- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: Argentina, Belize, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Jamaica, Galapagos Islands, Bonaire, Cuba, Hawaii, Multiple Locations
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Session Start: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
- Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, College
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19+
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
- Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
- Call: (724) 757-6474
This world has so much to offer and we want to share it with you! At Beyond the Map we believe that traveling should go beyond the tourist trail and into the heart of the destination! Our trips combine outdoor adventures with lessons in personal growth, environmental sustainability and cultural awareness.
Summer break is a time for your teen to grow, to explore the world around them and to continue building skills for a successful future. Our teen summer camps combine an action-packed adventure while also experiencing another culture and way of life.
When you discover life Beyond the Map, you will return home with new friends, inspired, confident, and more understanding of this beautiful planet that we live on! Join us for an adventure-of-a-lifetime!
This is no vacation, this is an EXPERIENCE! Before the days of Beyond the Map, we would travel the world and watch as travelers would pancake themselves on the beach or be blindly walking around a city. What we found is that people were returning home with little to no understanding of the location they had just visited. Even worst, they were uninspired and only craved another vacation.
At Beyond the Map, we believe that traveling is an opportunity to fuel your curiosity, to become inspired and to gain a greater appreciation and understanding for the world around us. In short, our mission is to offer an experience that travels home with you and becomes an integral part of who you are. What better stage in life for such an experience than your teen years.
Summer Teen Programs: Years of experience with teens and young adults have taught us that meaningful learning experiences occur when combined with memorable, hands-on activities. In other words, when they're having fun! To accomplish this, we design a very purposeful itinerary chalked full of activities that also tie into a learning opportunity in disguise!
What to Expect: Our programs are designed for small groups (typically 6-15 participants). Each program is slightly different but most are centered around outdoor activities that promote growth and leadership such as hiking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, caving, and more. Each trip contains themes of cultural awareness and understanding, environmental sustainability, history and modern culture and wildlife discoveries.
Specialty Programs: Upon request, we will offer a specialty program for a small group. These may include a specific theme such as learning photography, community service, language immersion or aspiring scientists.
Our Staff & Safety: People join our trips because of the destinations, they continue to return because of our staff! Simply put, our trip leaders are the best! Our trip leaders are engaging, caring, responsible, relatable and incredibly knowledgeable! In fact, many travelers continue to stay in touch with their trip leader for years to come.
Each trip leader is with the group 24/7 to ensure safety but to also be present for those unexpected conversations and learning opportunities! Each staff member is trained and certified in CPR, Wilderness First Aid, and Lifeguard.
Inclusions: Each of our programs are designed to be all-inclusive. No hidden charges, decisions about extra add-ons later or surprise meals to cover. We take care of everything before you ever leave home so that you can be completely immersed while traveling!
Custom Experiences: Many of our programs are designed specifically for a group in mind. If you do not see what you're looking for, odds are we can develop it! Simply contact us and we can have something specifically made for you in no time!