Location: Costa Rica

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Day 1 (July 7) – Fly day; Welcome and orientation session

Day 2 to 3 (July 8 to 9) – Community service orientation and projects with a local public school (playground and art/education project); Visit to Juan Sanchez indigenous site; Video (Voces Inocentes) and discussion groups

Day 4 (July 10) – Community service day in La Carpio (upgrading homes for local families)

Day 5 (July 11) – Community service day at “La Finca” (planting, maintenance, and construction); Doka coffee plantation tour

Day 6 to 7 (July 12 to 13) – Departure for the Atlantic coast; Visit and service work (planting and painting projects) with the Amubri and Cabecar Indigenous Reserves

Day 8 to 9 (July 14 to 15) – Rio Tropicales whitewater rafting and zip-lining trip; Return to Central Valley

Day 10 (July 16) – Complete community service project with the local public school

Day 11 to 13 (July 17 to 19) – Complete La Carpio projects, upgrading local homes; Local market visit

Day 14 (July 20) – Lifeworks students host La Carpio kids at “La Finca” (arts/crafts/environmental education projects)

Day 15 (July 21) – Departure for the Pacific Coast; Wildlife viewing, swimming and rainforest visit

Day 16 (July 22) – Community service at Forjando Alas construction/kid project; Afternoon hike to waterfall and ocean swim

Day 17 (July 23) – Return to Central Valley; Student planning/preparation for La Carpio kids fair/camp day (arts/crafts festival)

Day 18 (July 24) – La Carpio fair/camp day (arts, crafts, painting, celebration, etc.); Final activities with homestay families

Day 19 to 20 (July 25 to 26) – Poas volcano and hot springs visit; Horseback riding; Lifeworks closing program

Day 21 (July 27) – Fly day