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SUMMER EXPERIENCES

Trek Costa Rica

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

  • At a Glance

    14 Days | GRADES: 8th - 10th

    Community Service: ~8 Hours
    Location: Costa Rica

  • 2018 Dates & Costs

    • Available
    • Available

    LAND COST: $3,750


    SUPERVISED FLIGHT: ~$600

  • Included:

    • Airport pick-up & drop-off in San Jose
      Participants are responsible for arranging own transportation to/from Costa Rica
      Inquire for more details about a supervised flight from select cities
    • Accommodations (hotels and country lodging)
    • All meals 
    • All programming
    • Deluxe motorcoach
    • Medical insurance
    • Gratuity for program staff
  • Learn More:

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

Trek Costa Rica is a two-week travel opportunity for Jewish teens combining outdoors experiences, a focus on sustainability, community-based service projects, and a cross-cultural adventure in the heart of Central America. 

Through it all, strangers will become your friends, as you journey across this beautiful land sharing authentic memories together.

Elements of the Program

Outdoors Experiences

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.

Living in Harmony with Nature

Although Costa Rica is a very small country, it contains more biodiversity than America or Europe! On Trek Costa Rica, we will learn about Costa Rica's unique approach to sustainable living, 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.

Building Cross-Cultural Connections

Costa Rica is a very friendly country. So friendly, it is one of the only countries in the world with no army at all. Meet fellow teens at a local school, celebrate Shabbat with the Jewish community of San Jose, and leave your mark through a series of service projects.

Traveling Jewishly

Trek Costa Rica 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 Tikun Olam (fixing the planet), and celebrate two very memorable Shabbatot – including one with the Jewish community of San Jose.

Program Highlights

For a more detailed view of the program, check out the Program Itinerary

 

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 sustainable ranch and learn ecologically friendly farming practices
Meet with local Costa Rican teens and take part in meaningful community service projects
Celebrate Shabbat together with San Jose's Jewish community
Raft down the roaring rapids of the Pacuare River!

Itinerary Snapshot

A complete sample itinerary is available for an even fuller sense of the experience.

WEEK #1 | Cloud Forests & Volcanoes!

Land in San Jose and head straight for the highlands of the Monteverde cloud forests where we will search for exotic animals, fly high above the canopy forests on a world-renowned zip-line course, and meet with Costa Rica teens at a local high school. From Monteverde we set off for Arenal, a volcano so active that bright red flowing lave is visible most nights. This region of Costa Rica is especially beautiful, and we will explore it on horseback, on foot, and in the water. Our first week caps off with a visit to Rancho Margot, a small Costa Rican agricultural community that can best be described as a "Costa Rican kibbutz." Here we will celebrate a unique Shabbat with yoga, community-building, and well-deserved relaxation time.

WEEK #2 | Pacific Coast, River Rafting & San Jose

Our second week in Costa Rica begins descending from the mountains and heading to the Pacific coast where we snorkel, ocean kayak, and enjoy a beautiful sunset over the open ocean. From the Pacific we head back up into the highlands for a white-water rafting adventure on the raging rapids of the Pacuare River. The Trek Costa Rica experience wraps up where it started in San Jose, Costa Rica's capital. Here we spend Shabbat with the local Jewish community and learn about their history and special place in Costa Rican society.

We have provided the following sample itinerary to give you a better feel for this experience, including the types of accommodations we use. The actual program may vary slightly. An updated itinerary is distributed 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the program.

DAY #1 | Tuesday | Arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Arrival to San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Evening: Welcome to Costa Rica! Get to know each other with fun, interactive ice breakers
  • Overnight: Best Western Irazu – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #2 | Wednesday | Into the Costa Rican Highlands

  • Enjoy a guided tour of Alajuela Central Market, an enourmous farmers market with delicious fruits, vegetables, cheeses, desserts, breads, drinks and more!
  • Travel northwards through the lush green forests and banana plantations into the highlands to Sarapiqui
  • Costa Rican Adventure Race and reforestation project that includes rafting down a river!
  • Put your dancing shoes on as you learn how to dance the Salsa!
  • Overnight: Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve – Chilamate, Costa Rica

DAY #3 | Thursday | Cross-Cultural Exchange

  • Discover the Rainforest at Tirimbina, explore the trails and understand the rainforest habitat
  • Find out the secrets of chocolate! See the process from cocoa plant to chocolate bar
  • Search for rainforest wildlife in the darkness of night
  • Overnight: Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve – Chilamate, Costa Rica

DAY #4 | Friday | Adventures in Baldi

  • Relax at the Baldi Hot Springs Resort, the most expansive hot spring facility in the area
  • Depart to Rancho Margot, orientation to the eco-lodge Ranch and everything it has to offer
  • Afternoon activity – your choice of horseback riding or kayaking!
  • Experience Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner at Rancho Margot
  • Overnight: Rancho Margot – Lake Arenal, Costa Rica

DAY #5 | Saturday | Shabbat at the Ranch

  • Start Shabbat with a relaxing morning yoga class followed by Shabbat services
  • Tour Rancho Margot and its beautiful nature trails
  • Spend Shabbat afternoon at the Ranch with yoga, soccer, pool and relaxation time
  • Overnight: Rancho Margot – Lake Arenal, Costa Rica

DAY #6 | Sunday | Costa Rican Approach to Sustainability

  • Explore Arenal National Park – Hike to the base of an active volcano for a stunning view!
  • Descend to the base of La Fortuna waterfalls and cool-off in the river
  • Travel to the misty cloud forest community of Monteverde
  • Nighttime walking safari in the Monteverde Biological Reserve
  • Overnight: Hotel Montana – Monteverde, Costa Rica

