- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: Costa Rica
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Session Start: July, August
- Session Length: Two Weeks
- Entering Grade: 7th, 8th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Community Service
- Sub-Categories: Youth Outreach
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14
Join us for a summer of valuable volunteer work and unforgettable memories in Costa Rica! This laid-back itinerary is perfect for younger teens interested in working alongside the community while exploring all that this amazing country has to offer!
For those middle school students looking for their first trip abroad without their parents, join us in Costa Rica for unforgettable memories and valuable service work! We have tailor-made the itinerary with middle school students in mind, allowing for a more relaxed experience to help everyone adjust to the culture shock of being abroad. Experience everything that Costa Rica has to offer stress free!
We will have the unique opportunity to perform 20 hours of valuable service work in two different communities. In Sámara we work with a local association that provides supplemental educational, recreational, and career opportunities for youth with limited resources in the rural beach communities of the surrounding area. We will be helping run one of their many programs focusing on academic and artistic education, environmental consciousness, health, and socio-cultural development. Projects vary but our service work typically consists of working on art projects with the children, reading to them, teaching them English, and general upkeep of the school such as painting and light maintenance.
Along with our meaningful service work, you will explore volcanoes, jungles, and beaches. We will experience the best Costa Rica has to offer while ziplining, hiking, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, and much more! Eleven fun-filled days in Costa Rica will leave you saying “Pura Vida!”