Trips

Trip Cancellation Policy

- Fees for day trips are non-refundable within 10 working days of the trip if a replacement cannot be found. Please call and speak with a staff person and let them know you cannot attend the trip. We will do our best to find a replacement for you on the trip. If we are successful, you will be given a credit on your account or issued a refund check.

Fees for overnight trips are non refundable 30 days before the trip unless a replacement can be found.

Dietary Restrictions


NSC would like to accommodate special dietary restrictions when a program involves food. If you have a dietary restriction, please fill out a meal ticket upon registration for each event to ensure your dietary needs are accommodated.  When registering online, please call the NSC with your dietary restriction needs for each event.  

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West Side Story - Chicago Broadway at Lyric


(Anticipate minimal walking)
Leonard Bernstein’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics transplant Romeo and Juliet to the backstreets of New York, giving us this Broadway musical masterpiece.  Tony and Maria are two wide-eyed teenagers from opposing gangs who fall in love. As their friends and family battle with one another, Tony and Maria long for “a place for us…somewhere.” Their songs illuminate every scene and permeate our culture, from the romance of “Maria” and “Tonight” to the exuberance of “America” and the humor of “Gee, Officer Krupke.” Add to that the bold, sexy, iconic dances of Jerome Robbins that smolder and sizzle with energy, and you have a musical-theater experience you’ll never forget. Prior to the show we will be providing a boxed lunch catered from Honeybaked Ham.  Please select a meal option: 1) ham classic 2) turkey bacon ranch 3) chicken salad.  Each meal is served with a pickle, chips and a cookie.       
Wednesday, May 29 • Check-in 10:30am • Lunch 11:00am • Departing at 11:30am-6:00pm (approx.) 
Payment Options:  1st payment   $62M/$64.50NM
                   2nd payment $62M/$64.50NM (Due by April 1)
               Full payment  $124M/$129NM

Frankenmuth, Michigan (3-day overnight trip)


Built on tradition and made for memories. In Frankenmuth, that's not an expression, it's a promise. A promise to welcome visitors with Bavarian hospitality regardless of the season.  A promise to help create unforgettable memories in Michigan's Little Bavaria town. A promise that guests will enjoy small town moments and find the simple joys of life around every corner.  The charming Christmas town all year around is the ideal departure from the ordinary every day; eclectic shopping, rich historical beauty and culture, and so much more... it's all here in Frankenmuth, the perfect destination to refresh, renew and recharge.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE - MAY 2 - To view the itinerary for this trip, please click here.

Please note that fees for overnight trips are non refundable 30 days before the trip unless a replacement can be found.


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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the Cahn Auditorium


(Anticipate minimal walking) - Evanston
J. Pierrepont Finch climbs the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive…tackling such dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. With the hit songs, I Believe in You, The Brotherhood of Man, Grand Old Ivy and Company Way.  Prior to the performance, we will be having lunch at Prairie Moon and the menu includes: bruschetta and crab-cake appetizer, and a buffet including garden salad, Roma basil penne, chicken marsala and a dessert sampler.
Friday, June 7 • Check-in 10:30am • Depart 11:00am-6:00pm (approx.) • $75M/$80NM pre-performance open seating
(Register by May 17)

Paintball NSC Rebels Community Event


(Anticipate heavy walking) - East Dundee
Paintball Explosion is Chicagoland’s premier paintball theme park! Share memories with your family and friends at their state of the art paintball theme park.  Lunch will include a Mexican buffet where you can build your own tacos, burritos, or burrito bowls with a meat selection between chicken and steak.  The building material includes white and brown cilantro-lime rice, black beans, pinto beans, fresh tomato, three different salsas, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, and lettuce.  Drinks are not included and dessert will be provided on the bus going home.
Wednesday, June 12 • Check-in 9:00am • Depart 9:30am - 2:30pm (approx.) • $80  • No paintball $40 (Register by May 29)
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Riverwalk Downtown Chicago


