In 2022, some camps are organising camp experiences for you to participate in. We are hopeful that they will be able to go ahead. Camps will follow the local conditions closely, and may have to cancel activities if the local COVID-19 situation forces them to do so. If you have already signed up for a camp-activity you will be informed when this happens. We will update the website also, when such decisions are taken. Please check your own local authority travel advisory to see if you can travel to or return from the camp after the activity. At all times, when at camps, please observe it’s COVID-19 policy (such as wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands, etc). 


Amazon Rainforest, Peru

Peru has some of the greatest biodiversity in the world because of the presence of the Andes, Amazon Rainforest, and the Pacific Ocean. These three ecosystems are closely interrelated.

The Pachakuti camp is situated in the Amazon Rainforest ecosystem on the eastern side of the Andes at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level which makes it very comfortable in terms of temperature compared to the lower land of Amazonia.

Volunteer opportunity

Does working in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest appeal to your sense of adventure? Camp Pachakuti is looking for someone with experience in using global positioning system (GPS) technology for tree marking in a natural forest!

If you have these skills and you’re available from early January 2022, this opportunity may be for you!

Things to know before you go…

  • You ideally need to arrive in Lima before 12 January
  • Accommodation is free, but you’ll need to buy your own food
  • Travel to Peru over this time may be impacted by Covid-19
  • Volunteers need to be aware of possible political unrest

To arrange a Zoom call with camp manager Margarita Checa, complete the form at the bottom of this page or email 

Camper opportunities

This camp is still in a seedling phase. They are working very hard to build a program to start their first camp.

Expect to be involved from the start of restoring the land. Being involved from the start means you will help with the planing the activities, set the baseline for measurements and tests which are necessary to have in order to observe the state of the soil. You will have the opportunity to develop your full potential as a person and get closer to the best version of yourself.

The next camp will be announced soon.

Work, stay and play

As a camper, you will have the opportunity to:

  • learn Spanish;
  • work alongside locals with knowledge of their motherland;
  • learn ancestral and modern land restoration techniques;
  • connect with nature in a relaxing and pleasant environment;
  • observe many species of birds and monkeys;
  • practice yoga;
  • visit the surroundings of the village where you can find many spectacular waterfalls.

What to expect

Accommodation at the main lodge
The main lodge provides room for three people and is equipped with hot ecological showers (rainwater) and there is a kitchen to cook your meals.

Accommodation in houses
We also have small houses available in the village nearby the main lodge.
These houses are also equipped with bedrooms, a kitchen and a shower. They are situated at the heart of the village and its action.

Both types of accommodation cost $ 10 per day. There is also the possibility to include lunch and dinner for an additional $5 per day. A typical workday starts at 8am and finishes at 3pm with a 1h lunch break at around noon.

Who is needed

As we are currently in the process of making a permaculture plan, we need a specialist in this area.
Later this year, we will need people to implement the plan and learn new techniques.
We will be looking for long term campers that can stay for 1-2 months.

Vision and socio-economic context

The Pachakuti Camp aims at restoring the ecosystem around a village named Chirapa where the villagers rely on pesticides to cultivate their land for cacao, pineapple, corn and other minor crops. Since the villagers need an immediate solution to increase the income generated by their cultivation, they use short term solutions like pesticides and insecticides which momentarily increase their land yield.

The goal of our intervention is to test and implement natural pest and insect control measures like natural fertilizer and land and water management and implement as well a business model that makes these measures sustainable.

Interested to join? Fill out this form

  Seedling Camp

Organising Partners

Restauración de Ecosistemas y Campos


Camping-advanced                                      Kitchen-vegetarian                              Sanitation-advanced                              Electricity                                                            Wifi                                                                        Cell-Service

Restoration Activities

Water retention                                                    Tree planting                                                        Composting                                                              Soil building                                                              Regenerative entrepreneurialism                        Erosion prevention                                                Fire prevention                                                        Community building                                              Restoration of livelihoods                                  Restoration holidays

What you must do to ensure your own safety at an Ecosystem Restoration Camp

Your safety is very important to us. Most camps are in locations that are completely safe for you to travel to. Some camps are in locations where there is civil unrest, higher levels of crime, or in areas where there could be severe nature events (earthquakes, tornados, vulcanic eruptions). We strongly advise you to check with your national authority’s travel advisory service to see if there are specific travel advisories for the region you are travelling to. We strongly advise you to comply with that travel advisory. If there is a negative travel advisory for the area you plan to go to, we want to impress on you that it is your decision to not heed the warnings and go. ERC can then not be liable in that situation if something happens to you.

Work at camps is usually safe. The camp coordinators make your safety their highest priority too. But you will be working with tools and sometimes even (heavy) machinery. Sometimes the terrain can be slightly treacherous. Heat or cold can become a problem for people at work that do not take the necessary measures to prevent injury from weather conditions. Especially in remote locations, all people at an Ecosystem Restoration Camp will need to watch out for eachother’s safety. For this reason we ask you to also sign our Code of Conduct, through which you commit to contributing to a safe environment at camps for all that are there with you. Take yours and all other camper’s safety seriously! Together, while watching over eachother, we can restore our ecosystems safely and successfully.

Contact us:

Stichting Ecosystem Restoration Foundation /
Ecosystem Restoration Camps 2020

Joppelaan 77
7215 AD Joppe
The Netherlands

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