana-good stuff) we’ll continue the tour with three full days of Washington DC (and truth be told, that still is not enough)! But we do our best to get you to the high-interest sites and venues and still have some time to reflect on our nation’s history–its heritage and the responsibility we have and the blessings we possess as members with dual citizenship in this world and the next!

Don’t worry about the paperwork or registration pages. We’ll handle that all later. Please feel free to add a comment or contact me with any questions you may have or check for more details with Mr. Payne.

Randy Hazenberg, MEd
Head EDventourer,
EDventours in Learning

Character Quest(ions) & Current Connections

One of the EDventours advantages is that we put decades of instructional leadership experience to work by blending activities and resources together with thought-provoking insights that encourage–even spark- participation and engagement. gettysburg-1993-03-g

At Gettysburg, we’ll stop briefly to consider the cause and effect relationship of our commitments and our actions; we’ll ask the question, “What is it that you would be willing to die for?” We will also discuss the authority by which a President can and should (or not) operate outside of constitutional authority (yes, it even happened back then)!

Being able to stand, see and experience the places and events that shaped our history can be a powerful learning experience. Join us!

Please go to the registration page to indicate your interest in going:

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Quick Guide to the US Constitution

It seems that everything has to be “fast” these days! So here’s EDventours Quick Guide to the US Constitution…but it’s only here to remind you that we’ll take several hours at the National Archives building which is full of interesting archived historical stuff…sure the original Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are here, but there are also temporary and loaned displays of other great things like the Magna Carta and a pair of Shaq’s size 22 basketball shoes!

US Constitution Quick Guide

Michigan Home School Spring 2015 Trip to Washington DC & Gettysburg (April 14-18)

Join us for another memory-filled, four (full) day trip to the nation’s Capitol and the most celebrated battlefield in our nation’s history-Gettysburg! WashHHad2015 (1) This year we will once again take in the sights and sounds at a great time of year. Washington DC WEATHER: Average low: 49 Average High: 70 Ave Precip: 2.77/0.09  (second lowest mo) Ave Snow: 0 Dress in layers. It should be a great time to be in DC; Cherry blossoms probably will have bloomed and shed, but with low humidity, low historic chance of rain, and great weather for walking the monuments and getting to the museums and venues, we should have a great time! This is an all-inclusive 4 day/3 night (3-star hotel accommodation), deluxe motorcoach transportation and all admission fee paid guided tour–an outstanding value at just $325 per person (based on quad occupancy). Click on this link to see many of the attractions, venues, sites and experiences that await you and your familly: Gettysburg and DC Attractions Click on this link to REGISTER for this trip: REGISTER HERE Washington DC/Gettysburg Spring 2015 The Washington Monument is again open–we do our best to get everyone (who wants to) up to the top for the fantastic view of the city and an interesting history of the monument along with some fascinating glimpses of the interior. It’s just one of the places that we take the time to experience and learn about this great city.WashMonPS Here are some great links to get you thinking about, and preparing with information that you can use to teach and learn: WashingtonDC Interactive Map: http://washington.org/browse-dc/dc-map Holocaust Museum: http://www.ushmm.org/museum National Archives: http://www.archives.gov/ Wash DC GoingOutGuide-Museums: http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/search/q,sortSpecifier_Name,categories_Museums.html  National Park Service-Gettysburg: http://www.nps.gov/gett/index.html

EDventours Launches Lifelong Learning Tour-series #1


Lifelong Learning Tour
Recognizing that life’s richness is not be something we can measure–but that it can be enhanced through building relationships and by learning more about how God continues to weave His story of grace and salvation through His providence and creation–Edventours is introducing the Lifelong Learning Tour Series! These tours are being designed for Seniors who are active and desire to spend quality time with others at quality destinations at a great price!

Hosts, Randy and Irene Hazenberg take their combined years of experience in event-planning, education leadership and education-related tours to the next level with custom tours that are designed to provide comfort, value and an excellent environment for entertaining learning and gracious fellowship.

Our first tour is scheduled for late August. We will be enjoying the United States premier attraction of historical significance (plus it’s a fun place to be)–The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI.

Sit in the very bus that Rosa Parks “took her stand” and listen to the drama unfold as you are taken back to the turbulent civil rights activities of the 50-60’s; See the presidents’ limousines from the early 1900’s to the present; visit a working glass blowing factory, and take a stroll down the “Drive America” display to see the major impact of that which makes us unique as Americans—our love of liberty–expressed through our love of travel.

Check out the Henry Ford website: http://www.thehenryford.org/museum/index.aspx for complete details of all the attractions and opportunities.


Check out this season’s special exhibit that focuses on the pomp and popularity of the phenomena of the World Fairs of the 1930’s. The glamour and glitz; the promises of prosperity; the taunts of technology and industry all come alive in an award-winning exhibition that takes you back to a time quite similar to today in its sense of a what the future holds attitude that gripped the world!


There will be additional opportunities* for those interested in taking the River Rouge Factory tour to witness Henry Ford’s contribution to the building of America-the assembly line, watch a full-length IMAX movie presentation, and ride an authentic ModelT and steam locomotive.

This will be a full day of engaging activities, comfortable accommodations and great fellowship (even and coffee and doughnut reception for our early departure) All for just $70 per person*! Don’t miss out on this great value–seating is limited [55]–so register now!

*Additional opportunities incur additional fees.

New EDventours TAB…Featured Venues

Check out the new “Features” tab (above in the black area). We’ll be updating this with various links, news, and items of interest regarding the places we visit. At present, we’re featuring a link to the Library of Congress. I was able to visit the LOC this past spring on our trip to DC and found that it is not only a beautiful structure, it is also a huge resource for engaged learning! There is a link for teachers, students, researchers and more!

The LOC is currently featuring a special exhibit on the library of Thomas Jefferson, along with a special Civil War photography exhibit. They have current and revolving exhibits that chronicle a wide variety of American culture and history.

Click on the TAB and find a link to access!

Logo Update Reflects Worldview EDge!

Being able to fill a niche need in today’s market is an essential part of promoting your product. But more importantly, we really wanted to reflect who we truly are and how we want to engage those who will become our friends and partners in educating our children through Edventours. Having a Christ-centered perspective in absolutely everything we do is foundational to who we are and what we desire to do; so having an image that puts “the cross” at the center reminds us, and communicates to you, that we believe the words of Matthew 6:33 to be at the very heart of our beliefs and, we pray, our actions as well…seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.