What is Niños del Lago?

Niños del Lago aims to provide Guatemalan children an annual educational and mentoring experience at our inspirational forest camp overlooking Lake Atitlan in the beautiful Guatemalan Highlands.

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Our goals

Niños del Lago’s forest camp will host more than 2,200 children each year.

We will give them the opportunity to learn, play and imagine a better future as they experience nature and enjoy new experiences, free of the dangers and stresses of daily life.

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Why we’re unique

We believe that education is the most fundamental requirement to allow Guatemalans to develop their own community and economy.

Niños del Lago is a one-of-a-kind organization because:

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The need in Guatemala

A 36-year civil war devastated Guatemala. Many children were orphaned, abandoned or outcast. There is little opportunity for safe play, creativity or social development.

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A focus on sustainability

Our forest camp blends into the forest environment and has been designed to conserve our six-acre site for generations to come.

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Our NGO partners

Niños del Lago works with La Cadena (the chain), our NGO partners that operate primary schools throughout southwest Guatemala.

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Where we cover

The children who work with us all live within a five-hour bus ride to Lake Atitlán and Niños del Lago’s forest camp.

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