Boys Costa Rica Winterim Trip - Wheaton Academy

Boys Costa Rica Winterim Trip

SURF the waves of COSTA RICA!  The guys surf trip in Costa Rica will be an exciting adventure and a unique opportunity to learn the sport of surfing, and at the same time, gain knowledge about marine science. We will specifically target physical oceanography and explore how waves, weather, and currents affect the coastline.

Costa Rica means “Rich Coast” and once you see Playa Grande (“Big Beach”) you will know why. The beach is three miles long and nearly untouched because it is a national park created to protect the endangered leatherback turtles. Students will review the life cycles of sea turtles and the importance of maintaining beach conditions for nesting.  Students also will immerse themselves in the culture and Spanish language through three service projects both on the beach and in the community.   In addition to surfing, sea turtles, and service, the group will have the opportunity to relax, enjoy dinner at the Rip-Jack Inn or in town, and bond through worship and devotion.

This trip will serve as a great platform for our young men to step out of their comfort zone and try some physical activities that will grow them in their courage, self-confidence, and trust in the Lord. They also will learn how to build others up through leadership opportunities, Christ-centered relationships, and the study of Nehemiah.

Experience Pura Vida (Pure Life) in Costa Rica!

Families that wish to have their students participate in and attend any WA trip that requires a family financial contribution must first have their tuition account current at the time of application and until the trip departure.

Sponsor: Nate Leman

Location:  Costa Rica

Student Cost: Approximately $3,200

Applicants must be:  Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12

Open to:  Males only

Maximum number allowed on trip:  15

Purpose/Goal:  Adventure

Prerequisites:  Students must be physically able to surf and swim (no surf experience necessary), must be in good health and able to complete physical activities, must have exhibited leadership at WA or church communities, and must be willing to participate in a variety of in-depth discussions about faith and life