The Society / True Nature Costa Rica Service and Adventure Program

Tuition: $1495.00*
(Society Members SAVE $350 off the Regular price of $1845!!)
Tuition includes accommodations, food, ground transportation,
activities, and service projects. *Airfare is not included.
Pay $250 Deposit to Hold Your Spot. (Scroll down to Register Now)

SPACE IS LIMITED! REGISTER TODAY!

December 13-20, 2014          REGISTER NOW   (*Only a Few Spots Left!)
March 28-April 4, 2015        REGISTER NOW
June 13-20, 2015                    REGISTER NOW  
July 25-August 1, 2015         REGISTER NOW
December 12-19, 2015          REGISTER NOW  

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

True Nature Education is partnering with The National Society of Leadership and Success to offer this service-based travel opportunity to Costa Rica. Both organizations share similar values as the Society’s shared values includes, “for the good of the community,” and at the core of True Nature’s values is an emphasis on community service.

IMG_1014You 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, full of 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 international service and adventure trip.

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 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 2013. 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.

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These service projects may include work in:

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

Activities can include:

~Snorkel/Dolphin Tour
~Rainforest Hike
~Parasailing
~Surfing
~Kayaking
~Horseback-Riding
~Ziplining
~Waterfall Expedition

 

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For more information contact: Info@TrueNatureEducation.com

Accommodations

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/Society 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, Connecticut

IMG_4869I am 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, Connecticut

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, Texas

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 $250 deposit will get your name on the big
“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 minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people

In order to pay and register use the drop-down menu below to choose the trip you would like to attend, then click the register now icon below. Once payment is processed you will a confirmation email followed by further information and a link to the online registration page.

December 13-20, 2014                  REGISTER NOW (*Only a Few Spots Left!)
March 28-April 4, 2015                 REGISTER NOW
June 13-20, 2015                             REGISTER NOW              
July 25-August 1, 2015                  REGISTER NOW  
December 12-19, 2015                    REGISTER NOW  

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

Cancellation

  • Initial deposits are non-refundable.
  • 1/2 tuition is refundable up to 90 Days before the retreat.
  • 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
**AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TUITION PRICE

Alumni and Non-Society Members

Society Alumni and Non-Society Members are also welcome on the trip. If you or someone you know would like to join us please let us know.
Non-members will have to pay the full tuition price and also agree to the True Nature / Code of Conduct for the trip. Alumni are eligible for the discount.

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.

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 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.

Sample Itinerary* 

IMG_5756Saturday

Arrival Day
Stay at Hotel Near Airport
Welcome Dinner

Sunday

Orientation
Transfer to Manuel Antonio and Hotel Karahe
Sunset Group Circle

Monday

Transport to BBI Monkey Sanctuary
Service Project #1
Lunch
Service Project #2
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Tuesday

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

Wednesday

Dolphin/Snorkel Boat Tour
Lunch
Depart for Luna Nueva Eco-Lodge
Arrive
Orientation
Dinner

Thursday

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

IMG_5776Friday

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

Saturday

Wake-Up
Transport to Airport
Depart for Airport…Adios...

*Schedule Subject to Change

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