Trip CAMP @ Arival

February 1, 2022

(optional tour guiding field day January 31)

Come a day early to Arival San Diego for a one-day event of project-based learning for tour operators and entrepreneurial guides

For more detailed information on TripCamp, visit TripSchool’s event page.

Presented By TripSchool :

Add to your Arival ticket for just $49.


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Join TripSchool and a team of industry experts for a full day of practical, hands-on, project-based learning. Our goal is to help you learn new skills in small groups to make you a better operator or guide. The sooner you register, the more you save.


Who is TripCamp For?

Built for new and experienced tour guides, tour directors and tour operators

Connect, Collaborate and 


Learn by doing

Have fun with colleagues

Get inspired by new techniques and skills

ONLINE program overview


A full schedule of final instructors and projects will be posted on the TripCamp site closer to the event.

Sample projects:


  • Instagram Reels
  • Talk Business Strategy
  • Get a Website Audit
  • Develop an upsell or digital tour product
  • Create a Facebook Ad



  • Transformative Storytelling
  • Interview/Hiring Practice
  • Develop Your Personal Brand
  • Hiring & Interview Skills
  • Engagement & Body Language Workshop
  • Dealing with Difficult Situations



  • Connect with the SYTA, the Student Youth Travel Association
  • Technology on Student/Family Tours
  • Creating a Scavenger Hunt
  • Developing Family-Friendly Tours
  • Ideas for On-Tour Engagement for Youth
  • Working with All Ages
  • Crafting Games & Scavenger Hunts



  • Creative Photography
  • Video Editing
  • Using Tech during a Tour
  • Improve your Pricing Spreadsheets
  • Custom Mapmaking

Trip Camp Agenda

Day 1

31 January

Optional Pre-Day In-Field
Tour Guide Training

If you’re in town, join us for a whole day of practicing new tour guiding skills around San Diego; we’ll be out walking and learning new techniques all day. No extra cost to participate.

Day 2

1 February

Main Project Day

Join whenever you’d like, leave whenever. Opportunities all day long for projects.

  • 9:30 – Introductions
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Projects I


  • 11:15 – 12:30 Projects II
  • 12:30 – 2:00 Lunch
  • 2:00 – 3:15 Projects III


  • 3:30 – 4:45 Projects IV
  • 5:00 end-of-day celebration
  • 5:30 Arival Welcome Party sponsored by Xola

Day 3

2 February

Breakfast recap

8:30 – 9:45

If you’re up, come join us with your coffee to reflect and share what you learned yesterday.

About TripSchool

Founded by Mitch Bach and Alan Armijo, TripSchool is a global community of tour guides and operators committed to lifelong learning, and growing together. TripSchool offers in-person and online workshops and courses covering everything from tour guide certification to storytelling and video editing classes. We believe passionately in learning by doing, and always growing through your career.

Town & Country Resort

Hotel Information

Find your fun at Town and Country Resort, a San Diego icon where mid-century cool and warm hospitality come to mingle. Throughout the resort, every moment brims with sunny possibilities—in modern guestrooms, chef-driven dining, and a sprawling pool complex.

Here, you’ll get front-row access to all San Diego has to offer. With a central location in Mission Valley, you’re adjacent to luxury shopping and golf, and within minutes of the airport, beautiful beaches, hiking, biking, and world-class attractions.

A beloved landmark since 1953, the resort has recently completed a multimillion-dollar transformation, renovating everything from top-to-bottom and adding a host of new amenities.

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