SUMMER EXPEDITIONS

Summer Expedition Course Options

Rainforest Hike & Homestay

Rainforest Hike & Homestay

Discover the true meaning of “off the beaten path” as you embark on a deep-jungle trek where spectacular rainforest valleys, cascading waterfalls, and winding rivers will both awe and challenge you.

COURSE DETAILS

Caribbean Scuba & Service

Caribbean Scuba & Service

Discover the natural wonders of Panama by lending a hand in local conservation projects and scuba diving tropical Caribbean waters.

COURSE DETAILS

Pacific Surf & Cert Extension

Pacific Surf & Cert Extension

Spend 8 days learning to surf or honing your skills as you paddle alongside our experienced, professional instructors and ensure your dedication to staying safe in the water by earning your American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certifications.

COURSE DETAILS

Design Your Outward Bound Summer Program

Teens, Ages 14+, 2 to 5-weeks

 

Our Outward Bound summer courses in Costa Rica and Panama provide learning experiences that allow participants to build life skills, intercultural competence, Spanish language, and self-awareness. Through varied adventure challenges and service learning expeditions, students expand self-awareness, step up into leadership roles, and discover that they are capable of more than they ever thought possible.

Questions About the Program?

Submit an inquiry to our Communications team. We will help you decide which program will best fit your objectives and schedule.

Ready to Enroll?

Begin the enrollment process to tentatively hold your spot on course by filling out our online enrollment form (Takes about 20-30 minutes and no payment is required). From there, our Communications team can take you through the enrollment process.

Space is Limited!

Review the steps to confirm your place on course:

Summer-Expeditions-Fill-Out-Enrollment-Form
Summer-Expeditions-Reserve-Your-Place-On-Course
Summer-Expeditions-Get-Ready-For-The-Challenge

Summer 2016 PricingNEW (1)

 

 

 

 

 

Discounts and scholarships available to those who qualify.


OUR 2016 SCHEDULE

Summer 2016 CalendarNEW


CLICK FOR ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SAFETY

HEALTH & MEDICATIONS

FOOD, WATER & SPECIAL DIETS

PACKING

TUITION & FEES

TRAVELING TO COSTA RICA

SAFETY

For over 70 years, Outward Bound worldwide has provided high impact, life skill, and leadership development adventures. We are the industry leader in identifying risk and managing risk in wilderness areas. Risk is part of everyday life, but with our exceptional risk management systems and well-trained professional staff, we continue to be the industry leader.

LEARN MORE »

HEALTH & MEDICATIONS

We only require an up to date tetanus vaccination for course participation. There are no required inoculations to enter Costa Rica, but, we encourage students to check with their physician for recommendations of optional inoculations and health precautions. Most young people in normal health and physical condition can successfully complete an Outward Bound Costa Rica course.

LEARN MORE »

FOOD, WATER & SPECIAL DIETS

We are able to accommodate a variety of dietary requirements including vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose intolerance and nut allergies. In most areas of Costa Rica, it safe to drink water directly from the tap. While on course, students are directed to safe water sources by their instructors. Some students opt to treat all water during international travel.

LEARN MORE »

PACKING

We have compiled comprehensive packing lists for each course, which are listed under the course description and also emailed to a student once he/she has enrolled. A common misconception about Costa Rica is that it is always hot. Many course regions are almost one mile above sea level, where it can get quite chilly at night. Students will likely encounter rain showers while on course, even during Costa Rica’s dry season.

LEARN MORE »

TUITION & FEES

Tuition includes all room and board, technical gear, course activities, and in-country transportation. Airfare to/from Costa Rica is not included in the listed tuition cost, nor are personal supplies and equipment (including surfboards for advanced surfers).

We accept tuition payments by credit card, check, or wire transfer. Full payment is due 30 days prior to course start.

LEARN MORE »

TRAVELING TO COSTA RICA

Students must book travel dates to coincide with the start and end dates listed for their course session(s) and fly into Juan Santamaria International Airport (Airport Code: SJO). We recommend scheduling an arrival time prior to 2pm as course activities usually begin early the following day.

Our staff welcome students upon arrival. We use our own private transportation to shuttle to and from the airport on arrival and departure days.

LEARN MORE »