Ages 14 – 18, 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. They will purchase fresh fruits and souvenirs from the open-air markets, prepare fresh seafood dinners, and enjoy the tropical foods of this paradise.
The highlight of this course just might be the world-renowned snorkeling and SCUBA diving found 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 or Admissions Director. Most specialty courses are led by one of SOAR’s Directors, including John Willson and/or Joe Geier.
Campers must have a valid passport.
My Camp Experience
"SOAR is the first time my son with ADHD felt truly successful. He has always struggled in traditional day camp settings and I thought there was absolutely no way he could do an overnight camp. He wasn’t only able to “do it”...he thrived! We are excitedly preparing for summer #2!"