I miss Turtle Island. I wish I could be there now. If I was there now, I would be hiking up to the medicine wheel in my bare feet.
Paideia School, Atlanta, GA
I just wanna thank you so much to get that experience. Ever since, I've been a lot more respectful to Mother Earth. I have been a lot more peaceful after the trip. I have you to thank for that.
--Danniel Ricks Jr.
Foster Homes for Children
Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you or my time spent at Turtle Island. I tell everyone I know and all I encounter about what you are doing and how it is possible for one person to create beauty and change perceptions.
Eustace thank you very much for this life changing adventure. The food was the best I have eaten in all my life!
It is the mentors in life that give you wings and Turtle Island is full of them.
Elon College Service Group
Coming from Ireland, I had no idea what to expect from Turtle Island Preserve. It shared with me a world I didn't know existed or could exist. I found joy at the revelation of it. I considered myself an experienced outdoor educator and camp counselor and thought I had seen almost all that could be done to educate young people to the world surrounding them. I was once again joyful to find so many new and fresh models at Turtle Island. The Preserve by its very nature exceeds the status quo. I have worked as a camp counselor at many different summer camps and outdoor programs and I have yet to see a staff which minute to minute, day to day gives their passion and dedication towards expanding campers interactions with the natural world and with each other as does Turtle Islands staff. I have seen these campers learn in t
wo weeks skills what it would take other programs many seasons to instruct. Not only this but it is my firm belief that in learning skills as simple as coaxing the fire out of two sticks young people can gain a confidence in interacting with their world that is both rare and precious nowadays. Turtle Island gifted me with a new view of the world and the education of young minds in a way I can never repay. Words cannot capture or convey the passion in which I would recommend and encourage to anyone the Turtle Island experience.
We have been incredibly inspired. Thank you for all of your hospitality! It has been unmistakably magical to experience Turtle Island. With much hope for the future... Mr. Conway, you rock!
--Winston S. Correll and Eric T. Hires