Thailand’s Best -Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Bold Earth Thailand’s Best July 21: Today we woke up to the smell of breakfast being prepared. We got to munch on eggs, toast, peanut butter, pineapple, watermelon and some of us even drank hot chocolate.

Thailand Summer Teen Trip

Bold Earth’s Thailand Teen Trip

At 8:30 am, half of the Bold Earth team decided that we were up to the challenge of a two hour hike. We trekked through more jungle and bamboo forests. We finally reached a breathtaking view of a waterfall that we all got to jump in and swim around in!! It was incredibly refreshing. We felt like the luckiest group of people alive. we also had a Thai dog named “Pipol” follow us the whole way.

Anyway, we all packed back into the Bold Earth trucks and spent about another 20 minutes bouncing down the road before stopping for snacks. There was a small Thai shop on the side of the road that was about the equivalent of one of those little stores at gas stations in America. It was a wonderful feeling, stopping for snacks. I don’t think enough people appreciate how glorious it really is. Especially on this incredible trip where everything is culturally sooooo different. Especially when we found out the snacks were on the house. (We were all very thankful to Allison for that) It was like we had just stumbled upon the treasure trove of delectable snackage from heaven.

After the lifesaving snack stop, we continued on the road to our next destination: the Elephant Training Facility!!!! We crossed a long bridge over a river before reaching the elephants we were to be traveling upon for approximately half an hour. We rode on chairs on the elephant’s backs in pairs, crossing hills as well as wading through a river (the elephants, not us; thankfully we were not required to get out and push). I was riding with Mikayla on the second elephant in the caravan behind Becca and Anna. Both pairs were taking quite a few Bold Earth pictures of each other throughout the ride. Mikayla and my elephant’s driver was singing in Thai and picking leaves off of the trees. When everyone in the group was shouting “Oh my God!” When going up a hill, our driver said “Oh my Buddha!” with the heavy Thai accent and everything. That had me smiling for a few minutes after.

After we returned to the starting point, we dismounted the elephants. At the end of the ride, Becca’s shoe fell off the top of the elephant onto the ground. Before she could retrieve it, Mark and Karen’s elephant picked it up off the ground with its trunk and handed it to the driver, who in turn passed it to Mark who finally delivered it back to Becca. AMAZING!

We downed some pad thai in a classic Bold Earth lunch before heading off to the bamboo rafts. It was the equivalent of a lazy river ride, very relaxing and nice. The man steering the boat let each of us take the long bamboo stick he was using to steer and try propelling the boat by ourselves. We declared Anya the master Bold Earth steer-er. Towards the end of the ride, Lauren, Mikayla, Jackson, Anya and I laid down on the raft and put the straw hats over our faces. We talked about what we will do tomorrow to help the orphans at the Bold Earth evening meeting, and we are all relaxing now.

Sincerely,

Danni

Bold Earth 2013, Bold Earth’s Thailand’s Best

Wild Coast Discovery -Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Since 1976 Bold Earth has been offering amazing adventures for teens.  This summer Bold Earth is proud to offer our Wild Coast Discovery trip for motivated and excited youth. Wild Coast Discovery offers an amazing cultural experience and adventure in a setting that you will not find anywhere else.  On Wild Coast Discovery Bold Earth campers will travel around with a small group of thirteen students and two leaders. We will see the sights and take full advantage of our time away from home.

Bold Earth Skiing!

Bold Earth Skiing!

Bod Earth Teen Adventures has been offering Wild Coast Discovery for years, and year after year it is one of our highest rated trips.  On Wild Coast Discovery you will learn about leadership and gain important travel skills that will last a lifetime. You and other campers will get to take the lead for planning and cooking meals on Wild Coast Discovery.  Bold Earth hires the best instructors in the buisiness. Instructors who are trained to be safe and help you along the way, but most importantly Bold Earth instructors love working with teens.

We know that the Wild Coast Discovery trip is an adventure of a lifetime, and we are happy to talk about all the details.  We want your experience signing up for Wild Coast Discovery to be easy and stress free. We are here to help answer questions about Wild Coast Discovery seven days a week. Bold Earth Teen Adventures requires participants to compete a parent and a camper telephone interview as well as submit to adult references before going on Wild Coast Discovery.

