Current Day Trips

Museum Road Trip: Matzke Sculpture Park & Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) - July 20, 2019

Spend the day soaking in art and sun on this fun road trip with local artists Trish Harding and Deb McCunn! Trish and Deb will take you first to Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park on Camano Island where owner Karla Matzke will lead you on an exclusive tour of her gallery and sculpture park. Karla's unique ten-acre sculpture park houses numerous sculptures by a variety of artists all nestled among evergreens and Northwest flora and fauna. After the tour and time spent exploring, you'll head to La Conner for lunch on your own along the Swinomish Channel in one of La Conner's picturesque restaurants. Meeting up once again with Trish and Deb, you'll visit the Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) for a guided tour of the permanent collection and visiting exhibition with a museum docent. You'll have a little more free time in La Conner before leaving for Bellingham at 3 PM.

Registration fee includes gallery and museum entrance, including a donation to the Museum of Northwest Art, and transportation provided by Bellair Charters. Registration deadline is July 8 at noon. No refunds or credits issued after deadline date.

*Click here for trip details and to register for the Museum Road Trip*

Related Links:

Travel Authorization - Assumption of Risk and General Release Form for Museum Road Trip
Matzke Fine Art & Sculpture Park
Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA)
La Conner, WA (including list of waterfront restaurants)

Current Overnight Trips


Tour of Scotland - Aug. 29 – Sept. 12, 2019


*This trip is currently full with those that have paid deposits.*

Please call (360-383-3200) to get on our waiting list and plan to attend the information session as spaces may become available.

Experience a land of magical scenery, ancient castles, mystical legends, and folklore as we embark on a tour of Scotland from the bustling metropolis of Glasgow, up through the stark beauty of the Northern Highlands to Neolithic sites on the Orkney Islands, and down through Inverness and Loch Ness to the cultural hub of Edinburgh. WCC English faculty Rhonda Daniels, accompanied by a Scottish tour guide, will lead this exclusive small group experience.

Please attend one of our free information sessions to learn more about this trip and traveling to Scotland. Click on below link(s) to register for an information session or call (360) 383-3200.

Tour of Scotland – Information Session – Nov. 29, 2018 | 6 – 7 PM

Tour of Scotland – Information Session – Jan. 26, 2019 | 11 AM – 12 PM

Itinerary at a Glance:

Day 1 | Sea-Tac airport to Glasgow, Scotland
Day 2-3 | Glasgow
Day 4 | Oban
Day 5 | Plockton
Day 6 | Ullapool
Day 7-8 | Orkney Islands
Day 9 | Helmsdale
Day 10 | Inverness
Day 11 | Dunkeld
Day 12-14 | Edinburgh
Day 15 | Depart for Sea-Tac airport

Registration Information:

Registration includes: airfare from Sea-Tac to Scotland, lodging, breakfasts, transportation and guide, and admission fees to museums and sites listed in the detailed itinerary.

Registration does not include: transportation to/from Bellingham and Sea-Tac, travel insurance (required), additional meals, and miscellaneous personal expenses

Price per Person 

Double Occupancy* $5,490
Single Occupancy $6,490

Deposit of $1500 due at time of registration. Deposit due February 20 by 5:00 PM.
Remainder of trip cost due May 31 by 5:00 PM.

*Due to accommodations, double occupancy may not include separate beds at all locations.

Documentation Due Dates:

Proof of valid passport due May 31.
Online travel waiver* completed by June 28.   
Travel insurance purchased by June 28.   

Travel Insurance:

All participants must have travel insurance. Because of age stipulations regarding travel insurance policies, there are two options.*

1) If you are age 72 or younger, you must purchase travel insurance through Whatcom Community College. We are able to offer this insurance at a discounted rate of $30 per person through LewerMark Student Insurance. You will receive an insurance card prior to departure. Please see the link below for a summary of this plan's coverage.

LewerMark Student Insurance - Summary of Coverage

2) If you are age 73 or older, you must purchase individual travel insurance. Please note that travel insurance plans for this age group can average between $200 - $600 per person. Please see this attachment with travel insurance resources. You must provide proof of coverage and policy details to Whatcom Community College by June 28, 2019. We are happy to look at your policy prior to your final purchase to make sure you are sufficiently covered for Whatcom Community College's purposes.

*This information has been updated as of 12/03/2018 to reflect new age requirements. Any questions regarding your personal situation can be directed to

Refund Policy:

No refunds on $1500 deposit after February 20, 5:00 PM. Starting May 31 at 5:00 PM, 50% of total trip cost is refundable. After June 28, no refunds are available.

*Click here to register for the Tour of Scotland*

Related Links:

Detailed Itinerary
Travel Authorization - Assumption of Risk and General Release Form for Scotland

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