ActionQuest: Summer Adventure Program in British Virgin Islands

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Participants to the ActionQuest Summer Adventure Program in British Virgin Islands will have the opportunity to live aboard a sailing yacht in a small group of 12 of similar age to learn life-changing lessons, build connections and experience the confidence of succeeding as an individual and as a team. In addition, by learning introductory marine biology, water skiing, seamanship, navigation, wake boarding, windsurfing, participants also have the opportunity to earn internationally recognized certifications in sailing and scuba diving.

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based on 23 reviews
  • Growth 9.9
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.8
  • Housing 9.6
  • Safety 9.8
  • Program Selection 10
  • Pre-departure Help 10
  • In-program Support 10
  • Impact on Student 9.8
  • Value 10
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Melissa
10/10

Wonderful experience

I was admittedly hesitant about sending my 13 and 14 year olds out of the country for camp. I am so glad they joined Action Quest. They not only had a wonderful time, they learned so much about independence and resiliency and coping with challenges. Oh, and scuba and sailing, too. I I loved getting updates from the camp letting us know how everyone was doing, keeping us in the loop about their activities, although there were a few days in the beginning when info was slow to trickle in. They are very excited about the prospect of going again next year.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Max
10/10

An Amazing Program

I have been going to Action Quest for the last 5 years and I am proud to say that it has fundamentally changed my life. In no other place will you find such a warm and supporting environment where you can grow and develop as a person. The diving, staff, and students are all amazing. I remember the first time that I went to Action Quest. I was 13 years old and terrified of the ocean. However, thanks to the supportiveness of the staff and kids on my boat, I felt comfortable diving and being myself. I now have hundreds of logged dives and am a certified instructor thanks to AQ

How can this program be improved?
I just wish the trips could be longer!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Marley
10/10

Beyond amazing

It was the best summer of my life. Everything was perfect. The staff, the diving, the sailing and the friendships.

The staff on my trip is what made it really special. I saw them both as teachers and friends. They helped my shipmates and I along our path of finding our happiest self.

They really helped me see that there isn't only one path in life. That I don't have to take the traditional path in life and can create my own path.

Everything was beyond my expectations. I was able to become both certified in sailing and scuba well enjoying the training at the same time.

Yes, I recommend this program
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christina
10/10

Great Program for Teens!

ActionQuest is unique. Value added. My daughter LOVES it. She learns. She experiences things I couldn't ever duplicate. I like the values/priorities of the program - very down to earth. It's well run and I feel comfortable sending her (was very nervous the first year but not after that). The best thing about ActionQuest is what it means to my daughter - to see her sooo passionate about something! The diving, the kids, the Caribbean, the sailing, the achievements and the benchmarks she strives for. She looks forward to it all year - stays so connected to the other kids. I like the way the program builds on the previous year and she comes home with certifications."

Yes, I recommend this program
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Margaux
10/10

Third Summer Still Amazing

ActionQuest is an amazing program that has really changed me as a person as I am now able to be more of myself instead of my shy self. Also the staff are all amazing and ensure that everything is running smoothly while having a ton of fun.

I was on "S/Y Pure Joy" first session and had Amelia (Meelz), Sarah, and Mike as my staff. Meelz has been an amazing role model for me ever since I first had her my first year at AQ 2 summers ago. She is an awesome instructor and friend, ensuring that everyone is having a good time. Sarah one of the nicest people I have ever met and always has a smile on her face - at the same time knows when she needs to be more strict with kids. I had Sarah last summer too and she has always been a great person to talk to. Mike is great staff member he is one of the easiest people to talk to and always has great stories to tell. He also is very good at handling kids and ensuring they stay in line. All of the staff on my boat really helped to make my session the best that is possibly could, always so excited about all the events coming that day!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Rachel
10/10

Action Quest: VEGA CARINA AND MINERVA

this was my third summer with ActionQuest and I love and enjoy the programs so much that I want others to experience them too.
On Minerva we only did 2 lifeworks forums and they were valuable and necessary in the program because people weren't getting along the best before forum but after the lifeworks forums shipmates were more understanding and kind to one another. What’s best about ActionQuest? The amazing things you do and experience and how good it feels to do them and the incredible people you meet while doing those things."

How can this program be improved?
none it's awesome
Yes, I recommend this program
Rachel
10/10

Great experience

Loved everything about ActionQuest! Especially loved how helpful the office was in explaining the programs, recommending which program my son would fit and answering all my questions! ​I was impressed the full way through. Our son doesn't usually take risks like this and he loved it and came back more confident and absolutely grew as a person! The blog was the best! Could not wait each day to read the new one.

How can this program be improved?
I have no recommnedations!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Sydnei
10/10

BEST PROGRAM EVER

ActionQuest is an extremely unique place that offers amazing experiences for kids of all ages and from all over the world. It has taught me so much, not only about sailing and scuba diving, but also about myself, and going to ActionQuest has made me a much happier person. I truly enjoy lifeworks forums. I think that they bring up important topics, and often bring boats closer. They also help connect the lessons that I have learned at ActionQuest to my life outside, so that I may bring these new lessons home with me.

Yes, I recommend this program

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About ActionQuest

For more than 40 years, ActionQuest has offered outstanding water-based summer adventure programs for youth. They successfully have inspired the inherent leadership skills within thousands of young adults though hands-on learning, cooperative living...