Costa Rica Teen Soccer Camp & Intercultural Exchange
July 3 - 13, 2021
Middle & High School Soccer Players: Join Go Tico! this summer alongside Costa Rican youth soccer coaches and local student soccer players 10-day soccer and intercultural experience in the North Central Valley of this awesome country!  Go Tico! will bring together Middle & High School students ages 13 - 16 from outside Costa Rica to engage in 4 days of soccer training alongside Tico peers, as well as regional tourism excursions, before engaging in an amicable weekend competition at the conclusion of the trip.

Meet your Tico Coaches

Meet your Father-Son coaching team:  Lifelong residents of our host community (La Flor), Juan Manuel and his son Jefferson have both been playing soccer their entire lives.  Juan Manuel has attended seminars for soccer training and coordinates and manages the soccer plaza tournaments and activities here in the La Flor.  His son, Jefferson, is entering college to study psychology this year and is a member of the Tier 1 soccer clubs in Costa Rica.  He has participated in several championship tournaments.

Pricing & Registration

Camp fee: $1,700

Registration open now

Fee includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off

  • All meals and lodging

  • All tourism entrance and activity fees

  • All in-country transportation

  • Four days of soccer training & friendly end-of-session competitions

  • Full coordination and hosting by Go Tico! staff and local soccer coach

*Additional requirements: travel insurance and minimal spending money.

*A minimum of 6 students is required to run this trip.

Itinerary Preview

  • Day 1 

    • Arrive to San Jose, Costa Rica where Go Tico! staff will meet you at the airport

    • Visit La Paz waterfall 

    • Arrive at Thermal Waters & Accommodations

  • Day 2

    • Rest & Relax

    • Travel to & Explore Biological Reserve, including guided night hike

  • Day 3 - 7

    • Morning soccer training with Tico youth players

    • Afternoon tourism, including wildlife rescue, butterfly garden, waterfall hikes, and swimming

    • Evening intercultural activities

  • Day 8

    • Regional tourism to National Park or volcano

  • Day 9

    • Soccer competition with local players

    • Closing potluck with community members

  • Day 10

    • Pack up & depart for San Jose, Costa Rica

    • Go Tico! staff will send you off at the airport with amazing memories and the start of life-long friendships

Additional Details

  • A mandatory, pre-trip virtual meeting will be scheduled in June for all participants and coordinators

  • For more information, please contact Sara at goticocostarica@gmail.com.