Belize Tropical Adventure

(Not available in 2023)



14-18 years


11 days



This extraordinary course takes campers to the Central American country of Belize, cradled between Mexico and Guatemala, with the world’s second largest barrier reef. Campers will visit some of the best preserved Mayan ruins, including Altun Ha, Cahal Pech and Xunatunich. They will also explore the interior of Belize, noted for its incredible tropical rainforest. It is home to jaguar, howler monkeys, tapirs, toucans, parrots, orchids and much, much more. Here the groups will hike, swim and tube in the crystal waters of an underground cave. The highlight of this course just might be the world-renowned snorkeling on Belize’s barrier reef. We spend four days on Tobacco Caye, an offshore key, with the coral reef at our doorstep, including the “Great Blue Hole”. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience blending diverse cultures, colorful history, bountiful wildlife and exciting adventure.
  • Note: Specialty courses are open to SOAR alumni and those with the maturity and experience level to be successful on the course. Acceptance is conditional upon the approval of the course director. Most specialty courses are led by one of SOAR’s Directors, including John Willson and Joe Geier.
  • Campers must have a valid passport.

Our Activities




Exploring Ruins


Explore the rainforest!

“The SOAR environment was perfect for our son. He struggled to pay attention in school and stay organized, but after the first summer camp at SOAR he was like a different kid. Literally. I could not believe the level of positive behaviors he’d developed over just 18 days. Through SOAR, we’ve seen him develop confidence and independence, as well as self-awareness about his ADHD and skills to help him turn the way he perceives the world into strengths.”

Camper Parent