Imagine living in a bamboo yurt in the Balinese jungle, waking up to the sound of birds and stepping out into the warm air to survey the gardens and lush, equatorial landscape. This will be our experience during our stay at Green Camp
, part of the famed Green School
, in our first week in Bali. At Green Camp, we will meet local experts, learn about permaculture, complete bamboo design challenges, climb a coconut tree, and make offerings for a blessing ceremony. From exploring rice fields and enjoying Javanese cuisine to snorkeling with incredible marine life and mangrove habitat restoration via kayak, students will get to experience both the culture and landscape.
Following our stay at Green Camp, we will travel to the cultural center of Bali: Ubud. While in Ubud, students will learn about Balinese Hinduism, which centers around a personal spiritual experience and an individual's journey in finding meaning in life. Through a combination of touring temples and sacred places, experiencing the Gamelan and Balinese music, and viewing the Kecak monkey dance, students will immerse themselves in the daily spiritual life at the heart of Balinese culture.
Our time in Bali will be in the month prior to Nyepi, the Balinese New Year and day of silence so we will be seeing the Island getting ready for the holiest day of the year.
Important Considerations / Student Expectations
All passports must be current seven months past the return date of any school sponsored trip. Please check and plan accordingly.