Where does adventure, creativity and fun blend together seamlessly? Bold Earth! Bold Earth is safest, best summer, where playing music, bonding, and learning are the missions and goals. Adventure and the outdoors are the most important thing out there, and can put a new perspective on life. Check out the Wild Coast Discovery trip at Bold Earth Teen Adventures.

Visit Bold Earth Teen Adventures Wild Coast Discovery Page for MORE information!

Summer is a time to explore! Summer can be a time for learning, leadership and adventure. We are proud to offer a once-in-a-lifetime summer experience for teens from all 50 US States and over 55 countries worldwide.

To speak with a Bold Earth Teen Adventures director about a summer camp experience:

Call: 303-526-0806

Bike Amsterdam Paris Blog -Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Bold Earth has taken us to some amazing places on our Bike Amsterdam Paris trip. At Bold Earth we have found a lot of joy and challenge on the long road to Paris. Today Mike brings us the Bold Earth blog.

Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Bold Earth Teen Adventures has 23 amazing Teen Summer Camps to choose from!!!!

We started the day by riding our bikes through the busy city of Ghent to an expansive nature reserve for our Service Project. Once there we all gave our best to help the staff finish cutting the grass and removing it from the hay field. Se spent the day working hard and managed to have an incredibly fun day while working.

After a day in the hay fields, we biked back to the camping site, where some of us played a game of beach soccer while others stayed more mellow and relaxed. Our Bold Earth cook crew of Cole, Josh, Sabrina, Taylor and myself then prepared a dinner of tortellini and salad for everyone. We are judging by the fact that there was none left, that we did a pretty good job.

Finally we rode back into Ghent for a relaxing movie night; we saw Spiderman and everyone really enjoyed it! Afterwards we went on a night ride through the city – Ghent is so beautiful! Another great day with the Bold Earth BAP crew!

Greek Odyssey -Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Since 1976 Bold Earth has been offering amazing adventures for teens.  This summer Bold Earth is proud to offer our Greek Odyssey trip for motivated and excited youth. Greek Odyssey offers an amazing cultural experience and adventure in a setting that you will not find anywhere else.  On Greek Odyssey Bold Earth campers will travel around with a small group of thirteen students and two leaders. We will see the sights and take full advantage of our time away from home.

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Bod Earth Teen Adventures has been offering Greek Odyssey for years, and year after year it is one of our highest rated trips.  On Greek Odyssey you will learn about leadership and gain important travel skills that will last a lifetime. You and other campers will get to take the lead for planning and cooking meals on Greek Odyssey.  Bold Earth hires the best instructors in the buisiness. Instructors who are trained to be safe and help you along the way, but most importantly Bold Earth instructors love working with teens.

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We know that the Greek Odyssey trip is an adventure of a lifetime, and we are happy to talk about all the details.  We want your experience signing up for Greek Odyssey to be easy and stress free. We are here to help answer questions about Greek Odyssey seven days a week. Bold Earth Teen Adventures requires participants to compete a parent and a camper telephone interview as well as submit to adult references before going on Greek Odyssey.

Where does adventure, creativity and fun blend together seamlessly? Bold Earth! Bold Earth is safest, best summer, where playing music, bonding, and learning are the missions and goals. Adventure and the outdoors are the most important thing out there, and can put a new perspective on life. Check out the Greek Odyssey trip at Bold Earth Teen Adventures.

Visit Bold Earth Teen Adventures Greek Odyssey Page for MORE information!

Summer is a time to explore! Summer can be a time for learning, leadership and adventure. We are proud to offer a once-in-a-lifetime summer experience for teens from all 50 US States and over 55 countries worldwide.

To speak with a Bold Earth Teen Adventures director about a summer camp experience:

Call: 303-526-0806

 

Bold Earth European Summer Camps

EUROPE TEEN PROGRAMS

Bold Earth Teen Adventures in Italy
With a partner camp office in Ghent, Belgium since 1996, our European office guarantees our ability to offer the most authentic and best supported European teen adventure travel trips! Our passion for the European way of life should be obvious every day of your Bold Earth European teen program. Bold Earth is so much more than your typical Europe teen tour. We have carefully crafted six teen adventure programs for you to experience the adventure, culture and shear beauty of Europe. Europe is famous for its museums, cuisine, history and culture, but also for the amazing Mediterranean Sea, soaring Swiss Alps and diverse way of life that make it an unrivaled adventure experience.
 
