Summer camp is an eco-focused camp arising from the need for children in small rural communities to access and participate in recreational and educational activities for summer vacation. This camp takes place in January, coinciding with the end of sea turtle nesting and the beginning of the dry season on the tropical Pacific coast of Costa Rica when children and teachers are out of school. RPT will provide a staff member with experience in camp logistics and curriculum development during two week-long sessions designed to nurture environmental values and principles of future generations.
The objective of this initiative is to guide youth and promote conservation by inspiring an appreciation of natural resources near their communities. Proposed activities include inquiry driven activities, short presentations about marine life, sea turtles and their habitats and threats, a beach cleanup, and various field-based programs including a visit to the sea turtle hatchery, working at the Butterfly Garden, setting up cameras traps, trips to the archeological museum in the south and a one day snorkel tour to see hawksbill turtle habitat near the coast.
The summer camp is specifically designed for children between 8 and 12 years of age and welcome both local residents and visitors from nearby communities of Playa Tortuga.
On the last day there will be a graduation activity, where they will be given a certificate of participation and in which the children will share what they have learned through a presentation.
Currently, we seek to continue with this initiative, raising the necessary funds to offer this opportunity, at very low cost, to local children who do not have the means to pay for participating in this type of initiative.
For this reason we ask you to support us by sponsoring a child for $45, who will have the opportunity to participate in all the camp activities, including lunch, t-shirts of the Summer Camp, materials, tickets to the parks and transportation to and from RPT.
If you sign up as a sponsor, we will send you a photo certificate and a thank you letter from the child you sponsor for the camp. Please follow the link below to make a donation, or if you need more information contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to see all the fun the children had on the past Summer Camps? Visit our gallery and the post we made about it: