Truly life changing
"I’m a seasoned therapist and I’ll be forever grateful I was able to go to Panama with Therapy Adventures. It greatly exceeded my expectations in every way. It was incredibly organized, well put- together and I felt safe and supported from the moment I arrived at the airport until departure. Our trip leader was fantastic, the accommodations were wonderful and the volunteer experience was truly life changing. We were provided an orientation day prior to visiting the orphanage which I felt was very necessary and super helpful. The experiences I had at the orphanage were memorable and meaningful and I was able to collaborate with the other therapists and participate in therapy sessions and provide hands on care. It was so special connecting with those kids and I hope to return for a longer duration someday soon. Panama itself is a vibrant and beautiful country and Therapy Adventures provided us with the perfect balance of sightseeing, free time and volunteer work. I highly recommend a Therapy adventures trip to students and therapists alike."
Helped rebuild my love for ABA
"I have worked in the field of ABA for the past four years and have received my master's in ABA, but with that being said, I have been feeling burnt out in the area and haven't been making an impact on the kiddos I support in the states. But this trip helped rebuild my love for ABA. It was terrific to work with others in the field who live all over the U.S., to learn from them, and helped me understand and create new skills. I would recommend this trip to anyone who loves working with families and wants to impact the world of ABA significantly. I truly loved this experience, and I'm ready to go back!"
Invigorating. Eye-opening. Enriching.
"That's how I would describe my Therapy Adventure week in Belize. The time we spent with the clinicians was an incredibly humbling and eye-opening experience into what it's like to work full time as a therapist. I loved spending time with the kids and seeing their growth and development and left feeling completely inspired.
Outside of clinic time, the team had organized several fun adventures for us. My favorites were the green iguana conservation project, Mayan ruins, Caye Caulker boat trip and chocolate making. Would also rate the accommodation facilities provided - staying at the Belize Tropical Center was such a highlight. Highly recommend this trip to anyone who is ready for new, unforgettable experiences and is ready for lots of fun!"
The perfect balance between hard work and play
"It was incredibly humbling to work on functional communication skills with the special children and young adults in Belize at summer camp. I was most certainly impressed with the positive relationships, trust and powerful impact Therapy Adventures is making in the community. The programming offers hope to many families. Everyone on earth deserves to communicate basic wants and needs. As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I felt honored to be a small part of this sustainable communication!
The Therapy Adventures leaders and volunteers I joined for the week were intelligent, interesting and beautiful human beings. I thoroughly enjoyed the conversations and connections.
The outdoor adventures such as zip lining and cave tubing were icing on the cake! I will carry fond memories forever of my time in Belize with Therapy Adventures!"
All around wonderful experience
"I throughly enjoyed my experience with Therapy Adventures. Not only are they extremely accommodating, but they also plan enjoyable and meaningful experiences unique to the country you travel to. There was a nice balance between experiencing Belize and volunteering in the community. I loved how volunteers were taken at the level they were at. What they had to offer was utilized. This allowed me, a prospective therapist, to feel involved as well as the opportunity to expand my current understanding. This was a wonderful experience to see the interaction between disciplines and see how they can work together to produce progress. I do not have enough good to say about this organization! I would participate in another trip in a heartbeat! Would highly recommend this experience to anyone."
Life changing experience
"On this trip to Belize, we were able to assess the needs of the families out in Belize. It was a great experience where I brought my skills and knowledge to support the staff in Belize and provide in vivo support to the families. In addition, I learned the importance of cultural diversity and how challenging it can be for families to obtain services that are easily accessible to families in the states. There was also time for fun; my favorite excursion was cave tubing. This was a well-balanced experience!"
Culture, fun, and a real impact
"There is absolutely no infrastructure in Belize schools or hospitals to provide therapies for children with autism or developmental delays. A summer camp run by Therapy Travelers was the first time many of them participated in occupational, behavioral, or speech therapy. I had fun helping them have fun! I was excited to put my actual expertise to use. I learned a lot through collaborating with people from other disciplines and places. We fit in plenty of local fun too! It’s all planned and all inclusive, which makes it easy to make friends with the group. I’d recommend it for those needing experience and those who are experienced enough to share skills."