Camp Zeke is a Jewish overnight camp that celebrates healthy, active living through sports, fitness, cooking, and gourmet food. We offer two exciting opportunities for rising 10th to 12th graders: an in-camp Leadership Program to build leadership skills and mentor young campers, and Zeke Teen Travel where we hit the road and experience the food and fitness cultures of unique destinations each summer. In summer 2019 Zeke Teen Travel will explore Costa Rica where teens will experience exciting outdoor adventures, make cross-cultural connections with the local people, volunteer in several communities, enjoy and cook Costa Rican cuisine, and make friendships to last a lifetime.
Watch our in-camp Teen Leadership Program Video here!
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The Experiment in International Living
Since 1932, has provided 3, 4, and 5-week summer abroad programs for high school students who want to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country. Students are challenged to explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme. Programs are designed to equip students not only with essential cultural and, in many cases, language skills, but also with a deeper awareness of and sensitivity to global issues shaping the diverse communities and regions we visit. Each year, hundreds of Experimenters come away from their summer abroad with invaluable new skills, connections, awareness, and knowledge to thrive-and lead-in diverse, intercultural environments.
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We offer our students an unparalleled opportunity to immerse themselves into a small rural community, develop long-lasting cross-cultural relationships, and make positive contributions that will last a lifetime. Our high school, gap year, and college programs provide students with the chance to travel and share an experience with a group of peers while engaging with a local host community through homestays and volunteer work. Through immersion in the community, Global Routes offer the deepest language and cultural immersion opportunities in the field.
Students work side by side with locals on projects selected by the community, such as constructing a school, health clinic, or community center. Our gap and college students can also integrate into local schools to teach or tutor English, math, science, art, life skills, or any other subject where a bit of extra help is needed.
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For 28 years, Global Works programs have empowered middle and high school students to be global citizens and to make a positive impact through their travels. Much more than a vacation, Global Works believes in authentic travel and service learning. Our international programs foment opportunities for fun and engaging leadership development and personal growth. Groups collaborate on meaningful and sustainable service projects with our partner communities around the world. Choose from programs that focus on Spanish, French, pre-med & public health, sustainable business, education & the environment, marine biology, and adventure! Our destinations include Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji Islands, France, Galapagos, Guatemala, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Spain!
National History Academy
National History Academy inspires high school students to understand the foundations of American democracy by learning at the defining sites of American history. The curriculum combines Harvard Business School history case studies, a College Board-supported parliamentary debate program, 20 nationally-known guest speakers, and visits to over 30 important historic sites. Students gain behind-the-scenes access to iconic National Parks, museums, presidential homes, battlefields, and Civil Rights sites, and visit places like Washington, D.C., Williamsburg, Monticello, Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry and Mount Vernon.
People People to People International Travel Programs
Join a Proud Tradition
People to People International Travel Programs turn the world into a classroom, creating an educational and inspirational experience that cultivates meaningful connections between people of different countries. For over 60 years we have embodied the vision of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who founded People to People International in 1956. We go beyond typical sightseeing tours and create unique, immersive moments that truly connect students to the people, places and cities they are visiting.
We offer 8-31 day all-inclusive travel programs to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Asia, Africa and Costa Rica for 12-18 year old students.
Here is what makes us different:
We provide our students with “behind the scenes” access, whether it’s meeting a former member of Parliament in London, to meeting with a survivor of a WWII concentration camp in Germany.
We believe in doing community service as a way of giving back to the people and places we visit, from volunteering in an orphanage in Costa Rica, to working alongside Irish teens while cutting peat to provide a heat source for the local elderly.
We feel one of the most genuine and immersive ways to connect to a new culture is to experience the day-to-day life of locals, whether it’s participating in a homestay in Spain or biking through the windmill arms in the Netherlands with Dutch students.
We give students the opportunity to step outside their comfort ones and participate in local, team building outdoor activities, such as rappelling down the side of a medieval castle in Italy to whitewater rafting in Scotland.
We teach our students to be more self-aware, the discover their own interests, become more independent and return home as global citizens.
Rein Teen Tours
Offers well-supervised, activity-oriented travel programs for teenagers between 13 and 17 years of age. All teenagers are placed in co-ed, compatible age groups and each tour consists of 40-50 teenagers. Trips range in length from 2 to 6 weeks with travel throughout the Continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Europe, and Australia & New Zealand. Activities include surfing lessons, whitewater rafting, jet boating, zip-lines, off road jeep trips, snorkeling, summer snow skiing and snow-tubing, a hands-on experience with dolphins, hiking in various national parks, and much more! Every evening is planned with fun and exciting activities including live comedy clubs, laser tag, western rodeo, major league baseball games, campfires, etc.
Travel for Teens
Features choice in what you do, see, and experience. More than 50 programs covering more than 35 countries on 4 continents. In Europe, Southern Africa, Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand, and the US, visit mainstream attractions while offering the opportunity to explore the culture from a less "touristy" perspective. interact with our host cultures, taking cooking and dance lessons, performing valuable service work to help local communities, and conversing with the people who live in the places we journey to, and understanding of what it means to be a global citizen. Travel for Teens believes travel should be more than a tourist's journey. With an emphasis on doing and feeling, in addition to seeing, our unique programs create global citizens. Through our service, adventure, language, photography, and cultural immersion trips we take students in grades 7-12 and turn them into travelers, not tourists.
Westcoast Connection - Travel ● Learn ● Volunteer
Offers teen tours, community service, pre-college enrichment, language programs, global adventures, baseball tours, and fashion experiences. Programs in Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador & Galapagos, Europe, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam & the USA. Programs ranging from 10-40 days for ages 13-18 grouped compatibly by age; with separate ON TOUR programs for teens completing 11th & 12th grades offering more independence.
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Established in 1973, WA has a long history of impactful and fun outdoor adventure programs around the globe for 5th-12th+ graders. We offer 2 – 4 week expedition style trips on 6 of the 7 continents where we explore the regions through a multitude of activities including, scuba diving, climbing, kayaking, mountaineering, surfing, backpacking, rafting, the list goes on. At Wilderness Adventures our mission is Do Something Wild – Inspire growth and wonder, and this is what we accomplish on our trips. From scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania our students return home with leadership skills to make positive change, feeling part of a great community of alumni and the inspiration to protect our natural world.