British Virgin Islands

Building a Home & New Life for Miss Carol

Many of you made donations this past year to help with a home rebuild for Miss Carol, our cook of 25 years in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Carol has been our cook for teen volunteers every summer, but also a “house mom” and close friend. She gets to know our...

A Day in the Life of VISIONS

A Look at a Typical Summer Day What’s a typical day like on a VISIONS summer program? It’s a question we get often. You might wake up to a chorus of birds in the mountains of Nicaragua, to a frosted landscape by the Wrangell Mountains in Alaska, to merengue music and...

Glitter Magazine Features VISIONS Director

The following is an article from “Glitter Magazine” that spotlighted VISIONS Director, Katherine Dayton, for the publication’s “Real People” feature.  REAL PEOPLE: Katherine Dayton, Executive Director of VISIONS Service Adventures January...

Top 10 Reasons to be a Serial VISIONary

It’s time, once again, to make those summer plans! Have you thought about another VISIONS summer? Although the first VISIONS summer often feels like a life changing experience that can’t be repeated, many teen volunteers return for a second, third, and even fourth...

Area Teenager Volunteers in Alaskan Village

February 6, 2015 – Bozeman, Montana –  In 2014, Ian Berkey, a Wyckoff area resident, spent a month of summer vacation in a remote Alaska native village with VISIONS Service Adventures, an international community service based adventure travel program....

Top 10 Ways to Survive Without Technology

Technology is fully ingrained in our busy lives. We text or email instead of talking, keep up with our friends’ lives through Instagram, and do most of our schoolwork in front of a computer. Then there’s the entertainment, whether it’s our favorite streaming series on...

The Miss Carol Fund

Summer Cook for Teen Volunteers Since 1992 Ask any VISIONS British Virgin Islands (BVI) alum from the past 22 years about the local characters who made a lasting impression on them, and most are sure to mention Carol Williams (Miss Carol). This bubbly, warm spirited,...

Stuck in the Middle

Middle School Travel & Service Program Offers Alternative for Tweens As the parent of a middle schooler, it can be a challenge to understand exactly what your child is going through during this stage of life. Your “tween” may struggle with self-esteem, the social...

Top 10 Takeaways from a VISIONS Summer Program

Top Ten Takeaways VISIONS teen volunteers are sure to take home a number of souvenirs from their summer journeys. Maybe it’s a handcrafted memento from a stay on the Blackfeet or Northern Cheyenne Indian reservations in Montana; a trinket that was exchanged from a...

What Sets VISIONS Apart?

VISIONS is a unique teen summer program that has worked for over twenty-five years to create programs that enable teenagers to experience the richness of other cultures through long standing community relationships, challenging work, and invigorating travel. The...

“The Only CD I Listen to in My Car Now is Bob Marley”

Hey VISIONS! I wanted to write to thank you so much for such an incredible time. I’m not trying to sound cheesy, but I can honestly say that my experience in Tortola was one of the best experiences of my life. I can’t thank you enough for the time and dedication you...

The Serious Scope of Visions Service Projects

Among teen community service programs, VISIONS can be distinguished by a few ongoing, fundamentally integrated elements. One is the ambition of our community service projects for teens. Historically, the sophistication of VISIONS projects is impressive, specifically,...