DAY #7 | Monday | Monteverde Cloud Forest

  • Hike through the cloud-covered Santa Elena reserve and plant trees
  • Dine in “downtown” Monteverde and then depart to Selvatura Park
  • Fly high above the cloud forest canopy on a zip-lining and hanging bridge course
  • Walk through a colorful Butterfly garden
  • Overnight: Hotel Montana – Monteverde, Costa Rica

DAY #8 | Tuesday | Along the Pacific Coast

  • Descend from the mountains and travel south along the Pacific Coast
  • Volunteer activity at the Senior Citizens Home in Quebrada Ganado
  • Get up-close with crocodiles, iguanas, lizards and more on a boat tour on the Tarcoles River
  • Help keep the Tarcoles community beautiful with a beach clean up project
  • Lecture from turtle hatchery expert – end your day with a short night walk on the beach
  • Overnight: Hotel Doce Lunas – Jaco, Costa Rica

DAY #9 | Wednesday | Manuel Antonio  

  • Explore the expansive beaches and evergreen forest of the Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful nature of the park
  • Playa Hermosa Turtle Reserve – see the beachfront where turtles come to lay their eggs!
  • Evening: Relax after a long day with a delicious Kosher BBQ dinner back at the hotel
  • Overnight: Hotel Doce Lunas – Jaco, Costa Rica

DAY #10 | Thursday | Beach Day!

  • Wake up with the sun and hike up to Mirros Mountain
  • Kayak and canoe on the Pacific Ocean then catch your breath and eat lunch on Jaco beach
  • Descend the mossy, stone steps of the Bijagual Rainforest to hear the roar of the Waterfall
  • Overnight: Costa Rica Hotel & Tennis Club – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #11 | Friday | San Jose – Capital of Costa Rica

  • Ascend to the top of the Poaz Volcano National Park, overlooking San Jose
  • Shopping in Alajuela, one of the largest cities in Costa Rica
  • Return to the hotel to prepare for Shabbat in Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose
  • Kabbalat Shabbat services at San Jose’s Shaare Zion Congregation
  • Shabbat dinner at the Jewish Community Center
  • Overnight: Costa Rica Hotel & Tennis Club – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #12 | Saturday | Community Shabbat

  • Enjoy a leisurely Shabbat morning at the hotel facilities along with Shabbat programming
  • Lunch at Aish HaTorah with the local rabbi
  • Afternoon relaxation at the hotel – hang out with your friends, play sports, and more
  • Overnight: Costa Rica Hotel & Tennis Club – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #13 | Sunday | Rafting on Pacuare River

  • Wake up early and travel through Turialba en route to the Pacuare River
  • Begin a full-day of white water rafting on the rushing rapids of the Pacuare River
  • Evening: Farewell dinner party and bowling!
  • Overnight: Best Western Irazu – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #14 | Monday | Heading Home!

  • Depart from San Jose Airport

You have questions? We've got answers! Our most frequently asked questions for this program are answered below. Additional program-wide FAQs are also available. Contact us to learn more.

How will my teen travel to the program?
An optional group flight is typically not available for this program, however, a designated chaperoned flights is offered. This means you will be able to purchase your own individual ticket on a flight that is chaperoned by our staff.  Exact flight arrangements will be released in the spring. Families are also able to book separate flight itineraries entirely and make arrangements to meet our staff at the San Jose Airport in Costa Rica. Learn more about our group flights.

Where will my teen be sleeping?
We stay in several different kinds of lodgings – ranging from comfortable 3-star hotels to more rustic eco-lodges in the rainforest. Each teen will have their own sleeping accommodations. Our accommodations are typically outside of cities and provide space for teens to relax and explore in a safe environment.

How is the program staffed?
Each group is accompanied by a team of madrichim (counselors), a local tour leader, and a bus driver. Staff names are posted approximately 3-4 weeks prior to your departure, and you can expect a staff welcome call in the lead up to summer. Learn more about our staff team.

What's the summer weather like?
Costa Rica is a tropical country, but the weather varies greatly from region to region. In the highland areas you can expect cooler weather in the 60s to 70s. Along the lowland coast, the weather is typically in the 80s or even 90s during the day. Finally, June and July fall within the Costa Rica’s rainy season. What this means is that rain is common, although it’s often brief in the late afternoon or evening.

How do you approach security?
The safety of the teens under our care is our guiding consideration. Learn more about our organization’s approach to safety & security.

What's the typical group size?
Although it varies from year to year, our average group size in Costa Rica is 25 teens.

What's the food like?
Meals will be either kosher or vegetarian. Some meals will be provided according to the “pizur” system – an allowance for purchasing your own meal at a local eatery. Participants can buy whatever food they wish with pizur funds. Expect to eat seasoned rice, beans, tropical fruit and veggies, plantains, and much more. Vegetarians will have no problems eating well on the trip.

Will I need a visa?
If you travel with an American, Canadian, or EU passport – good news! – you don’t need a visa to enter Costa Rica.

For more information, check out our general FAQs.

BBYO makes it easy to combine two experiences for an extended summer of adventure, learning and self-discovery. 

Supervised Connections

Connecting travel arrangements are available between programs, and staff supervision is provided during the connection. Learn more about how connections work here.

Independent Connections

Families make their own travel arrangements between programs, and staff supervision is not provided during the connection. Learn more about how connections work here.

  • *ILTC + Trek Costa Rica #1
    23 Days | Current 10th Graders

*Note: Families connecting a BBYO Passport experience with BBYO’s CLTC or ILTC can expect some differences between program policies and registration requirements. Registration for these connected experiences is done separately for each program. 
 
