Niños del Lago
Niños del Lago is a non-profit organization that works to give Guatemalan children the support, tools and experiences they will need to care for themselves and for Guatemala’s future.
Based in Panajachel, it aims to provide hope and opportunity to vulnerable Guatemalan children through an annual educational and mentoring experience at its inspirational forest camp overlooking Lake Atitlán in the beautiful Guatemalan Highlands.
When the site is fully operational, 9–12 year old children will stay for an invigorating week each year in a safe environment. Up to 75 children each week will relax, eat well and gain valuable and positive experiences through games, creative activities and by learning to be mindful.
Niños del Lago’s camp is a special place that nurtures self-respect, self-awareness and cultural pride. It is a place where children are empowered to carry on positive traditions and learn new ways to help their communities, their country and our planet.
Niños del Lago’s forest camp will host more than 2,200 children each year.
The organization will give them the opportunity to learn, play and imagine a better future. They will explore nature and enjoy new experiences, free of the dangers and stresses of daily life.
The programs by designed by experts in the fields of education, child psychology and social work, will:
Encourage the children to stay in school, develop a sense of self-esteem and build resilience to overcome their challenging circumstances.
Teach children to become mindful of their thoughts, words and actions.
Teach children empathy for themselves, other people and all living things.See more