Service Trips

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Waves of Hope offers a new type of Nicaragua vacation experience in partnership with El Coco Loco Resort. We regularly host groups of 10-20 volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life. Our past groups have included various high school and university student trips, rotary groups, Surf for Life groups and more.

University & High School Groups

A week-long experience typically includes 20-25 hours of volunteer service, plus a variety of fun adventures and activities including surfing, horseback riding, volcano hikes and more. The service work is currently focused on our high school project but participants are also encouraged to participate in our Youth Programs as well. Teachers and professors are welcome to inquire about leading trips. Our current client list includes:

  • George Washington University Alt Breaks
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Providence University
  • The Study Toronto
  • High Tech High San Diego
  • The Blue Bridge Project  – Open to all High School aged students!!

Surf for Life Service Trips

Surf for Life is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that sponsors educational and community driven development projects in coastal communities. They achieve this through engagement of motivated individuals and groups who fully participate in the construction of these projects. In early spring 2013, Surf For Life and Waves of Hope formed a partnership to build a sustainable high school in Manzanillo, a small community in northern Nicaragua and we opened the high school in February 2014. We followed this up just a month later in March 2014 by breaking ground on a new elementary school in Francisco Laguna. Join Surf for Life and Waves of Hope this June or September for the trip of a lifetime!

Other Groups

We are also looking for other like-minded individuals and/or groups to join our efforts. Please contact us with any inquiries.