After 19 summers & over 12,000 students, Broadreach has emerged as the world leader in summer adventure & study abroad programs for teenagers. They offer a blend of college credit, community service hours & internationally recognized certifications.
Broadreach offers unsurpassed summer adventure learning program for middle school, high school and college students that span the globe. Our hands-on adventures include marine biology, scuba, sailing, language immersion, science and medicine, community service, outdoor skills and leadership programs. Since 1993, we've taken thousands of students to some of the world's most incredible destinations in over 30 countries including the islands of the Caribbean, Australia, Fiji, Egypt, Central and South America, China, India,Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, South Africa, France, Canada and the Bahamas. Many Broadreach programs qualify for college credit and all offer a community service component ranging from 5-55 hours. Multiple certifications including PADI scuba certifications, IYT sailing certifications and Wilderness First Responder are offered, and programs are 14-31 days in length in June, July and August.
For teenagers and college students looking for a summer beyond camp, Broadreach will take you to a whole new latitude. Our adventures provide opportunities to master new skills and explore the world in an active, hands-on environment that fully immerses the participant in the experience. Beyond fun and friendship, our programs provide incredible opportunities for learning and personal growth. Each trip has its own blend of discoveries and challenges, designed to take advantage of the unique character and opportunities of the regions we visit. Combining the thrill of discovery, the pride of accomplishment and the excitement of exploration, Broadreach programs focus on individual initiative, group dynamics and genuine participation in the world.
Broadreach is unlike other adventure summer camps. At the end of a Broadreach trip, you leave not only with amazing memories, new life skills and great friends, but also with certifications, community service hours and often college credit. We are not a traditional summer camp or teen tour. We don't travel in buses, large groups or flotillas of sailboats. The cornerstone of our program design is our small group size of just 9-14 participants. Living in a small group promotes teamwork, leadership, compromise and consideration, teaching important lessons applicable to life that will last long after the program is over. Opportunities are created not only by our course design, but by the group itself. Staff and students come together as a team to make the adventure happen. Our staff gives participants individual attention and helps to shape the trip around the goals and abilities of the group. The supportive, non-competitive atmosphere created allows participants to appreciate others for who they are and make close friendships with people who have diverse interests and backgrounds.
Broadreachers do things they never thought they would do, see places they never thought they would see and explore our world on a level they never could with their family or on their own. We have programs for most abilities and interests and no experience is required for many of our trips. Just come with a desire to try new things and broaden your experiences!
There are no "typical" days on Broadreach! But we'll always start the day early so we can have a full day of adventure. Maybe we'll begin with a wreck dive and then set sail for the next island. We might do a rainforest hike in the afternoon or an early evening water-ski. There's a lot to do and our days are flexible. If you and your mates want to dive more than hike, or do a late full-moon night dive, no problem. This is your adventure!
Age range, type of group
Broadreach keeps the programs small with just ten to fourteen participants - the perfect size to create an ideal atmosphere that is supportive and non-competitive where every person is an integral part of the group. On most programs they combine two grades and try to keep everyone about the same age. For example, one program might be for participants who are just completing the 9th and 10th grades and another might be for participants who are just completing the 11th and 12th grades.
Sleeping and meals
All of our sleeping arrangements and meals differs from trip to trip, but here is an example of our Caribbean trips:
You'll sleep under the stars! There are four to five cabins on the yacht, but everyone prefers to sleep out on deck each night to enjoy the cool tradewinds under brilliant Caribbean skies. There's lots of deck space on a catamaran and plenty of room up top for everyone. You and your mates share the cooking duties. A general menu is set before the trip, but each cooking crew adds their flair to the meals. Breakfast and lunch are usually simple with cereal and sandwiches and an occasional hot meal. Dinner is bigger and always hot with menus ranging from veggie stir-fry to pasta to Mexican night. The boat is loaded with dried goods before the trip and you'll stock up on fresh fruits, vegetables and breads along the voyage.
Policies & Restrictions
Participants must be teenagers ages 13-23 who are looking to do something different with their summer!
Programs are 14-32 days long. Trip cost ranges between $3500-$6500, depending on the session and the length of the trip.
For program descriptions of all Broadreach trips, as well as slideshows, trip journals, costs, dates and more, contact Broadreach.