Press: From time-to-time RLT is featured in publications. Here we bring you some of the most recent pieces.
RLT Featured in French Vogue:
RLT is honored to be featured by French Vogue as a Top American Camp Solidarité (Community Service Summer Program)! The French word solidarité is synonymous with the American idea of Community Service and also evokes the idea of standing together. We're honored to be highlighted as an ideal choice for students with a common interest in service to come together in some of the most amazing corners of the globe and accomplish their goal, whether that be restoring native plant species Kauai, Hawaii or building a school building in Namibia. To read the piece, click here. You'll want to dust off your high school French-English dictionary. We did!
What some of our parents and participants have to say:
"Our son just returned from a 20-day trip that included backpacking, white water rafting and rock climbing in CO and UT and had an unbelievable experience. We found the RLT group to be extremely well organized, helpful every step of the way, and responsive as needed throughout the trip. They encourage the teens to travel without friends or family so they have an experience of bonding as a group and challenging themselves individually." -Susan L., parent
"There are few things in life that live up to the expectations we create. The Road Less Traveled stands out as an experience for both of my daughters where expectations were not only met but exceeded! One daughter participated in Service Leadership in Costa Rica and Panama. She loved the Wilderness First Responder Course and came home more confident and knowledgeable from this experience. She also gained perspective and skills from working with her peer group and leaders, understanding the meaning of leadership, and serving a small local community in need. My other daughter participated in the Gulf Coast Program where living and working with a group of peers and serving one of the most needy areas of our country, combined for a powerful and life changing experience. RLT is not just a fond memory, but a concept in our household which represents understanding and appreciating the best of yourself, while contributing something positive to the world around you." -Judith R., parent
"The challenges that I faced sometimes led me to question why I had chosen the path that I had, and why I had not instead, stayed home and done something within my comfort zone. But sooner than I thought, I realized that only when you take a challenging opportunity and you broaden your horizons, do you gain the most invaluable knowledge. My leaders, through their inspiring words and correct predictions about my achievements, taught me this: Take the road less traveled, and when you are finally standing on top of that cliff, anxiously awaiting the step that will release your body into thin air, think about everything that you’ve accomplished so far and surely nothing will stop you from taking that life changing leap." (Cynthia is referring to the Tyrolean Traverse of our Ridges and Rapids program!) -Cynthia P., participant
"Our daughter returned from Costa Rica and shared her amazing and wonderful experiences with us. She fell in love with the people she met. She was so very impressed by how happy the people she met are, in spite of how little they have. Her experiences with the RLT program will, I believe, influence her for the rest of her life." -Jill W., parent
"Our son gave such a positive and appreciative narrative of his trip. It was, truly, a life empowering experience; one we know will resonate within him deeply and profoundly for life. Such a life-changing opportunity like this does not "just happen" -- it comes from tedious, thoughtful, and dedicated time and effort from the Road Less Traveled staff. There is no question that everyone involved in the planning and preparation of this program is immersed in it with heartfelt consideration and acute awareness as to how it can, and does, provide teens a fruitful and transforming trip as a part of their journey toward adulthood and independence." -Dana W., parent