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Mount Wachusett Community College/May 2016 True Nature Education Service & Adventure Program

May 21, 2016 - May 28, 2016

Tuition: $1495.00*
Students will be paying for $700 only!
$350 due at registration and $350 due by December 15th

Tuition includes accommodations, food, ground transportation,
activities, and service projects.
*Airfare is not included.
Pay $350 Deposit to Hold Your Spot. (Scroll down to Register Now)


Interest student please contract Greg Clement at Mount Wachusett Community College.

For Any Questions Regarding Registration Please Email: Info@TrueNatureEducation.com

True Nature Education is partnering with Mount Wachusett Community College to offer this service-based travel opportunity to Costa Rica.  Both organizations share similar values that include, “for the good of the community,” which is at the core of True Nature’s values that have an emphasis on community service.


You 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 land and native environment. You will have an unforgettable experience, fullof outdoor adventures, connections with local people, and mission outreach 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 int ernational service and adventure trip.

During the program you will par ticipate 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 monkeys, cleaning the beach, and sharing our individual gifts – art,music, dance and sports — with the local villagers. You will lodge at eco-hotels and lodges. Our programs will take place in two different sites in 201 5. Site #1 will be next to Manuel Antonio National Park and Site #2 will be located near village San Rafael, close to the Arenal Volcano.

These service projects may include work in:

~A Monkey Sanctuary
~Local school building
~Building of a local libraryIMG_5234
~Village Community Building
~An Area that you can share your gifts! Just let us know.

Activities can include:

~Snorkel/Dolphin Tour
~Rainforest Hike
~Waterfall Expedition



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. Most accommodations for large groups are shared. Private rooms are occasionally available for an extra fee on a first-come first serve basis.

Testimonials from Past True Nature Service Trips

I believe coming on this trip took me out of my comfort zone, no actually, it expanded my comfort zone. I feel I am a changed person now and that I am able to to see and experience the beauty of planet Earth. I will take the memories or Costa Rica with me as I keep on with my journey of life.
-Kathryn Hima, Stratford, CNIMG_6960

I forever grateful and forever changed. I truly found myself here…who I want to be. I am happy, content, and a completely new person. Thank you so much True Nature and the Society! I could have never felt this way without you and for that I am forever indebted.-Charlotte, Dabrowski Middletown, CT

There is no words to describe how beautiful everything is. Costa Rica takes my breath away. I was surrounded by life, felt closer to the Earth than I have ever felt before. More than that True Nature and everyone has been so supportive. I have never felt to unselfconscious.-Allison Waters, San Antonio, TX

Life is a journey, every pebble on this Earth has its place. Sometimes those pebbles create a stepping stone-something with time , concrete, and strength. This experience was another stepping stone to my life-my personal journey, and I am grateful. -Nola Heller, Plover WI

Payment and Online Registration

Register early as these programs fill quickly to fill quickly! A $350 deposit will get your name on the bigC8WO-QJ1IhP5PiDH1BTVj9gvOQBUnGjK6EbR820Z4QU,0EBb2hwyKv0Is80nkp0kbhzmSz50AlU9x-0Eg9uHiRI “I Want To Go To Costa Rica” list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost.
*The trip has a Maximum of 9 people
*** A $35.00 Service Processing Fee will be added to the tuition.


If you have any questions please email: Info@TrueNatureEducation.com


  • 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


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Cute-Couple-Pictures-1280x800We 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.

Getting There

All international flights will arrive at San Jose International Airport (SJO). True Nature Education has a Group Travel Agent that will be happy to help you book your flights. Just ask us if this interests you. Some of our retreats also have a Group Flight Option so you can travel with your fellow retreatants. From the airport we will organize one group transport for all retreat participants. Before booking tickets please contact us to discuss flight arrival and departure windows for your retreat and to be sure group minimums have been reached.


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.

Sample Itinerary* IMG_5190


Arrival Day
Stay at Hotel Near Airport
Welcome Dinner


Transfer to Manuel Antonio and Hotel Karahe
Sunset Group Circle


Transport to BBI Monkey Sanctuary
Service Project #1
Service Project #2
Evening Circle


Service Project #3
Beach Restoration
Beach Activities 10am
Lunch 12pm
1pm National Park Tour


Dolphin/Snorkel Boat Tour
Depart for Luna Nueva Eco-Lodge


8:30am Transport to San Rafael for Service Project #4
Lunch in the Village
Free Time
Afternoon Biodynamic Farm Tour
Rest (Optional Night Hike)


Service Project #5: Local School Exchange
Zip Line / Horseback
Waterfall Hike
Closing Circle


Transport to Airport
Depart for Airport…Adios...

*Schedule Subject to Change



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