Broadreach Summer Adventures for Teens
Teens ages 15-18 do outstanding diving in crystal clear waters with 3000-foot drop-offs and extraordinary marine life. Or join us on one of our overland adventures to do horseback riding, surfing, hiking, rafting, and exploring.
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Broadreach offers unsurpassed experiential summer adventures for teenagers including scuba, sailing, multi-sport and wilderness programs that span the globe. Our academic adventure and community service division, Academic Treks, also offers hands-on marine biology, language immersion and community service expeditions that qualify for college credit. Each year we take over 800 teenagers to some of the world's most incredible destinations including the islands of the Caribbean, Australia, Fiji, Egypt, Central and South America, China, France, Canada and the Bahamas. We are immensely proud of our reputation as the best and most trusted name in teenage experiential adventure programs, and we continue to broaden the breadth and scope of the unparalleled opportunities we offer young adults.
Broadreach's educational adventures provide opportunities for teenagers to learn new skills and explore the world in an active, hands-on environment that fully immerses the participant in the experience. 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 not a teen tour or traditional summer camp. We don't travel in buses, large groups or flotillas of sailboats. The cornerstone of our program design and philosophy is our small group size of just 10-14 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. In a small group, you can relax and be yourself. 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! Each trip is divided into 3 parts and each is distinct. The first portion of the adventure begins when we step off of the plane, wasting no time we get into our first adventure and are struck with awe by the beauty of the natural world that surrounds us. Depending on your trip, divers of varying experience work on continuing their dive training or beginning their dive training. If you aren't on a dive trip you may find yourself galloping through the rainforest or hiking through the Austrailian bush. In the evenings everyone retires to cozy lodgings on the boat or the hostel, sipping tea and getting to know each other. There is hardly a dull moment on a Broadreach trip - you'll be playing hard and learning from sun up to sun down all about the activites you're doing and the places you're visiting. Things move fast on Broadreach trips. Don't get left behind! Join us for the summer and... "Do Something Different!"
Age range, type of group
Our dive programs are designed for participants who are looking for a dive-intensive programs and the ultimate underwater adventure. We go to various places all over the world... from Australia to Fiji to Egypt to the entire Caribbean!
Our world programs venture to places like Costa Rica, Belize, and Panama to explore the land and all the adventure that it has to offer. Prepare yourself for an intense experience that you will share with your fellow students.
We take students who are finishing grade 7 - grade 12 but keep students paired up within closer age groups. Generally we send 7-8th graders together, 9-10th graders, and 11-12th graders. Generally those groups will include students within 2-3 years of each other.
Sleeping and meals
You will stay in varies lodgings from tents to hostels to small hotels. If you are doing a dive program, you will most likely be living on a boat for some portion of the trip. We travel generally on 48 foot catamarans but there are a few exceptions in which we use monohulls or other live aboard boats.
You will be eating the local cuisine of the country you are in. This could be rice, beans, and plantains in Central America and the Caribbean, Mediterranean food in Egypt, or a variety of rice and vegetables on the Fijian Islands.
Policies & Restrictions
Participants must be teenagers who are looking to do something different with their summer!
Our programs are 14-28 days long. Trip cost ranges between $3180-$5780, depending on which trip the student chooses. Cost fluctuates based on the length of the trip and the location.
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For program descriptions of all Broadreach trips worldwide, as well as slideshows, trip journals, costs, dates and more, contact Broadreach.
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