Thank you all for the incredible time I had at Turtle Island Preserve. I loved learning about the horses and TI in general. My spirit has been renewed.
It is the mentors in life that give you wings and Turtle Island is full of them.
Elon College Service Group
This is the most awesome field trip I've ever taken.
All Saints Episcopal 7th grader
Dear Eustace, Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. It was just a fine, fine day. I learned so very much and enjoyed it even more.
We can’t think you enough for the wonderful time we had this week! I wish you could be here now to hear the kids talk about their trip. As educators, we get the greatest satisfaction out of seeing kids learning and seeing the positive results of the process. The skills and lessons you taught them have made a real impact on their lives; that can be seen in all they do and say now… As I said before, we learn by your example. Thank you for setting that example.
Burlington Day School
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
Thank you!! I’m not sure who enjoyed Turtle Island the most, "me" or the kids. All the way home we made excuses to turn around and come back!!
Youth Group Coordinator
Coming to Turtle Island for the volunteer weekend was a challenging and rewarding experience. My partner Jon and I came to camp, work, explore, and eat good food! We were expecting a peaceful place, and I must admit that I was not disappointed. To me, there is peace in hard work and challenges. Working with Eustace and friends to build a stone retaining wall was some of the hardest labor I have done in a while! At the end of the day - we could see results of a wall well built, and I felt so proud! The meal of lasagna was probably the best I have ever had!
What I find so rewarding about the Turtle Island experience is that the learning and observation never ends. Eustace always offers a lesson in horses, or using primitive tools, or just how to live away from the mainstream, busy world that most are used to. I will return as much as I can in the future, because I want to learn more. I also want to live more simply, and I feel that I, too, can achieve this. It was a wonderful weekend.
I took a great solo hike and found the calm that I needed by a beautiful mountain stream.