Camp Peru

Always desired to experience the wonders of South America? Getaway to a lost kingdom this Summer with Camp Peru. Indulge in culture and breath-taking landscapes all whilst giving something back to the community with us.

Bordering the Pacific Ocean, Peru is one of the most remarkably picturesque and breath-taking places on the planet. You’ll be located in an authentic Peruvian town, Cusco, nestled at the foot of the Andes just a short distance from the Lost Kingdom: Macchu Picchu. Home to a 15th century inca citadel and named one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World” it’s a must see in South America.

Camp Highlights

 
Culture
Make an impact
Children
 

Testimonials

Leon 5

Amazing!

Camp Peru is an amazing way to travel and experience fantastic activities as every body else is in the same boat as you, traveling for the first time and Camp Peru provide constant 24/7 support for when ever you need it, and the reps are so dedicated to doing their best for the group. I was nervous about heading over to Peru; this was my first long haul trip, but fellow Campers and Reps did so much to make it a trip that I’ll never forget.

Charlotte 5

Exceptional – I had a great time!

Peru was amazing! It was totally different to the culture and lifestyle I’m used to back home, nonetheless, with the help of the Reps, I took to my new home like a duck to water. The accommodation was lovely and all the trips I took part in were excellently organised. Unfortunately, I had no time to travel as much as I would’ve liked afterwards –  I’ll just have to go back and do it ALL again!

Sophie 5

Recommended!

The Camp Peru experience was the best experience I’ve ever had; I loved every minute and would do it all again in a heartbeat! From the moment I arrived in Peru to the moment I left was filled with amazing memories. I would recommend to anyone!

Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday
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Meals – Lunch/Dinner

Morning – It’s time to begin your adventure with Camp Peru! This morning, we’ll arrive with the group in Lima, the bustling capital city located on the Pacific Coast.

Upon arrival, a group orientation and introduction will take place, an awesome opportunity to meet your new Camp Peru Campmates; you’re all in for a great time in a beautiful part of the world!

Afternoon – This afternoon, we’ll get the essentials out of the way before delving into our Peruvian trip!

Following an introduction/orientation meeting, all of the group will be briefed on safety advice, addressing of all questions and providing travel tips, as well as thorough information about Peru and its culture.

Remember, this is a completely different part of the world; some things are slightly different here, so it’s important to respect all elements of the Peruvian civilisation.

Evening – Tonight, we’ll round off our first day in Peru with an evening stroll in amongst stunning Larcomar, one of the main avenues located on a soaring cliff.

Make sure you’re equipped with a camera – there are a host of spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean!

During our stroll, we’ll also dip into the heart of the Miraflores district of Lima and enjoy the museums and picturesque parks. This is a good opportunity to exchange money or buy a SIM Card in preparation for what promises to be an unbelievable experience!

Accommodation – Lima Hotel

Day 2 - Sunday
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Meals – Breakfast

Morning – We hope you slept well! Today, we have a long day ahead of us, ahead of a bus journey to Cajamarca, a city located in the Peruvian highlands.

Afternoon – After lunch, it’s time to depart for the bus station to begin a journey to Cajamarca!

Evening – Tonight, we’ll be travelling on the overnight bus to Cajamarca. Rest up, a fun-filled itinerary awaits upon your arrival!

Accommodation – Overnight bus to Cajamarca

Day 3
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Meals – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Morning – Wake up and pull back the curtain draped across the coach window – you’ve arrived in Cajamarca! The rural beauty of this astonishing location is truly a sight to behold and is steeped in history and culture!

Upon arrival at the Camp accommodation, you’ll be given time to settle into your new surroundings before we enjoy a much-deserved breakfast after the long journey; we’ll then head on a guided trip to Banos del Inca, one of twelve districts in the Cajamarca province.

Afternoon – The Banos del inca pools are a must see for visitors to this part of the world; this afternoon, enjoy the therapeutic qualities of the hot waters.

Evening – After relaxing in the pools, tonight you’ll be given the chance to join your Campmates at the Campsite for a barbeque dinner to mark the inauguration of your Camp Peru trip!