  • At a Glance

    14 Days | 8th - 10th

    Community Service: ~8 Hours
    Location: Costa Rica

  • 2018 Dates & Costs

    • Available
    • Available

    LAND COST: $3,750


    SUPERVISED FLIGHT: ~$600

  • Included:

    • Airport pick-up & drop-off in San Jose
      Participants are responsible for arranging own transportation to/from Costa Rica
      Inquire for more details about a supervised flight from select cities
    • Accommodations (hotels and country lodging)
    • All meals 
    • All programming
    • Deluxe motorcoach
    • Medical insurance
    • Gratuity for program staff
  • Learn More:

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

Trek Costa Rica is a two-week travel opportunity for Jewish teens combining outdoors experiences, a focus on sustainability, community-based service projects, and a cross-cultural adventure in the heart of Central America. 

Through it all, strangers will become your friends, as you journey across this beautiful land sharing authentic memories together.

Elements of the Program

Outdoors Experiences

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.

Living in Harmony with Nature

Although Costa Rica is a very small country, it contains more biodiversity than America or Europe! On Trek Costa Rica, we will learn about Costa Rica's unique approach to sustainable living, 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.

Building Cross-Cultural Connections

Costa Rica is a very friendly country. So friendly, it is one of the only countries in the world with no army at all. Meet fellow teens at a local school, celebrate Shabbat with the Jewish community of San Jose, and leave your mark through a series of service projects.

Traveling Jewishly

Trek Costa Rica 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 Tikun Olam (fixing the planet), and celebrate two very memorable Shabbatot – including one with the Jewish community of San Jose.

Program Highlights

For a more detailed view of the program, check out the Program Itinerary

 

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 sustainable ranch and learn ecologically friendly farming practices
Meet with local Costa Rican teens and take part in meaningful community service projects
Celebrate Shabbat together with San Jose's Jewish community
Raft down the roaring rapids of the Pacuare River!

Itinerary Snapshot

A complete sample itinerary is available for an even fuller sense of the experience.

WEEK #1 | Cloud Forests & Volcanoes!

Land in San Jose and head straight for the highlands of the Monteverde cloud forests where we will search for exotic animals, fly high above the canopy forests on a world-renowned zip-line course, and meet with Costa Rica teens at a local high school. From Monteverde we set off for Arenal, a volcano so active that bright red flowing lave is visible most nights. This region of Costa Rica is especially beautiful, and we will explore it on horseback, on foot, and in the water. Our first week caps off with a visit to Rancho Margot, a small Costa Rican agricultural community that can best be described as a "Costa Rican kibbutz." Here we will celebrate a unique Shabbat with yoga, community-building, and well-deserved relaxation time.

WEEK #2 | Pacific Coast, River Rafting & San Jose

Our second week in Costa Rica begins descending from the mountains and heading to the Pacific coast where we snorkel, ocean kayak, and enjoy a beautiful sunset over the open ocean. From the Pacific we head back up into the highlands for a white-water rafting adventure on the raging rapids of the Pacuare River. The Trek Costa Rica experience wraps up where it started in San Jose, Costa Rica's capital. Here we spend Shabbat with the local Jewish community and learn about their history and special place in Costa Rican society.

We have provided the following sample itinerary to give you a better feel for this experience, including the types of accommodations we use. The actual program may vary slightly. An updated itinerary is distributed 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the program.

DAY #1 | Tuesday | Arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Arrival to San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Evening: Welcome to Costa Rica! Get to know each other with fun, interactive ice breakers
  • Overnight: Best Western Irazu – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #2 | Wednesday | Into the Costa Rican Highlands

  • Enjoy a guided tour of Alajuela Central Market, an enourmous farmers market with delicious fruits, vegetables, cheeses, desserts, breads, drinks and more!
  • Travel northwards through the lush green forests and banana plantations into the highlands to Sarapiqui
  • Costa Rican Adventure Race and reforestation project that includes rafting down a river!
  • Put your dancing shoes on as you learn how to dance the Salsa!
  • Overnight: Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve – Chilamate, Costa Rica

DAY #3 | Thursday | Cross-Cultural Exchange

  • Discover the Rainforest at Tirimbina, explore the trails and understand the rainforest habitat
  • Find out the secrets of chocolate! See the process from cocoa plant to chocolate bar
  • Search for rainforest wildlife in the darkness of night
  • Overnight: Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve – Chilamate, Costa Rica

DAY #4 | Friday | Adventures in Baldi

  • Relax at the Baldi Hot Springs Resort, the most expansive hot spring facility in the area
  • Depart to Rancho Margot, orientation to the eco-lodge Ranch and everything it has to offer
  • Afternoon activity – your choice of horseback riding or kayaking!
  • Experience Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner at Rancho Margot
  • Overnight: Rancho Margot – Lake Arenal, Costa Rica

DAY #5 | Saturday | Shabbat at the Ranch

  • Start Shabbat with a relaxing morning yoga class followed by Shabbat services
  • Tour Rancho Margot and its beautiful nature trails
  • Spend Shabbat afternoon at the Ranch with yoga, soccer, pool and relaxation time
  • Overnight: Rancho Margot – Lake Arenal, Costa Rica

DAY #6 | Sunday | Costa Rican Approach to Sustainability

  • Explore Arenal National Park – Hike to the base of an active volcano for a stunning view!
  • Descend to the base of La Fortuna waterfalls and cool-off in the river
  • Travel to the misty cloud forest community of Monteverde
  • Nighttime walking safari in the Monteverde Biological Reserve
  • Overnight: Hotel Montana – Monteverde, Costa Rica

