students swimming at base of waterfallThis trip has been beyond amazing so far, and it's only the second day!

Today was an all body and mind experience, which I personally feel, has brought our team closer together. We hiked in the Cockscomb Jaguar reserve in hopes of seeing a Jaguar, but sadly we did not. We hiked up to Ben's Bluff, an overlook of a section of the reserve that was 1290 ft. high.

This hike was a literal uphill battle for everyone for the heat, the humidity, the all-upward climb, the lack of jaguars, etc. was daunting. However, everyone was encouraging to one another saying "You can do it!" and "You're doing a great job!" Some would stop to hold out a hand for support through tough areas. And others would laugh and tell jokes, which helped keep the mind off of the climb....Click here to read more.