The opportunity to travel overseas is here! We have
teamed up with Camps International to give all our current Year 10 and 11
students an amazing opportunity to travel to Peru for 3 weeks in the summer
holidays of 2019.
Camps International operates
across four continents and shares a common goal: solving global problems on a
local scale. They have embedded themselves at the heart of local
communities. They are part of their culture, and as a result, get to work with
some of the most interesting, exciting and innovative people, cultures and
environments. Above all, they have impact. With Camps International, you
can rest assured that a school trip benefits more than just your child.
Peru offers a breath-taking world of contrasts, from sprawling
desert and some of the deepest canyons in the world, to mountain glaciers and
intense jungle. The communities are just as diverse as its environments which
means so are our projects.
Camp Moray is situated
in the community of Kajilarakay and is extremely poor with no basic sanitation
or sewerage and a lack of adequate drinking water. There is also a shortage of
crops which leads to malnutrition. The students will help by working on the
school kitchen and greenhouse to provide a hygienic place to prepare meals and
boosting the nutrition of each meal.
Camp Titicaca surrounds Lake Titicaca. The remoteness and inaccessibility of
this region means that there is little or no help available from surrounding
regions. The students will help by continuing to build community facilities and
a classroom for the villagers as well as restoring the school greenhouse.
Camp Colca is located in the community of Pinchollo,
which sits on the edge of the mighty Colca Canyon at 3,600 metres above sea
level. Due to its environmental conditions, the community here is very poor. The
students will help by continuing many varied projects to improve the lives of
this charming community.
It’s not just project work! The students will undertake the
ultimate challenge of a 4-5 day trek along the spectacular Salkantay Trail to
the sacred ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, through the world-famous Andes
Mountain range. They will venture through varied terrain, from captivating
snow-capped mountains to dense lowland jungle, past enchanting waterfalls and
across vast canyons.
As if the projects and trek is not enough, we also do some
amazing sightseeing activities and cultural experiences mixed in throughout the
3 weeks. The vibrant clothing of the locals will open your eyes to the culture
of one of the world’s most ancient civilisations.
To find out more about our Camps International and the Peru
Expedition, click here: http://campsinternational.com.au/product/camp-peru-trek-school-expedition/
look forward to welcoming our Queensland representative, Sheriece, from Camps
International to present this amazing opportunity to students in a week’s time.
Evening will be held on Thursday 24 May at 6pm at QACI so make sure you keep it free to find out more about this