The Indonesian island of Sumatra is one of the last tropical wildernesses on earth and by taking part in the RSPCA Kids Sumatra Jungle Challenge 2014 – a two-part learning adventure of a lifetime – you can help raise vital funds for the RSPCA.
You’ll trek into pristine rainforest for three days of camping out, exploring the surrounding jungle and communing with endangered orangutans. Then there’s a three-day homestay in an eco-village, where you’ll meet local children and get some hands-on experience of organic farming and tree-planting.
Added to this amazing experience is the knowledge that you’re there because you’ve raised funds to help RSPCA NSW continue its vital work protecting and improving the lives of animals back home.
- Share the experience of a lifetime with your family, as you visit Sumatra’s world-famous orangutan rehabilitation centre and spend three days camping and learning about the plants and animals of one of Indonesia’s last remaining tropical rainforests.
- Enjoy a three-day homestay in an eco-village, meeting local children, getting hands-on experience of organic farming and tree-planting – and sharing all these experiences with a bunch of new friends.
- Help RSPCA NSW keep its new mobile animal welfare unit on the road to ensure a healthier, safer life for all the animals of Australia.
Dates: 20–30 September 2014
Registration fee: $770 per adult, $350 per child aged 12-17 (non-refundable). Free for children 11 years and under.
Fundraising target: $5,000 per adult/child (excludes travel)
Travel cost: $3,620 per adult and $2,985 per child, including taxes (can be fundraised)
Trip duration: 11 days
Physical activity: 3 days trekking
Challenge grade: 2/5 (easy)
Accommodation: Hotels, camping and homestays
Minimum age: 6 years (when accompanied by an adult)