Think that sailing, diving and watersports is all we do at AQ? No way.

High school group climbing volcanic peak

AQ students explore some of the most incredible places on the plant, so we spend a good amount of time exploring ashore.

You’ll leave AQ with new skills, talents, and independence. AQ teen adventure camps offer action-packed adventures where cultural experience and global exploration play a big part.

Climb the granite BVI Baths, where pools of crystal water lap at the cavernous boulder rocks and hike to the top of Mt. Sage. Explore the Australian nature parks where you can cuddle a real koala and hand feed a kangaroo and scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef.

Brush up on your Spanish during a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station in the Galapagos, help harvest black pearls on the island of Tahaa in the South Pacific or visit the world-renowned Colosseum in Rome – each of our teen adventure camps brings its own unique expeditions.

Whether you choose a three-week outdoor exploration voyage to the British Virgin Islands, the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands, the Mediterranean, Galapagos, Australia or Tahiti and French Polynesia – you are in for the adventure of a lifetime. Don’t take our word for it, speak to some of our alumni. Over 10,000 teenagers have taken the ActionQuest plunge. Time and time again, shipmates recount their ActionQuest outdoor exploration program as their single most memorable life experience. Be prepared to be amazed by the places you will see, the people you will meet and the self discovery you will find on an ActionQuest adventure.

“This camp changed me. Ya ya super cliche, but it changed me in ways unimaginable. I really loved the vibes, and experiencing things so new to me made me realize that I don't know what I want to do in life anymore. I have so many new interests... and can't wait for what the future may hold. This has truly been the best 3 weeks of my life. I hope to return as a counselor, or be on the media team... being a student just isn't enough. Thanks for the amazing opportunity.”

ABBI M. - SCOTTSDALE, AZ

“ActionQuest has taught me so many lessons but the one I am most thankful for is that even though it can be hard looking at the positive side it is much more rewarding than focusing on the negative. I wouldn't change my AQ experience for anything. I was challenged and pushed out of my comfort zone but it was so rewarding.”

ANNA B. - LEAWOOD, KS

“Every day I apply the lessons and skills I learned at AQ and I feel like I’m a better version of myself now. ActionQuest has changed my life. I’m a better person, I’m more confident and independent. Thank you so much for everything you do! Keep on changing lives!”

AMY W. - WESTFIELD, NJ

“Thank you for the tireless work you do to make this possible for hundreds of kids every year. The impact that you have on every person who comes through AQ is immeasurable. You have impacted my life in ways that I am only beginning to understand. The opportunities I have discovered because of AQ are beyond anything I could have imagined. No matter where life takes me, a piece of me will always remain on that dock in West End waiting for me to return.”

JACK L. - MIAMI, FL

Follow the experience

Watch a 3 part series as our 21-day British Virgin Islands program unfolds