Supervised Youth Spanish Camps in Costa Rica

Keywords: 
Teen Camp, Spanish, Volunteer, Surf, Tourism, Adventure Travel
Quick Facts
Start: June through July
Age: 14-17
Cost: $1,395
Num. Weeks:  1-7 Weeks
Level:  Beginner to Intermediate
Combine multiple experiences - Voluneer, Surf, Touring Spanish study and more.
All inclusive prices
The activities after class are very interesting and fun.

Each of our Teen Spanish Camps is designed to combine the learning of the language with fun, adventurous, educational and culturally significant activities.

There are four exciting Teen Spanish Camps from which to choose in beautiful Costa Rica; including the one of a kind Travel, Adventure & Spanish Camp. The Spanish and Surf Camp as well as the Spanish and Adventure Camp are offered in Playa Dominical. The Spanish Immersion and Volunteer Program, with volunteering at an orphanage and living with local families, is offered in Turrialba. The Travel Adventure Camp is a two week experience that is not in just one location. Students will travel all around Costa Rica and visit different parts of the country.

All four teen camps in Costa Rica are designed so that students can mix and match programs and locations in order to combine multiple camps to create the perfect program for your Summer. You can do one week (or more)  in one program and one in another or any combination of the above.

Enrollment in all camps is limited to 15 students per week. The only exception is the Travel Adventure Camp, which has a maximum of 12 students. The student to counselor ratio is, 5 to 1 so be sure to register in advance to make sure you have a spot in Costa Rica this Summer!

Camp June 19 June 26 July 3 July 10 July 17 July 24 July 31

Teen Adventure & Spanish

      X   X  
Teen Surf & Spanish     X X X    
Teen Volunteer & Spanish X X X        
Teen Adventure Travel              X

NOTE: Participants arrive on Sunday before 3:00 pm, and depart Monday following the end of the program.

General Information About the Camps

There are six different weekend adventure tours, one each weekend during the summer. At the end of each week students from all the camps will come together for the weekend adventure tour. These tours are designed to showcase the diversity and beauty of Costa Rica. During these tours students will river raft, zip line, horseback ride, snorkel, repel down waterfalls, visit volcanoes and get up close and personal with Costa Rican wildlife. No other teen camp in Costa Rica has as wide a range of locations and adventure activities!

Teen Surf and Spanish Camp (Ages 14 - 17)

This is our signature camp and is what we believe to be one of the most unique Teen Summer Spanish Camp in Central America. Students from ages 14 to 17 are eligible to participate in this exceptional Spanish immersion program. The camp offers interactive Spanish classes, surf lessons, and weekend adventure tours, as well as group and cultural activities.

This is the perfect program for high school students looking for a fun Spanish learning environment, while at the same time either learning to surf or practicing their skills on some of the best breaks in Latin America. Each week long session includes 5 days of Spanish classes, 4 hours/day, along with 4 afternoons of surfing. Students are lodging together in a local 3 star eco resort near the beach. Each weekend, students will participate in a 2 day adventure tour to a different part of Costa Rica.

Included in the Program:

  • Weekend adventure tours and evening cultural activities
  • 4 half-day surf lessons
  • Use of surfboards
  • Lodging in a 3 star eco-resort
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • 3 meals per day
  • 4 hours per day of Spanish instruction (Monday through Friday)
  • 4 levels from beginner to intermediate
  • Study materials
  • All in country transportation
  • Health/travel insurance
  • Bilingual guides

2018 Start Date:

  • July 2, 9 & 16,  2018

2018 Program Fees:

  • 1 Week: $1,755
  • 2 Weeks: $3,428
  • 3 Weeks: $5,124

 The Teen Surf and Spanish Camp is located in Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Located on the Northern Pacific coast, Tamarindo is a world famous surfing destination with three different beaches and dozens of different breaks in the immediate area from which to choose. It is also a very safe beach for swimming, with a long white sand beach for lying out. It is a lively town with lots of banks, shops, stores and restaurants.

Each week students will participate in a beach clean up effort to protect the natural environment.

Teen Spanish Immersion and Adventure (Ages 14 - 17)

This camp combines interactive Spanish lessons each morning with afternoon and weekend adventure tours. 5 days a week, from Monday through Friday, students will attend Spanish classes for 4 hours in small groups. In the afternoons, Monday through Thursday, they will take part in half day adventure tours. Then, each weekend, they will participate in a 2 day adventure excursion. These excursions are designed to display the diversity and beauty of Costa Rica.

This camp is designed for students who are interested in exhilarating and challenging adventure activities. Students will visit local national parks, kayak, river raft, zip line, hike and rappel. When you combine intensive morning Spanish classes, afternoon tours, evening cultural activities with exciting weekend adventures you get an amazing Costa Rican experience.

Included in the Program:

  • 4 afternoons a week of adventure tours
  • Weekend adventure tours
  • Evening cultural activities
  • 4 hours per day of Spanish instruction (Monday through Friday)
  • 4 levels from beginner to intermediate
  • Lodging in a 3 star eco-resort
  • 3 meals a day
  • Airport pick up and drop off in San Jose
  • All transportation in country
  • Health/travel insurance
  • Bilingual guides

2018 Start Date:

  • July 9 & 23 2018

2018 Program Fees:

  • 1 Week: $1,715

The Adventure Camp is only done one week at a time, so most students combine this with one of our other camps to have different experiences while in Costa Rica. This camp is meant to seamlessly continue a student’s Spanish education, while giving them some challenging and fun afternoon experiences.