DAY #7 | Monday | Monteverde Cloud Forest

  • Hike through the cloud-covered Santa Elena reserve and plant trees
  • Dine in “downtown” Monteverde and then depart to Selvatura Park
  • Fly high above the cloud forest canopy on a zip-lining and hanging bridge course
  • Walk through a colorful Butterfly garden
  • Overnight: Hotel Montana – Monteverde, Costa Rica

DAY #8 | Tuesday | Along the Pacific Coast

  • Descend from the mountains and travel south along the Pacific Coast
  • Volunteer activity at the Senior Citizens Home in Quebrada Ganado
  • Get up-close with crocodiles, iguanas, lizards and more on a boat tour on the Tarcoles River
  • Help keep the Tarcoles community beautiful with a beach clean up project
  • Lecture from turtle hatchery expert – end your day with a short night walk on the beach
  • Overnight: Hotel Doce Lunas – Jaco, Costa Rica

DAY #9 | Wednesday | Manuel Antonio  

  • Explore the expansive beaches and evergreen forest of the Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful nature of the park
  • Playa Hermosa Turtle Reserve – see the beachfront where turtles come to lay their eggs!
  • Evening: Relax after a long day with a delicious Kosher BBQ dinner back at the hotel
  • Overnight: Hotel Doce Lunas – Jaco, Costa Rica

DAY #10 | Thursday | Beach Day!

  • Wake up with the sun and hike up to Mirros Mountain
  • Kayak and canoe on the Pacific Ocean then catch your breath and eat lunch on Jaco beach
  • Descend the mossy, stone steps of the Bijagual Rainforest to hear the roar of the Waterfall
  • Overnight: Costa Rica Hotel & Tennis Club – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #11 | Friday | San Jose – Capital of Costa Rica

  • Ascend to the top of the Poaz Volcano National Park, overlooking San Jose
  • Shopping in Alajuela, one of the largest cities in Costa Rica
  • Return to the hotel to prepare for Shabbat in Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose
  • Kabbalat Shabbat services at San Jose’s Shaare Zion Congregation
  • Shabbat dinner at the Jewish Community Center
  • Overnight: Costa Rica Hotel & Tennis Club – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #12 | Saturday | Community Shabbat

  • Enjoy a leisurely Shabbat morning at the hotel facilities along with Shabbat programming
  • Lunch at Aish HaTorah with the local rabbi
  • Afternoon relaxation at the hotel – hang out with your friends, play sports, and more
  • Overnight: Costa Rica Hotel & Tennis Club – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #13 | Sunday | Rafting on Pacuare River

  • Wake up early and travel through Turialba en route to the Pacuare River
  • Begin a full-day of white water rafting on the rushing rapids of the Pacuare River
  • Evening: Farewell dinner party and bowling!
  • Overnight: Best Western Irazu – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #14 | Monday | Heading Home!

  • Depart from San Jose Airport

You have questions? We've got answers! Our most frequently asked questions for this program are answered below. Additional program-wide FAQs are also available. Contact us to learn more.

How will my teen travel to the program?
An optional group flight is typically not available for this program, however, a designated chaperoned flights is offered. This means you will be able to purchase your own individual ticket on a flight that is chaperoned by our staff.  Exact flight arrangements will be released in the spring. Families are also able to book separate flight itineraries entirely and make arrangements to meet our staff at the San Jose Airport in Costa Rica. Learn more about our group flights.

Where will my teen be sleeping?
We stay in several different kinds of lodgings – ranging from comfortable 3-star hotels to more rustic eco-lodges in the rainforest. Each teen will have their own sleeping accommodations. Our accommodations are typically outside of cities and provide space for teens to relax and explore in a safe environment.

How is the program staffed?
Each group is accompanied by a team of madrichim (counselors), a local tour leader, and a bus driver. Staff names are posted approximately 3-4 weeks prior to your departure, and you can expect a staff welcome call in the lead up to summer. Learn more about our staff team.

What's the summer weather like?
Costa Rica is a tropical country, but the weather varies greatly from region to region. In the highland areas you can expect cooler weather in the 60s to 70s. Along the lowland coast, the weather is typically in the 80s or even 90s during the day. Finally, June and July fall within the Costa Rica’s rainy season. What this means is that rain is common, although it’s often brief in the late afternoon or evening.

How do you approach security?
The safety of the teens under our care is our guiding consideration. Learn more about our organization’s approach to safety & security.

What's the typical group size?
Although it varies from year to year, our average group size in Costa Rica is 25 teens.

What's the food like?
Meals will be either kosher or vegetarian. Some meals will be provided according to the “pizur” system – an allowance for purchasing your own meal at a local eatery. Participants can buy whatever food they wish with pizur funds. Expect to eat seasoned rice, beans, tropical fruit and veggies, plantains, and much more. Vegetarians will have no problems eating well on the trip.

Will I need a visa?
If you travel with an American, Canadian, or EU passport – good news! – you don’t need a visa to enter Costa Rica.

For more information, check out our general FAQs.

BBYO makes it easy to combine two experiences for an extended summer of adventure, learning and self-discovery. 

Supervised Connections

Connecting travel arrangements are available between programs, and staff supervision is provided during the connection. Learn more about how connections work here.

Independent Connections

Families make their own travel arrangements between programs, and staff supervision is not provided during the connection. Learn more about how connections work here.

  • *ILTC + Trek Costa Rica #1
    23 Days | Current 10th Graders

*Note: Families connecting a BBYO Passport experience with BBYO’s CLTC or ILTC can expect some differences between program policies and registration requirements. Registration for these connected experiences is done separately for each program. 
 

