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2016 Milford Costa Rica Science, Service and Adventure Program

March 24, 2016 - April 3, 2016

Tuition: $1850.00

Tuition includes accommodations, food, ground transportation, activities, and service projects.
Airfare is not included. Space is limited, Register today!

Group Leader: Mrs. Raylene Gerber



Milford Junior High-School is excited to announce the return of the Costa Rica  Science, Service, and Adventure Program. Students and families are invited to participate in this exciting and unique service and travel opportunity in Costa Rica. Experience the rich culture of this incredible country while doing work to support the people, communities, and preservation of the counties pristine environment. You will have an unforgettable experience, full of outdoor adventures, connections with local people, and outreach service work. In a time where our world is becoming more and more of a global community, come be a part of the bridge of support, by taking part in this international service trip.

Throughout the program you will have an unforgettable experience.  You will adventure through the Costa Rica landscape, connect with the local people, and do outreach work.  During the program you will participate in several service projects* including potential projects such as: planting trees, working at the local school, renovation/construction of a local building (ie. school, community, center, church), caring for endangered turtles, cleaning the beach, and sharing our individual gifts – art, music, dance and sports —  with the local villagers.  You will lodge in rustic cabins and dorms. Our programs will take place in two different sites,. Site #1 will be next to Manuel Antonio National Park and Site #2 will be located near village Chachagua, close to the Arenal Volcano.


These service projects include areas including:

A Monkey Sanctuary
Local school building
Community Inter-cultural Exchange
Turtle Restoration
An Area that you can share your gifts!
Just let us know.

Activities can include:

Snorkel/Dolphin Tour
Rainforest Hike
Hot Springs
Waterfall Expedition
What would you like to do?


For more information contact: Info@TrueNatureEducation.com


service5Day 1 (3/24):

-Fly into SJO (San Jose International)
-Stay at Hotel Robledal (Near the Airport)

Day 2 :

-Morning Service Project (Robledal Farm)
-Depart for Las Tortugas
-Arrive for Dinner

Day 3:

service21-Full Day at Estacion Las Tortugas (Turtle Conservation Center)

Day 4:

-Full Day at Estacion Las Tortugas (Turtle Conservation Center)

Day 5:

-Depart for Luna Nueva Eco Lodge
-Arrive for Lunch

Day 6:

-Luna Nueva Farm Tour and Reforestation Project
-La Fortuna Activity Trip (Zipline or Horseback, Waterfall Hike)
-Return to Luna Nueva for Dinner263207_940947951828_633382082_n

Day 7:

-Depart for San Rafael
-Village Service Project
-Village Fiesta
-Homestays that Evening

Day 8:

-Depart for Manuel Antonio
-Sunset Beach Welcome

Day 9:

-Full Day Service Project at the BBI Animal SanctuaryIMG_5722

Day 10:

-Service Project
-Beach Adventure Day (Parasailing, Surfing, or Kayaking)
-National Park Tour
-Sunset Group Closing Circle

Day 11:

-Depart for the Airport Early
-Fly Back to the US
*Itinerary is Schedule to Change

Sample Day Timeline
7am Wake-up
7:30-8:30 Yoga/Meditation (optional)
8:30-9am Breakfast
9:30-12:30 Service Projects
12:30 Lunch
1:30-5:30 Excursions
6pm Dinner
7pm Night Activities
10pm Sleep


LunaNuevaPromo1 (1)True Nature Education has searched long and hard throughout Costa Rica to find unique, ecologically friendly, and inspiring accommodations for our guests to stay in. All of the accommodations are clean, comfortable and close to nature. Lodging includes electricity, hot water, internet, phone, comfortable beds and linens, and an environment which allows you to rest peacefully after a long day of activities. Accommodations for this trip will be shared occupancy with boys and girls staying in separate group rooms.

Payment and Online Registration

  • To register - go to our  Online Registration Platform *.
  • At the checkout you will have the option to choose your payment method. The minimum payment you can make is the $300 Deposit which will "Hold Your Spot" and Lock in Your Price for your retreat.
  • For future tuition payments please use the same Online Registration Platform

*For Online Registration Technical Issues please call Reg Online support at 303.465.7500 Ext. 2.
* A $35.00 Service will be added to the tuition.

If you cannot make an on-line payment contact us for alternative payment options.



  • Initial deposits are non-refundable
  • 50% of payments are refundable upto 90 days before program excluding initial deposit
  • 89 days prior to a program, tuition is non-refundable
  • Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment

Half Tuition is Due 90 Days Prior to the Trip
Full Tuition is Due 45 Days Prior to the Trip

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We understand that many questions come up when visiting a place you have never been. What do I bring? What is the weather like?  We have created Participant Packages that will clarify these type of questions and more   Once you have registered, we will send you these materials.  In addition, on our website we have a comprehensive FAQ section, that also gives detailed answers to common questions.  If you have other questions, you can always write us at info@truenatureeducation.com so we can support you.


shakti-yogaGetting There

All international flights will arrive at San Jose International Airport (SJO). Students will be traveling together with the teachers on a group flight for this trip. Flight information will be coming soon.


True Nature Education

True Nature is an Educational Travel Company which provides full service in the planning, support, and guiding of a diverse catalog of trips to Costa Rica each year. We believe in the power of experiential travel abroad and the multitude of affects it has on ones growth. We have hosted thousands of participants and have been honored to share in the life-changing experiences of our guests. It is True Nature’s goal to strive to meet the needs of our guests and to be of support from the time you first contact us, to the time you land in Costa Rica, and until you return home from your journey.



March 24, 2016
April 3, 2016

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