Teen Volunteer Camp ...

An exciting and rewarding study abroad experience

If you believe that education, community work and conservation efforts can make the world a better place; and if you want to practice your Spanish in a fun and rewarding environment, this camp was made for you.

Through a real immersive cultural experience, volunteering at local elementary schools, turtle rescue centers, reforestation and conservation NGOs and working directly with rural communities you will not only improve your Spanish skills, but you’ll also help to make a difference in rural Costa Rica. You’ll have interactive and intensive Spanish classes in the morning combined with afternoon volunteer activities and weekend adventure tours, not only the whole experience will be exciting and rewarding but you'll also receive service hours for high school graduation.

The Teen Volunteer Camp takes place in Playa Tamarindo, located on the Northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Tamarindo is a world-famous tropical beach destination with nearly two miles of warm white sand and bright blue water.

The Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica is a dry forest area. This means that it gets the least rain and mostly sunny days, even during the green season. On the weekends we will visit the natural wonders of the region such as volcanos, waterfalls, rivers and beaches. We will raft, zip line, horseback ride, kayak and hike along with other adventure activities.

There are many ways to volunteer in Costa Rica and giving back to help protect the beauty of the natural environment is a top priority. This is why we have all our teen camp students participate in a beach clean-up each Friday.

  • Ages: 13 -17 yrs
  • Duration: weekly
Students can attend the camp as an overnight/residential camper (for students traveling without adults) or as a day camper (for students traveling with adults). Day campers attend all activities in the itinerary from Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm.

Residential Campers



Day Campers



Note: All main afternoon activities (Volunteer, Surf, Adventure, or Intensive Spanish), evening activities and weekend tours can be added for the additional price of the specific activity.

  • Volunteer Package: + $180/week
  • Surf Package: + $230/week
  • Adventure Package: +$290/week
  • Intensive Spanish Package: +$270/week


  • Start datesTeen programs will start every Sunday from 

    • Week 1: Sunday June 12th, 2022
    • Week 9: Sunday August 7th, 2022

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 for Residential Campers?

(For students traveling without adults)
  • 20 hours/week of Spanish classes
  • 4 half-days of volunteering per week

  • Weekend 2-day adventure tours
  • Full-time, local, bilingual guides
  • Lodging in our camp compound
  • 3 meals per day
  • Evening cultural activities
  • Friday afternoon beach clean-up project
  • Health/travel insurance

What’s included for Day Campers?

(For students traveling without adults)
  • 20 hours/week of Spanish classes
  • Mid-morning snack and lunch everyday

Spanish Class

  • Spanish classes are held at our private Spanish Institute in Tamarindo, Guanacaste.
  • Classes are Monday to Friday 8am – 2:00pm, 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 not included in the camp price but can be arranged for an additional fee.
  • Students are recommended to fly into Liberia International Airport (LIR)


  • 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.)