Trek Costa Rica

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

Trek Costa Rica

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

  • At a Glance

    14 Days | GRADES: 8th - 10th

    Community Service: ~8 Hours
    Location: Costa Rica

  • 2018 Dates & Costs

    • Available
    • Available

    LAND COST: $3,750


    SUPERVISED FLIGHT: ~$600

  • Included:

    • Airport pick-up & drop-off in San Jose
      Participants are responsible for arranging own transportation to/from Costa Rica
      Inquire for more details about a supervised flight from select cities
    • Accommodations (hotels and country lodging)
    • All meals 
    • All programming
    • Deluxe motorcoach
    • Medical insurance
    • Gratuity for program staff
  • Learn More:

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

Trek Costa Rica is a two-week travel opportunity for Jewish teens combining outdoors experiences, a focus on sustainability, community-based service projects, and a cross-cultural adventure in the heart of Central America. 

Through it all, strangers will become your friends, as you journey across this beautiful land sharing authentic memories together.

Elements of the Program

Outdoors Experiences

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.

Living in Harmony with Nature

Although Costa Rica is a very small country, it contains more biodiversity than America or Europe! On Trek Costa Rica, we will learn about Costa Rica's unique approach to sustainable living, 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.

Building Cross-Cultural Connections

Costa Rica is a very friendly country. So friendly, it is one of the only countries in the world with no army at all. Meet fellow teens at a local school, celebrate Shabbat with the Jewish community of San Jose, and leave your mark through a series of service projects.

Traveling Jewishly

Trek Costa Rica 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 Tikun Olam (fixing the planet), and celebrate two very memorable Shabbatot – including one with the Jewish community of San Jose.

Program Highlights

For a more detailed view of the program, check out the Program Itinerary

 

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 sustainable ranch and learn ecologically friendly farming practices
Meet with local Costa Rican teens and take part in meaningful community service projects
Celebrate Shabbat together with San Jose's Jewish community
Raft down the roaring rapids of the Pacuare River!

Itinerary Snapshot

A complete sample itinerary is available for an even fuller sense of the experience.

WEEK #1 | Cloud Forests & Volcanoes!

Land in San Jose and head straight for the highlands of the Monteverde cloud forests where we will search for exotic animals, fly high above the canopy forests on a world-renowned zip-line course, and meet with Costa Rica teens at a local high school. From Monteverde we set off for Arenal, a volcano so active that bright red flowing lave is visible most nights. This region of Costa Rica is especially beautiful, and we will explore it on horseback, on foot, and in the water. Our first week caps off with a visit to Rancho Margot, a small Costa Rican agricultural community that can best be described as a "Costa Rican kibbutz." Here we will celebrate a unique Shabbat with yoga, community-building, and well-deserved relaxation time.

WEEK #2 | Pacific Coast, River Rafting & San Jose

Our second week in Costa Rica begins descending from the mountains and heading to the Pacific coast where we snorkel, ocean kayak, and enjoy a beautiful sunset over the open ocean. From the Pacific we head back up into the highlands for a white-water rafting adventure on the raging rapids of the Pacuare River. The Trek Costa Rica experience wraps up where it started in San Jose, Costa Rica's capital. Here we spend Shabbat with the local Jewish community and learn about their history and special place in Costa Rican society.

We have provided the following sample itinerary to give you a better feel for this experience, including the types of accommodations we use. The actual program may vary slightly. An updated itinerary is distributed 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the program.

DAY #1 | Tuesday | Arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Arrival to San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Evening: Welcome to Costa Rica! Get to know each other with fun, interactive ice breakers
  • Overnight: Best Western Irazu – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #2 | Wednesday | Into the Costa Rican Highlands

  • Enjoy a guided tour of Alajuela Central Market, an enourmous farmers market with delicious fruits, vegetables, cheeses, desserts, breads, drinks and more!
  • Travel northwards through the lush green forests and banana plantations into the highlands to Sarapiqui
  • Costa Rican Adventure Race and reforestation project that includes rafting down a river!
  • Put your dancing shoes on as you learn how to dance the Salsa!
  • Overnight: Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve – Chilamate, Costa Rica

DAY #3 | Thursday | Cross-Cultural Exchange

  • Discover the Rainforest at Tirimbina, explore the trails and understand the rainforest habitat
  • Find out the secrets of chocolate! See the process from cocoa plant to chocolate bar
  • Search for rainforest wildlife in the darkness of night
  • Overnight: Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve – Chilamate, Costa Rica

DAY #4 | Friday | Adventures in Baldi

  • Relax at the Baldi Hot Springs Resort, the most expansive hot spring facility in the area
  • Depart to Rancho Margot, orientation to the eco-lodge Ranch and everything it has to offer
  • Afternoon activity – your choice of horseback riding or kayaking!
  • Experience Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner at Rancho Margot
  • Overnight: Rancho Margot – Lake Arenal, Costa Rica

DAY #5 | Saturday | Shabbat at the Ranch

  • Start Shabbat with a relaxing morning yoga class followed by Shabbat services
  • Tour Rancho Margot and its beautiful nature trails
  • Spend Shabbat afternoon at the Ranch with yoga, soccer, pool and relaxation time
  • Overnight: Rancho Margot – Lake Arenal, Costa Rica

DAY #6 | Sunday | Costa Rican Approach to Sustainability

  • Explore Arenal National Park – Hike to the base of an active volcano for a stunning view!
  • Descend to the base of La Fortuna waterfalls and cool-off in the river
  • Travel to the misty cloud forest community of Monteverde
  • Nighttime walking safari in the Monteverde Biological Reserve
  • Overnight: Hotel Montana – Monteverde, Costa Rica

