Costa Rica: Our Final Post

Costa Rica: Our Final Post

Pura Vida! Welcome to Costa Rica Good evening family and friends,It’s hard to believe it has only been one week since we left from YYZ last Sunday. There we were, in the frigid weather, 18 students gathered before sunrise, most of us not knowing anyone else’s name,...
Costa Rica: This hump day is a hike day!

Costa Rica: This hump day is a hike day!

This hump day is a hike day! What a day! Hump day is more like a hike day as we started our morning meeting at 5 am at the base of Arenal volcano. A group of 12 students met myself and Ryan for a sunrise hike to the lookout point on our beautiful resort of Los Lagos....
Costa Rica: Zip lining and Water Slides

Costa Rica: Zip lining and Water Slides

Zip Lining and Water Slides The dawn of another morning brought with it a familiar sensation for our students: impending adventure. No strangers to adventure on this trip, fourteen of our students woke bright and early for breakfast before loading up the bus en route...
Costa Rica: Volunteering at Instituto Asis

Costa Rica: Volunteering at Instituto Asis

Our first day of volunteering at Instituto Asis Good evening parents!We heard there’s snow back home, but today was a balmy 31 here in La Fortuna! After our travels yesterday, we had an early night. The students picked up some snacks for themselves at our local...
Pura Vida! Welcome to Costa Rica

Pura Vida! Welcome to Costa Rica

Pura Vida! Welcome to Costa Rica Hello friends, family and jealous siblings eagerly awaiting the return of their brothers and sisters!My name is Ryan Valconi and I am one of the activity coordinators of the March Break Community Service Program at Blyth Academy....
Costa Rica – 3 more sleeps!

Costa Rica – 3 more sleeps!

Costa Rica: 3 more sleeps! Good Evening Everyone,The time has come for last minute errands, hugs with our families, and zipping up our suitcases. Costa Rica is just around the corner!!! I can already smell the coffee farms calling my name…I’d like to send out a...