Costa Rica Service Trip

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**Costa Rica Trip 2019**

Attention students from the 2020 and 2021 Graduating Classes - It is time to apply for the 2019 Costa Rica Trip!

  • Application Packet due April 20, 2018, at 3:30pm (packets located outside of Mrs. Behren O'Brien's office, 205.1)
  • Completion of 3 additional project-based assignments:
    • November 2018 – Research Paper Due
    • January 2019 - Spanish Project Due
    • May 2019 – Biology Project Due

Please see Mrs. Behrens O'Brien with any questions.

Trip Background

The bi-annual community service trip to Costa Rica was created to provide the students of Renaissance Academy with an opportunity to experience life beyond their neighborhoods, families, and school. The trip focuses on building a knowledge of the rich cultural nature of Costa Rica, both in the wildlife and in society.

Students also have the opportunity to provide much-needed school supplies and assistance to various school scattered about Costa Rica.

Tentative Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival to Costa Rica
  • Day 2: Day of activities in La Fortuna (location of Arenal Volcano)
  • Day 3: Maleku Reserve Social Project
  • Day 4: From La Fortuna to Monteverde via scenic route around Lake Arenal
  • Day 5: Monteverde and activities (including hikes and zip lining)
  • Day 6: From Monteverde area to Orphanage
  • Day 7: To Puna Leona and beach area
  • Day 8: Day to enjoy the costal area
  • Day 9: Early AM departure to San Jose to catch our flight.


  • Estimated cost of trip: $2200- $2500. Fundraising is conducted once applications are accepted.  Payments are collected each month.
  • A bus will transport travelers to and from RA and airport.
  • Cost includes airfare, hotels, all land-travel, all activities on itinerary, all meals, driver/guide tips, departure tax, and trip t-shirt.
  • Insurance will be obtained by trip coordinators on behalf of all travelers within 30 days of the initial deposit. This will be billed in addition to the trip cost. We will utilize Travelex Travel Insurance and provide a copy of the policy to each traveler.

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