Summer Camps

Summer Camp EnviroTrips
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Amazing Nilgiris

Amazing Nilgiris

3 nights / 4 days

The Nilgiris is a Biodiversity Hot spot, with World Heritage Sites and home to 6 tribes. Explore the Wilderness, forests and native communities on this Summer Camp

Our First Camp (ask for other dates)

Awesome Coorg

3 nights / 4 days

Nestled amid evergreen hills in the luscious Kodagu (Coorg) region with emerald landscapes & endless plantations. Explore nature, wildlife, Camping this summer.

Our First Camp (ask for other dates)

Awesome Coorg

Tribal Communities

Tribal Communities

Engage with local communities and tribes to explore their lifestyles, heritage & culture. Learn Traditional Knowledge Systems, arts & crafts. Learn how to live

Survival Outdoors

Our wilderness survival skills & techniques cover living off the grid, surviving cold / hot weather, starting a fire, building a shelter, and so much more

Survival Outdoors

Nature Treks

Nature Treks

Enjoy nature & ecological treks to explore local flora & fauna. Take memorable pics and learn about the forest types, conservation, man-animal-conflicts and more…

Clean Forest River

Learn about the pollution & garbage crisis our Forests / Lakes & rivers face. Participate in Clean drives. Learn about sources of pollution and actions needed….

Clean Forest in summer camp

Farming is Fun

Farming is Fun

Engage with farmers and work on farms to learn about the difficult lives of farmers. Trace the journey of food from farms to table and lots more…

Under the Stars

Our camps are fun, Evenings is for chilling, music, making new friends and easy activities. Share your days experiences under the stars and more….

Under the Stars

Summer Camp:  Nature, Culture, Ecology & Wildlife – Nilgiris & Coorg

Our Summer Camps

Enviro Trips™: Leaders in quality student & youth travel – bring adventure and fun loaded summer camps for nature enthusiasts (ages 10 – 17) to the amazing Nilgiris Biosphere (Tamil Nadu) and Coorg (Karnataka).  Its holiday time – put those books away and pack your bags for the journey of a lifetime.

Both our hand-picked destinations are treasure troves of challenging outdoor activities and learning.   Camp participants will enjoy ecological treks through large tracts of pristine forests, engage with local communities, visit tribal settlements, learn about their lifestyles, participate in ecological action drives, skill themselves with outdoor survival techniques and lots more…

Enviro trips™ Summer Camps: Impacting lives through real experiences.  Are you ready !!

Enviro Trips Camp Takeaways

  • Connect with the natural wealth and cultural heritage of our land
  • Learn about the heritage & traditional wisdom of tribes
  • Understand the challenges of conserving our Forests / Lakes & Rivers
  • Participate in Clean Forest / Lakes / Rivers Drive
  • Explore man-animal and man-nature conflicts
  • Enjoy the biodiversity of The Western Ghats – Flora & Fauna
  • Skill yourself with outdoor survival techniques
  • Get key insights into sustainability, climate change, ecological footprints and lots more
  • Make new friends for life…..
  • Destination: The Nilgiris & its Tribes

The forest-clothed, waterfall-threaded Nilgiris (Blue Mountains) rise abruptly from the surrounding plains between the lowland towns of Mettupalayam (southeast) and Gudalur (northwest), ascended only by winding ghat roads and the famous Nilgiri Mountain Railway. The upland territory, a jumble of valleys and hills with more than 20 peaks above 2000m, is a botanist’s dream, with over 2300 flowering plant species –  a treasure trove of adventure, fun & learning

The UNESCO-designated Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is a larger, 5520-sq-km area that also includes parts of Kerala and Karnataka. One of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, it contains several important tiger reserves, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.

The Nilgiris’ tribal inhabitants were left pretty much to themselves in this isolated homeland until the British arrived two centuries ago. The Nilgiris is home to 6 tribes: Todas, Kotas, Kurumbas, Irulas, Paniyans & Kotanayakans.  Best known, thanks to their proximity to Ooty, are the Toda (around 1100 remaining). Some still inhabit tiny villages (munds) of traditional barrel-shaped huts made of bamboo, cane and grass. Toda women style their hair in long, shoulder-length ringlets, and are skilled embroiderers; both sexes wear distinctive black-and-red-embroidered shawls. Central to Toda life is the water buffalo, which provides milk and ghee. Traditionally, it is only at funerals that the strictly vegetarian Toda kill a buffalo, to accompany the deceased.

In addition to exploring the natural and heritage sites of this scenic region, summer Camp participants will get a rare opportunity to engage and interact with The Todas and learn their history, culture and traditional knowledge systems.  A mountain experience of a lifetime awaits you. 

Destination: Kodagu (Coorg) Region

The misty hills, lush teakwood and sandalwood forests, and acres of tea and coffee plantations of Kodagu are, in a word, stunning. Also known as Coorg and dubbed “The Scotland of India,” Kodagu is a postcard-perfect region of scattered villages and hamlets, which are the epitome of old-world charm. Kodagu is ideal for outdoor activities such as trekking, angling and white-water rafting, and major festivals like Keil Poldu (worship of weapons), Cauvery Shankaramana (return of the river goddess) and the Huttari (harvest) festival are a huge draw.

