I lied - I did go away on an overnight trip with the school choir in middle school. It took 2 months of continuous begging...crying...my choir director calling them to let me go. They even gave me a scholarship to go for free to not give my parents any more of an excuse to say no.not even the school choir? debate team? traffic duty?
Other than that, if I wasn't coming back on the same day, it wasn't happening.