Accommodation – Cajamarca Camp Accommodation

Day 4
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Meals – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Morning – This morning, we’ll visit the community of Shaullio for an introduction into the work at the local children’s English Camps construction site.

This is an amazing opportunity to gain an invaluable insight into the forthcoming 4-day construction project during which time you’ll be providing invaluable support for a local children’s English Camp.

Afternoon – Group working at the local children’s English Camps construction site.
Evening – Free time to relax with your Campmates.

Accommodation – Banos del Inca Camp accommodation

Days 5 to 8
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Meals – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

NB: Dinner is not included on Friday or Saturday

Morning/Afternoon – Group working at the local children’s English Camps construction site.

Evening – We appreciate that the work at the construction site is hard! Nonetheless, it’s extremely rewarding knowing that the work is going to help the prospects of so many young children in their pursuit of a brighter future.

Enjoy free time to relax with your camp buddies and recharge your batteries ahead of the next enthralling chapter in your Camp Peru story!

Accommodation – Banos del Inca Camp accommodation

Day 9
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Meals – Breakfast/Dinner

Morning/Afternoon – Today, you and the rest of the group have a hiking trip to Las Cruces, during which time you’ll be able to absorb the stunning sites atop looming terrain.

Upon arrival, enjoy a yoga session and tuck into a picnic lunch on top of the hill – grab your camera, this is the perfect photo opportunity!

Evening – Free time to relax with your camp buddies.

Accommodation – Banos del Inca Camp accommodation

Days 10 to 13
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Meals – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Morning – It’s time to head back to the classroom! For four days, you’ll participate in a highly-rewarding school teaching project, during which time you and the group will teach English, sports and art to local children.

Afternoon – Shaullio Community: A sports match with the community local football team.

Evening – Free time to relax with your camp buddies.

Accommodation – Banos del Inca Camp accommodation

Day 14
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Meals – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Morning/Afternoon – After an amazing time taking part in the school teaching project, it’s time to say goodbye to the students and staff – but not before we enjoy a school goodbye activity

Evening – Pack for the next leg of your Camp Peru trip and depart on a journey to Lambayeque, Chiclayo.

Accommodation – Overnight bus to Chiclayo

Day 15
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Meals – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Morning – Arrive in Chiclayo, the capital city of Northwest Peru’s Lambayeque region.
After settling into your hotel, we’ll attend an orientation meeting and introduction to the work at the Endangered Animal Project where we will be helping for four days.

Afternoon – The beach at Pimentel is amongst the most visited attracted sites in the district. This afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some free time with your Campmates and lap up the sunshine. Why not try your hand at watersports such as surfing?

NB: Watersports are not included within Camp Peru costs and will incur additional fees.
Evening – Relax at the pool area at the center with your Campmates.

Accommodation – Las Pirkas Animal sanctuary and Hotel bungalows in Lambayeque

Day 16
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Meals – Breakfast

Morning/Afternoon – Today, you’re in for a real treat, as we prepare for a day trip including some truly incredible landmarks.

The Tucume Valley of the Pyramids is the biggest pyramid complex in the world and is sure to leave you speechless. Covering a gigantic space of 540 acres, the pre-Hispanic site located south of the La Reche River is host to 26 major pyramids.

The Tumbas Reales Museum is also on the agenda and is often regarded as the pride of Northern Peru. Opened in 2002, the museum showcases the relics of Sipan, an archaeological site otherwise known as Huaca Rajada.

Evening – Group free time to relax by the pool at the center.

Accommodation – Las Pirkas Animal sanctuary and Hotel bungalows in Lambayeque

Days 17 to 20
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Meals – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Morning – During the mornings, we’ll be working at the Endangered Animal Project, providing assistance in the care for a range of animal species.

Afternoon – In the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some free time with your Campmates and lap up the sunshine. Why not try your hand at watersports such as surfing?

NB: Watersports are not included within Camp Peru costs and will incur additional fees.

