Bold Earth Reviews

I have no worries about sending Sam on Bold Earth trips; she grows more on each one. The trip leaders were very open, friendly, and engaging. It’s a terrific experience for anyone, and one that every kid should have. – Jody T, second-year parent from Solon, OH

I loved my trip. It was a new and exciting experience for me that showed me how strong I am and helped me create meaningful bonds with everyone in my group. – Kayla, first-year student from Chappaqua, NY

We love the opportunity for our child to travel to different places, try new things, develop community awareness, and grow independence. We believe Isabel did a great job bonding with Amelia and taking great care of her. I believe in international travel for children. – Paulina F, fourth-year parent from North Wales, PA

I loved getting to try so many new things with a supportive group of people who were also trying new things. Thailand was my favorite out of four trips so far! – Matthew, fourth-year student from Houston, TX

What an awesome, well-run experience for my teen. I was excited she got to see a new country, make new friends, and grow in her Spanish skills. – Farrior S, first-year parent from Bozeman, MT

My time on the Spain France trip could not have been any better. The people were amazing and my trip leaders were so sweet and caring; it was so hard for me to leave. The overall experience and memories of the hike made it all worth it, and it was absolutely my favorite part of my trip. – Ellie, first-year student from Charlotte, NC

My son came back extremely happy. He misses the adventure and all the friends and the trip leaders he met. He was very nervous going by himself, but he feels so confident and proud he accomplished this great adventure. The leaders did an amazing job making Ian feel so comfortable! – Olga R, second-year parent from Mt. Laurel, NJ

The fact that I was able to connect with 11 other students my age from all over the country was very meaningful to me. Everyone brought their own diverse opinions and culture to the trip, which made it spectacular. – Noah, second-year student from New York, NY

I would recommend Bold Earth to friends because the trips and activities are well-planned, and Ethan feels as comfortable as he would traveling with his own family. Great friendships are formed, and the trip leaders inspire Ethan to be the best he can be. – Randy W, sixth-year parent from Monroe Township, NJ

My favorite part about the Ultimate Hawaii trip was the experiences I took part in. The different activities were really fun and varied. I loved my group and enjoyed meeting new people with so many different backgrounds and creating a special bond and memories with each individual. Bold Earth never fails to make sure I have the greatest summer possible, and it’s always an amazing experience. – Bea, second-year student from Barcelona, Spain

Kayla had a wonderful experience; she had only positive things to say about both trip leaders—they made her feel confident and safe, taught her a lot, and had a lot of fun. She enjoyed getting to know the other kids and overall had an incredible trip. – Melissa S, first-year parent from Chappaqua, NY

I just loved my community. I couldn’t have asked for a better group to share such amazing experiences with. Bold Earth has got everything right. – Emma, first-year student from Hahira, GA

The trip leaders were incredible. Brady stated that they were “so much better than the ones last summer” when we used another company. Not only were they experienced and well-versed in the demographic he was traveling in, they were also really high quality. Bold Earth is a top notch company. I 100% feel confident to recommend to a friend. Our son got sick and was in a hospital across the world, and the way Bold Earth handled our situation demonstrated the type of company it is. We appreciate how Bold Earth helped us navigate our son’s situation. – Hillary S, first-year parent from Ambler, PA

This Bold Earth trip showed me how beautiful nature is and how grateful we are to experience the things we do. I made friendships that will last a very long time, and we were all able to connect in different ways. I am so glad to have gone with this group of people. – Avni, first-year student from Middleburg, FL

I only wish we’d started Bold Earth sooner and phased out my daughter’s traditional summer camp. Bold Earth is structured, challenging, international and designed with intent. – Jaemie A, first-year parent from San Francisco, CA

Bold Earth has shown me different parts of the world, how to make friends and keep those connections, and how to help the community and how rewarding that can be. I also fell in love with surfing through Bold Earth. – Caroline, second-year student from Skaneateles, NY

