PLIES FamilyLink Program

Pass on values to your kids and make a difference in the world together as a family.

Looking for a unique family vacation that will provide your kids with fun, learning and a chance to help others? PLIES offers a safe, life-changing family trip that will impact your marriage, parenting skills and family dynamics for a lifetime. Our trips allow families to meet real needs and make a difference in the world together.

Family Link Trips

Trip #1: Learn to Protect our Environment, learn about Wildlife and the Wilderness Location: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in Wyoming Purpose: The outdoors aren’t just meant to be enjoyed, it also must be preserved. Families will learn and volunteer together to discover how to protect the environment and wildlife.

Sample Schedule: 10 Days

Day 1: Travel day

Day 2: Shopping in Jackson, Wyoming

Day 3: Hike and Raft trip in Grand Teton National Park

Day 4: Old Faithful visit at Yellowstone/Hike

Day 5: Parenting Class/Kids attend class at Teton Science School/

Volunteer at Park Service/Night Gazing

Day 6: Parenting Class/Kids attend class at Teton Science School/

Volunteer at Park Service /Campfire

Day 7: Marriage Building/Kids attend class at Teton Science School/

Volunteer at Park Service /Town Shootout

Day 8: Marriage Building/Kids attend class at Teton Science School/horse ride

Day 9: Debrief/shopping/travel to Salt Lake City

Day 10: Depart for Asia

Trip #2: Learn about American education and Deeper Cross-Cultural Understanding.

Location: Chicago and South Bend, Indiana

 

Sample Schedule: 10 Days

Day 1: Travel day

Day 2: Chicago Tours, boat trip Lake Michigan

Day 3: Shedd Aquarium

Day 4: Visit Schools and Food tour of Chicago

Day 5: Parenting Class/Kids attend kindergarten or school with Americans

Day 6: Parenting Class/kids attend kindergarten or school with Americans/Family Fun Night

Day 7: Marriage Building/Kids attend kindergarten or school with Americans/Date Night

Day 8: Volunteer service project as a family

Day 9: Volunteer service project as a family/Family Celebration Dinner

Day 10: Depart for Asia

 

Family Link Values

Mission: We help family members discover their purpose

Character - Humility and Integrity are developed when family members do hard things together

Service - Help meet the needs of our world as a family

Program Highlights

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Talks on Marriage relationships

Learn new parenting skills and how to discipline our children

Service projects together as a family

Visit Local Schools

Benefits

  1. Opportunity to learn about a different culture
  2. Family bonding over hard work together
  3. Life-changing
  4. Better family communication
  5. Great memories for a lifetime
  6. Deeper cultural understanding

Impact Stories

There are changes in our family. My husband tries to spend more time with family. He and I are aware to spend spare time for each other and more communication. Our son would like to listen to us when making some decisions. Our little daughter developed her social skills not so shy as before. The camp benefited our family well. So I propose the couples or the whole family join the Family Retreat. It would be better for the whole family come on the trip than only one parent or only child join, family members would have common memory.

Mom from Shanghai, China

The parent retreat camp exceeded my expectations because all my family members learned a lot and improved themselves. Your arrangements exceeded our expectations from your surprising arrangements, good scenery, well protected national park, good facility & service cabin in Big Sky.

Father from Shanghai, China

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