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Hosted By

Divergent Adventures Ambassador, Alumni,
Ben VanHook
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      Ben's Great Baja Adventure

Fun & Learning On An Epic Scale!

Baja California, MX

April 10 - 14, 2024

12 College-Age Young Adults 

from: $2,698 a person 

based upon Double Occupancy

SAVE $200 A PERSON

Early Booking Discount!

$2498 If You Sign Up By 11/1/2023

A New Take on
Spring Break!
Endless Beach, A "Taco Crawl" Dinner, 
Desert Hikes, Surfing School
A Mountain Campout & Cooking with Chef Iker!

April 10 - 14, 2024

 

4 Nights/5 Days | From $2898 Per Person

"Ben's Baja Adventure"

A Peer Led Adventure of a Lifetime Awaits!"

Embark on a journey to Baja, Mexico! You'll discover new and unique places and do really cool things all while learning new life skills and putting them into practice with newfound friends. What better way to break the day-to-day routine of college or work life than a fantastic spring break to remote Mexico? It's a fantastic student and young adult experience designed specifically for our neurodivergent guests!

 

Our journey is about you learning and then putting those lessons into practice in the real world. It's about gaining a broader perspective of the world. It's about an outdoor classroom where nature thrives, the ocean pounds the surf, and the frigate birds and pelicans circle in the endless sunny skies above. We put the beach to its best use - we make it a place of higher learning. 

Meet the Team: Our journey is led by Stephanie Miller, VP & Director of Development, alongside Brand Ambassador, Conquer The Canyon Alumni, and Autism Advocate Ben VanHook. Together, they will lead an extraordinary itinerary transporting you through a remote part of Mexico, showcasing some of the most breathtaking land and seascapes imaginable.

Connect with Your Peers: What makes this adventure truly exceptional is that you'll be joined by 12 similar college-age young adults and university students from across North America. As we make our way through the itinerary, you'll connect with peers and like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds. There are old and new-found friends. 

Requirements and Preparation: A few conditions must be met to embark on this life-transforming journey. First, you should be a college-aged young adult (20+). College enrollment is NOT required. Secondly, you'll need to complete the Divergent Adventures virtual pre-trip 4-week Adventure Education Course. This virtual course will equip you with the knowledge and skills essential for the upcoming physical journey.

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone And Into A Divergent Adventure! If you're ready to take the next step, explore new horizons, and add new experiences to your life, start with Spring Break in the Baja with Ben! We're HOOKED! 

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Ben's Great Baja

Spring Break Adventure

Session Begin in March 2024

Adventure Date: April 10 - 14, 2024

Limited to

12 Adult Members Per Group

4 Virtual ZOOM Training Sessions

1.5 hours/week.

Course Sessions & Adventure

Early Booking Price - $2498 a person
Based on Double Occupancy

(2 People Per Room)*

$500/Person Deposit Required With Acceptance.
Airfare Not Included. 

 

 

 

Connect With Our Development Team To Learn More About Our Assessment and Acceptance Policies.

This Trip REQUIRES a Valid Passport.

No Special Equipment or Gear
Fully Guided. Inclusive. N
o Extra Fees.

*Single Rooms May Be Available. Costs Extra.

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Beach
Whales
Surfing Lessons

Day-To-Day

Sessions and Adventure

(Minimum of 6 Guests Required/Maximum 12 Guests)

Please note that the details of this itinerary are subject to change. Many planned activities are organized according to availability, events or seasonal dates, appropriate weather conditions or the discretion of our guides. We make every effort to provide the experience described in the itinerary with the understanding that some things may change.

DAY 1 - April 10:

  • Arrive: Cabo San Lucas International Airport (SJD). 

  • Group transfer to Los Colibris Casitas - 90 minute drive.

  • Orientation during transfer.

  • Beach Walk (time allowing) 

  • Welcome dinner with at Los Colibris Casitas.

Overnight - Los Colibris Casitas (1 of 3)​

 

DAY 2 - April 11:

  • Breakfast

  • Depart for Sierra Mountain Camp. - 75 minute drive.

