COSTA RICA

Trip Information

Location:

San Jose, Costa Rica

Dates:

Typically Saturday to Saturday.

Spring break, summer, all year.

Capacity:

Max group size of 25.

Price:

$849 plus airfare (cost details)

Ministry:

Support staff at youth camp; kitchens; recreation; bike shop; snack shop; camp labor projects.

Servant Life partners to send American teams on short-term mission experiences to help reach the youth of Costa Rica with the gospel. We partner with a long-standing ministry whose passion is to reach the vast number of youth throughout the Spanish-speaking world with the transforming message of Jesus Christ.

In the late 1990’s, the idea formed to develop a premier Christian camp that would endeavor to work through the local church in reaching Costa Rica for Christ. They dreamed and prayed for a large property that would allow for the building of a state-of-the-art camp in order to reach many young people with the gospel. In 1998, that vision became a reality when God provided a 600-acre cloud forest property bordering the Tilaran Mountain Range outside of San Ramon.

With the technical advice and wise counsel of friends, as well as the prayers and financial support of hundreds of Christians, they began building a camp for 150 teenagers. The recreational program and spiritual impact over the years was so evident, that the facilities have grown and doubled their capacity over time.

The camp now has the capacity for 300 campers. The facilities include boys’ and girls’ cabins, large restrooms, a dining commons, a 400-seat chapel, a large gymnasium and game room, a sports field, high and low ropes courses, 3 large ponds for water games, staff and guest housing, and an office/reception area.

Since their beginning in 2001, more than 50,000 youth have come through the camp, and thousands have committed their lives to Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord. Servant Life is excited to partner here as we send teams of Americans to help serve at their youth camps. 

What will my team be doing? 

Teams will be staying at the campgrounds and working as part of the camp staff to host Costa Rican students in a service-oriented role.  You will be worked into the daily camp routine and might be asked to help with anything related to the youth camp or the camp facilities. The staff will try to vary the routine from day to day to expose you to different areas, but activities will include helping lead recreation (games, mud obstacle course, amazing race), working in the snack shops and bike rental shops, serving in the kitchens, and things of that nature. There might also be light construction and maintenance to help with ongoing projects around the 600 acre campgrounds, such as painting, clearing brush, and other projects that you can help with. At the end of your time serving, your group will have the opportunity (at an additional cost) to visit a Costa Rican resort, go zip-lining, or spend an afternoon at the hot springs -- an opportunity to fall more in love with the country before heading home.

What does a general weekly schedule look like?

  • Saturday. Travel day. Arrive and get settled in.

  • Sunday. Depending on the schedule, this could be a prep day or day one of camp. 

  • Monday - Thursday. Camp days: serving at the campgrounds to help facilitate camp experiences for Costa Rican students.

  • Friday. Free day to visit the market, go into the city, etc.; can go to the hot springs, zip-lining, or spend the night at a resort for an additional cost.

  • Saturday. Travel day. Depart for home.

What does my cost include?

  • In-country transportation. From the moment you land at the airport until the moment you leave, we will take you everywhere during the week.

  • Housing. Your team will sleep in bunk bed style accommodations with access to hot showers and bathrooms. You will need to bring a light twin sheets, towel & pillow.

  • Meals. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, every day! (Note: You need to pay for your own meals at the airport, while traveling, etc.)

  • Supplemental Traveler's Insurance. In the event of a medical emergency, you'll be covered with an international policy!

  • T-Shirt. Every participant gets an awesome mission trip t-shirt.

  • Pre-Trip Training Material. We provide training sessions, trip overview documents, assistance from our team of mission trip experts, and communication with in-country missionaries to make sure your group is fully prepared for your trip.

  • Pre, During, and Post-trip Devotionals. This 4-week printed missions journal will help every team member grow and encounter Christ.
     

Airfare is not included in the trip cost, but will be taken care of by Servant Life's travel agent who gets humanitarian rates and often free baggage. You may book on your own if you prefer to do so, but we ask to approve the itinerary first.

 

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