Educational Programs

Step out of your textbook . . .


 Campanario offers several options for your learning experiences.  Some programs are pre-designed, as summarized below, but all programs can be modified according to the group's needs, desires, academic requirements, time available, etc.  For example: the Rainforest Conservation Camp, designed as a 6 day/night program can have an extra day added to allow for a service project or additional day for field investigations.  Please contact us for planning and for any questions you may have.

Now the next question is:  When?  Programs are given throughout the year, however we do recommend the December through August period (the dry season and the moderately wet season).  The wet season, September – November is seriously WET!

Program Options

Contact us for programming additional nights, trip to Isla del Caño, recreational activities or tours, in-country airfare, and family or any other applicable discounts.  Click here to see options for creating your own program.

Participants should be in good health, as these are physically rigorous programs.  All participants should have adequate health and accident insurance which covers activities in remote locations, including evacuation procedures, just in case.

Note:  Campanario reserves the right to adjust or cancel portions of any itinerary due to bad
weather or dangerous sea conditions.



Double Occupancy Required - Two people per reservation minimum

3 days/nights

  • Boat to and from Campanario
  • 3 nights of lodging in Campanario
  • 3 hearty meals per day while at Campanario (does not include snacks or alcoholic beverages)
  • Hikes through and activities within Campanario
  • All-day hike to Corcovado National Park
  • Naturalist guide
  • Access to Campanario facilities including library, research equipment, snorkeling gear

Rainforest Conservation Camp

Minimum number of 6 people

6 days/nights

  • All of the above
  • Additional days/nights
  • Tour through Sierpe-Terraba mangrove reserve
  • Trip to Isla del Caño for snorkeling
  • Camp educational program and materials

Neo-tropical Ecology Course

Minimum number of 10 participants

9 days/nights

  • All of the above with additional days/nights
  • Round trip chartered bus transportation from San José
  • Visits to other life zones in Costa Rica
  • Program instructor
  • Some materials for service project

Professional Development Program

2 continuing education credits from Lewis and Clark College

Minimum number of 10 participants

9 days/nights

  • All in-country transportation (bus, boat, kayak)
  • Visits to other life zones in Costa Rica, as per itinerary
  • Additional guest presenters/instructors
  • Educational program and materials

Internships and Volunteering

Approximately 3 months

  • Lodging during stay at Campanario Biological Station
  • meals daily during stay at Campanario Biological Station
  • Remote tropical location (and all that this implies for work experience)
  • Variety of experiences and training
  • Special project to complete during internship
  • Hard work, heat and humidity, but spectacular rain forest, beautiful beach, good friends


Member of

Costa Rican Network
of Private  Reserves,
Organization of Biological Field Stations

Call Us

CR Tel: +506 - 2289 - 8694
CR Fax: +506 - 2289 - 8708

Mail Us

Proyecto Campanario
Apdo. 232-1260, Plaza Colonial, Escazú,
Costa Rica

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