Culture, History, Language, Adventure, WOW! Our goal is for Bold Earth campers to form a lifelong connection with Europe! Our partners in Europe are experts on their local areas and make sure to give Bold Earth the most authentic experience possible. Bold Earth is the leader in European teen tours. The goal of Bold Earth is safe, repeatable and inspiring European teen tour programs for high school students. All of Bold Earth’s Europe teen programs feature a diverse group of up to 15 students campers and 2-3 adult trip leaders. With small groups, carefully crafted itineraries and the authentic trip leaders - parents and campers discover Bold Earth to be a rich and rewarding choice.

Bold Earth Gives Back in Costa Rica

Bold Earth COSTA RICA CLASSIC 2B

Kevin, Tristan, and Quinn removing the final log, then the turtle watch begins!

TURTLES!

Jul 14

Hello moms, dads and Bold Earth Blog,

Well today we had a rather relaxing day and were really able to just chill with each other.

First we went to the beach early in the day where everyone went into ocean water and swam and had fun going under the waves. After a great morning at the beach we were on the bus heading for the next beach where the turtles are. On the bus we made a playlist of music, ate a lot of snacks and slept a lot. We then arrived at the turtle reserve in the small village area of Ostional. We had lunch and then went to the beach to do some work. At the beach we picked up pieces of plastic and wood some of which were large logs that took multiple people to lift. The reason for clearing the beach was to make it safe and make space for the turtles to lay their eggs.

After this we went back to where we were staying to eat some snacks and take shelter from the afternoon rain. We played games and told stories until we got the news that turtles had been spotted on the beach. We excitedly put our rain gear on and started to walk down the beach. After 10 minutes of walking we spotted some turtle tracks, we followed them and there it was the turtle (dramatic ). We all stood behind the turtle and watched it make a hole then lay its 80-120 eggs, then bury the hole and walk back to the ocean. It was a magical experience and everyone was amazed. The turtle was only inches away from us laying her eggs and did not seem to notice our gang of 18!

The turtles were awesome as was the whole day as always and we are now off to our second homestay and ready to meet our new mama y papa ticas.

Thanks Bold Earth!

Bold Earth – Summer Ski Camp

Bold Earth’s Summer Ski Camp

Bold Earth Summer Ski Camp

Bold Earth Campers skiing in the summertime!!!

OVERVIEW

Ultimate? YES! A non-stop European outdoor adventure in Switzerland and France. Explore your limits. Ultimate Alps is an adrenaline packed multi-sport adventure!

FRENCH ALPS: SKI, SNOWBOARD & WHITEWATER RAFT

We kick off our trip at Les Deux Alpes, where we ski or snowboard with experienced mountain guides on the world’s largest skiable glacier! Each morning, we hit the slopes hard before jumping into off-snow adventures during the afternoons: whitewater rafting, mountain biking, waterfall hiking and summer luging keep our adrenaline racing throughout the day!

SWISS ALPS: ZIP-LINING, SNOW & WATER SPORTS!

World-famous Interlaken is the home base for our service project at a local Swiss farm. Then, under the shadow of the Alps, we wakeboard and waterski in the adventure capital of Europe. In Saas Fee we spend three more days skiing and trying the European sport of Canyon Adventuring: rappelling through waterfalls, bouldering up rocks and crossing the canyon on a zip-line. This is one of our highest-rated activities! The town of Zermatt allows for some souvenir shopping and relaxation before we say goodbye to our new friends and the trip of a lifetime!

Two Trip Combination?

Ultimate Alps easily connects with Spain AdventureBike Amsterdam ParisCiao ItalyGreek Odyssey or other European Trips. Time between trips is fully supervised and included at no additional cost. Call our office to discuss our many two trip options.

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VATICAN CITY: FINAL DAY!

