What is a Homestay program:
A Homestay provides accommodations with a local community family. It also provides a triathlete with a “Like Home” style setting and an opportunity to experience our culture and what life is like as a “local.” Homestays can be as inviting and cozy as being in your own home. Accommodations can range from bare-bones to luxury and can run the range from a complete family experience to a single-room for sleeping.
Everyone involved in our Challenge Atlantic City Homestay Program gains the chance to establish new friendships across the world. The athlete gains an opportunity to see how the local Atlantic City community lives. The host family gains insight into how a professional triathlete prepares themselves in the days leading up to the big race.
In our many years of experience, a Homestay host has shown themselves to be very generous and kind-hearted.
Triathlete Guidelines & Suggestions:
We ask from you: Respect, Courtesy, Appreciation, and Professionalism at all times. Some thoughts would include: asking for permission before wheeling your bike into their living room, and things as simple as remembering to make your bed and clean up the kitchen and bathroom after use. Don’t assume meals and transportation will be provided, although they likely will be. Please remember to be considerate of your host family, things as simple as cleaning up after yourself, or making your bed, etc. can be most important! Please provide us with your needs, and we will do our best to find you a host family who can provide you with what you need. We want the best experience for both you and the host family.
Who can apply to the Homestay Program?
Single Pro triathletes or Pairs/Couples can find easily homestay. Looking to bring more than two people or bringing children can be more of a challenge, and is therefore discouraged. However, we ask you to please inform us if you are traveling with your family, and we certainly will try our best to accommodate you.
How long does it take to arrange a Homestay at Challenge Atlantic City?
Generally, this process will take a few weeks, at the most. But, we have a pre-registered group of wonderful families ready to assist and work with Challenge Atlantic City…
How long can I stay with my host family?
The maximum number of days is 5.
How much does it cost?
All Homestays are complimentary. There is a $25 administrative fee charged per Homestay to handle all of the arrangements.
Important items for our Challenge Atlantic City Triathletes:
- When do you plan to arrive?
- When do you plan to depart?
- Are you traveling alone? If not, who is traveling with you?
- Do you need local transportation?
- Do you need transportation to and from the Philadelphia or Atlantic City airport?
- Do you have a US drivers license?
- What is your primary language?
- Do you speak English?
- Do you have any known allergies?
- Do you have any dietary restrictions?
Triathletes: To apply for a Homestay, please complete the online form here, and someone will get back to you within 24 hours to confirm receipt.