We provide nutritious and delicious food for the camps that request it.
- One month prior, submit the deposit: 50% of the estimated total cost
- Form for calculating your deposit amount
- Mexico Wire Transfers made to:
Violeta Granados Cosme
- Two weeks prior: Fill out the Food Services Form (or send us the information separately).
The Huapoca bus provides transportation from Madera to Huapoca. You may also request to use it for traveling to the many different interesting locations nearby. In the event that your group is a much smaller group, we will use other camp vehicles for transportation.
The Huapoca Store offers various products like souvenirs, books, Bibles, gifts, snacks, refreshments, and personal items such as lotion, soap, razors, and many other necessities that visitors may have forgotten to bring. This is an optional services that is dependent on the schedule requested.
In Huapoca its necessary to produce our own electricity using generators. During an event we always have electricity supplied to the kitchen and Auditorium area. We usually supply electricity to the leadership dormitories and upper cabins. However some groups, to get the rustic experience, are content to not have electricity at the cabins, or have it only for certain hours. If this is your preference please let us know.
To keep costs down, we do not normally have electricity supplied to the lower cabins and lower bathhouse and most groups are fine with that. But if you prefer to have electricity to the lower cabins and/or bathhouse, we can easily connect a separate generator. Please let us know, but please note that there is an additional cost for electricity to this lower area.
Overall, we ask you and your group to try to limit the use of lights, hair dryers, curling irons, etc., because higher electricity consumption results in higher fuel consumption by the generator. You can help us keep costs down by avoiding unnecessary electricity usage.
There is a designated area for bonfires. We prepare the area so that you can smoothly partake in the activity without setbacks. To achieve this, we need to know the day and time you plan to carry out this activity. The first bonfire event is courtesy, it is not charged. For any additional bonfires beyond the first, we charge a $100 peso fee to cover the expenses (firewood, diesel, etc.).
About the Wall and the Activity
- 3-sided Climbing Wall, a height of 34 ft., wood construction, climbing holds of different size and shapes.
- You will climb using Top-Rope, with fully trained belayers and certified gear.
- Safety procedures are taken seriously, and the activity is in a controlled environment. Nevertheless, as in any adventure sport, risks do exist, and therefore a Waiver Form must be signed.
- In order to keep the gear in good shape, and to replace as needed, there is a minimal climbing fee.
- The activity requires preparation and participation by Huapoca personnel, therefore it must be requested ahead of time.
- Instructions are given to both participants and spectators at the beginning of the activity, therefore it is necessary that everyone arrive on time and together.
- The construction of the wall was completed in June 2018 and started operation the same year.
- $25 pesos per climb per person
- This activity should be requested prior to your camp arrival.
- For minors, the Waiver Form must be signed by their parents, therefore it is necessary to print the form (click for English or for Spanish) and bring them to Huápoca already signed.
- Participants must be punctual, arriving at the agreed time. There are 3 to 4 people from Huápoca involved in providing this service and we want to respect their time.
- Everyone must arrive at the beginning so that the instructions are given only once and to the whole group.
The options for hikes in Huapoca are unlimited!
To schedule your hike you should consider the best time of the day for it. Huápoca has staff to guide you, but if you already know the routes and you want to guide your own group, that is no problem. Please analyze the skills of everyone in your group who joins the hike. Your group should remain together during the hike so that nobody gets lost. For large groups we recommend that they be divided into smaller groups for the best supervision.
See the Hiking Guide to find several options, with descriptions and estimated duration. For most hikes, you should consider a minimum of 1 hour and a half.
Challenge courses are physical problems that need to be resolved as a team. They are designed in such a way that the team has to solve the challenge by itself without the help of the leader. Emphasis is placed on cooperation and not on competition.
The challenge and the following reflection are the means by which we encourage growth of the individual and the group. Accomplishing the challenge is not the objective, but the means. Through it we are desiring that the individual grows more into the image of Christ (Eph. 4:13) and that the group grows toward a cristocentric community, even if its temporary (Eph 4:16).
Canoeing is an activity that many experience for the first time in Huápoca. Of course, there is a process in learning how to row, but it is very rewarding when one acquires the ability to skillfully maneuver the canoe. This is an activity that requires teamwork.
Our staff is involved in getting you started, giving instructions and assuring everyone wears a life jacket. To increase safety measures, we desire that leaders from your group serve as lifeguards, monitoring the activity.
We have a total of 7 available canoes. There is a minimum of two people per canoe, and up to 14 can be involved at one time. In instances when the river water level is too high, canoeing is not possible at the river, but another option is to use the smaller camp lake where we recommend no more than 4 canoes at a time.
In the river
When the river level is low, it is permitted to use for swimming as long as you comply with the safety rules. Groups must have lifeguards (people who are watching at all times and qualified to rescue if necessary). Minimum 1 lifeguard for every 20 people.
Its typical that the river level is good for most of the year except for part of July, all August and part of September. However there are non-typical years when the water level can be higher or lower more than normal. In the rainy months, you should consult with the Huápoca Director to know if the river is in acceptable conditions for swimming.
The Huápoca Hot Springs Pool
The pool is public and not located within the property of Huápoca, but it is only a short 30 minute trip on the Huápoca bus. The water is naturally warm and is very pleasant at any time of the year.
- Entrance fee: $ 35 pesos per person
- Cost of transportation: Refer to transport prices
Late July, August and September, when the river is too high for swimming, the creeks can provide another option for small group swimming. There are a few natural “water holes” that although not real big, have proved to provide exceptional fun. August-September is when the creeks are usually higher and more adequate for swimming. Swimming in the creek is for a group of 15 or less. Please let us know if you are planning this type of swimming experience.
- Assuming we transport you, the charge is dependent on the location. see Transportation price list
- Rancho Nuevo (aka Los Ojitos or Arroyo de los bautismos)
- Arroyo Siete site #1
- Calandria (Los Ojitos)
The excursions are adventure trips that last at least 4 hours and can last all day. The Archaeological Zone is outside our property but only about an hour away by pickup. Please let us know ahead of time if you wish to include any excursion in your program. A sack lunch can be taken and eaten in the outdoors as part of the adventure.
Excursion # 1 to “Cueva Grande” and Suspension Bridge
Total time: 3.5 to 4 hours.
Excursion #3 To La Calandria
Located inside the Huapoca property, a 25 minute drive in vehicle or a 90 minute walk. It was the previous home of EduVenture and Exus. The scenery is beautiful and somewhat different. The arroyo Calandria has lots of shade for activities, trails for hiking, and several nice swimming holes including an area called “los ojitos” where groups love to “canyoneer” down the stream.