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Zeal Adventure and Travel

We offer two-week and three-week long trips to Hawaii, Alaska, Australia, Costa Rica, and Spain. All trips include 15-25 hours of community service activities. Depending on your trip of choice, you'll be volunteering with sea turtles, helping Hawaiians maintain their forest ecosystem, caring for dogs in Spain, working with Habitat for Humanity, and much more. Every trip also includes exciting outdoor pursuits like surfing, SCUBA diving, ice climbing, zip line tours, jungle canopy tours, hiking, and more. The possibilities are endless and there is a Zeal trip for every interest!


What draws teens to your program?

The small group size and variety of activities mean our teens will make strong friendships with their trip mates and be able to have a huge variety of experiences during their summer adventure.


What type of teen attends your program?

Because of the variety of activities available on our trips, teens that are open minded, down to earth, and excited to experience everything a place has to offer are attracted to Zeal Adventure and Travel.


Where do your participants come from?

Our participants come from all over the United States as well as Europe. Not only will you have the chance to meet people from the location you travel to but you'll make friends with teens from all over.


What's a typical day like?

Every day on a Zeal trip is different, but we guarantee there will be three delicious meals, a great group of friends, two awesome trip leaders to guide you, and a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Your day might include surfing in Hawaii, ice climbing glaciers in Alaska, helping baby sea turtles in remote corners of Costa Rica, camping under the stars in Australia’s Outback, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, or taking cooking classes in Barcelona.


What should participants expect to learn or take away from your program?

You can learn: surfing, SCUBA diving, ice climbing, sea turtle biology, marine conservation, permaculture, Spanish, plant biology and forestry, how to do your laundry, group living skills, active listening, leadership skills, independence, how to have fun in bad weather, and much more. Every day is full of fun, challenge, learning, and leisure all mixed together to create the perfect summer trip.


What are past participants saying about your program?

My two weeks in Hawaii with Zeal were the best two weeks of my summer! The trip was such an awesome experience and was so much fun. Whether we were doing awesome activities, like surfing, scuba diving, and zip lining, or just bonding with the group on the beach, it was such a great trip. Everything was well-planned and organized, and the trip chaperones were super helpful and prepared. I met so many cool people and made great friends, many of which I still keep in touch with too! I had never gone away for that long without my family, but I can honestly say that when the 2 weeks were up, I did not want to go home! Even within the first few days of the trip, our entire group was super close and comfortable with one another. Even when we were doing service or traveling to our destinations, we were still always having a ton of fun. Additionally, all of the accommodations were great, especially since we were able to stay in a few different parts of the island to get the full experience. Overall, I would recommend Zeal trips to everyone, and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to travel with Zeal last summer!! -Julia

Greatest trip of my life! I met so many people that I am still in touch with all the time. I had so much fun doing everything and I didn’t wanna leave! - Katie

It was the best summer camp experience I have ever had. Everyone on the trip was so amazing and I had the best time. -Lyla

It was truly an amazing experience. The leaders of the trip were definitely my highlight of the trip. They were hilarious and cared for you. Meeting new people was great! Everyone was so friendly. Being able to experience Hawaii AND Alaska was UNREAL. It was a unforgettable experience!! -Rachel

Ages: 14-17

Gender: Co-Ed

Type: Overnight/Residential

Physical & Mailing Address:
4 New King Street
White Plains, NY United States 10604

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