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Costa Rica Trip 2024

We are very excited to have partnered with Camps International again to offer students a four week expedition to Costa Rica, working on a range of sustainable and meaningful community and conservation projects, while exploring the incredibly dramatic scenery and learning about the cultures and customs of the people of Costa Rica.

Expeditions - Camps International

Our Costa Rica trip departs in July. Students and staff will fly to San Jose and then onto a number of camps.

Camp Caño Negro is in the heart of the Caño Negro National Mixed Wildlife Refuge and is close to a wetland teeming with wildlife, including alligators, iguanas, monkeys, and a wide variety of resident and migratory birds. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the wildlife with a boat tour as well as with a night walk. The projects here are focused on conservation alongside local partner organisations.

San Jose Is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica. It is the economic, cultural, and political centre of the country and is a busy, slightly chaotic place. As it is at a slightly higher altitude, it is a little cooler than the rest of the country. The city is an entry and exit point for the expeditions

Camp Terraba is on the edge of a community of indigenous Brörán people. The local people are proud of their heritage and distinctive culture, and they work hard to preserve that, as well as the natural environment. Projects at this camp are focused on forest regeneration alongside working to improve the local primary school infrastructure.

Camp La Amistad La Amistad means friendship and the nearby National Park, which crosses the border to Panama, is named this to honour the relationship between the two nations. This camp and its projects support an already existing community tourism project in this rural part of the country. Most of the projects here are directly focused on forest regeneration.

Camp Pinuelas The camp sits just at the edge of a quiet beach in a small bay, backed by forest. Students sleep in tents to the sound of the waves and social areas are formed by large round tents from which you can sit and watch the sun set over the Pacific. The land is owned by SINAC, the government ministry responsible for the national parks, and students will work with them in the conservation of both the beach and the forest through projects such as infrastructure and installation of camera traps for the analysis and study of local fauna and beach care.

Camp Uvita is a coastal camp. For one morning, students will trek out on to the whale-tail beach - a truly unique environment and take part in beach clean ups, as well as learning about turtle conservation in the area.

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