(Anticipate heavy walking)
The City of Chicago is pleased to welcome you to the Chicago Riverwalk!  The 1.25-mile long path along the Main Branch of the Chicago River was completed in 2016. Since its opening, the Riverwalk has been a bustling hub of activity, offering a variety of venues and spaces for residents and visitors to eat, drink and play.  Enjoy three and a half hours on your own.  NSC will provide a map of the Riverwalk upon registration where you can decide how you would like to spend your time.  Lunch and activities are on your own and not included in the price. 
Wednesday, June 19 • Check-in 10:00am • Depart 10:30am-3:30pm (approx.) • $20M/$25NM (Register by May 23)

Shop til You Drop Jackson Square Mall & Lunch at The Clubhouse


(Anticipate heavy walking) - LaGrange & Oak Brook
Jackson Square is over 10,000 sq. ft. with 56 vendors and offers an impressive array of vintage treasures to satisfy every taste. After shopping we will head over to The Clubhouse in Oak Brook, pre-select from three meal options 1) bone-in chicken breast roasted with fresh garlic, rosemary and thyme 2) penne vodka pasta, parmesan cheese, and roasted red pepper 3) pecan crusted tilapia pan-seared, black bean and roasted corn succotash, creole butter sauce with a side of either mashed potatoes or roasted seasonal vegetables.  All three meals include a house salad mesclun mix, grape tomato, red onion, balsamic vinaigrette, NY style cheesecake and coffee, tea, soda and fresh bread. 
Thursday, June 27 • Check-in 9:00am • Depart 9:30am-2:30pm (approx.) • $54M/59NM  (Register by June 6)

Escape Room "Terminal" and Happy Hour NSC Rebels


(Anticipate heavy walking) - Transportation is on your own - Morton Grove
By now you have probably heard of escape games, a trend that has been taking the world by storm.  But what exactly are they?  Escape rooms are fully immersive experiences that put you and your group into a puzzle style, real-life game.  After you are locked into a themed room, work together with a team of 12 people for clues to find your way out!   If and when you escape, head over to Howard Street Inn Happy Hour till 6:00pm (6700 W. Howard St., Niles) where you can order from an assortment of meal selections while enjoying a few drinks with friends!  Space is limited, a minimum of 12 people are required. Maps with directions are available at the front desk.
Wednesday, July 10 • Location Great Room Escape (8240 Austin Ave, Morton Grove) • 3:10-4:30 pm • $30M/$35NM the ticket price only includes Escape Room  (Register by June 19)
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Odyssey Glass Boat River Cruise


(Anticipate minimal walking, accessible elevator to avoid stairs to board the boat) - Chicago
Enjoy the best views of Chicago’s skyline and attractions on the NEW all-glass dining vessel.   The two-hour river cruise will include a three-course plated meal and dancing.
Thursday, July 11•Check-in 10:15am•Depart 10:45am-3:45pm (approx) •$95M/$100NM (Register by June 20)

The Marvelous Wonderettes at Memories Theater and Much More!


(Anticipate minimal walking or heavy walking) - Port Washington
Enjoy an hour in downtown Port Washington, with its touch of New England charm, nestled just north of Milwaukee.  Then we will go to Memories Theater for lunch featuring broasted chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, steamed vegetable blend, salad, rolls and key lime torte followed by Marvelous Wonderettes.  It’s the 1958 Springfield High School prom and we meet Betty Jean, Lou, Missy and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams.  Featuring over 30 classic ‘50s and ‘60s hits, Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane.  After the show we will go to Port Exploreum for a museum experience that explores Port Washington’s rich historical and maritime past.  
Thursday, July 18 • Check-in 8:00am • Depart 8:30am –7:30pm (approx.) • $79M/$84NM (Register by June 20)

