Teen Spanish, Service and Turtle Rescue...

Learn Spanish through authentic cultural immersion

This is our most immersive camp option and takes place in the mountain valley town of Turrialba. Students will dive deep into the Costa Rican culture by staying with local host families and taking Latin cooking and dance classes. There are daily Spanish Lessons Monday through Thursday that are combined with service projects and adventure tours (River Rafting!). On the weekends we volunteer at a private turtle conservation center and visit a remote cooperative village community high in the cloud forest. This is a two week only program.

  • Ages: 14 -17 yrs
  • Duration: 2 weeks

$3 450*

2 Weeks

*early bird discount until October 1st


  • Start date:

    • Saturday June 24th 2023

What to bring

  • Sturdy water shoes, rain ponchos, flashlights, multiple swimsuits, beach towels, at least one pair of pants, bug repellent and sunscreen are required.

  • Students are asked to bring all their belongings in a waterproof backpack.
  • It is not recommended that students bring any unnecessary electronic devices that might be ruined by exposure to rain or water.

What’s included

  • 12 hours/week of Spanish classes

  • Airport pick-up and drop off from SJO International Airport
  • Homestay lodging with a local family
  • 3 meals per day
  • White water rafting tour in the Pacuare river
  • Two more adventure activities (such as mountain bike, canyoning, zip-line)
  • Full-time, local, bilingual guides
  • Latin dance classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Turtle rescue volunteering
  • Reserva Pacuare visit
  • Rural experience visiting the Mollejones community
  • Health/travel insurance

Spanish Class

  • Spanish classes are held at our private Spanish Institute in Turrialba.
  • Classes are Monday to Wednesday 8am – 12:00pm, with a snack break at 10am.
  • All students are given a language evaluation to determine their level and then split up into classes that best fit their abilities.

Flight details

  • Airport pick up is included in the camp price.
  • Students are asked to fly into and out of San Jose Airport (SJO).
  • A Friday pick-up option is available for an additional fee of $194,40 (VAT tax included) *. If you plan to travel with your teen before the camp, please let us know your arrangements. We will happily try to accommodate your needs as long as we are given prior notice.

    *This fee covers up to six people, as long as they all arrive on the same flight.


  • Teen Long Term Discount:
    Free Airline Ticket! If you sign up to attend four or more weeks of our Teen Residential Camps, we buy your airline ticket. Please see our Terms & Conditions below for more details and exclusions.

  • Sibling Discount:
    If two or more siblings sign up to attend our camps at the same time, they will each receive $50/week off! their Teen Spanish camp (residential or day camp) and $25/week off! the Children’s Spanish Camp. (Adult and Pre-K students are not eligible for this discount.)