Coasting to Costa Rica for Mid Winter Break

A group of ODA students on the Costa Rica trip lead by Ms. Gaffney in the summer of 2012

A group of ODA students on the Costa Rica trip lead by Ms. Gaffney in the summer of 2012

Are you tired of trekking to the cold and snow over your mid-winter break? Or visiting your Aunt and Uncle in Cleveland once again? Or struggling to find another TV series to binge watch on Netflix? Well here as an adventurous alternative!

Upper School Science teacher, Ms. Walsh, is offering students a fascinating trip to Costa Rica during February break 2016.

“I have taken kids to Costa Rica so many times. It’s just so awesome,” Ms. Walsh says.

During this vacation, the students will have the opportunity to stay at a biological research station and explore the tropical rainforest, and also venture to a chocolate making farm, along with several other adventures.

As Costa Rica’s primary spoken language is Spanish, the students will be immersed in a rich cultural experience while interacting with people of different cultures. While on the trip, the group will travel to a nearby school where they will be involved in an unforgettable cultural exchange while playing soccer with local students.

As the students venture through Costa Rica exploring a new cultures, they will take part in several other explorations, including zip-lining, and visiting the white sandy beaches of the Pacific while studying biodiversity and conservation strategies.

The eventful trip will be one week long, really allowing the students to develop new outlooks, gain new knowledge, and create life long memories.

“It’s for the adventure minded,” says Mrs. Walsh. She hopes to take around 15 students on teh trip along with a Spanish faculty member. If you are even slightly interested in this trip, there will be an interest meeting held on February 2nd, with a time to be determined.

So Out-of-Door students, if you’d like to explore the wonders of Costa Rica do not forget to get your passports ready to be stamped!