Notes From The Road

Category: Teen Travel

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Where Do We Go From Here? Next Steps for Bold Earth Alumni

Have you felt that special type of feeling on the last day of a summer camp program? It’s a potent blend of nostalgia forming for an experience that hasn’t quite ended yet, combined with excitement to get home and share stories with family. There’s sadness mixed in, too. It’s hard leaving the friends who used […]

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Building the 7 C’s of Resilience at Teen Adventure Camp

Our world isn’t a simple or easy place to navigate. The last four years alone have brought us wars, polarizing politics, and a global pandemic that changed our lives forever. Parents are now fielding questions from their kids about racism, gender identity, social order, and systems of power. These conversations are necessary and also hard. […]

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Navigating the Post Pandemic World: The Vital Role of Teen Travel Camps

As our world moves beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, the significance of experiences that foster connection, exploration, resilience, and growth for teenagers can’t be overstated. Four years after the start of the Coronavirus outbreak, we’re still learning about its impacts on young people. What we know for certain is that teens suffered negative effects in many […]

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Avoiding the Tourist Trap: 5 Travel Practices to Make Meaning Abroad

Traveling internationally is a rich and wonderful experience that allows us to immerse ourselves in new places and learn from diverse cultures. It’s a privilege to explore this world we call home. Interacting with people who lead distinct lives from our own shows us there’s more than one way to live. Travel is a treat […]

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Featured Blog: “In Defense of Challenge” by Tricia Chan from French Broad River Academy

This week, I wanted to spotlight a blog written by our friend Tricia Chan, the director at the French Broad River Academy for girls. The French Broad River Academy has been a leader in education and youth development here in Western North Carolina. As a former colleague of hers, I have seen her thoughtful leadership […]

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Tech-Free Travel: A Guide to Disconnecting and Reconnecting

Can you imagine a world where teens are more at peace without their smartphones? Surprisingly, a study from Pew Research Center in 2024 revealed that 72% of U.S. teens often or sometimes find peace when smartphone-free. This notion brings us to the core of something Bold Earth programs embrace: tech-free travel for the youth. With […]

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