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Here we come Peru!

11/05/2018

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/

We look forward to welcoming our Queensland representative, Sheriece, from Camps International to present this amazing opportunity to students in a week’s time.

Parents Presentation 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 amazing experience!