Location: Costa Rica and Panama
Price: $3,495 for 18-day tripIf all your high schooler can think about is spending a lazy summer at the beach, you might consider sending them on an 18-day surfing trip to Costa Rica and Panama.
Campers spend time perfecting their turns and cutbacks at legendary surfing destinations along both the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean. After a long day on their board, they get to kick back in ocean-front, air-conditioned rooms. The program also features a two-day rafting trip down the Pacuare River in Costa Rica - and even then the kids dine on sea bass and banana flambe.