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Costa Rica: Exploring The Rainforest!

The Costa Rica crew is having an absolute blast in the rainforest! In the few short days they’ve been there, they have already gone ziplining, rappelling, and tree climbing. They’ve also started their service project and we can’t wait to see what their hard work accomplishes. Below is the groups handwritten blog post, the activities are typed out below 🙂

Day 1
Meet in Newark, fly to Costa Rica, dinner at Casa Margarita’a

Day 2
Woke up and ate breakfast, played name games (it rocked!), drove to supermarket on our way to Mirador Valle de General, break for lunch (so yummy!), arrived at hotel—we had a lovely dinner and kind of unpacked, team building, buenas noches

Day 3
Woke up and had breakfast, ziplining and rappelling!, small hike and chill time, lunch and debrief of next day, more bonding

Day 4
Big travel day: 2.5 hour van ride; cable car rides; 4 mile hike; break to dip in waterfall
Arrival at the RAC, ate an amazing lunch, bed assignments, coloring with kids and dips in the river, fabulous dinner!

Day 5
7am breakfast, split into 2 groups for giant tree climbing and a plant walk with Don Albino, well-earned lunch, swimming in the Savegre river, delicious dinner

Day 6
Yummy breakfast, Spanish classes, foraging for food for dinner, preparing food for and eating dinner, team building, night walk to see wildlife

Day 7
Made sugar syrup from sugar cane, Spanish lessons, laundry in the river, sweat lodge, found a huge snake, table making and orientation to service project

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