Surf and Service Panama Information and Forms
In this itinerary, students venture to Playa Venao on Panama’s Pacific coast. Our students work with the Waved Foundation, a Panamanian NGO that focuses on improving the lives of young children in Panama through academic programs, school infrastructure projects, English lessons, and the sport of surfing. Our service will unfold in two parts. First, our students will plan and host a 3-day sports camp on the beach for students from Pedesi, Panama. Second, our students will participate in a building project to improve the infrastructure of a local school. The build will be supervised by KOR staff, professional contractors, and representatives of the Waved Foundation. Students will stay at Beach Break Surf Camp on the beach in Playa Venao.
While our service work is intensive, there is plenty of room in each day for our students to make the most out of their travel experience. Students have the opportunity to take daily surf lessons. The surf lessons will either occur early in the morning or in the afternoon after we have finished our work for the day. Additionally, our group will spend time on the beach, hike to a nearby waterfall, and have the opportunity to snorkel.
Price and Sign Up Information
Knowledge on the Run’s Surf & Service Panama Trip is an all-inclusive itinerary. For the above-mentioned price, Knowledge on the Run will include airfare, all ground transportation, lodging, three meals a day, surf lessons, and a photo package. The price covers the cost of both service projects. Financing & Fundraising options are available, please contact us directly for more information.
Sign Up Information
To sign up for Surf & Service Panama, please contact Knowledge on the Run by email () or by visiting our website (). Upon signing up, students and parents will be required to fill out a student application, a parent questionnaire, a student medical form, and a behavioral agreement.
Surf & Service Panama 2020 has limited student openings. The trip is first come first serve for all qualified applicants. Students and parents must sign up and submit payment by March 30th. All sign-ups after March 30th will be subject to a price increase due to the additional cost of last-minute airfare.