My husband and I both feel strongly that the staff on his trip were truly exceptional. Max felt he could talk to them and clearly was not afraid to show emotion in front of them. My guess is that once Max has processed it all the impact will be overwhelmingly positive – he mentioned that thanks to this trip he was ready now for AP biology (something his biology teacher has suggested but that he’s backed away from). we felt (and I believe correctly so) that our son was in terrific hands and exposed to all sorts of things that in the end will contribute positively to his growth and development. I remember briefly being concerned about Sustainable Summer being a new organization but compared to what I’ve heard from parents whose children have participated on similar programs I feel we selected very well. I am impressed.