Wilderness Ventures Announces Two New International Service Learning Trips for Teens in 2013

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Wilderness Ventures, the oldest and most experienced adventure travel program offering teen summer camps, has added two new service learning trips to Tanzania and Thailand to their catalog for 2013.

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Wilderness Ventures has been a leading teen adventure camp operator for more than 40 years.

For the last four decades, Wilderness Ventures has provided young travelers life-altering experiences in some of the world's most magnificent outdoor settings. Their first service project in 1973 consisted of replanting shrubs and grass on the shores of Image Lake in Washington’s Glacier Peak Wilderness. Since then, Wilderness Ventures’ groups have taken on more comprehensive projects around the world.

In 2013, teens can earn 40 hours of community service while working with local community leaders in rural Tanzania. Beyond community service, participants will see lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo in their natural habitat. They’ll explore Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area on an authentic African safari before culminating the adventure with five unforgettable days of SCUBA dive training off the tropical island of Zanzibar.

In Thailand, Wilderness Ventures’ students will discover a land of mystical elephants, ancient Buddhist temples, tropical islands, secluded jungles and tempting spices. The Thai service project takes place working in rural villages and atop friendly elephants. Adventurers can SCUBA dive tropical blue waters, rock climb in the jungle-covered foothills of the Himalayas and to cook tasty Thai meals on a working organic farm. Participants will build cultural connections and lifelong memories in Southeast Asia's most enchanting and welcoming country.

Other teen adventure camps with a service learning emphasis offered by Wilderness Ventures in 2013 include everything from improving public lands in Alaska to protecting endangered sea turtles in Hawaii or building a local school in Peru.

Visit Wilderness Ventures media kit for a complete fact sheet and online videos, as well as up to date story ideas and press trip opportunities. For more information on Wilderness Ventures, please contact Hailey McDonald at hailey(at)adventuremedianews(dot)com or visit http://www.wildernessventures.com/find_a_trip/program/4/community_service_adventures/

About Wilderness Adventures:
With more than 21,000 student alumni, Wilderness Ventures has pioneered outdoor adventures for young adults and has paved the way for youth travel around the world. Their 40 years of experience, unwavering values of community, inter-personal growth, wholesome environments, safety, wilderness education, discovery, conservation, and exploration have led to their unmatched and trusted reputation. Wilderness Ventures currently holds special permits to operate their teen adventure camps in 20 National Parks and 17 designated wilderness areas with special permits.


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