COSTA RICA TREK

Information

Be the first in line for the Summer 2022 program of your choice! Pre-register now to express your interest, and we’ll reach out as soon as full program details are released.

OVERVIEW

Spend two weeks exploring and challenging yourself in Costa Rica. This stunningly beautiful country is rich in bio-diversity and filled with endless opportunities for outdoor adventure.

DESTINATION: Costa Rica
TRAVEL DATES


June, July

Dates will be updated once we officially open registration

current grades CURRENT GRADES: 8-10
COMMUNITY SERVICE: ~6 Hours
DURATION: 14 Days
PROGRAM FEES
LAND COST: $TBD

Need based scholarships and other funds will become available.

SUPERVISED FLIGHT: ~$TBD

Need based scholarships and other funds will become available.

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
EXPLORE MORE

DETAILS

Head for the cloud forests and tropical beaches of Costa Rica to explore a country rich in natural beauty and bio-diversity.

This experience combines outdoor exploration and cross-cultural adventure in the heart of Central America. Experience Shabbat with the local community, search for jungle wildlife on a nighttime safari, and explore your Jewish identity through the lens of life in Costa Rica.

ELEMENTS OF THE EXPERIENCE

Once-in-a-Lifetime Outdoor Adventures | Hike on an active volcano, zip-line over a rainforest, snorkel on a tropical beach, raft down a raging river, swim under a waterfall, relax in thermal hot springs, and go on a night safari. Costa Rica is a stunningly beautiful country that is lush with colorful plants, rare animals, and endless opportunities for outdoors exploration.

Traveling in Harmony with Nature | Although Costa Rica is a very small country, it contains more biodiversity than America or Europe! On Costa Rica Trek, you will spend the weekend on a “Costa Rican-style kibbutz,” explore an organic chocolate plantation, and eat deliciously fresh food at every stop along the way.

Living Jewish Values | Costa Rica Trek is also an opportunity to explore your Jewish identity through the lens of life in Costa Rica. Delve into the meaning of being “eco-kosher,” fulfill the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam (repair of the world), and celebrate two very memorable Shabbatot—including one with the Jewish community of San Jose.

IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?

While Costa Rica Trek 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 Costa Trek is to provide teens with a more active way to experience the country through the beauty of its terrain. See you on the trails!

HIGHLIGHTS

Explore Monteverde’s cloud forests and swim under waterfalls


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 with crocodiles, iguanas, lizards, and more on a boat tour on the Tarcoles River


Go ocean kayaking on the Pacific Ocean and relax on the beach


Stay at a ranch and learn ecologically friendly farming practices


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


Celebrate Shabbat together with San Jose‘s Jewish community


PROGRAM REVIEWS

BBYO Menorah White

BE PART OF OUR TRADITION

TRUSTED BY PARENTS, LOVED BY TEENS SINCE 1924