The Adventure Camp takes place in Playa Tamarindo, which is located on the Northern Pacific coast in the province of Guanacaste. Tamarindo is one of Costa Rica’s most popular tourist destinations and there are a lot of reasons why. It is a dry forest area, with substantially less rain than the rest of the country. This means you have more time to enjoy the outdoors and adventure activities. It also makes the beaches white and the ocean more clear and blue. It is a very safe beach for swimming and the town has a lot to offer with numerous banks, shops, stores and restaurants.

Teen Spanish Immersion and Volunteer Camp (Ages 14 - 17)

Our Teen Spanish and Volunteer Camp in Turrialba is a true Spanish and cultural immersion program. The camp combines four hours of intense Spanish classes in small groups in the morning with volunteer activities four afternoons a week. Students will volunteer at a local orphanage as well as a state run senior home. There will also be projects in the area that will help the environment and sustainable living. Students live with local, specially chosen, Costa Rican host families. They receive two meals a day with their Tico families. There is also time to interact with the families and experience the culture.

This is the perfect program for those students who are very serious about learning Spanish. Along with staying with local families and volunteering, students participate in different afternoon and evening cultural activities. These activities are designed to promote the Costa Rican culture. These activities along with volunteer opportunities help the student to speak the language outside of class and host family. On the weekends there are fun and exciting activities that showcase Costa Rica’s natural beauty.

Included in the Program:

  • 3 afternoon and evening cultural activities
  • Weekend adventure tours
  • Evening cultural activities
  • 4 hours per day of Spanish instruction (Monday through Friday)
  • 4 levels from beginner to intermediate
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Lodging with a local Costa Rican family
  • 3 meals per day (2 with the family)
  • Study materials
  • All in country transportation
  • Health/travel insurance
  • Bilingual guides

2018 Start Date:

  • June 18 & 25 and July 2, 2018

2018 Program Fees:

  • 1 Week: $1,395
  • 2 Weeks: $2,790
  • 3 Weeks: $4,185

Every part of this program is designed to help the student to speak, hear and understand conversational Spanish. Monday morning students are broken up into small groups of no more than 5 students per teacher. Only students of similar levels of ability are placed in the same classes. In addition to our service projects, students will participate in cultural activities including: Latin dance classes, Latin cooking classes, movie nights and visits to the local farmers market.

The town of Turrialba has 35,000 inhabitants and is located in a mountain valley, 1½ hours from the capital city, San Jose. It is a very safe and accessible town with none of the traffic and congestion of the capital. Three rivers crisscross the valley with a large man made lake about 10 minutes outside of town. The temperature in Turrialba is very mild with daytime highs in the mid 80s and nighttime highs in the mid 60s.

Teen Travel, Adventure and Spanish Camp (Ages 14 - 17)

This is a one week only camp where students get to visit several different parts of Northwest Costa Rica. The emphasis of this camp is on travel and adventure, so it includes only 2 mornings of Spanish classes (8 hours in total). Most days will be filled with adventures and tours. It is designed for students that are looking for a more intensive travel experience.

Costa Rica is one of the most diverse countries in the world. It has 21 different micro climates, hundreds of miles of coastline along both the Pacific and Caribbean and tall rain-forest covered mountains. Each destination during the week has been chosen to showcase Costa Rica’s natural splendor. From secluded tropical beaches to zip lining through a mountain canyon, beauty and adventure are our goal.

 

Included in the Program:

  • Airport pick up and drop off (LIR)
  • 2 days of Spanish classes, 4 hours per day, Monday and Tuesday
  • 7 days of adventure tours
  • 2 days of surf lessons
  • Day long exploration of the northern beaches
  • 2 day trip to Isla de Chira indigenous island reserve
  • 2 day tour of Rincon de la Viaja National Park
  • 3 meals per day
  • Study materials
  • All in-country transportation
  • Health/travel insurance
  • Bilingual naturalist guides

2018 Start Date:

  • July 30, 2016

2018 Program Fees:

  • 1 Week: $1,695

The first part of the camp takes place in Playa Tamarindo. Here we will take Spanish classes and surf lessons. At mid-week we will head north to explore more warm tropical beaches to swim and snorkel. We then head to a rain forest covered island in the middle of the Gulf of Nicoya. After two days of kayaking, hiking and fishing with the local population, we will make our way to the volcanos and hot springs of Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja. Here we will zip line, raft, horseback ride and bask in the thermal hot springs and mud baths before heading back to Liberia were we wills stay the night before the students fly home on Monday.

We ask that students doing just the travel camp fly into and out of the Liberia Airport (LIR). Airport pick up and drop off from this airport are included the price of the camp. If a student must use the San Jose Airport (SJO), this is possible, but requires an additional transport fee as well as special arrangements. These arrangements will need to be made and approved in advance.