My son is a changed young man, more confident and different than when he left home. He is definitely calmer and more reflective. It was an on-the-fly decision to send Ethan. and I am so, so happy that we did and that he had a great experience. I believe this type of adventure is an amazing growth opportunity and makes your child reach inside for strength, self-determination, and perseverance. It bombards their senses with truth, power, huge empowerment skills, and a wonderful sense of environment and being in the elements. He has grown and is stronger physically and emotionally. I can’t thank you enough. – Susan E, first-year parent from Phoenix, AZ

The entire trip was great. I don’t have only one favorite part; I really enjoyed being able to connect with everyone while surrounded by nature. – Kira, first-year student from Boynton Beach, FL

The activities boosted my son’s confidence incredibly. It is always great to see that in a child, especially your own, and I’m so glad he got to experience this. It’s so beneficial to have your child travel solo in an unfamiliar place; it improves confidence, and I think every child should have that opportunity. – Sara T, first-year parent from Stamford, CT

My favorite part about the trip was that everyone became comfortable with each other almost instantly. After a few days, everyone talked to each other as if we had known one another for our whole lives. Whenever someone was struggling with something, we could all count on each other for support and positivity. Bold Earth is a truly amazing company, and I don’t think there is any way they can improve. Out of both trips I’ve gone on, I always enjoyed my trip leaders, the activities, and the people around me. I have made connections with people all around the country and in parts of the world. – Caroline, second-year student from Jacksonville, FL

We felt completely confident with Bold Earth. All our questions were answered in a timely fashion, and we knew what to expect and anticipate. The blogs were a great way for us to stay connected with Ben without interfering with his experience. A+ all around. Thank you! – Jennifer R, first-year parent from Cotati, CA

Bold Earth trips are filled with lots of fun activities, and they give you a chance to make new friends. The trip leaders are all amazing. – Jack, second-year student from Ellicott City, MD

This is the second child I have sent to Bold Earth, and I was thrilled once again. Bold Earth has amazing trip leaders, and the vibe of the program—from the physical activity to planning and cooking meals to playing games at the campsites—is wonderfully unique. – Holly L, second-year parent from Boynton Beach, FL

Families should absolutely send their children [to Bold Earth]. They also need to prepare their hearts because the child they sent will not be the same the person upon return; we received a young adult whose eyes were opened to the endless potential of life and opportunities that await him. – Helen B, first-year parent from Los Angeles, CA

It’s such a special opportunity for two weeks to have your child thrown into the (safe) unknown–new people, places and challenges. And to appreciate the outdoors and physical activity (without phones!). The rewards are so great when they realize how fun it is and what they are capable of learning and achieving. On this particular trip, she came home with such meaningful friendships. Weeks out from the trip, and she still talks on the phone every night with three friends. – Victoria M, second-year parent from Charlotte, NC

I describe Bold Earth to friends who have asked as a teen adventure trip experience where kids are pushed to try new things, see places they have never been, meet amazing life-long friends along the way and learn how to be their best selves. – Marci K, second-year parent from Bethesda, MD

At first glance Bold Earth sounds like it could be a great trip and a great experience, but the reality is it is better than great. It was more amazing than we could have hoped for. The program as a whole package is all encompassing of team building and character growth while throwing in fun activities and unforgettable sights! – Amanda C, second-year parent from Dallas, TX

This is an opportunity for your child to explore the outdoors and themselves in a small group of similarly aged kids. They get autonomy, but also work in groups to be responsible for different activities. It was an amazing experience for my teenager’s personality to shine and grow during a challenging time in their lives. – Michael M, first-year parent from Breckenridge, CO

Awesome! If you are at all thinking about it, do it. This company runs a great trip. Small close knit groups, great leaders, good communication before during and after the trip and a dedication to these kids experience that was really impressive. – Karin, first-year parent from Seattle, WA

This program is wonderful. The leadership skills that Alex learned were due to the great leaders he had on the trip. Bold Earth always made a parent feel that their child was in safe hands from the moment that they were accepted. The communication before, during, and after makes you feel like you as a parent were on the trip as well. This is a great program that I am going to tell so many about. – Christine L, second-year parent from Easton, PA

This was a life-changing experience for our daughter – Bold Earth provided an opportunity to grow beyond herself, test her independence in a new environment and with new people, and build self-reliance. – Lisa G, first-year parent from Durham, NC

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