STAND UP ADVENTURE COSTA RICA

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In November 2023, BBYO launched a new summer registration system that requires families to create a brand-new account, as it is not connected to any of the systems you may have previously used. Please visit bbyo.my.site.com/s/login and click Register Now to start this process. Need help setting up your account? Visit this document for step-by-step instructions.

OVERVIEW

This two-week experience combines outdoor exploration and cross-cultural adventure in the heart of Central America. Costa Rica is both stunning and rich in bio-diversity.

DESTINATION: Costa Rica
TRAVEL DATES


Jun 24 - Jul 10, 2024  Closed

Jul 23 - Aug 8, 2024  Closed

current grades CURRENT GRADES: 9-11
COMMUNITY SERVICE: ~24 Hours
DURATION: 17 Days
PROGRAM FEES
LAND COST: $5,510

Airfare cost to and from the program is not included in the land cost. Flight information will become available in the spring.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off in San Jose
  • Accommodations (hotels, bungalows & country lodging)
  • All meals
  • All programming
  • Private transportation
  • Medical insurance
  • Gratuity for program staff
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DETAILS

Immerse in unique service opportunities while chasing clouds across hanging bridges in the rainforests of Costa Rica! Teens will start their trip in San José, then work alongside local teens to tag butterflies and learn about ecotourism on a Costa Rican farm. We’ll visit indigenous people like the BriBri and Boruca to better understand their way of life. When not earning our 30 volunteering hours, we’ll be making the most of our time here by hiking and swimming to all the hidden gems of each region. Moments our past participants have loved:

  • Ziplining through the rainforest on a canopy adventure
  • Feeling the pulse of the La Fortuna waters crashing over the falls and jumping into the swimming hole
  • Visiting Cahuita National Park, which has coral reefs and the white-sand beach of Playa Blanca. The park’s rainforest shelters toucans, monkeys, and turtles

IS IT RIGHT FOR ME? While Stand UP Adventure Costa Rica is designed for active teens, the program is appropriate for most. Do not worry about needing to be super outdoorsy to enjoy yourself. The outdoor activities are only meant to complement the overall touring, most of which is still bus-based. The ultimate aim of this program is to provide teens with a more active way to experience the country through the beauty of its terrain, and to learn about Costa Rican life from the indigenous and Jewish communities in the region. Pura Vida! See you on the trails

Information

Questions about this program? We’re happy to answer them! Contact us. Families that are already registered for this experience should email [email protected] with any questions they have and someone from our customer service team will respond.

HIGHLIGHTS

Explore cloud forests as you zip-line through Costa Rica’s rainforests


Hike to an active volcano and take a dip in a hot springs thermal pool


Search for jungle wildlife on a nighttime safari


Get up close to crocodiles and more wildlife on the Tárcoles Bridge


Go kayaking on the Pacific Ocean and relax on the beach


Descend to La Fortuna Waterfall—which sits at the base of the dormant Chat volcano—and cool off in the swimming hole


Meet with local Costa Rican teens and take part in meaningful service projects


Celebrate Shabbat together with San Jose‘s Jewish community


BBYO Menorah White

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