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July 3 - 13, 2020
Teen Soccer Camp &
Intercultural Exchange
Middle & High School Soccer Players: Join Go Tico! this summer alongside Costa Rica's U16 regional championship coach and local student soccer players 10-day soccer and intercultural experience in the North Central Valley of this awesome country!  Go Tico! and one Madison coach will bring together Middle & High School students ages 13 - 16 from the states to engage in 4 days of soccer training alongside Tico peers, as well as regional tourism excursions, before engaging in an amicable weekend one-day tournament at the conclusion of the trip.

Youth Coaches Needed

Local coaches: have a team who may be interested?  Want to co-facilitate this summer camp training with a Tico counterpart?  You coordinate the soccer drills and leave the rest to us!  If you are interested in providing a life-changing experience for young athletes to engage in sports and make lifelong international friendships, reach out and let's talk: goticocostarica@gmail.com.

Pricing & Registration

Camp fee: $2,900

Register by March 27, 2020

Fee includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Madison, Wisconsin to San Jose, Costa Rica & exit taxes

  • All meals and lodging

  • All tourism entrance and activity fees

  • All in-country transportation

  • Four days of soccer training & scrimmage plus full-day tournament

  • Full coordination and hosting by Go Tico! staff and Madison-area coach

Additional requirements: travel insurance and minimal spending money

Itinerary Preview

  • Day 1 

    • Depart Madison, Wisconsin to San Jose, Costa Rica

    • 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 tournament with local teams

    • Closing potluck with community members

  • Day 10

    • Pack up & depart for San Jose, Costa Rica

    • Arrive back to Madison, Wisconsin

Additional Details

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

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