- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: Costa Rica
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Community Service
- Sub-Categories: Youth Outreach
- Selective: No
- Ages: 17, 18
Join us this summer as we experience pure adrenaline mixed with just the right amount of community service. Help local children practice their English, zipline through lush jungle canopies, and catch some waves at favorite local spots for surfing. So pack your bags and get ready to live the pura vida!
This ultimate Costa Rican adventure packs in 22 days of pure adrenaline mixed with just the right amount of community service! Combining all the best elements of our popular Adrenaline and Adventure and Service programs, you’ll experience the natural beauty of Costa Rica while giving back to local communities. Teach local children English, plant trees, engage with the locals during meaningful service projects, and more. After a hard day of work, relax on Costa Rica’s pristine beaches, fly through the jungle canopy on a zipline, and catch some waves at some of the world’s most famous surfing destinations! This trip strikes a perfect balance between work and play. You will earn up to 20 service hours, and at the same time try new adventure activities such as whitewater rafting, swimming in waterfalls, canyoning, and rappelling, among others. What are you waiting for? A perfect summer in Costa Rica awaits!
Our Older Teen programs are carefully crafted with 11th and 12th graders in mind. We do not just take our standard programs and open certain dates to an older age group without changing the itineraries. Instead, we understand that older teens require a different type of program, and need itineraries with more challenges and independence to help them grow and encourage even more confidence with traveling. These programs are designed to nurture older teens and teach them to be more independent and savvy travelers. Because as you grow, your interests and needs do too.