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Learn the skills to participate in a real life camping & trekking adventure like no other this January!

This camp will require full focus and commitment so everyone can join in a fun and safe experience.

Are you up for the challenge?


Jungle Camp Jan 2023



Week 1 - Classes at Jungle Academy 8am - 2pm

Monday Jan 16th

Tuesday Jan  17th

Wednesday Jan 18th

Week 2 - Classes at Jungle Academy 8am - 2pm

Monday Jan 23rd

Tuesday Jan  24th

Wednesday Jan 25th

Week 3 - Trek

Monday Jan 30th - Day 1 of trek, overnight camp

Tuesday Jan  31st - Day 2 of trek, overnight camp

Wednesday Feb 1st - Day 3 of trek, return to Jungle Academy. End of trek.

Attendance of at least 70% of classes is required to participate in the off-site camp.


Fee US$550

All inclusive of classes and materials, as well as shared camping equipment and food and drink during the 3-day offsite camp.

What is Covered

Basic First Aid (non certified)

Navigation & Map work

Extreme Biology

Animal Identification



Fire skills

Emergency Spanish

Campfire stories

Outdoor camping skills and much more

Trek details

  • Students will be required to carry all their personal equipment everyday from one camp to the next. 

  • Each day students will walk approximately 8k through mountain roads and rarely used jungle pathways. 

  • An emergency vehicle will be traveling behind the trek at all times. It will only be used in emergencies and will remain mostly unseen to the trekkers.

  • The trek takes place within approximately 15-20 minutes drive to Ojochal or Cortes.

  • Jungle Academy will provide tents and camping structures.

  • Children will be required to use primitive, but carefully planned, toilets facilities for the duration of the trek. Yes! That means pooping in a hole!

  • Jungle Academy will provide all main meals for the trek, plus Schmores for the first night’s campfire. 

  • Students will have the opportunity to play in waterfalls and cross rivers, so should have appropriate clothing. 

Age Suitability

  • 9 year olds and above.

  • Younger students must be mature enough to interact within an environment of older kids. 

  • Older children may be assigned roles and tasks enabling them to demonstrate leadership and progression.

Camping in Nature

What to Bring


  • Small, comfortable rucksack to carry all their stuff in

  • Warm blanket or sleeping bag

  • Camping mat

  • Knife fork and spoon

  • Plate or bowl for eating

  • Water bottle or camel back 

  • Flashlight with extra batteries

  • Personal first Aid kit (will be taught how to make this in the First Aid class)

  • Emergency whistle

  • Sunscreen

  • Sun hat

  • Good walking shoes or trainers

  • Socks and spare socks

  • Swimming costume

  • Lightweight towel

  • Toilet paper

Optional Extras:

  • Students are allowed to bring ONE camping knife

  • Mobile phone for photos. Much of the trek has no signal coverage and students will be encouraged not to call home.  Any conversations between students and parents are advised to go through the instructors. 

  • Personal snacks. Remember, we will be practicing a ‘Leave no trace’ policy and students will have snacks confiscated for any littering. 

  • Lightweight shoes for camp, such as flip-flops.

Students should be mindful of taking unnecessary items as they are required to carry their own packs.

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