What our students and Parents say…

Over the years, we’ve received countless phone calls, notes and emails from our alumni and their parents that describe the impact AQ has had on them. Their words say more than we ever could about our outdoor experiential education programs, so this page is dedicated to the written, typed, and spoken word of our alumni and their families!

 

Parents tell us...

“The opportunities, the forged friendships, the professionalism of the AQ team. Parents are kept informed of any medical problems and treatment is sought quickly. Magnificent experiences in amazing parts of the world and learning life-skills at the same time.”

LINDA D. - UNITED KINGDOM

“This is why I chose Go Beyond instead of other service programs that were similar. I am a huge fan of ActionQuest and knew every detail would be taken care of and any questions or concerns I had would be addressed. Truly the most professional program around.”

CAROLYN B. - NEW YORK, NY

“Since the first trip - 3 years ago- I have never worried for one second about Parker on these trips. This year we had the added complication of a celiac diagnosis and he has reported that he was never exposed and was able to eat well.”

REBECCA, L. - ARLINGTON, VA

“The portal is easy to use and informative as to what paperwork, etc is needed. The travel booked through Leah is fantastic!”

DONNA K. - TELLURIDE, CO

“ActionQuest gave Emma confidence and supported her desire to become a marine biologist.”

KELLY C. - BOW, NH

“It was all really easy! There are a lot of arrangements to make and ActionQuest has a process that works perfectly.”

CHARLES M. - MADISON, MS

“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.”

LAURA D. - KEENE VALLEY, NY

“Michael came home so much more mature than he was before the trip. That maturity, and more importantly self-confidence, is evident still, 3-4 weeks later. He has come up with concrete goals, clear thoughts about college and the ability to make French Toast!”

JACKIE N.- GA

“Professional, responsible, constructive, adventurous, life-changing, wonderful organization. This program is an investment and worth every penny. The return on your investment is your child with increased confidence, life skills, sense of adventure in the most positive sense, great stories and memories.”

MARY G. - LOCUST, NJ

“For parents, the administrative staff instilled real confidence in the care and attention our child was receiving. For our son, ActionQuest was unquestionably a positive life experience.”

TRACY H. - BOULDER, CO

“We were looking at other programs but ActionQuest sounded like they knew what they were doing. Also, I got the information through the USA Gap year program which gave it even more credibility. I am extremely happy with this choice of program.”

ELSY A. - FAIRFAX, VA

“Porter said the program was amazing. Perfect pace - mix of busy days and slower paced days. Instructors were good role models. Boat had a great mix of people from different countries. Porter came back passionate about sailing and scuba diving.”

CAROLIN C. - CONCORD, MA

Students tell us...

“Stumbling upon the ActionQuest website has turned out to have created my best summer in 16 years. I have never imagined that camp could be this way and I really hope I continue to come back in the years to come.”

JEAN T. - OAK PARK, IL

“AQ has changed me completely and it's not just the certifications that did that but also the people. It was the best summer program I have ever done!”

MATTHEW A. - NEW YORK, NY

“Everything you guys do down here from sailing to scuba diving to the Lifeworks Forums is simply perfect.”

THOMAS J. - CHINA

“I would like to thank you for making this the most memorable summer yet. ActionQuest has opened up a new gateway in my life to sailing and diving. This experience was like no other! Thanks for making it possible.”

BRENT P. - NEW YORK, NY

“No other place challenges me to push myself and do amazing things in such a loving and inspiring environment. There are few places in the world that are this special.”

HANNAH W. - NEW YORK, NY

“I can truthfully say that this has been the best three weeks of my life. There are not many opportunities in life when you can become close to people from all over the world, sail, scuba dive and live in paradise. I am very fortunate to have been part of something so great.”

TAYLOR C. - MA

“The ActionQuest program has to have been the most enriching experience I have ever been on and has literally changed the way I view myself and the world.”

JAMES W. - CANADA

“Although I don't even want to register the fact that we have to go home in two days, I know that I will miss absolutely everything about this amazing camp with easily the best people and environment I have had the privilege to be a part of.”

ISABELLA E. - KEY BISCAYNE, FL

“The people were amazing, the staff was amazing and the activities were amazing. I became stronger, tougher, built a better character and have acquired all of the other admirable qualities that my fellow shipmates possess.”

CAMERON M. SCARSDALE, NY

“The staff are fantastic! The boats are amazing and never felt cramped. ActionQuest is all I ever talk about and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to have the time of their life.”

MADISON D. - ATLANTA, GA

Speak With Our Alumni!

We know that one of the best ways to get to know AQ is to speak to those who have experienced our adventure programs for teens firsthand. If you would like to chat with some of our alumni, contact us anytime, and we’ll send them your way.

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