The Ultimate Field Trip (UFT) actually began in 2004 when Carol Beth Scott and her family traveled to The Most Magical Place on Earth. They had such an amazing time they founded 3D Travel Company to enable other families to find that same joy.
The Scotts organized The Ultimate Field Trip (UFT) in 2005 as a way for homeschoolers across the country to gather and learn while they play onsite at Walt Disney World. The event has grown from its humble beginnings of 18 Inaugural UFT family attendees to several hundred participating families this year! 3D Travel is now an Earmarked Agency and continues to grow.
What do we do at UFT? Homeschoolers from all over the United States arrive at Walt Disney World during Labor Day week. (Some participants stay an additional week, but the group events take place during the first week.) All gatherings are optional. However, you probably don’t want to miss any, since they really highlight the learning possibilities. It’s vacation, sure, but isn’t it great when the kids take away more than a memory?
Here’s what’s going on this week:
Monday: Meet-n-greet and get our goody bags
Tuesday: UFT educational experience open day
Wednesday: Scavenger Hunt at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and with Hidden Mickeys author Steven Barrett and his sweet wife Vickie
Thursday: Meetup at Monsters, Inc., Laugh Floor at Magic Kingdom Park
Friday: UFT educational experience open day
Saturday: Fantasia Gardens mini golf meetup
We will celebrate this trip with mixed emotions, as it will be the final large group UFT event. The program is not going away, however! It is being plussed! Going forward, you can customize your own “UFT in a box!” With just a few families/friends in your traveling party, you can create your own group trip and still experience all the best in planning, options, and giveaways provided by 3D Travel Company and the UFT Team since 2005! Get more info about UFT & Beyond at the 3D Travel website.
If you’re joining us at UFT, please be sure to introduce yourself. We’d love to meet you in person!
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