We’ve had a few beautiful days with blue skies and warm temperatures, just to turn around and face some leftover winter weather. That seems to be the case in many states as we move into spring. But with those hints of warmer weather come thoughts of summertime—we just can’t help it!

Many of us have great memories of summer—no school, getting together with friends and family members and enjoying more outdoor activities. It’s also the season for making plans for our teenagers so they have something to do beyond hanging out at home and “playing with friends” on their phones.

We’re excited to give teens an alternative to traditional summer camp at Summer Teen Adventures. We created our programs with today’s teens in mind. Here are three ways your teens get to experience something unique and different.

We’ve got something for everyone.

Our director, co-executive directors and staff members are focused on helping teens grow into leaders by exploring their potential, understanding their inner strength and creating new friendships that stand the test of time as they bond through shared experiences.

Our home base, where we arrive and depart, remains the same, but every day brings a new environment to enjoy. Over 16 days, we have activities in place for those who crave excitement, nature lovers and problem-solvers alike. When teens sign up with us, they get the chance to take advantage of the offerings in and around Boston that they may overlook on a day-to-day basis.

Those who want to get out of their comfort zones and try something new will get that chance, and others who’d like to take smaller steps have that option as well. For example, if the activity is rock climbing, some may want to learn how to belay instead, and that’s perfectly fine with us.

We embrace community service.

The Summer Teen Adventures day travel program was designed to combine fun with community service. Teens have the opportunity to learn about local organizations whose missions are to make the world a better place, one act of kindness at a time.

Teens get to flex their compassion and empathy muscles together while helping others. The experiences help those in need but have the power to give teens a different outlook on their priorities as well.

All high school students have a community service requirement, and as such, we will give each teen a document outlining and confirming their served hours to share with their schools.

Teens are home every night and have long weekends to themselves.

When you’re on the go, there is a comfortability factor knowing that you’re ending each day by going home. Our teens have each night to share the day’s experience and prepare for the next day with a great night’s sleep at home.

Our day travel program is set over four weeks this summer, Monday through Thursday, with some extra time to stay late and socialize on Thursday evenings. Having long weekends between the program sessions allows our teens to have some downtime with friends and family.

Our adventures begin on July 11, 2022, and we’re keeping our inaugural group small so our staff can get to know them to make sure their unique needs are met throughout our time together. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We can’t wait until summer!

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