Experiences that Rock

Travel that excites kids to the point of ditching their iPods and cell phones really does exist. We will guide you to the coolest camps your kids or grandkids could ever imagine, as well as family travel experiences that will ensure lasting memories – of the good kind – full of adventure, exploration and discovery!

Review –Worldstrides

www.worldstrides.org –Worldstrides Beyond classroom walls! Since their inception in 1967, Worldstrides, the largest educational travel organization in the U.S. has been enriching the lives of over four million elementary, middle, high school, and university students with experiential travel in all 50 states and over 60 countries. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA ,Worldstrides allows students to see,  read more …

Review – “Arkive.org” – Wildscreen

www.arkive.org –Wildscreen Preserved and maintained for future generations! Founded 25 years ago by Christopher Parsons OBE and headquartered in Bristol, U.K., Wildscreen is a non-profit charity organization whose mission is to promote public understanding and appreciation of the world’s biodiversity and the need for its conservation through the power of wildlife imagery. Wildscreen’s renowned international  read more …

Review – Ocean Institute

www.ocean-institute.org – Ocean Institute Responsible stewards of our oceans! Originally founded as the Orange County Marine Institute, The Ocean Institute is a community based 501 (c) (3) organization located in Dana Point, California. Nationally known for their hands-on marine science, environmental, ocean education and maritime history programs, the mission of the Ocean Institute is to  read more …

Review – TOUR Academy Junior Golf Camps

www.pgatourcamps.com – TOUR Academy Junior Golf Camps No bogeys here! For the past 11 years, PGA Tour Academy Junior Golf Camps have provided kids aged 7-18 world-class golf instruction from the country’s top PGA instructors at renowned PGA world-class venues nationwide. The goal of the Academy is to provide junior golfers the skills and abilities  read more …

Review – US Sports Camps

www.ussportscamps.com – US Sports Camps Bring your game to an all new level! Founded in 1975, US Sports Camps (USSC) is headquartered in San Rafael, California. USSC is the official operator of Nike Sports Camps and is the nation’s largest sports camp network. USSC’s mission is to shape lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality  read more …

Review – Boston Red Sox Baseball Academy Summer Camps

www.redsoxcamps.com– Boston Red Sox Baseball Academy Summer Camps Hey batter, batter! The Boston Red Sox Baseball Academy Summer Camps’ mission is to ensure each camper has the experience of a lifetime and leaves the camps as both a stronger baseball player and a better leader off the field. They achieve this with a professional coaching  read more …

Review – Dusty Baker International Baseball Academy, Inc.

www.dustybakerbaseballcamp.com – Dusty Baker International Baseball Academy, Inc. Play Ball! In operation for 27 years, The Dusty Baker International Baseball Academy, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization was founded by Johnnie B. “Dusty” Baker. His mission is to develop skills in our youth that promote dedication and respect for the game of baseball. His  read more …

Review – Stanford Golf Camp

www.stanfordgolfcamp.com – Stanford Golf Camp Fore! Located in Stanford, California, the Stanford Golf Camp is one of the longest-running junior golf camps in the country. Operating for 24 years, the camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-17 no matter what their skill level is. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. to be the  read more …

Review – SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

www.swbg-adventurecamps.com – SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Explore, discover, and connect in cool classrooms! Headquartered in Orlando, founded in 1959, and owned by the Blackstone Group, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment encompasses Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, Sesame Place and three water parks in Tampa, Orlando, and Williamsburg. SeaWorld is a family entertainment company which provides imaginative,  read more …

Review – American Museum of Natural History

www.amnh.org – American Museum of Natural History A nocturnal exploration and adventure! The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) was founded in 1869 in the older Arsenal Building in Central Park by Theodore Roosevelt, Senior (father of our 26th U.S. President), and 20-other notables. Dr. Albert S. Bickmore had lobbied for years for the establishment  read more …

