'REACH UPWARD' ADVENTURE CAMP
5 nights/6 days
June 10 - 15, 2019
Shasta Lake, California
REGISTRATION DEADLINE MAY 15, 2019
Join the Denning Family for an Adventure Camp
Our kids came up with the idea and we're helping them make it a reality!
What is the Itinerary and Cost?
Sample itinerary. Will be adjusted as needed.
Day 1:
Fly into Sacramento, CA. Mr. Denning will pick you up. Or meet in Shasta Lake, CA.
We will set up camp, do get to know you games, dinner and an evening devotional together.
Day 2 - 6
Breakfast & Morning Devotional (not religious, just a way of starting the day with intention!)

Daily Adventure which includes:

- Paddle boarding
- Kayaking
- Mountain biking
- Hiking
- Rock climbing 
- Lake swimming
- Hiking (to mountain lakes and waterfalls)

Evenings contain devotionals, mentoring, dinner assignments, campfire, free time, night games, and more!
Day 1: Arrival & Check-in

Transportation from Guatemala City to Panajachel (it's a 3 hour drive, bring -- medication if you easily get car sick).
We'll see the gorgeous views of the mountains and the lake as we descend toward Lake Atitlán.

Day 2: Cultural Day & Mentor Meetings

Today you will be introduced to the culture of Guatemala by exploring local villages and meeting the people. We will also have leadership mentor meetings and some free time for activities of your choice -- hiking, church, sightseeing, shopping, etc.

Day 6: Adventure Day at Lake Atitlán

Spend the day zip-lining, diving, and swimming at Reserva Natura and Lake Atitlán.


Day 7: Transfer Back to Guatemala City
Departure flights will ideally leave after noon (12pm). 
$497* per person
But only $447* if you sign up BEFORE May 15, 2019
*Discounts available for friends and families. See FAQs
REGISTRATION DEADLINE MAY 15, 2019
Why Do an Adventure Camp With Us?

A Focus on Personal Transformation

Our trips focus on helping the individual to experience personal transformation in order to become a better person and a better leader.

Experience Personal Growth

Our trips focus on helping individuals to experience personal growth by providing opportunities to step out of their comfort zone in an environment that is safe and supportive.

Led by World-Class Experienced Mentor

Our trips are led by Mr. Denning, a mature mentor with years of experience who guides participants to mentally & emotionally process and act on what they learn.

The Dennings are Awesome!

Our family mottos is 'Dennings Do Hard Things'! We also like to have lots of fun and adventure! Join our family for this great experience!
"I will NEVER forget the way I felt and the amazing friends that I have made. I got to gain a new perspective on life and am filled with so much more gratitude and compassion in my heart and mind. Literally this is the best decision I have made in my life. I am so excited to start living my life better and see everything in a new way.”                - Mackenzie, youth participant
"I'm thrilled that they get this opportunity and so grateful to be able to send them with mentors I trust and admire. Thank you for who you have worked hard to become and for providing this experience for my kids."             -- Tia, mother of two participants
REGISTRATION DEADLINE MARCH 15, 2019
What Youth Say About This Trip
"They didn't speak our language and most of us couldn't speak theirs, but we all had this connection that was so special I can't describe it. I can only remember how special I felt. But even though it was so special helping them with this, what was super special was spreading joy to these families. Making them smile and laugh, playing simple games with them, creating a friendship. That made my heart fill with gratitude and compassion. 

The people there are so strong and so amazing. I made a commitment that I will NEVER complain again after seeing how strong these families were even though they were going through so much more worse things than I have ever experienced. I have never made a better decision than to come to Guatemala and encourage everyone to do a humanitarian leadership class with a sincere heart and open mind. 

It will change your life for the better. You WILL gain a new perspective on life that will change the way you view things and you will become more grateful for EVERYTHING you have. :)"     -- Taylor, youth participant
Only a few spots left -- REGISTRATION DEADLINE MARCH 15, 2019
Is This Trip Right For Me?
Worldschool Academy has high standards for trip participants and trip outcomes. This trip may be the right fit for you if you are:
  • Ready to Be Personally Challenged
  •  Willing to Work Hard and Serve Others
  • Mentally, Emotionally & Physically Healthy
  •  Looking to Connect With Youth Who Have High Standards and Want to Make a Positive Difference in the World
  •  You are age 14+ (adults welcome -- younger ages welcome with parents)
This trip is NOT for you if you are:
  • Immature & Unable to Be Serious When It's Time to Be Serious
  • Looking For a Party
  •  Unwilling to Be Vulnerable and Connect with Others
*Discounts available for friends and families. See FAQs
What Youth Say About This Trip
I just returned from an amazing trip to Guatemala! ... I had the most amazing time and grew so much... The people there changed my life. I felt safe the entire time and the people opened their homes and hearts to us. The group I worked with was extraordinary and I'm forever grateful I got to work side by side with these amazing youth! Thanks to everyone who took the time to make an impact on my life!                -- Maddy, youth participant

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What Youth Say About This Trip
"Those [shown] here, are some of the most incredible youth I know... it's hard to describe what we all mean to each other... We have all impacted each other in a very powerful and meaningful way. We have all left prints and marks on the lives and hearts of one another.
We have grown, seen, experienced so much together in such a short time, it's incredible really.

I believe in a world that can be amazing, I believe that we can create our reality, I believe that despite the darkness that may surround us at times, that we can live, act, and think on a VERY elevated level.
.. we understand now that life is what we make of it, that deep connection with people is very possible, that we can all make a difference and can impact and inspire.    -- Devon, youth participant

Frequently Asked Questions
What is included?
Campsite fees and all meals are included. We will also provide all necessary adventure equipment rental -- paddle boards, kayaks, mountain bikes, ATVs and UTV, rock climbing gear, etc.
What do I need to bring?
You will need to bring your own camping gear -- tent, sleeping bag, mess kit, etc. If you do not have these things, let us know and we can make arrangements so that you can still come!
We will send you a complete packing list after you sign up.
Are discounts offered for families or groups?
Yes! We welcome families and friends!
First person is regular price.
2nd friend or family member gets a 5% discount.
3rd friend or family member gets a 10% discount.
4th friend or family member gets a 15% discount.
All other friends or family member gets a 15% discount.
Will this be awesome?
Absolutely! You'll experience major FOMO if you don't come!
What if I can't afford this trip but I really
want to go?
One thing that travel has taught us is that we are able to find time/money for the things we truly value or want. The poorest people who live with dirt floors and tin roofs often have a very nice T.V. because it's something they wanted.

If a life-changing experience is something you would find value in, then there is a way to make it happen, either through working or fundraising. If you are interested, Mr. Denning would be happy to help you brainstorm some ideas.
Have a question that's not answered here?
Please contact the Trip Coordinator Rachel Denning at denninglove@gmail.com 
REGISTRATION DEADLINE May 15, 2019
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