Doesn’t it seem like yesterday that we were hosting a camp for Costa Rican children,
swimming in the lake, and braving the rain to hike, ride horses, and zip line through
the rainforest? We can’t believe it’s been so long since our program in Costa Rica
ended but you are still on our minds. We had some unforgettable times together this
Your community service really did make an impact. The garden at Santa Teresa
Norte looked like a different place after your days picking weeds and loosening the
dirt. Thanks to you, the ground is ready for mulch that will allow them to plant
vegetables for food and a source of revenue for their school in their huge garden!
Santa Teresa Sur has newly painted walls and a mural that you and the groups
before and after you will continue to add to and leave a life long legacy.
Your camps were a huge success! The children and their parents were so grateful to be able to
spend that time with us. You all did a great job planning your camp day and leading
your peers and the local children in games and activities. We’ll never forget face
painting, soccer and musical chairs in the rain, and teaching the kids some fun new
phrases such as “I’m dope”. We all enjoyed playing, laughing, and building our
language skills together. Thank you for your hard work in making it happen!
Apart from our hard work in community service, we had an action-packed two
weeks full of adventures. We braved the Costa Rica rainy season to go horseback
riding at the base of a volcano, zip line through the treetops, hike in a national park,
spot sloths and birds while boating down the San Carlos river, and relax in the
natural hot springs at the base of the Arenal volcano.
We all had a great time together and made some memories that will last a lifetime.
Thank you for sharing an unforgettable two weeks with us!
Some special moments from the trip:
-Eating the best pineapple ever!
-“I’m Steven and I’m dope!”
-Soccer games with the local children after service
-Gabriella saving Piño and all of us spoiling him for a few days at our home
-Our own personal photographers
-Playing pool by the lake
-Creating new fashion styles such as Rain suits
-Jamming to Cardi B every bus ride
-Pancakes! Every. Single. Day.
-Enjoying Don Alfredo’s coffee
-Seeing so many Costa Rican critters at the EcoPark
-Braiding Carlos’s hair
-Amazing Nurse Sophia taking care of everyone’s bug bites