  • Life skills sessions before lunch.

  • Lunch

  • Hike in the Sierra Mountains.

  • Happy hour Cookout Dinner.

  • Stargazing

Overnight - Sierra Mountain Camp​

 

DAY 3 - April 12:

  • Breakfast

  • Depart for Todos Santos and Pacific Bluffs Cliff Walk

  • Picnic on the beach.

  • Afternoon 1/2 Day Hike - (4-hours).

  • Beach time - Fun in the sun! Soccer, Frisbee etc. 

  • Todos Santos Taco Crawl for Dinner. 

Overnight - Los Colibris Casitas (2 of 3)​

DAY 4 - April 13:

  • Breakfast

  • Depart for Los Cerritos Surfing Beach - 20 minute drive.

  • One hour surfing lesson with time to practice and enjoy the beach.

  • Lunch at Barracuda Cantina.

  • Afternoon HIll Walk at Los Colibris Casitas.

  • Mexican cooking class and Margarita with Iker. 

Overnight - Los Colibris Casitas (1 of 3)​

             

DAY 5 - April 14:

  • Breakfast

  • Transfer to Cabo San Lucas International Airport (SJD).

Includes:

Pre-Adventure 4-Week Virtual Adventure Learning Center Course.

(Details listed separately from this itinerary).

While in Mexico, Your Adventure Includes: 

  • Adventure Co-host, Divergent Adventures, Brand Ambassador Ben VanHook.

  • Adventure Leader, Vice President & Director of Development Stephanie Miller.

  • Local Interpretive and safety-certified walking and hiking guides. 

  • Adventure Learning Course throughout the itinerary.

  • 5-day / 4-Night Adventure.

  • 4-Nights Hotel Accommodations per the itinerary. 

  • Meals per the itinerary: Breakfast-4; Lunch-3, Dinner-4.

  • Group Transportation throughout the itinerary. (Begins and ends at Cabo San Lucus Airport.)

  • Access and entrance fees to museums, historical & cultural sites, and parks as listed in the day-to-day itinerary.

  • Detailed “Know Before You Go” information includes recommended websites, reading lists, packing lists, what to bring, weather, and more.

This Divergent Adventure trip DOES NOT include:

  • Transfers outside of the itinerary schedule.

  • All international and domestic airfares with tax.

  • All items of a personal nature, including beverages and shopping.

  • All passport and visa application fees, vaccination, and medical consulting fees.

  • Additional hotel stays pre- or post-scheduled itinerary.

  • Early check-in or late check-out of rooms.

  • Optional tours.

  • Photographs or phone calls.

  • Discounts/Refunds on any unused portion of the tour.

  • Travel Insurance.

  • Anything not expressly stated in the itinerary or on the inclusion list above.

About Ben
HE'S NOT YOUR ORDINARY GUY

IN HIS OWN WORDS

 

"Autistic, goal-oriented self-starter with a keen attention to detail. Internationally acclaimed public speaker. Exceptional writing, public speaking, and organization skills. Extensive experience in project management, social media marketing, collaboration across organizations, and neurodivergent advocacy and mentoring. Positive attitude, coachable, team player and success-driven."

Ben is smart!

  • Master of Public Policy, George Mason Univ., Schar School of Policy & Gov. Arlington, VA

  • BA Political Science/Psychology, Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA

Ben is committed to sharing!

 

  • Served as a neurodivergent mentor, providing independence, organizational, vocational, and academic guidance to four autistic undergraduate students while maintaining confidentiality.

  • Organized students’ schedules and collaborated with external organizations (e.g., Hire Autism, campus services, and clubs) to enable students to advance their careers and connect to opportunities.

Ben is a committed peer mentor and leader!

 

  • Collaborated with Autism Initiative at Mercyhurst (AIM) and CREATE staff to implement constructive goal-oriented strategies to enable student success.

  • Supported 32 neurodivergent individuals in their transition to college.

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