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    Animals/Nature Summer Programs

    From the Galapagos Islands to a farm in Massachusetts, summer programs focused on animals and nature give pre-college students the chance to meld their passion for the environment and animals with a science-driven curriculum that will propel them toward success in higher education and beyond. Students can take part in rare animal observation, nature photography, birding, sustainable agriculture and many other types of study. The programs take place in a diversity of locations, from college campuses to farms, camps and international locations like the Andes, the Amazon basin and Costa Rica. Delving into topics like ecology, wildlife biology, geology, oceanography and botany, students receive hands-on and classroom STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. Programs also offer extracurricular activities such as camping, hiking, canoeing, horse riding, snorkeling and swimming.

    Summer Camps at HoneyRock
    Summer Programs

    Summer Camps at HoneyRock

    Three Lakes, Not Applicable

    Explore Christian summer camps for your 1st - 12th grader! We invite campers into a change of pace. Here, campers can ask big questions, learn how to navigate life away from home, and see God at work in new ways. This is what makes HoneyRock "a place apart" - a powerful learning environment for youth and young adults...(more)

    Teton Valley Ranch Camp
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    Teton Valley Ranch Camp

    Jackson, Wyoming

    At TVRC, our guiding vision is to create future generations of leaders through a unique western experience for children ages 11 to 16 that includes backpacking, horse pack trips, and traditional in-camp programming. The core of this program is time spent away from screens while building new friendships. In the backcountry and on the ranch, we develop community-minded leaders by instilling a love for adventure, cultivating respect for the wilderness, and capitalizing on lessons of grit...(more)

    Westcoast Connection: Thailand Community Service
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    Westcoast Connection: Thailand Community Service

    Thailand

    Give your time in a variety of rewarding volunteer projects, ranging from caring for elephants at a sanctuary to teaching English to Thai children and organizing activities for them. This Thailand community service program is led by our amazing staff, who are there to provide guidance and reflection on the impact of the work we do throughout the program and promote the value of empathy and cultural sensitivity. ..(more)

    Arcos Journeys: Movement & Health through Nature
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    Arcos Journeys: Movement & Health through Nature

    Costa Rica

    Find a place of peace and balance in Costa Rica, a country renowned for its natural beauty, native wildlife, and friendly people. Learn about sustainable agriculture and the Costa Rican diet. Zipline through the rainforest and soak in hot springs. Practice meditation and yoga in the cloud forest next to pristine mountain rivers...(more)

    Arcos Journeys: Tropical Discovery & Wellness
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    Arcos Journeys: Tropical Discovery & Wellness

    Costa Rica

    Live the “pura vida” lifestyle in Costa Rica. Base out of the tropical paradise of La Fortuna and learn about all that this wonderful country has to offer through hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting and beach exploration. Focus on wellness through exercise, diet, and lifestyle...(more)

    Westcoast Connection: Australia
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    Westcoast Connection: Australia

    Australia

    This tour offers off-the-charts fun in one student trip to Australia. Included is a visit to the world’s largest sand bar on Fraser Island, take a once-in-a-lifetime journey diving and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, visit the Crocodile Hunter’s Australia Zoo and their koalas, kangaroos and wallabies, and enjoy a private tour of the Sydney Opera House. Each day is better than the last on this fantastic high school adventure...(more)

    Westcoast Connection: Ecuador & the Galapagos Community Service
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    Westcoast Connection: Ecuador & the Galapagos Community Service

    Ecuador

    Work on a diverse set of community service projects alongside locals in Quito, Riobamba, the Amazon Rainforest and the spectacular Galapagos Islands. This teen community service program in Ecuador and the Galapagos uses a service-learning framework tailored for high school students, where our staff provide guidance and reflection on the impact of the work we do throughout the program and promote the value of empathy and cultural sensitivity...(more)

    Arcos Journeys: Costa Rican Cultural Journey
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    Arcos Journeys: Costa Rican Cultural Journey

    Costa Rica

    Traverse Costa Rica and delve into the cultural heart of the country. Start your journey in the Central Valley seeing area highlights. Visit an indigenous reserve and the artisans of Sarchi. Experience the culture and beauty of the Nicoya peninsula and the beaches of the striking Pacific coast...(more)

    Arcos Journeys: Community Service & Eco Adventure
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    Arcos Journeys: Community Service & Eco Adventure

    Costa Rica

    Combine community service and eco adventure in tropical Costa Rica! Perform community service in the town of Atenas and learn first-hand about the local culture. Travel to the rainforests of the Arenal Volcano region for hiking, hot springs, ziplines, and horseback riding. Then on to Manuel Antonio on the Pacific for surfing and whitewater rafting...(more)

    Westcoast Connection: Maine: Sustainability & Island Exploration
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    Westcoast Connection: Maine: Sustainability & Island Exploration

    Multiple Locations

    In this community service program on Hurricane Island, Maine, teens are truly part of sustainability in action! Whether it’s engaging with the sustainable systems that support the breathtaking off-the-grid campus, collecting data for fisheries and aquaculture research that really impacts communities, or helping to harvest food that will be directly incorporated into the island meals, students will be immersed in activities that prepare them to address global challenges...(more)

    Westcoast Connection: Hawaiian Spirit
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    Westcoast Connection: Hawaiian Spirit

    Hawaii

    This Hawaii teen tour visits the islands of Maui, the Big Island, and Oahu where you can surf, snorkel and explore this lush, tropical paradise. Continue by jetting to Portland to start nine days in the Pacific Northwest to see everything from the natural beauty of Seattle and the vast sand dunes on the Oregon coast. This teen tour is led by our amazing staff who create a fun, inclusive, family-like group. ..(more)

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