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    Breakwater Expeditions

    Breakwater Expeditions


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Sub-Categories: Kayaking, Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Youth Outreach
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Hospitality and Tourism
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    For 11 years Breakwater Expeditions has been enriching families and teens lives with custom outdoor programming. Our teen trips offer young people the opportunity to adventure into awe-inspiring landscapes few people travel. On our expeditions participants learn how they affect their peers, the environment, and their own self-growth. In the backcountry we canoe, sea kayak, backpack, canyoneer, and more. Each student learns new skills in the backcountry as well as how to work with others.

    We offer three trips in the summer for teens to choose from. Choose 1, 2, or 3 of the trips depending on how long you would like your summer fun to last. Each individual will have custom goals and intentions for their experience so that they can go back home with a greater skillset and confidence level. Our guides are professionally trained and are skilled in each of the outdoor activities we offer in addition to backgrounds in mental health, teens and children behavior, wilderness medicine, group management, and more. We value the individual needs of students as well as the value of team work and community support. The landscapes we adventure into are the catalyst for young people to have great awareness in the world they live in.


    • My daughter had SO much fun! Thank you so much for such an excellent experience. She feels confident and strong and happy. This was a fantastic experience for my daughter, and she needed exactly that at this moment in her life.

      - Fay - August 1, 2020
    • My daughter had an incredible trip, made new friends and I am sure will remember this the rest of her life. Thank you for taking good care of her, the experience and all that you and the team taught her about life, nature, people and so much more.

      - Mitch - August 1, 2020
    • AMAZING experience for our 15 year old daughter. She came out of 10 months of therapeutic boarding school and Angie and team went over and above to work with her during through the trip. Ava is not an outdoors person but the team encouraged and helped her through it and now she looks back and is so grateful for the trip.

      - Stephanie - August 1, 2020
    • Breakwater Expeditions was such an amazing experience not just the group dynamics but how much I gained from the trip as a whole. I didn't realize how much I needed this experience and how much it helped me transition into college life! I was reminded of why I love nature. I also rediscovered pure happiness and figuring out what I define as 'home' after this past year defining it as being a final destination/goal. I have so much appreciation for Breakwater and will never forget all the memories I made this summer.

      - Kati - August 1, 2020
    • Experienced and gifted wilderness guides facilitating powerful healing and growth adventures for youth and adults. These folks are pros that prioritize safety and wellness of participants, with playfulness and attunement...not to mention delicious, nutritious meals. I highly recommend Breakwater Expeditions for groups, families and individuals called to positive change through the force of nature.

      - Julia - May 2, 2022
    • My teen son went with Breakwater this summer to Utah. It was a very rewarding experience for him. The guides were highly competent, kind and fun. He not only made friends and took a break from technology but returned with new self confidence. We will definitely return to Breakwater in the future.

      - Victoria - August 5, 2022