The Society / True Nature Costa Rica Service and Adventure Program

June 14-21, 2014
July 26-August 2, 2014
December 13-20, 2014

Tuition: $1485.00*
(Society Members SAVE $350 off the Regular price of $1835!!)
Tuition includes accommodations, food, ground transportation,
activities, and service projects. *AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED


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.

You are  invited to participate in this exciting and unique service and travel opportunity in Costa Rica this Spring. 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.

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
  •     Hot Springs
  •     Waterfall Expedition
  •     What would you like to do?


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Registration and Payment Information
Register early as we expect this retreat 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, please click the payment icon below. Once payment is processed you will receive
an information and registration packet. You will fill out these forms and email them back to True Nature for our records.
*If paying via paypal or credit card a 4% service fee will be added to your payment.
Payment can also be made by checks payable to: True Nature Education, 109 Fisher Lane, Asheville, NC 28804

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


Payment Options


Deposits are non-refundable.
1/2 Tuition is refundable up until 90 Days.
After 90 Days prior to a program tuition is non-refundable.
Full Tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment

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.

Getting There / Flight Information
Airfare is not included in the tuition price. Once enrolled you will be connected to our Group Travel Agent if you would like assistance in booking your flight. We recommend using when booking your flights independently. Students will be flying from around the country, often several students are on each flight, we will do our best to connect students prior to departure when possible. Each Program will have a Flight Window in which you can book your flights. Normally students can arrive anytime on the Arrival Day and After 1pm on the Departure Day. All international flights will arrive at  San Jose International Airport (SJO) and will be met by True Nature Education staff. From the airport all students will be transported to the hotel where the group will meet. Once registering for the program you will also be connected to our Group Travel Agent who can help with bookings. If you choose to book your own flights please please contact us to discuss flight arrival and departure windows for the retreat and to confirm if the retreat minimum enrollment has been reached.

Non-Society Members
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.

Frequently Asked Questions
We know that you might have many questions in relation to the program. It is our goal to be able to support you throughout the process of deciding in enrolling all the way through the time you arrive until departure. Click Here to goto the FAQ Page. If you have any other specific questions please email us.

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

I 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


If this retreat isn’t up your alley, take a look at the variety of other retreats coming up in Costa Rica! There’s a retreat with your name on it!

Click here for the True Nature Education listing of upcoming retreats!