Local to Global Service Trip: CYL goes to Costa Rica!

12 Jun 2018 @ 12:00 AM - 22 Jun 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Going Global. We’re excited to announce this opportunity to travel to Costa Rica in summer 2018 as a Local to Global Service Trip with CYL! In Costa Rica, we will spend time hiking to beautiful waterfalls, touring a coffee plantation and surfing, to name a few awesome adventures! Our volunteer work will include work on Mt. Chirripo (Costa Rica’s tallest mountain) and learn about sustainable agriculture. Costa Rica is a leading country in sustainability so it will be a neat experience to learn from the best! You can find the travel itinerary and information here.

But what’s the “local” part? At CYL, we see the value in serving locally, just as much as globally. A lot of our local service projects parallel what we will work on in Costa Rica. We encourage high school students to recognize the needs of their own communities. Because of that, CYL requires a local service commitment of 25 hours prior to departure to Costa Rica. This may seem like a lot but we will offer you fun projects throughout the year to get there. Upon return from Costa Rica, CYL requires another 25 hours to really reflect on what you learned during your time abroad and to take that knowledge into your own community. We believe there are valuable experiences to be learned right here as well as abroad. Check out our upcoming service projects and start volunteering towards your trip!

  1. Sign up for CYL! If you are not registered as a member for CYL, you must do so here. This way CYL Staff can track your local service hours towards your trip and keep in touch!
  2. Sign up for some local Service Adventures! Signing up is the first step towards your hour requirement. There are new service projects being added all the time.
  3. Email Lauren Steavpack, CYL’s Program Director, with any questions regarding the trip or fees. Once the roster is complete on October 31, Lauren will be in touch for fundraising opportunities throughout the school year.

Click here to check out the itinerary, pay your deposit and learn about fundraising options throughout the year! The deadline to register for this 10-day service trip is October 31, 2017. The deposit is $250, with monthly payments until trip departure. CYL has partnered with Walking Tree Travel to coordinate this trip. To learn more about what they do, click here. This trip is specially designed for CYLers in mind. So do not hesitate to sign up! Walking Tree has provided a helpful fundraising guide for CYL as well.

Questions? Email Lauren Steavpack, Program Director

If you are interested in the trip, please use this contact form to hear about important info and student fundraising opportunities.


Are you ready for your next BIG adventure? Sign up here!

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12 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM