TeenLife

    Rock Climbing Summer Programs

    Overcoming physical and mental challenges are part of any rock climbing experience, and pre-college students seeking adventure can hone their abilities on both fronts by enrolling in Rock Climbing Summer Programs. Leadership skills are also at the forefront of these programs, often hosted by specialized organizations for several days or weeks at a time. Participants travel to mountainous regions or learn climbing skills at indoor rock climbing walls. Expert instructors teach fundamentals like tying knots, belaying, and placing climbing protection, and move into more advanced techniques such as lead climbing and vertical rescue. Additional education includes rock climbing history, geology, geography and cultural studies. These problems sometimes combine rock climbing experience with other outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, canoeing, rafting and observation and study of ecology and conservation.

    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)

    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)

    Arcos Journeys: Active Mexico! Hiking & Rock Climbing
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    Arcos Journeys: Active Mexico! Hiking & Rock Climbing

    Mexico

    Join Arcos for this outdoor and movement-focused program. Take rock climbing classes and practice your skills near Oaxaca City and in the mountains of Santiago de Apoala. Hiking locations abound in Oaxaca and you’ll hike in the mountains of the Sierra Mixe and the the Mixteca. Visit the iconic Hierve el Agua mountain springs with their ancient, healing waters and limestone trails. Swimming abound while hiking and rock climbing at Santiago de Apoala, an area of sacred springs...(more)

    Westcoast Connection: Middle School Programs
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    Westcoast Connection: Middle School Programs

    Westcoast Connection takes special care in assigning age-compatible, co-ed groups for those in middle school resulting in the best possible social dynamics for that age group. There are 22 different programs to choose from. Are you looking for a global adventure outside of the US, a teen tour in the US, or even a community service? We offer it all...(more)

    Westcoast Connection: Croatia, Slovenia, Austria & Czech Republic
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    Westcoast Connection: Croatia, Slovenia, Austria & Czech Republic

    Multiple Locations

    This travel program for high schoolers takes you on an adventure across many unique cultures throughout Central Europe. Get your adrenaline pumping in Slovenia’s Julian Alps, immerse yourself in the rich history of Prague’s monuments, see why Vienna is considered one of the most livable cities in the world, and experience firsthand Croatia’s best-kept secret: the Adriatic Coast and its pristine beaches...(more)

    Westcoast Connection: Eastcoast Encounter
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    Westcoast Connection: Eastcoast Encounter

    Multiple Locations

    This East Coast teen tour in the USA and Canada shows you the best of what the Northeast has to offer. On this summer road trip, get ready for the non-stop thrills like whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, waterskiing or wakeboarding, experiencing Niagara Falls and jet boating. The adventure doesn’t stop on the water though with stops in Boston, Montreal, and Toronto coupled with the scenic playgrounds of Acadia and Mont-Tremblant National Park...(more)

    Westcoast Connection: Thailand & Vietnam Adventure
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    Westcoast Connection: Thailand & Vietnam Adventure

    Multiple Locations

    Teens will get to explore the public markets, pristine beaches and traditional villages of these beautiful countries. Marvel at the waters of Ha Long Bay, care for elephants for a day in Chiang Mai, SCUBA dive in Koh Phi Phi, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese cooking class in Hoi An and so much more...(more)

    Arcos Journeys: Outdoor Adventure & Cultural Exploration
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    Arcos Journeys: Outdoor Adventure & Cultural Exploration

    Spain

    Mountains, beach, and Spanish culture! Summit the Mulhacén, the tallest peak on the Iberian peninsula. Go canyoneering in the slot canyons of the Rio Verde. Mountain bike through centuries-old olive orchards above the Alhambra palace. Try your hand at rock climbing and participate in aquatic activities on Spain’s stunning Mediterranean coastline...(more)

    Westcoast Connection: Northwestern Odyssey
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    Westcoast Connection: Northwestern Odyssey

    Multiple Locations

    Breathtaking describes the sites on this teen travel adventure visiting the natural wonders of the Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper, Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks. Adrenaline-pumping describes the activities – whitewater rafting, water skiing or wakeboarding, downhill karting, professional surf lessons, dune buggy adventure, canoeing, and alpine sliding...(more)

    Westcoast Connection: Peru Adventure
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    Westcoast Connection: Peru Adventure

    Peru

    On this Peru summer program for high school students, come experience it all – whitewater rafting and biking in the Sacred Valley, a unique visit to the archaeological mysteries of Machu Picchu, and even a sandboarding and dune buggy adventure in the desert oasis of Huacachina. Before you go, pay a visit to the llamas and take a moment to watch the friendly locals hand weave a traditional Peruvian blanket in a bright rainbow of colors. ..(more)

    Summer Discovery: University of Michigan
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    Summer Discovery: University of Michigan

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Ready to explore the iconic U-M campus while taking courses at America’s “Public Ivy”?  Located in Ann Arbor, one of America’s quintessential college towns, U-M offers students a vibrant, college setting just 40 minutes from the heart of Detroit. Famous for its gigantic football stadium, proximity to Tigers games, comedy showcases, and more, Michigan is an incredible place to spend your summer...(more)

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