Aside from staying safe and having an outstanding adventure, what’s most important when selecting a summer program?
“Sydney had an amazing experience and has grown so much in so many ways. She learned so much about the environment and how to make an impact in making our earth better. She learned independence and how to handle herself if needed. Sydney learned a lot about herself (what she likes and how she can improve). The staff were unforgettable (Sydney's words :-)) I think it is an experience every child should have. There are no words...she will be back next year!”
“My daughter, Maxine, is 17 years old and this is the first time she has ever gone to a "camp" or pretty much anywhere on her own and especially for 3 weeks and so far away. With her becoming an adult and about to go out on her own soon, I feel this trip gave us all a good, somewhat, trial run of what to expect when you're out in the world sort of "on your own", but with the extremely well organized guidance of GoBeyond/ActionQuest from beginning to end, it helped alleviate almost all of my worry and anxiety to send her so far away for so long! Such an awesome experience all the way around. Maxine loved this adventure and is truly appreciative to have had the experience. Thank you for making it all so easy for us parents and rewarding for our kids. Trip was VERY well organized and packed with awesome experiences and memories that my child will have for a lifetime.”
“The opportunity for our children to leave home, meet 150+ strangers, figure out how to work as a team and get along for 21 days! We truly love the way the campers are responsible for cleaning, cooking, captaining the boat, etc. No matter the program, it's obvious each experience gives the campers a sense of independence while feeling good about their accomplishments. Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating a positive learning experience in a safe environment. Your staff stateside could not be more accommodating and your staff in the islands are so wonderful - my daughter has encountered so many incredible counselors who are such great role models!!! They have encouraged her to get outside of her comfort zone and to reach for new heights.”
“My son's experience was above and beyond our wildest expectations. He came back a confident and happy guy, very proud of having successfully faced the challenges of the trip. The counselors were top-notch - caring, capable, and fun. It was truly a life-changing experience for him. I was very impressed with the program after initially talking to Jake on the phone. He spent a lot of time answering my questions and making me feel that the program was a good fit for Aiden. The staff was always helpful when I called with questions before the trip. Leah was also very easy to work with for travel plans. Aiden's travel days went seamlessly. It was great that there were a few kids flying together from Boston, as he did not know anyone. These kids were very friendly right away, which was great. The blog was wonderful - bravo on that!! I have never seen my kid as happy as he was when he returned. Just had a whole new air of confidence about him, and now has a whole set of goals he wants to work on - getting his sailing credentials over time, learning to scuba dive, and planning on taking a gap year to sail!”