Overview

Navigate through rainforests and marine reserves a journey of biodiversity, adventure, and insight.

This four-week summer program offers you an enriching and inspiring experience in Costa Rica. During the four weeks you will get to experience trekking through multiple National Parks, walking through clouds in the world-renowned Cloud Forest, volunteering in wildlife refuges and overnight camping in Rincón de la Vieja National Park. Get involved with a volunteer learning project at the Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center where you will get to provide service for those animals who are impacted by the illegal animal trade. After a week of hard work and animal snuggles, head over to Jaco beach where you will get to try your hand at surfing. This is no ordinary surf camp though; you will get one on one coaching with video analysis of how to improve your riding! This journey will end high up in the cloud in the incredible Monteverde Cloud Forest.  

Experience a summer program where you will not only get to explore this amazing country of Costa Rica, but you will get to expand yourself personally. The nature-based activities will have you challenging new heights, pushing through humidity amongst the clouds, feeling the rain forest watching you and seeing new wildlife. Your ability to manage trekking and overnight plans will greatly develop during this portion. With our service projects you will get to experience first-hand the impacts that you can make for other living creatures. Finally, learn (or improve on) a skill which will have you wanting to ride the surf of the ocean for the rest of your life!

Cost and Session Information

All program-related travel and transport included All accommodationAll mealsAll expeditions, activities, excursions, entry fees and adventure travel as described in the itineraryEnvironmental education and service learning projectsExperiential core curriculum that pushes students to reflect and ask questions of themselves - working towards a deeper understanding of their values, identity, passions and purposeIndividual mentorship from program instructors, supporting you in your personal goals for the programInformal lectures from resident experts on conservation and eco-tourismExperienced Program Instructors and local guidesPre-departure web-page with all information you need in one place to prepare for the program24/7 emergency contact number for students and parentsGlobal medical rescue and political evacuation insuranceInstructors have 24/7 access to a physician and a psychologist, for advice and supportPacific Discovery T-shirt

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