Jul 19

We woke up early today as it was our last full day in Italy and on this trip. We started with cappuccinos and croissants for breakfast, and then the Bold Earth crew headed to the Vatican to explore. First we saw St. Peters Basilica which was beautiful and really extravagant. Good finale after all the amazing places we’ve seen on this Bold Earth trip. Then we went to the Vatican museum and saw a lot of artwork and of course walked down into the Sistine chapel. Afterwards we grabbed a quick lunch and then shopped around for souvenirs which was really fun. Then we held our last Bold Earth evening meeting and said goodbye to Estelle :( She’s flying back to Belgium tonight!

After we saw Estelle off we went out for our last Italian meal with Bold Earth, which was super delicious and then walked to a nearby cafe to pick up some gelato for dessert. Nearby the B&B there is a huge basilica so we went there to finish our Bold Earth evening meeting and enjoy our gelato.

Nobody can believe how fast this Bold Earth trip went, and we are all so sad to say goodbye tomorrow at the airport.

Arrivederci everyone, thanks for reading! Ciao!

Wild Coast Discovery – Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Jul 11

Today we were woken up at 6 in the morning, so nearly everybody was tired. We had to load up the Bold Earth van very fast so that we can have enough time to rent our skis. Loren was the only one who took a snowboard.

We all geared up by 8:00. Andrew from Indonesia was so surprised when we went up the ski-lift, because he have never seen snow! Kalen, Roni and Andrew were literally screaming with joy and excitement. W

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When we stopped at the first lift Kalen, Susie and Roni watched to see how we ski and put us in groups for the day based on our skill levels. Jean-Paul, Francois and Vincent showed us their riding skills. Fernando and me (Toni) always skied together. Loren, Olivia, Gaspard and Nick went with Susie.

We were all delighted by how excellent the snow and weather were. We all had sun burnt frozen smiles on our faces. When we a finally piled back in the van, everyone passed out quickly except Luke and Ethan who haven’t run out of conversation or laughs yet.

We ate lunch and played Bold Earth games at a park with a castle. Next we were surprised to go to the 99$ shop (goodwill!). Everyone picked out one item for them self and one item for another camper. All of which we plan to wear on the mountain tomorrow skiing. . . fun fun fun awesome!

The surprises never stopped. Kalen gave us markers and asked that we draw pictures of our dream hamburgers on the side of the van. Everyone created outrageous or delicious hamburger pictures. After that, the next surprise was a famous hamburger restaurant that featured super weird burgers. For example, Fernando ordered a nacho burger while his brother Andres ordered a chocolate marshmallow burger! So weird! Olivia’s sausage pizza burger looked amazing and pretty much everyone else had bacon. awesome!

Today was so AWESOME. Bold Earth has been such an incredible experience. How can tomorrow ever follow today?

Anton

Peru Machu Picchu – Bold Earth Teen Adventures

Jul 12

Blogger of the Day: Preston

Hey y’all!

We woke up extremely early to go see the sunrise at Machu Pichu. On the way up in the Bold Earth bus Kelsey, Julia, Gordie, Charlie and I jammed out to some wake up music like Destinys Child. After a very steep drive up the cliffs, we finally arrived and Manuel showed us the most beautiful view of the ancient city. We were sitting on terraces above it as we watched the sun rise and illuminate the city. It was truly spectacular.

We then went on a tour through the city to learn about the ruins. The guide was super knowledgeable but spoke in a monotone voice. It was still a great tour though. We learned that soon, the Peruvian government will close the city and people will only be able to view it from outside. We are truly blessed to have been able to walk through the ruins. Ryan, our Bold Earth trip leader, took videos of each of us in the ruins, including one of everyone dancing. Hank and I spent much of the day talking in deep southern accents that made many people laugh including a lady on the bus ride down.

Summer Peru Teen Trip

Bold Earth Summer Peru Teen Trip at Machu Picchu

After lunch Ben, Hank, and I walked around the market while Reed, Marie, Mandy, Jules, Julia, Jake, Sam, Charlie, Zach and Gordie stayed behind and played cards. We then got onto a very comfortable train to play more cards except for Sam, Reed and Ben who slept.
Once back at the hotel in Cusco, we were reunited with our duffel bags that we had left there four days earlier. We were treated with delicious alpaca burgers for dinner before having a little bit of time to explore the main plaza in Cusco. We finally made it to bed after a long but incredibly rewarding day. I know it’s one we will never forget.

- Preston

Learning through leadership and adventure since 1976