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I know I sound overdramatic, but it’s actually very hard to put into words what it means to be part of the Hurricane Island community. The closest analogy I can think of is being in a secret club with some of the coolest, kindest people you’ve ever met. Just knowing about the island feels like you’re in on a fragile secret, but it’s also a call to action to protect Hurricane and what it stands for. The Hurricane Island community is unlike anything else I’ve ever been a part of; it helped me connect with nature and myself, and I met some amazing people along the way. I would jump at the chance to go back to Hurricane…I’m not exaggerating when I say it was one of the best, eye-opening weeks of my life. Thank you so much for making it happen.
Attending a volunteer day at Hurricane Island might be the best way to learn what is going on with the Hurricane Island Foundation. You spend the day working along side the people who are making the island happen. The work day is well organized and structured, the conversation is lively and generally centered around the island’s activity, the lunch is amazing and transportation provided. In exchange for a fair bit of sweat equity, you can have all your questions answered about the current programs and developmental plans. You come away feeling as though you have earned an honorary membership to the Hurricane Island Community.
I am thankful that an Island as beautiful and special as Hurricane Island is still being used for education and to help people grow in positive ways. With the help of the Hurricane Island Foundation, more youth in today’s society learn to value and respect themselves, others and nature!
Neil and his fellow student leaders
Hurricane Island itself is a beautiful place, and although it’s just an island, it is a place that has the ability to change the lives of those who are open to it. Once you can look past the stunning beauty of the physical landscape, it has so much more to offer than just a nice view. On top of the location, the Hurricane Island staff will help you in any way they see possible. It feels very good to have a connection with the folks at Hurricane Island, and it is a connection I will value my whole life.