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Mitzvah Corps Costa Rica 2015 is now full. If you'd like to inquire about joining our first-come, first-serve waitlist, please email us at mitzvahcorps@urj.org.

Check out our Mitzvah Corps program in El Salvador, which runs over the same dates!

Explore the Costa Rican landscape while engaging in fulfilling service learning projects and volunteer efforts throughout the country. You'll visit Costa Rica's "alternative energy corridor" near the Miravalles Volcano in La Fortuna, where you'll spend time learning about the production of wind, solar, geothermic, and hydroelectric energy. You'll also get to live and work alongside local community members on a service project at the local school. Spend Shabbat within the Jewish community of San Jose, and enjoy your surroundings with a visit to the beach and rainforest canopy tour. Create lasting friendships through impactful experiences in a exciting and unique setting!

Special Camp Trips  

Greene Family Camp Mitzvah Corps experience in Costa Rica | June 24th – July 5th

Join new friends from Texas, Oklahoma and Greene Family Camp for an adventure experiencing the challenges of rural development and rainforest conservation through a social justice lens, and exploring the integral role that renewable energy sources play in these efforts. Work & learn alongside members of the community as you gain an unfiltered perspective into the Costa Rican culture.

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Camp Newman J-Adventures: Costa Rica | July 23rd - August 2nd

Join friends from Camp Newman us on an 11-day service expedition to Costa Rica!

We will visit and work with a community of Nicaraguan immigrants in the city of San José, visit with the Reform Temple in San Jose, and then stay with an indigenous community, the Bribri, in Costa Rica’s rainforest.

While there, we will learn about life in rural Central America, about Bribri language and culture and help to build a daycare for the community. We’ll end our trip with a stay on a beautiful Caribbean beach and a zip line canopy tour along platforms in the top of the rainforest.

If you’re ready for the adventure of a lifetime, an exploration of Judaism throughout the world and some hands-on community service, join us on a Costa Rican Adventure!

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At A Glance  

July 9-19, 2015
Rising Grades 10-12

This program is now full and registration has closed. If you'd like to inquire about joining our first-come, first-serve waitlist, please email us at mitzvahcorps@urj.org.  

Similar to Costa Rica  

Interested in Costa Rica? You may also be interested in our other international programs that address environmental issues:

Mitzvah Corps El Salvador
July 9-19, 2015
Explore another incredible country in Central America, learning about the environmental and political implications of mining, and playing a role in the country's ongoing social and educational development.

Mitzvah Corps Israel
June 28-July 26, 2015
Engage with the innovate ways the country is addressing environmental sustainability, inclusion in outdoor education, and interfaith relations. Plus, take advantage of saving up to 25% off the cost!

Extension Opportunities  

When you return from Costa Rica, head directly to the Pacific Northwest.

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