Parent Testimonials

Parent Testimonials

Emily had an amazing experience and we trusted the counselors and staff completely. Safety and security is paramount and we knew that she was well taken care of. Her experience meeting people her own age from around the world is invaluable. Last year Emily traveled to the Dominican Republic with Rustic Pathways and she came back more appreciative of her surroundings. She has always been compassionate, but there is something extra that she has taken from each Rustic Pathways experience.

Quote by: Karla Sudock, Emily’s mom | North Baldwin, New York Life in the Bateyes; Surf and Service; Andes to Amazon

The entire experience with Rustic Pathways has been exceptional from start to finish—from information about trips we were considering, selecting and paying for a trip, making travel arrangements, the organization at the departure airport, and the adventure itself to the correspondence I received as my daughter arrived and enjoyed her time abroad. After each of her Rustic Pathways trips my daughter has participated in, she is more open-minded and eager to experience circumstances outside of her comfort zone.

Quote by: Julianne Frost, Peyton’s mom | Tolland, Connecticut Turtle Conservation Project; Thai Elephant Conservation Project

Rustic Pathways opened up a new world to my son, Jake. It presented a safe, but adventurous way to see another part of the world, and to experience a new culture. Spending time with the children of the Dominican Republic gave him an appreciation for the luxuries in his own life, but also taught him about gratitude and living simply. Jake came home with an enthusiasm and appreciation for learning and countless memories that he couldn’t wait to share.

Quote by: Heidi Pynn, Jake and Julia’s mom | Chittenango, New York Mountain Air and Island Service; Pura Vida Service

Oliver really loved the program so much, we are thrilled with the incredible journey and care that all of you devote to our kids!!! Trying to raise a great global citizen who is connected in profound ways, it takes a village, Rustic Pathway is a big part of that picture.

Quote by: Catherine Opie, Oliver's mom | Laguna Beach, CA Thai Elephant conservation Project