Ready to sign aboard?
Follow these steps to embark on your adventure of a lifetime.
1. Find Your Adventure
The focus of our Adventures differs greatly, so selecting one of our ActionQuest outdoor summer camps that has the right balance for you is the most important step. A lot of this has to do with you as a person… your interests and goals, yet if you’re not sure then call or email us with any questions that you have. We would be thrilled to talk through the different summer travel camps for teens that we offer to help you decide.
2. Speak To Our Alumni
If you think that you’ve found the right ActionQuest Adventure, we encourage you to speak with those whose wake you’ll be following. We recognize that taking the plunge and committing to joining our team is a big step. Speaking to someone who was once in your shoes can greatly help. Contact our office and we’ll connect you with some of our ActionQuest alumni and their families.
3. Take The Plunge & Enroll
Jump to our online application using the link in the menu bar and get the process started – it shouldn’t take long to complete as we request fairly standard information about you. If you are under the age of eighteen you’ll need a parent or legal guardian to agree to our Terms and Agreements before submitting the application. We suggest that you download and review these agreements before getting stuck into the form.
Once you submit an application to one of our summer travel camps, we’ll send you an e-mail immediately to let you know we got it. We then review your details to make sure we also feel that this is the right Adventure for you. If we have any questions, we’ll contact you directly before fully confirming your place in one of our outdoor adventure programs. Be sure to print a copy of the application and have a parent or guardian sign it before mailing it to our office and congratulations, your adventure is just beginning!
Consider Your Total Investment
Hopefully you’ve already had a chance to consider the value of the experience, yet it’s equally important to fully understand the total cost of your investment in one of our outdoor summer camps.
- All accommodation, meals, and ground transportation once arrived at the program starting location
- Full-time staff supervision
- All certifications
- Group activities
- Sight-seeing trips & tours
- Educational excursions
Tuition does not include
- Air transportation, including in-country flights, are not included since our students come from all over the world
- Fees associated with obtaining passports, visas, vaccinations
- Emergency evacuation insurance & International SOS Membership (required for all students – $50)
- Medical insurance, and optional trip cancellation insurance
- Airport taxes & baggage fees
- The cost of PADI scuba diving required books and materials – varies by trip (est $50 – $200)
- Spending money for souvenirs, drinks/meals ashore – We recommend $300 – $350.
- Emergency money for unanticipated events such as doctors visits etc. – We ask that all students bring $300, which is held by staff and returned at the end of the program.
Review our Student Essential Eligibility Criteria
The mission of ActionQuest is to deliver outstanding experience-based adventures for young adults through our summer travel camps. Through supportive yet challenging course design we create environments that promote self-discovery as well as social, emotional and intellectual growth.
While the environment we create is appropriate for most, it is not appropriate for all. Successful AQ students are in good physical and emotional health and have an interest in immersing themselves fully in our community. AQ students are excited to learn new skills, experience new places and are capable of working positively within a close-knit team even when tired. They are enthusiastic, well mannered and have a healthy dose of curiosity. While it’s natural for new students to be a little nervous before joining our team, AQ is not appropriate for anyone dealing with behavioral, motivational, or rehabilitation issues.
While not all-encompassing, please download and read the following Essential Eligibility Criteria Document to see whether you consider AQ to be an appropriate experience at this stage of your / your child’s development. Feel free to call us with any questions.
Understand our expectations
We try to avoid calling them rules at ActionQuest; we prefer to refer to them as “agreements” because this is a common code of conduct that we all live by.
All students are required to review and sign our Code of Conduct Agreement before attending any of our outdoor summer camps, which you can access via the link at the bottom of this section. Our agreements provide a framework for living in community and are something that we all strive to live up to. This is an important part of all ActionQuest summer travel camps.
Insure Your Investment
Life is uncertain, so it’s important for students and parents to understand our Terms and Agreements and consider protecting their tuition investment. Purchasing Tuition & Travel Protection Insurance provides coverage for unexpected travel emergencies including medical, evacuation, airline and trip interruption coverage. In many cases, you can also select a cancel for any reason policy that allows an additional degree of flexibility should your plans change before the summer.
Book your flights
It’s going to be important to get to the right place at the right time, so we’ll be helping you through the process of booking your flights.
Getting to and from each of our outdoor summer camps is slightly different, so check out the FAQ section on each Adventure page for specifics, or for a broad overview click on the link below.
Complete Your Pre-Trip Forms
Sometime in March, we’ll send you a detailed information packet via our online Participant Portal. This Pre-Trip Packet includes preparation checklists, medical forms, packing lists, summer communications information, travel and contact instructions, and more. Review this information carefully as there is a ton of relevant details you don’t want to miss. There are some forms that need to be completed by you and returned to us at this point. You should endeavor to complete these as soon as you can as it really helps us in preparing everything for your adventure.
Pack Your Bags & Get Ready!
Visit our online store and get the gear you need! Pack your bag, get some rest and eat a good meal. You’re off to an incredible place to experience the adventure of a lifetime!