Mexico – Project World School Family Summit, 2016
Please visit the Project World School Family Summit page for 2017.
Mexico: A gathering for worldschooling, homeschooling, unschooling families (and those just curious) in the magical Mexican Riviera. Experience the tranquil beaches, open skies, with the world’s second largest protected coral reef accessible meters from the shore. Experience an authentic Mexican small town atmosphere with many other extras! Gather with other families and celebrate learning from the world with new friends and old.
When: February 1 –February 5, 2016
Where: Mexico’s Riviera in the town of Puerto Morelos
Status: SOLD OUT
What is the Mexico Family Project World School Summit?
Immerse yourself into worldschooling and have an adventure with like-minded parents and children on the beautiful Mexican Riviera!
You are cordially invited to the first annual worldschooling gathering taking place in Puerto Morelos, Mexico located near the second largest coral reef in the world! If that doesn’t provide the perfect opportunity to learn, you will be surrounded by magnificent underground rivers with opening called cenotes and the historic pyramids built during the Aztec and Mayan Empires.
Worldschooling families from around globe are invited to unite spending a wonderful 5 days / 4 nights together in the magnificent little town called Puerto Morelos. Join us and stay in a cabaña, camp under the stars or drive in with your own RV. Feel the kinship of your fellow worldschoolers and have a travel experience as part of the growing worldschooling community.
What is included?
- Free kids camp activities facilitated daily by PWS teens
- Sand castle making
- Scavenger hunts
- Nature outings
- Face Painting
- Storytelling under the stars
- Music, singing & dancing
- Nightly worldschooling rap sessions hosted by a variety of speakers
- Transforming your “trip” into a family learning opportunity
- Buck the fear zone and step outside of your comfort zone with confidence
- Strategies for team building as a family
- Worldviews, compassion and empathy through travel
- Special discounts on group outings including
- day trip to cenotes
- cooking classes
- Morning yoga
- Evening meditation
What is not included?
- International flights to Cancun, Mexico
- Transfers from Cancun to Puerto Morelos
- Day trips & excursions
For low cost accomodations, please consider camping, RV or stay in a cabaña, the choice is yours. See more at their web site, here.
There are only 6 cabañas on the property and they will sell out. Also, the property will not reserve the cabañas without a fully paid reservation. Below are the description of the cabañas but please consult their web site. When you are ready to make a reservation, please email the property here acamayareef and let them know you are with the “Project World School” group.
- Cabaña 1 with a shared bathroom, one double bed, with a fan. the rate is USD$48.00 a night for two people
- Cabaña 2 with a private toilet, (shared shower) air conditioning, one double bed, the rate is USD$58.00 a night for two people.
- Cabaña 3 with a private bathroom, one queen size bed, air conditioning, the rate is USD$78.00 a night for two people
- Cabaña 4 with a private bathroom, one queen size bed, fan, a wooden terraza with a superb view, the rate is USD$78.00 a night for two people.
- *Cabaña 5 with a private bathroom, two double beds, air conditioning, tv, the rate is USD$78.00 a night for two people.
- *Cabaña 6 with a private bathroom, two double beds, air conditioning, tv. the rate is USD$78.00 a night for two people.
*The last 2 cabañas present the possibility of adding 2 extra beds, for 4 people in each cabaña. Please add an extra USD$16.00 per person per night to the price
When you make your reservation, please indicate you are with the “Project World School” group. The camping rate is USD$16.00 per person per night. There are bathroom / shower facilities provided. You have the option to sleep under the stars or camp in a tent.
The cost of the RVs are calculated by the size. Please email Acamaya Reef acamayareef to determine the correct rate
Please join the facebook group page for the event here: Mexico- Project World School 5 Day Family Summit We have added lots of other options for accommodations there.
There is a facebook events page for this family summit. If folks want to coordinate and rent a car together in Cancun, that would be great idea to share costs. The camping can either be under the stars or in tents, so plan accordingly.
Fresh food can be purchased in Puerto Morelos but for supermarkets, you will need to purchase supplies in Cancun. We’ll provide more information if you plan on cooking camp style with your own portable stove. Otherwise, there are a variety of restaurants, and food stands in the town and our hotel has as restaurant as well offering fresh fried fish, salads, tacos and more.
We would love participants to share their knowledge, skills and talents. If you would like to lead a discussion group, give a talk or a workshop, please indicate that in your application. Community is built when we all contribute and participate. You are a valuable to this community!
Application & Fees
What are the retreat fees for, if I have to pay for my own transportation, lodging and food?
Good question. Your retreat fee will help us produce this event by providing cost for the 6 teen volunteers to run the”kids camp”, supplies for the games and other activities. Additionally, will be providing lots of extras, snacks, s’mores and other surprises during the summit. Finally, the remainder helps cover our costs.
Terms: Registration fees are 100% refundable until November 15th. After that date, registration fees will not be offered as a refund. You can, however transfer your Project World School Summit registration to another family. If you transfer your registration, please let us know by sending us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update our records.
Spirit Air is the discount airline that flies into Cancun. Flights from Miami are as low as $200 round trip, but you will have to add on bags to that price. We have never had any problems flying with them and welcome the discount airlines as a great option. Other sites for finding cheap rates are skyscanner, momondo & Onetravel.
Puerto Morelos, a peaceful village on the Mayan Riviera, is a place to experience the genuine Yucatan. Puerto Morelos makes an excellent base if you are looking for someplace quieter than glitzy hotspots like Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Government eco-reserve designations protect the reef and mangroves—and the village itself—from development. Outdoor options range from thrilling jungle and diving adventures to serene bike rides or moped explorations.
More on Puerto Morelos please visit this web site.
Let’s face it, Mexico gets a bad rap. Sure, portions of the country remain off-limits, but the risks of visiting many of the most popular adventure destinations have been overstated. You just need to know where to stay. According to this article in Outside Magazine:
While some cynical travelers say the State Department’s General Information Program and travel warnings are overly cautious and politically motivated, the department has taken extra steps to be nuanced in explaining the risks for Mexico.
Among the regions with NO advisory in effect: Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Guanajuato, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo (the region containing Tulum, Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen), the Yucatan, and Mexico City.
The family retreat will be limited to one general area, the quaint town of Puerto Morelos. Although it is your responsibility to keep your children safe during the retreat, we are certain there are no longstanding political overthrows or drug cartels in this area that we need to worry about.
Step one: REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT NOW!
Step two: Make your reservation with Acamaya Reef Cabanas & Beach Bar
The cabanas will sell quickly so make your reservation TODAY. Click here to email acamayareef directly.
NOTE: if you are serious about joining us, please send in your application today and make your hotel reservation. February is during the high season, many from the cold US States vacation in Mexico’s Riviera and hotels and flights fill up quickly.
If you have any questions, please feel free to send us a message using our contact form.