Off the Beaten Track...
Rain Forest Conservation Camps are 6 day/night (departure on the 7th day) programs designed for teachers, families, and students of all ages looking for an "adventure with a purpose". These camps can be scheduled at any time during the year. You will have 6 days of adventure exploring the lowland tropical forests: mangrove, and primary, secondary, and successionary rain forests. You'll also be visiting nearby protected areas, recording observations, exploring tide pools, participating in lectures and discussions, performing your own investigation, and learning about the pressures affecting this area. There might even be time for swimming, snorkeling, and just relaxing!
You can expect to be challenged in your treks through the rain forest, to get wet, dirty, and tired, to experience a corner of the world few people know, and to have a great time.
Participants should be in good health, as this is a physically rigorous program. All participants should have adequate health and accident insurance which covers activities in remote locations, including evacuation procedures, just in case.
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What You Can Expect (sample program). . .
Day 1: departure in boat heading for Campanario, tour of mangroves, safety talk and orientation to living off-the-grid, introductory hike in lowland rain forest, late afternoon snorkeling and beach time, evening lecture.
Day 2: early morning wildlife observation walk, hikes in Campanario, afternoon workshops and projects, late afternoon visit to bat cave, after dinner night hike.
Day 3: day hike to Corcovado National Park, late afternoon snorkeling and beach time, evening lecture.
Day 4: visit to local school, explore tide pools, evening preparation for field research.
Day 5: individual or group field research project, data collecting
Day 6: visit to Caño Island for snorkeling, afternoon presentations of field research, after dinner farewell activities.
Day 7: departure for Sierpe in boat, returning through mangroves.
Note: Campanario reserves the right to adjust or cancel portions of any itinerary due to bad weather or dangerous sea conditions.