Camp Nicaragua Environment 1 Month
Explore the contrast of our two camps in the second-poorest country in the Western hemisphere in our 1 month Nicaragua programme. Begin your journey in the incredible dry forest location of Camp Lost Canyon, and end it surrounding yourself with sun, sea, sand, and the chilled vibes in Camp Xolotlan.
Immerse yourself in the traditions and culture of the local communities and make a measurable difference to improving their quality of life through our projects. We listen to the needs of each community so you’ll be working on areas that are a priority for them. Get stuck into project work at local schools, improving infrastructure to ensure a safe and productive learning environment. There’ll be plenty of fun interacting with the local school children too. You’ll also work on initiatives to help retain the local culture and heritage of the fascinating communities you’ll live and work alongside, so that they can benefit from visiting tourists.
Explore the colonial towns of Leon and Granada in Nicaragua, as well as the new-era capital of Managua. After spending a culture and adventure filled month in Nicaragua, you will have made a measurable impact on the communities and environments that you will have lived and worked with. The people you meet will stay with you long after you leave Central America.
Secure your place before the end of April to take advantage of our special introductory rates.
The impact you will make
Reforestation (Lost Canyon)
The dry forest area around Camp Lost Canyon is home to a variety of endangered tree species. We will help to protect these native plants by getting involved in reforestation efforts within the local community, planting seedlings and ensuring the threatened plants continue to thrive in the area. Additionally, we do some social projects within the small forgotten community.
Activities May Include
- Seed collection & harvesting
- Tree planting
- General maintenance
- Occasional construction when needed
Community Improvements & Turtle Protection (Xolotlan)
The coastal community near Camp Xolotlan is one of the poorest in Nicaragua. You will help to improve the standard of living for the local people by working on community infrastructure projects such as building classrooms, community housing and sanitation facilities. You’ll also get involved in turtle conservation efforts to help protect these amazing creatures.
Activities May Include
- Laying foundations
- Mixing cement
- Plastering, painting and decorating buildings
- Turtle nesting site protection
- Beach clean-ups
Camp Lost Canyon
More information on Camp Lost Canyon will be coming soon, check back here for updates in the next few weeks.
More information on Camp Xolotlan will be coming soon, check back here for updates in the next few weeks.
Welcome to Nicaragua
Welcome to Nicaragua! Arrive into Managua where you will be met by one of our Camp Nicaragua team.
Travel to Camp Lost Canyon
Today we head to Camp Lost Canyon (approx. 4 hours). The journey is a smooth ride along the side of Lake Xolotlan (also called Lake Managua).
Our project work here focuses on environmental restoration where you will be planting native endangered tree species in a dry forest. Additionally, we do some social projects within the small forgotten community.
We head over to the colonial city of Leon, an up-and-coming destination for young tourists and backpackers.
Back to projects at Camp Lost Canyon.
R&R in Managua
Explore the capital city of Nicaragua. Although it doesn’t have a centre, there are lots of interesting areas including Los Robles, Bolonia, and Puerto Salvador Allende which lies on the edge of Lake Xolotlan. You could also use your free time to take a short trip to Volcan Masaya peer down into the open caldera.
Time to hit the beach! Our camp lies right by the sea, a few kilometres from the community in which we work. Your projects will include developing the infrastructure of the community which is clearly in poverty, as well as turtle and mangrove conservation.
A second visit to Leon for another short break in this city full of character.
Back projects at Camp Xolotlan.
Enjoy your last full day in Nicaragua with a visit to Granada, a sprucier colonial city and again another up-and-coming tourist destination. The city lies on the shore of Lake Cocibolca (also called Lake Nicaragua) and has some cheap but great food.
We will say our final goodbyes before transferring you to San Jose Airport, a few hours before your departure.
This itinerary is for example purposes only and is subject to change.
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