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Belize + Costa Rica 2 A • June 24-July 7, 2022

Adventures in Plascencia!

June 30, 2022

The trip Has begun! All the students have arrived safely to Belize City. Despite the unfortunate flight cancellations our spirits remain high.

 

The first half of our group arrived at Plascencia with David and Andrea. On the flight from Belize City to Plascencia Leighton was given the opportunity to act as co-pilot on our little puddle jumper. Claude and the rest of the group arrived the next day. Everyone was quickly introduced to each other by playing Marco polo in the pool at our hostel. Beau was the first boy LOD (leader of the day) and led the group into our first scuba plunge! They began by learning the basics in shallow water then quickly progressed to their first thirty-foot dive. The boat ride back was full of heavy eyes and sun-kissed skin. Edu and Gray amazed everyone with their impressive magic tricks after moonup.

 

The following day we delved into more scuba skills and celebrated Claude’s birthday! We had a swimming contest at the local resort’s pool and Mason was the champion of this competition. On our last day of scuba Natalie and Lilly overcame their fear and officially became open water divers! YAY! Most kids got certified but most importantly everyone had fun, gained experience, and tried something new!

 

After our final day of diving, we headed back to our hostel to begin preparing dinner. Mattie and Beau headed this process. Beau buttering the bread and Mattie on sauce duty. Sohana and Lilly helped David with clean crew after dinner. They were rewarded ice cream for their efforts of course. Charles is always including the entire group whenever he has the chance. Coming up with awesome nicknames such as, Santa Claude, EDU, and Sandrea!

 

After saying hasta luego to our favorite hostel, The Royal Rat, we embarked on our quest to Costa Rica. Airport time was full laughter, storytelling (from EB in her southern accent), naps, and group bonding Asher was so excited to for travel day and ate an absurd amount of chicken nuggets in the airport providing entertainment for everyone. Even the other group! We had an amazing four days scuba diving in Belize and cannot wait for more excitement in Costa Rica!

 

Best,

Claude, Andrea, and David


Wheels Down in Belize!

June 26, 2022

Hello Belize + Costa Rica Families!

We have received word from our leaders that the group has landed safely in Belize! The trip is off to a great start, and we cannot wait to hear more stories from their adventure.

Please remember our leaders and students will be unplugged during their trips but we will be posting up to three trip updates throughout the next couple of weeks! This will allow you to follow along with the trip and the students will also give a special shout out mid-way through! You can also follow us on Instagram, @moondanceadventures, to see more of what we are up to this summer!

-Moondance HQ


Students

  • Asher
  • Beau
  • Ella
  • Edward
  • Sohana
  • Natalie
  • Charles
  • Gray
  • Mattie
  • Mason
  • Leighton
  • Lilly

Staff