Evening – Group free time to relax by the pool at the center.

Accommodation – Las Pirkas Animal sanctuary and Hotel bungalows in Lambayeque

Day 21
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Meals – Breakfast

Morning – Rise and shine! It’s time to make the most of your last day in Peru; what better way to start the day than an early morning swim after an appetising breakfast?

Afternoon – In the late afternoon, we’ll enjoy a delicious early dinner and pack any remaining belongings for the overnight trip to Lima.

Evening – Overnight bus to Lima.

Accommodation – Overnight bus

Day 22
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Meals – N/A

Morning/Afternoon – It’s been a real blast but unfortunately, It’s time to begin your journey home!

Thanks for joining the Camp Peru adventure!

Something to Consider

Camp Peru is not a typical idea of a holiday and it’s not always relaxing; at times you may find yourself in testing circumstances, as you would when experiencing any new culture. There may be bad weather, mosquitos, long journeys, slow Wi-Fi and limited food options.

However, here at Camp Peru, we thoroughly enjoy stepping out of the comfort zone, embracing new cultures and learning how people live in other countries! Every year, we have a fantastic time, as have thousands of previous Camp Peru attendees. Though we personally love the experience, we realise that it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. As such, prior to your application, please make sure that you understand that this is a cultural experience, not a luxury holiday; our aim is to make a positive impact in the community – this is a product of hard work and dedication!

While we cannot guarantee that you will have a relaxing time, we fully recommend that you come to Camp Peru with a sense of adventure and a willingness to embrace the experience – ultimately, there is only one person who will dictate how much you enjoy camp and that’s you! We provide the setup and infrastructure for you to have a genuinely incredible time that many would love to be involved with; the rest of the package comes from you and your commitment to the cause.

It is no coincidence that our best participants on the program immerse themselves in the activities each day; if you work with passion, your enthusiasm will not only be appreciated by us here at Camp Peru, but the locals who you are helping will be grateful for your help. We present the opportunity to partake in some of the most unbelievable life experiences, including visiting communities in local schools and getting up close and personal with Peru’s elephants, while making friends for life.

Additional Costs

Clear Criminal Background
Medical Form (Your GP may charge you for completion)
Any additional tours or EP elective you wish to join
Flights and Insurance
Program Requirements

18+

A clear criminal background check.

Valid Passport (with at least 6 months left)

A basic level of English speaking

You have to be enthusiastic, outgoing, friendly, good with kids and ready to experience a totally new and exciting culture!

So what are you waiting for? This is a perfect Gap Year job abroad!

FAQ's
Am I responsible for booking my own flights?

Your Camp Peru program fee does not include the cost of your transportation to Peru, or your transportation out of Peru when your Camp Peru program finishes.

Is Camp Peru for everyone? (Something to consider)

Camp Peru is not everyone’s idea of a holiday and it’s not always relaxing. At times you may find yourself in testing circumstances, as you would when experiencing any new culture. There may be bad weather, mosquitos, long journeys, slow wifi and limited food options. However, here at Camp Peru, we believe that is what comes with stepping out of your comfort zone and into the unknown. We love it, as have thousands of previous Camp Peru attendees. However, we realise that it may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

Before applying to take part in Camp Peru, please understand that it’s a cultural experience. It isn’t a luxury holiday, and one of our main focuses is to make a positive impact, which often comes with hard work. We can not guarantee you will have a nice relaxing time. You have to come to Camp Peru with a sense of adventure, go with the flow and be laid back. Basically, YOU are the deciding factor in the experience you have at Camp Peru. We provide the setup and infrastructure for you to have an incredible experience. However, that is only half of it. The other half comes from you. Your passion to help others, your spirit to do something different, your ability to make friends and go with the flow. You get out what you put in and if you give it your all, together we will have an amazing experience at Camp Peru.

Is Wi-Fi available at Camp Peru?

Please take into consideration that Wi-Fi connectivity could be limited during your time in Peru. However, don’t worry; Wi-Fi will be there waiting for you upon your return!

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