This Spring Break Journey is designed for United Faith Christian! During this week students will adventure, serve and play in a beautiful region of Costa Rica. We will engage in a Service Mission trip filled with meaningful service projects with our established partners in communities of Guanacaste. This team will also enjoy time for adventures while seeing the sights in this wonderful country. All transportation and itinerary details are pre-arranged for the team. We arrange flights and in-country private buses, all meals, serve projects, team time, and fun adventures. This week will be filled with activities to engage in and also provide time on their own.
Our established community partners will assist us in designing just the right community based projects for the team once we know who is traveling this week!
DEADLINES AND REGISTRATION/PAYMENT INFORMATION:
Please contact RJ.Pridgeon@ufca.org.
PO. Box 916763
Longwood, FL 32791
Make a difference over Spring Break! Joining a Service Mission to Costa Rica will change the way you see yourself, others, and those in another country. While we travel and serve through Costa Rica you can also enjoy the stunning countryside, food and friends. Learn about environmental responsibility from local farmers, and we will hike the hanging bridges of the jungle!
|29 - Mar - 2020 to 05 - Apr - 2020|
This Journey is customized for the Senior Class!
*This includes all meals, round-trip air, lodging (7 nights), all in-country transportation, and a day of adventure hiking the hanging bridges. Please note that all Journeys are completely designed around the group size. This is priced currently at a minimum team size of 18.
Santa Teresa Norte is a school partner located in a rural community, with 15 students. During our time there we will be engaged in a variety of projects you can choose from. Are you artistically inclined? Love music? Or sports? Each project is built around your desire to serve in a way that supports learning, education, relationships and community strategies. Ask for more details on how we design class trips to support this and other community partners.
The Hacienda Rio Coté Project (HRC) was established in 2007 to restore and protect rainforest land adjacent to the Rio Coté National Protected Areas in Costa Rica.
HRC’s mission is to reforest and preserve land that is contiguous with existing protected areas of the Rio Coté National Forest and in effect increase the size of a pristine rainforest environment. HRC’s goal is to maintain and extend natural biodiversity, preserve watersheds, reduce erosion and river degradation, protect animal and insect habitats, and preserve the primordial beauty of the tropical rain forests for future generations.
Located in the northern region of Tilaran, Guanacaste, near the Nicaraguan border, Tierras Morenas is a classic farming village. The nearby wind farm is one of the few modern technologies to reach this quaint community, where the people are friendly and welcoming. In Tierras Morenas we assist in however your class is needed in this timeless village, whether it’s helping to teach English at the school, creating a sports program for the kids, painting a mural or building a playground.
We will stay at either the San Bosco Lodge,the Arenal Observatory Lodge, Cabinas Catalina, Coralles Farm, or another locally owned and supported lodging facility that is perfect for student teams.
Our 27 and 15 passenger bus partners will accompany us on each Journey and stay with the team the entire week. Air conditioned, insured, and fabulous.
Close toed shoes, toiletries
Heart to Serve
Fly to San Jose, Costa Rica ~ Transportation will pick up the team and head to a partner hotel for debrief, team meetings, t-shirts, and overview of the week. Enjoy a wonderful meal before the Journey begins!
The next morning we will start with team building and a Serve Project in the afternoon.
8:00am – Breakfast with Spanish lesson overview
9:00am – Depart and arrive at Serve Location
12:30pm – Break for lunch, team time
1:00pm – Continue on local Serve projects
4:00pm – Head back to base hotel/camp
6:00pm – Team dinner and relax time!
** opportunities/adventures throughout the Journey (zip-line and hiking/birding options).
Day 6 you will have options to adventure as a team, have time off on your own. Walk town, visit local shops, or go rafting!
More details to come.
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