Our staff is composed of social workers, therapeutic recreators, and direct support providers who have many years of experience working in agencies serving adults with developmental challenges. It may be hard to believe, but we are probably one of the few providers in this field of work that has no staff turnover. However, we are always adding staff as there are always new trips each year.
Irv’s three children, Tali, Ari and Doron often traveled with their father and The Guided Tour. Ari joined his father at The Guided Tour in 1986. In 1990 Ari received his Master’s in Social Work Administration. Ari and Irv, together, were a great team and brought many wonderful ideas and innovations to The Guided Tour over the years.
In 1981, The Guided Tour opened its seashore program in South Jersey, just three blocks from Atlantic City and eight houses from the beach. It is a beautiful house facing the ocean with 5 Guided Tour staff and 11 travelers joining us each week. Each year more and more individuals return to the seashore for one to four weeks, and by May the program is usually filled through the end of August. In recent years we have continued the program into September.
Ari has continued to expand and grow The Guided Tour in the tradition and manner his father Irv Segal did. Ari has surrounded himself with some of the brightest and best staff in this field. This is why The Guided Tour is the premier vacation program for adults with developmental challenges.