DAY #7 | Monday | Monteverde Cloud Forest

  • Hike through the cloud-covered Santa Elena reserve and plant trees
  • Dine in “downtown” Monteverde and then depart to Selvatura Park
  • Fly high above the cloud forest canopy on a zip-lining and hanging bridge course
  • Walk through a colorful Butterfly garden
  • Overnight: Hotel Montana – Monteverde, Costa Rica

DAY #8 | Tuesday | Along the Pacific Coast

  • Descend from the mountains and travel south along the Pacific Coast
  • Volunteer activity at the Senior Citizens Home in Quebrada Ganado
  • Get up-close with crocodiles, iguanas, lizards and more on a boat tour on the Tarcoles River
  • Help keep the Tarcoles community beautiful with a beach clean up project
  • Lecture from turtle hatchery expert – end your day with a short night walk on the beach
  • Overnight: Hotel Doce Lunas – Jaco, Costa Rica

DAY #9 | Wednesday | Manuel Antonio  

  • Explore the expansive beaches and evergreen forest of the Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful nature of the park
  • Playa Hermosa Turtle Reserve – see the beachfront where turtles come to lay their eggs!
  • Evening: Relax after a long day with a delicious Kosher BBQ dinner back at the hotel
  • Overnight: Hotel Doce Lunas – Jaco, Costa Rica

DAY #10 | Thursday | Beach Day!

  • Wake up with the sun and hike up to Mirros Mountain
  • Kayak and canoe on the Pacific Ocean then catch your breath and eat lunch on Jaco beach
  • Descend the mossy, stone steps of the Bijagual Rainforest to hear the roar of the Waterfall
  • Overnight: Costa Rica Hotel & Tennis Club – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #11 | Friday | San Jose – Capital of Costa Rica

  • Ascend to the top of the Poaz Volcano National Park, overlooking San Jose
  • Shopping in Alajuela, one of the largest cities in Costa Rica
  • Return to the hotel to prepare for Shabbat in Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose
  • Kabbalat Shabbat services at San Jose’s Shaare Zion Congregation
  • Shabbat dinner at the Jewish Community Center
  • Overnight: Costa Rica Hotel & Tennis Club – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #12 | Saturday | Community Shabbat

  • Enjoy a leisurely Shabbat morning at the hotel facilities along with Shabbat programming
  • Lunch at Aish HaTorah with the local rabbi
  • Afternoon relaxation at the hotel – hang out with your friends, play sports, and more
  • Overnight: Costa Rica Hotel & Tennis Club – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #13 | Sunday | Rafting on Pacuare River

  • Wake up early and travel through Turialba en route to the Pacuare River
  • Begin a full-day of white water rafting on the rushing rapids of the Pacuare River
  • Evening: Farewell dinner party and bowling!
  • Overnight: Best Western Irazu – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #14 | Monday | Heading Home!

  • Depart from San Jose Airport

You have questions? We've got answers! Our most frequently asked questions for this program are answered below. Additional program-wide FAQs are also available. Contact us to learn more.

How will my teen travel to the program?
An optional group flight is typically not available for this program, however, a designated chaperoned flights is offered. This means you will be able to purchase your own individual ticket on a flight that is chaperoned by our staff.  Exact flight arrangements will be released in the spring. Families are also able to book separate flight itineraries entirely and make arrangements to meet our staff at the San Jose Airport in Costa Rica. Learn more about our group flights.

Where will my teen be sleeping?
We stay in several different kinds of lodgings – ranging from comfortable 3-star hotels to more rustic eco-lodges in the rainforest. Each teen will have their own sleeping accommodations. Our accommodations are typically outside of cities and provide space for teens to relax and explore in a safe environment.

How is the program staffed?
Each group is accompanied by a team of madrichim (counselors), a local tour leader, and a bus driver. Staff names are posted approximately 3-4 weeks prior to your departure, and you can expect a staff welcome call in the lead up to summer. Learn more about our staff team.

What's the summer weather like?
Costa Rica is a tropical country, but the weather varies greatly from region to region. In the highland areas you can expect cooler weather in the 60s to 70s. Along the lowland coast, the weather is typically in the 80s or even 90s during the day. Finally, June and July fall within the Costa Rica’s rainy season. What this means is that rain is common, although it’s often brief in the late afternoon or evening.

How do you approach security?
The safety of the teens under our care is our guiding consideration. Learn more about our organization’s approach to safety & security.

What's the typical group size?
Although it varies from year to year, our average group size in Costa Rica is 25 teens.

What's the food like?
Meals will be either kosher or vegetarian. Some meals will be provided according to the “pizur” system – an allowance for purchasing your own meal at a local eatery. Participants can buy whatever food they wish with pizur funds. Expect to eat seasoned rice, beans, tropical fruit and veggies, plantains, and much more. Vegetarians will have no problems eating well on the trip.

Will I need a visa?
If you travel with an American, Canadian, or EU passport – good news! – you don’t need a visa to enter Costa Rica.

For more information, check out our general FAQs.

BBYO makes it easy to combine two experiences for an extended summer of adventure, learning and self-discovery. 

Supervised Connections

Connecting travel arrangements are available between programs, and staff supervision is provided during the connection. Learn more about how connections work here.

Independent Connections

Families make their own travel arrangements between programs, and staff supervision is not provided during the connection. Learn more about how connections work here.

  • *ILTC + Trek Costa Rica #1
    23 Days | Current 10th Graders

*Note: Families connecting a BBYO Passport experience with BBYO’s CLTC or ILTC can expect some differences between program policies and registration requirements. Registration for these connected experiences is done separately for each program. 
 
