Journey to the Forest
At our six-acre natural forest facility, overlooking Lake Atitlan, in the beautiful Guatemala Highlands, Niños del Lago provides an ongoing, educational camping experience through a unique mentoring and Mindfulness program. Each activity is designed to educate and empower vulnerable children so they may grow through new experiences and develop confidence in their potential to lead successful lives.
La Cadena NGO (Link-Partner) Program
The children we serve through our La Cadena program come to us from a network of more than 30-35 Guatemala-sanctioned, NGO-sponsored public schools operating in western Guatemala where they provide education for thousands of Guatemala’s vulnerable children from the 1st through 6th grade.
Mindful Mentor Program
Via links with Guatemalan universities, we will receive Spanish-speaking, senior- and graduate-level, Guatemalan students who will live and work alongside groups of 6-8 children and serve as trained mindful mentors and role models for the children. University students who qualify for our program will be trained as Mindful Mentors and they will serve their three-month practicum requirement and earn credit for graduation from their university.
Bridges to the Future Program
Privileged Guatemalan youth receiving a private school education in Guatemala City and La Antigua will attend a series two-week, insightful, mindful camping experiences at Niños del Lago. As a social enterprise, profit gained through operation of the Bridges to the Future program will support our scholarship program for the vulnerable children we serve.