Alongside our partner, Groundswell Peru, you will learn about ocean health, mental health, and surf therapy and become a part of the Groundswell Casita, a safe and brave space for over 50 local girls and women to reclaim their relationship with the ocean.
This program will take you to Huanchaco, Peru, a land and people with a surf history dating back to 500CE. Groundswell invites you to let go of the classic colonial ideas of volunteerism and show up ready to listen, learn, elevate, celebrate, and be in circle with the girls, women, and community that are the caretakers of this sacred ocean space. While in Huanchaco, you will support their surf therapy program in addition to supporting yoga classes, English classes, eco-brick workshops, and beach cleanups.
*Please note that programs are subject to change based on the health and safety of participants and our partners.
Practice speaking Spanish with the GroundSwell community
Experience the World Surf Heritage site of Huanchaco, Peru
Support the works of “The Casita,” a safe-haven for women and girls to find community in the sea and back on land together.
1 is the least rigorous, 5 is the most rigorous
ON THE MOVE
Peru holds a history of surfing that dates back to 500AD. Back then, both men and women held positions of power in the community and both would paddle out. Today, women are seldom found in the surf line up, surf schools and surf industry. The local women and girls of the World Surf Heritage site, Huanchaco, Peru are changing that!
Peru : In Three Phases
During the travel phase of each SStS course, you will spend time reflecting on and processing your experience. Reflections will appear here during the program.
*Vail Mountain School will bill families for this program
To register for this program and complete all required paperwork, please create a CampSite account with the link below.
Enrollment code: vms-pr
Departing Flight (February 16)
United Airlines # 699 Denver, CO (DEN) 9:45 AM Arrive Houston, TX (IAH) 1:08 PM
United Airlines # 854 Houston, TX (IAH) 4:20 PM Arrive Lima, Peru (LIM) 11:55 PM
Returning Flight (February 24)
United Airlines # 855 Lima, Peru (LIM) 1:30 AM Arrive Houston, TX (IAH) 6:55 AM
United Airlines # 206 Houston, TX (IAH) 8:40 AM Arrive Denver, CO (DEN) 10:12 AM
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