  • At a Glance

    14 Days | 8th - 10th

    Community Service: ~8 Hours
    Location: Costa Rica

  • 2018 Dates & Costs

    • Available
    • Available

    LAND COST: $3,750


    SUPERVISED FLIGHT: ~$600

  • Included:

    • Airport pick-up & drop-off in San Jose
      Participants are responsible for arranging own transportation to/from Costa Rica
      Inquire for more details about a supervised flight from select cities
    • Accommodations (hotels and country lodging)
    • All meals 
    • All programming
    • Deluxe motorcoach
    • Medical insurance
    • Gratuity for program staff
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This summer, head for the cloud forests and tropical beaches of Costa Rica to explore a country rich in natural beauty and bio-diversity.

Trek Costa Rica is a two-week travel opportunity for Jewish teens combining outdoors experiences, a focus on sustainability, community-based service projects, and a cross-cultural adventure in the heart of Central America. 

Through it all, strangers will become your friends, as you journey across this beautiful land sharing authentic memories together.

Elements of the Program

Outdoors Experiences

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.

Living in Harmony with Nature

Although Costa Rica is a very small country, it contains more biodiversity than America or Europe! On Trek Costa Rica, we will learn about Costa Rica's unique approach to sustainable living, 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.

Building Cross-Cultural Connections

Costa Rica is a very friendly country. So friendly, it is one of the only countries in the world with no army at all. Meet fellow teens at a local school, celebrate Shabbat with the Jewish community of San Jose, and leave your mark through a series of service projects.

Traveling Jewishly

Trek Costa Rica 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 Tikun Olam (fixing the planet), and celebrate two very memorable Shabbatot – including one with the Jewish community of San Jose.

Program Highlights

For a more detailed view of the program, check out the Program Itinerary

 

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 sustainable ranch and learn ecologically friendly farming practices
Meet with local Costa Rican teens and take part in meaningful community service projects
Celebrate Shabbat together with San Jose's Jewish community
Raft down the roaring rapids of the Pacuare River!

Itinerary Snapshot

A complete sample itinerary is available for an even fuller sense of the experience.

WEEK #1 | Cloud Forests & Volcanoes!

Land in San Jose and head straight for the highlands of the Monteverde cloud forests where we will search for exotic animals, fly high above the canopy forests on a world-renowned zip-line course, and meet with Costa Rica teens at a local high school. From Monteverde we set off for Arenal, a volcano so active that bright red flowing lave is visible most nights. This region of Costa Rica is especially beautiful, and we will explore it on horseback, on foot, and in the water. Our first week caps off with a visit to Rancho Margot, a small Costa Rican agricultural community that can best be described as a "Costa Rican kibbutz." Here we will celebrate a unique Shabbat with yoga, community-building, and well-deserved relaxation time.

WEEK #2 | Pacific Coast, River Rafting & San Jose

Our second week in Costa Rica begins descending from the mountains and heading to the Pacific coast where we snorkel, ocean kayak, and enjoy a beautiful sunset over the open ocean. From the Pacific we head back up into the highlands for a white-water rafting adventure on the raging rapids of the Pacuare River. The Trek Costa Rica experience wraps up where it started in San Jose, Costa Rica's capital. Here we spend Shabbat with the local Jewish community and learn about their history and special place in Costa Rican society.

We have provided the following sample itinerary to give you a better feel for this experience, including the types of accommodations we use. The actual program may vary slightly. An updated itinerary is distributed 3-4 weeks prior to the start of the program.

DAY #1 | Tuesday | Arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Arrival to San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Evening: Welcome to Costa Rica! Get to know each other with fun, interactive ice breakers
  • Overnight: Best Western Irazu – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #2 | Wednesday | Into the Costa Rican Highlands

  • Enjoy a guided tour of Alajuela Central Market, an enourmous farmers market with delicious fruits, vegetables, cheeses, desserts, breads, drinks and more!
  • Travel northwards through the lush green forests and banana plantations into the highlands to Sarapiqui
  • Costa Rican Adventure Race and reforestation project that includes rafting down a river!
  • Put your dancing shoes on as you learn how to dance the Salsa!
  • Overnight: Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve – Chilamate, Costa Rica

DAY #3 | Thursday | Cross-Cultural Exchange

  • Discover the Rainforest at Tirimbina, explore the trails and understand the rainforest habitat
  • Find out the secrets of chocolate! See the process from cocoa plant to chocolate bar
  • Search for rainforest wildlife in the darkness of night
  • Overnight: Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve – Chilamate, Costa Rica

DAY #4 | Friday | Adventures in Baldi

  • Relax at the Baldi Hot Springs Resort, the most expansive hot spring facility in the area
  • Depart to Rancho Margot, orientation to the eco-lodge Ranch and everything it has to offer
  • Afternoon activity – your choice of horseback riding or kayaking!
  • Experience Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner at Rancho Margot
  • Overnight: Rancho Margot – Lake Arenal, Costa Rica

DAY #5 | Saturday | Shabbat at the Ranch

  • Start Shabbat with a relaxing morning yoga class followed by Shabbat services
  • Tour Rancho Margot and its beautiful nature trails
  • Spend Shabbat afternoon at the Ranch with yoga, soccer, pool and relaxation time
  • Overnight: Rancho Margot – Lake Arenal, Costa Rica

DAY #6 | Sunday | Costa Rican Approach to Sustainability

  • Explore Arenal National Park – Hike to the base of an active volcano for a stunning view!
  • Descend to the base of La Fortuna waterfalls and cool-off in the river
  • Travel to the misty cloud forest community of Monteverde
  • Nighttime walking safari in the Monteverde Biological Reserve
  • Overnight: Hotel Montana – Monteverde, Costa Rica