Fitzgerald's Fish Boil & Temple of Lipizzans


(Anticipate minimal walking) - Gurnee & Genoa Junction
First, we will enjoy the Lipizzans show in Gurnee.  The history of this classical art of synchronized movements, the harmony of the partnership between horse and rider and the impressive athleticism and training of the airs above the ground. Lunch will include North Atlantic cod and honey BBQ chicken, coleslaw, fresh rye bread, sweet red potatoes, and onions and for dessert, a frosted apple square will round out the meal.
Wednesday, July 24 • Check-in 11:00am • Depart 11:30am-7:00pm (approx.) • $69M/$74NM (Register by July 1)
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Kayaking NSC Rebels


(Anticipate higher level of activity) - Winnetka
You will enjoy paddling through lovely wooded ponds connected by narrow paddling channels. The guided tour will provide enough paddling instruction to get you going if you're a beginner.  The trip will consist of 120 minutes of paddling and 40 minutes of prep.  After our adventure we will have lunch at Avli Restaurant (566 Chestnut St, Winnetka) where you can select from nine different sandwich options and three different sides, lunch will include a beverage and dessert.  We will not be ordering a bus for this trip and will be arranging carpool transportation, NSC staff member will be attending the trip. 
Thursday, Aug 8 • Check-in 9:00am • Departing 9:30am -2:30pm (approx.) • $45M/$50NM  (Register by July 8) 
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Over the Tavern at the Theater at the Center


(Anticipate minimal walking) - Munster, IN
In that most idealized period of 20th-century America, the Eisenhower years of the 1950s, the Pazinski family has a lot going on in their cramped Buffalo apartment. When Rudy goes up against the ruler-wielding Sister Clarissa and announces that instead of being confirmed he'd rather shop around for a more "fun" religion, all hell breaks loose. A warm and hilarious look at family, growing up, and God.  The meal includes selection between 1) baked cod 2) baked glazed ham with a side of cottage cheese with peach slices on leaf lettuce, herb new potatoes, blend of vegetables, and pineapple whipped cream cake.     
Wednesday, Aug 7 • Check-in 9:45am • Depart 10:15am- 5:45pm (approx.) • $70M/$75NM  (Register by July 15)

Air & Water Show Preview on the Mystic Blue Ship at Navy Pier!


(Anticipate minimal walking) - Chicago
Aboard the ship we will enjoy a two and a half hour cruise on Lake Michigan and a delicious three-course lunch buffet (full menu at front desk upon request). And let’s not forget the best views of the Air & Water show and Chicago’s skyline.  If you want to take a break from the show you can enjoy the onboard DJ entertainment and dance floor.    
Thursday, Aug 15 • Check-in 12:30pm • Depart 1:00-6:15pm • $100M/$105NM (Register by July 22)
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame


(Anticipate minimal walking) - Evanston
As the bells of Notre Dame’s cathedral sound in 15th-century Paris, Quasimodo—a captive bell-ringer—escapes his captor to join the Feast of Fools, and is rejected by every reveler except one. A lushly-scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love and acceptance, by the creators of Wicked and Beauty and the Beast with songs from the Disney movie.  Prior to the performance, we will be having lunch at Found.  Found's "flexitarian menu" is vibrant in flavor as well as color; highlighting local ingredients, the shared plate 3-course meal menu includes a salad, flatbread and chicken entrée with a mouthwatering dessert.  
Friday, Aug 16 • Check-in 10:30am • Depart 11:00am-6:00pm • $84M/$89NM pre-performance open seating
(Register by July 22)
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Cubs Game at Wrigley Field vs Reds Community Event


(Anticipate heavy walking) - Chicago
If you haven’t been to Wrigley Field lately you will be amazed by the renovations of the ballpark and surrounding neighborhood.  The price includes the ticket (section 225) and bus, no food or drinks are included. Ticket includes rainout insurance. 
Monday, Sep 16 • Check-in 4:45pm• Depart 5:15–11:00pm • $45 (Register by Aug 19)