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Valarie Gentile - Admissions Director

Pacific Journey Adventures offers 21-day Programs at-sea for teens-at-risk. The majority of the students on each trip are 13 to 17 year-old boys and girls that have recently graduated from either a Wilderness/Outdoor Program or an RTC. Pacific Journey also accepts teens that are starting to head down the wrong path and just need a positive change in their life to get back on track, or those who may seem to have lost purpose and are floundering. Students who have become defiant, irresponsible, verbally abusive, or have lost contact with family values are also appropriate.

The Pacific Journey Adventures program allows students to learn more effective ways of dealing with internal and external conflicts through direct experience and from individual challenges and group activities. In addition, Pacific Journey offers a 24/7 structured environment and transitional support, and a comprehensive Ocean Education program designed to get the students interested and excited about the Marine Environment.

Each trip offers snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and hiking on Catalina Island as well as a variety of other shipboard activities that provide a well-balanced educational program.

Throughout the 21-days at-sea the students take part in a number of team-building exercises. Each exercise is designed to teach the specific skills and attitudes required to work as a crew. While at-sea, everything from preparing meals, launching kayaks, doing laundry and keeping all passengers safe are part of daily life on the ship.


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