DAY #7 | Monday | Monteverde Cloud Forest

  • Hike through the cloud-covered Santa Elena reserve and plant trees
  • Dine in “downtown” Monteverde and then depart to Selvatura Park
  • Fly high above the cloud forest canopy on a zip-lining and hanging bridge course
  • Walk through a colorful Butterfly garden
  • Overnight: Hotel Montana – Monteverde, Costa Rica

DAY #8 | Tuesday | Along the Pacific Coast

  • Descend from the mountains and travel south along the Pacific Coast
  • Volunteer activity at the Senior Citizens Home in Quebrada Ganado
  • Get up-close with crocodiles, iguanas, lizards and more on a boat tour on the Tarcoles River
  • Help keep the Tarcoles community beautiful with a beach clean up project
  • Lecture from turtle hatchery expert – end your day with a short night walk on the beach
  • Overnight: Hotel Doce Lunas – Jaco, Costa Rica

DAY #9 | Wednesday | Manuel Antonio  

  • Explore the expansive beaches and evergreen forest of the Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful nature of the park
  • Playa Hermosa Turtle Reserve – see the beachfront where turtles come to lay their eggs!
  • Evening: Relax after a long day with a delicious Kosher BBQ dinner back at the hotel
  • Overnight: Hotel Doce Lunas – Jaco, Costa Rica

DAY #10 | Thursday | Beach Day!

  • Wake up with the sun and hike up to Mirros Mountain
  • Kayak and canoe on the Pacific Ocean then catch your breath and eat lunch on Jaco beach
  • Descend the mossy, stone steps of the Bijagual Rainforest to hear the roar of the Waterfall
  • Overnight: Costa Rica Hotel & Tennis Club – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #11 | Friday | San Jose – Capital of Costa Rica

  • Ascend to the top of the Poaz Volcano National Park, overlooking San Jose
  • Shopping in Alajuela, one of the largest cities in Costa Rica
  • Return to the hotel to prepare for Shabbat in Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose
  • Kabbalat Shabbat services at San Jose’s Shaare Zion Congregation
  • Shabbat dinner at the Jewish Community Center
  • Overnight: Costa Rica Hotel & Tennis Club – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #12 | Saturday | Community Shabbat

  • Enjoy a leisurely Shabbat morning at the hotel facilities along with Shabbat programming
  • Lunch at Aish HaTorah with the local rabbi
  • Afternoon relaxation at the hotel – hang out with your friends, play sports, and more
  • Overnight: Costa Rica Hotel & Tennis Club – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #13 | Sunday | Rafting on Pacuare River

  • Wake up early and travel through Turialba en route to the Pacuare River
  • Begin a full-day of white water rafting on the rushing rapids of the Pacuare River
  • Evening: Farewell dinner party and bowling!
  • Overnight: Best Western Irazu – San Jose, Costa Rica

DAY #14 | Monday | Heading Home!

  • Depart from San Jose Airport

You have questions? We've got answers! Our most frequently asked questions for this program are answered below. Additional program-wide FAQs are also available. Contact us to learn more.

How will my teen travel to the program?
An optional group flight is typically not available for this program, however, a designated chaperoned flights is offered. This means you will be able to purchase your own individual ticket on a flight that is chaperoned by our staff.  Exact flight arrangements will be released in the spring. Families are also able to book separate flight itineraries entirely and make arrangements to meet our staff at the San Jose Airport in Costa Rica. Learn more about our group flights.

Where will my teen be sleeping?
We stay in several different kinds of lodgings – ranging from comfortable 3-star hotels to more rustic eco-lodges in the rainforest. Each teen will have their own sleeping accommodations. Our accommodations are typically outside of cities and provide space for teens to relax and explore in a safe environment.

How is the program staffed?
Each group is accompanied by a team of madrichim (counselors), a local tour leader, and a bus driver. Staff names are posted approximately 3-4 weeks prior to your departure, and you can expect a staff welcome call in the lead up to summer. Learn more about our staff team.

What's the summer weather like?
Costa Rica is a tropical country, but the weather varies greatly from region to region. In the highland areas you can expect cooler weather in the 60s to 70s. Along the lowland coast, the weather is typically in the 80s or even 90s during the day. Finally, June and July fall within the Costa Rica’s rainy season. What this means is that rain is common, although it’s often brief in the late afternoon or evening.

How do you approach security?
The safety of the teens under our care is our guiding consideration. Learn more about our organization’s approach to safety & security.

What's the typical group size?
Although it varies from year to year, our average group size in Costa Rica is 25 teens.

What's the food like?
Meals will be either kosher or vegetarian. Some meals will be provided according to the “pizur” system – an allowance for purchasing your own meal at a local eatery. Participants can buy whatever food they wish with pizur funds. Expect to eat seasoned rice, beans, tropical fruit and veggies, plantains, and much more. Vegetarians will have no problems eating well on the trip.

Will I need a visa?
If you travel with an American, Canadian, or EU passport – good news! – you don’t need a visa to enter Costa Rica.

For more information, check out our general FAQs.

BBYO makes it easy to combine two experiences for an extended summer of adventure, learning and self-discovery. 

Supervised Connections

Connecting travel arrangements are available between programs, and staff supervision is provided during the connection. Learn more about how connections work here.

Independent Connections

Families make their own travel arrangements between programs, and staff supervision is not provided during the connection. Learn more about how connections work here.

  • *ILTC + Trek Costa Rica #1
    23 Days | Current 10th Graders

*Note: Families connecting a BBYO Passport experience with BBYO’s CLTC or ILTC can expect some differences between program policies and registration requirements. Registration for these connected experiences is done separately for each program.