Get ready for the ultimate LDS Senior Trip of a lifetime, Origination!  With great excitement we invite you to be a part of our LDS trip across America.  During our time together you will witness firsthand the many miracles that have been accomplished in this, the promised land.  The purpose of this LDS tour is to bring to life the experiences of our forefathers who sacrificed to bring us the blessings we enjoy today.   Throughout the duration of our trip you will experience historic and sacred LDS sites. After walking in these holy places, the Gospel will come alive in a way that enriches your testimony.  As we ride the bus and stay in hotels we will constantly be preparing you for our next site, as well as working with and teaching you different techniques to approach others and turn conversation towards being able to share the Gospel; all of these experiences will help you become a successful missionary.   Origination charters new buses with professional drivers behind the wheel to allow the time for our directors and staff to constantly be interacting with the kids.  Combining our passion for the Gospel and youthful energy helps us connect with the kids and ultimately fulfill our goal in providing what many have referred to as “a life changing trip”.  Of all the experiences we share together on Origination, the missionary moments will be the ones you cherish the most.  There is no greater joy than sharing our message with others.  Every young man and woman is encouraged to read the Book of Mormon in its entirety on the trip, implemented with the ‘Origination Curriculum Handbook’ and words of our modern day Prophets will fill your personal study time.  We hope that you will take advantage of this material to help make the most of our time together.  It is our mission to help you discover the love that Jesus Christ has for each one of us as the Holy Ghost testifies of the truthfulness of these restoration events.

We will also make it a priority to teach you about your American Heritage as we visit Boston, Washington DC, and New York City.  By walking the “Freedom Trail” in Boston and paying respects to those courageous U.S. military men and women buried in the Arlington Cemetery, you will grow a greater appreciation of the many sacrifices that have been made for us to enjoy the freedoms that we have today.  These days will provide a great way to expend some of your built up energy as you’ll be exploring some of the greatest cities in the USA!  All we ask is that you please respect those around you, your leaders, and remember to be an example to those you come in contact with.  This trip is one that will never be forgotten!


Greg Schwarz

Brandon Maughan

Directors, Origination