The best testimonial we have for our programs is the high percentage of people that return in subsequent years. They fall in love with the place, the people, the process, the adventure and the impact on their lives as reflected in the following quotes from written trip evaluations:
"I sit down sometimes and wonder what I was like before the great adventure in 'perspective' and it is hard to imagine, I feel such a profound sense of what I have inside. To be in that remarkable place, with such fantastic people was a gift that I will never be able to thank my mom enough for."
Samantha Spragens - Portland, Oregon
"I want to thank you for the incredible work you did to make my vacation renewal week such an amazing experience. I came home renewed and refreshed with new resolve for situations in both my personal and professional lives. Decisions seem so clear to me now."
Lynda Wright - Eliot, Maine
"Sweet trip, I'd do it again! I loved our cabana by the sea."
Jim Hamp - Ashland, WI
"Learning and contributing in the context of a tropical adventure is an exceptional approach."
Gary Hulce - Chicago, IL
"The people, everyone, and the purity of the place left a lasting impression. The food, everything, without exception, was excellent."
"Kayaking and walking the beach were my favorite outdoors activities, I never wanted it to end. Most enchanting experience was snorkeling at Cenote Crystal."
"The environment was very free and flexible - that provided an opening for creativity - kayaking the mangrove was inspirational."
"Paddling in the tropics is unreal - I am a Great Lakes kayaker and have never been able to relax and work on my braces like I did on this trip, in that warm and clear ocean."
"This was the most wonderful week of my life! It is a marvelous vision to have Mexican artists work together with American artists and an enthusiastic group such as ours. And in such a miraculous setting, so much a part of the environment unencumbered by 20th century developments."
"Nature centers me and when centered I become more artistic. The absence of 'have to's' inspires 'wants to's'."
"Wonderful openness to all possibility - suspension of cultural/personal assumptions, a mélange of language and perspectives."
"It was truly a tremendous week for me, a jump start for my poetry, I have a clearer sense of my good fortune. I loved having Kukulkan as a design element, god of rain, wind, water, and wisdom - how could I go wrong?"