SixFifty's director Matt Bond and Verve's Marissa Mastronardi have partnered up to lead a Play and Serve trip to Costa Rica this summer. Since 2002, Matt Bond has been leading teams of high school boys from Orange County and the Bay Area on life-changing and adventurous trips to San Jose, Playa Nosara, Playa Samara, and Lake Arenal to serve local communities, facilitate education programs, and work on construction projects to benefit under-served communities. This is the second year SixFifty will be adding a girls group to the mix and we are excited to be a part of such a cool program. 

  • Experience the beauty of a tropical paradise and play lacrosse in a cross-cultural environment (yes, there’s lacrosse in Costa Rica!)

  • Compete in the Costa Rica Lacrosse Federation’s annual summer tournament against the Costa Rica national team and other visiting teams from the U.S.

  • Spread the game of lacrosse by running numerous clinics for elementary school children in Playa Samara.

  • Participate in painting and construction work projects with our 501(c)3 partners Student Cultural Exhange and Asociacion CREAR.

  • Hands-on experience learning the significance of living a socially conscious life and how to positively impact the world.

  • Of course, this is Costa Rica! Surfing (with optional lessons), canopy tours, beautiful hikes, beach BBQ’s, and much more

 

 

 

 

Logistics:

This trip is open to high school aged girls who have a desire to play lacrosse and serve others in a cross-cultural environment. Additionally, applicants should have a demonstrated history of maturity, leadership, service, and ability to interact positively in a dynamic team environment. Preference will be given to upperclassmen.

Process:

Interested players should download, fill out, and send in the trip application. Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Cost:

Base Trip Cost is $2,750 – All-Inclusive in-country includes 6 nights lodging, meals at hotel, ground transportation, travel insurance, surfing lessons, surfboard rental, local guide staff, game jersey, and more.

  • Base cost does not include airfare or personal travel insurance. Current group airfare rate is approximately $1,000/person from SFO to LIR but is subject to change depending on date of registration. We will make every effort to include late registrations on our lowest group airfare rate. Anticipated full cost is $3,750.

 

Fundraising: 

We’re partnering with Piggybackr.com to enable trip participants to raise necessary funds. Piggybackr allows participants to fundraise via email, social networks, text messages, and good old fashioned phone calls.