Nestled amid evergreen hills that line the southernmost edge of Karnataka is the luscious Kodagu (Coorg) region, gifted with emerald landscapes and hectares of plantations. A major centre for coffee and spice production, this rural expanse is also home to the Kodava people, who are divided into 1000 clans. The uneven terrain and cool climate make it a fantastic area for trekking, birdwatching or lazily ambling down little-trodden paths winding around carpeted hills. All in all, Kodagu is adventure & fun guaranteed.

Khana & Rehana

Enviro Trips™ Summer Camps offer comfortable home styled and nutritious meals & snacks.  All meals are cooked in-house and we offer both vegetarian & non-vegetarian cuisine.  Let’s put it this way – we are all Foodies and us after a hard days adventure….. we feast.

Our painstakingly selected Summer Camp Accommodation options in each destination offers all the basic comforts you may require and ease of access to all must visit places. Most often our preferred places to stay are heritage villas or guest houses that are away from the hustle-bustle of nearby towns. Camping options are available in Coorg. Touristic hotels are generally avoided. In-house dining,  safety and access to medical facilities & access are other factors we keep in mind during our selection process. We have several accommodation options and these vary by destination.

In The Nilgiris (Blue Mountains) region we offer resort or heritage home styled accommodation in scenic locations.  Rooms with attached baths are on shared basis and gender segregated.  All our properties are extremely well-maintained, with lots of open spaces and perimeter protected.

In Coorg, we are glad to offer a combination of dormitory/rooms and tents for our participants.  Accommodation is on sharing basis and gender segregated.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

Shared accommodation in comfortable rooms / dorms / tents (varies by destination).
Road transfers from Bangalore in luxury coaches to the destinations and return.
All local travel.
Home-styled nutritious meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), hot beverages (coffee and tea) & bottled water.
All field treks, entry tickets, activities and fee of guides & subject matter specialists

Exclusions

Any extra meals and beverages purchased individually outside the camp
Local souvenir or handicraft shopping.
Anything that is not expressly mentioned in the inclusions list.
5% GST on summer Camp Charges

Camp Safety & Other Guidelines

Enviro Trips™ staff goes the extra mile to look after the health and safety and security of participants on our Camps.

Our quest to provide inspiring adventure, fun filled & educational tours is underpinned by a stringent approach to health and safety. We operate to the highest standards of care and responsibility. Our Health & Safety Management System covers policy, organisation, planning and setting standards, monitoring, and audit and review. We undertake regular reviews of our health and safety procedures internally.

All participants and their guardians will receive a copy of Camp guidelines along with our Safety, Security & Risk document.  We urge you to review all section and revert with any concerns that you may have.

Sawal aur Jawab (FAQs)

  • What or who is Enviro Trips™?
    Enviro Trips™ is an initiative of One Earth Foundation – a community service an ecological action NGO.  Our Enviro Trips™ program targets to connect young minds with the immense natural wealth and cultural heritage of our land.  Over 8,000 students have benefited from our educational trips and summer camps to over 10 destinations within India and overseas.  Check us out on https://www.envirotrips.in/  or search for Enviro trips on Youtube, Instagram, Facebook…….
  • What are the Camp dates?
    We re conducting these camps on different dates in our 2 hand-picked locations of The Nilgiris Biosphere and Coorg.  The first camp at Nilgiris will be held from March and the first camp in Coorg will be conducted from April.
  • When can I receive a detailed Camp Itinerary?
    Upon registration, you will receive a day wise detailed camp itinerary.  However, due to safety, security, weather, etc factors, Enviro Trips reserves the right to alter or amend the day’s activities.
  • Age Eligibility – who can attend?
    Our camps are ideally suited for children/teens between the ages of 10 yrs till 17 yrs.  Depending upon registrations received, we reserve the right to club participants in narrower age bands. There are no other eligibility criteria.
  • Can differently abled or special needs children attend this camp?
    We are extremely open and welcome all to participate.  However, due to nature the of activities conducted, we will reserve the right to review each such application individually and have the final decision keeping the best interest of your child in mind.
  • Is there a minimum number of participants for each camp?
    Yes, indeed.  We will conduct each camp only if we receive a minimum of 20 applications.  If not, we will offer you other dates or refund your Camp fee within 1 working day of having cancelled a particular camp.
  • How can you make the payment?
    Multiple options are available.  We will share details, once we hear from you.
  • What about food and accommodation?
    Please see our section “Khana aur Rehana” above.  As Enviro Trips™ has several properties under its portfolio, we reserve the right to allocate and change as deemed fit.  The intimation of camp location will be done a few days prior to Camp.
  • What should each participant carry?
    Upon registration, you will receive our Camp Guidelines with full details.
  • Safety & Security during the Camp?
    Safe & secure travel and stay is paramount to us – Our No. 1 Priority.   See our section on Camp safety above.
  • I have a different Query?
    That’s great. Write to us or call and will respond.

Cancellation Policy

If a participant/guardian cancels  after registration, then you agree to forfeit

20% of charges outside 30 days before the camp start date
50% between 29 and 15 days before the camp start dates.
75% between 14 and 7 days before the camp.
100% within 7 days before the camp

If for some valid reason beyond our control, Enviro Trips™ cancels a camp, we will offer the participants an alternative camp option or return your camp charges within 1 working day of such a cancellation.

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