Review – Monterey Bay Aquarium

www.montereybayaquarium.org – Monterey Bay Aquarium Acorn barnacles to Zebra sharks and everything in between! The Monterey Bay Aquarium was a $55 million gift to the community of Monterey by founders David and Lucile Packard. The project was initiated in 1977 by four marine biologists and designed by the architectural firm of Esherick, Homsey, Dodge, and  read more …

Review – Cross-Cultural Solutions

www.crossculturalsolutions.org – Cross-Cultural Solutions No longer a tourist but rather an inhabitant! Steve Rosenthal and Bela Singh launched Project India in Delhi, India in 1997. Project India’s focus is meaningful, sustainable community development – locally designed and driven – that provides a safe and comfortable environment for short-term volunteers. This unique approach to volunteerism found  read more …

Review – Atlantis Adventures

www.atlantisadventures.com – Atlantis Adventures Submerge yourself in a world of beauty. Boomer Jules Verne wannabees and their kids can now join Captain Nemo under the sea. First, some background. Dennis Hurd, President & CEO, used the profits from his worldwide service company, Offshore Engineering Corporation, to found Atlantis Adventures. Based in Vancouver, Canada, he launched  read more …

Review – Alpine Meadows Ski Resort

www.skialpine.com – Alpine Meadows Ski Resort Humans were never meant to hibernate! Alpine Meadows Ski Resort is located in the Tahoe National Forest on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore and features incredible diverse terrain that is spread out over two mountains encompassing 2,000 acres. The average snowfall is 402 inches with a base elevation of 6,835  read more …

Review – Cataloochee Ski Area

www.cataloochee.com – Cataloochee Ski Area Soaring free in the Great Smokies! Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, Cataloochee is a small resort perfect for boomer families and newcomers to the world of skiing and boarding. One of the oldest, and rated as one of the best ski resorts in North Carolina, Cataloochee Ski Area opened  read more …

Review – Woodward at Copper

http://www.woodwardatcopper.com – Woodward at Copper The Barn may seem to be a very scary place to most boomers – but the kids LOVE IT! The Barn is the very large building that is “Woodward at Cooper.” It houses many foam pits, some at the bottom of various ski jumps, the highest being 35 feet. There is  read more …

Review – Cool Camps

– Pali Adventures My, how summer camp has changed! Today, kids can choose from a plethora of instructional camps that make the experience a whole lot more than sleeping bags and s ‘mores. At Pali Adventures in the mountains of Southern California, the choices range from Hollywood Stunt camp, culinary institute camp, make-up artist camp, to  read more …

Review – The World Outdoors

www.theworldoutdoors.com – The World Outdoors Stimulate your senses and challenge yourself physically. For the past 19 years, The World Outdoors has offered the best of an eclectic mix of destinations in some of the most jaw-dropping places on earth.  Believing that venturing off-the-beaten-path provides the purest interaction with nature to de-stress, refresh and invigorate; they  read more …

Review – Ocean Futures

www.oceanfutures.org – Ocean Futures Unleash your inner Cousteau and embark on an environmental odyssey as an ambassador of the environment for a sustainable future. Eco-minded boomers can get involved and reduce their carbon footprint by walking in the tracks of the Cousteau legacy. Ocean Futures Society, a non-profit marine conservation and education organization, was founded  read more …

Review – Youth Volunteer Corps

www.yvca.org – Youth Volunteer Corps Youth mentoring youth is our future. First some background:  In 1985, Youth Volunteer Corps President David Battey was researching his thesis on public policy and discovered a lack of consistency for organized service opportunities for youth of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.  So, Battey headed to Kansas City under the sponsorship  read more …

Review – Adventure Cycling

www.adventurecycling.org – Adventure Cycling How about the Corp of Discovery – by bike! The Bikecentennial, celebrating the nation’s bicentennial in 1976, actually happened with more than 4,000 cyclists taking part. Founded in 1974 as Bikecentennial, Adventure Cycling is the premier bicycle-travel organization in North America, with 44,500 members nationwide.  The Adventure Cycling Association’s nonprofit mission is  read more …

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