Camp Poe
Surf • Yoga • Art • Music
Camp Poe is a unique surf and yoga retreat with art and music workshops. We are based in the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka in two locations: Ahangama on the south coast and Arugam Bay on the east coast.

Our Story....

After travelling the world surfing dreaming of a sustainable life surrounded by beautiful people, offshore waves, sandy beaches, delicious food, breathtaking nature and inspiring wildlife, we arrived in Sri Lanka and never left...

We moved into our eden of relaxation in September 2015 and developed Camp Poe. With the help of of our local Sinhala family and friends from home. We set up 8 safari tents, a surf hut, yoga shala and renovated the preexisting bungalows and atrium on site. We did this with the environment and local community in mind.

Camp Poe was originally named after the poet Edgar Allan Poe, to inspire creativity and freedom of expression. It has later come to mean "People of Earth," "Protect our Earth," "Peace on Earth" and recently named by one of our guests: "Place of Enlightenment."

We first opened in February 2016 to a camp full of friends and family and celebrated living in Sri Lanka. Our days were full of surfing, yoga, art and music. Over time, news spread about Camp Poe and we welcomed our first guests later that month.

Since then so much has happened here and now we want to share Camp Poe with you! Camp Poe upholds that the best travel experiences are co-created, so we encourage you to get involved with life here as much as possible, whether that may be learning to surf with us, painting some designs around the camp, leading a class in something or just sharing with us your life and stories!

Looking forward to seeing you soon....

Weekly Schedule
Sample schedule of our weekly activities
Saturday
  • Preffered arrival day
  • Day Trip or:
  • Yoga class 8 am
  • Breakfast Buffet 9.30 am
  • Beach Yoga class 4 pm
  • Sunset drinks 5 pm
  • Dinner in Camp 7 pm
Sunday
  • Surf classes 7 am/ Yoga class 8 am
  • Breakfast Buffet 9.30 am
  • Surf Theory 11 am
  • Yoga class 4pm/ SUP yoga 4.30pm
  • Dinner in Camp 7 pm
Monday
  • Surf classes 7 am/ Yoga class 8 am
  • Breakfast Buffet 9.30 am
  • River SUP 4 pm/ Yoga class 4 pm
  • Dinner out 6.30 pm
Tuesday
  • Surf classes 7 am/ Yoga class 8 am
  • Breakfast Buffet 9.30 am
  • Yoga class 4 pm/ Fly High Yoga 4 pm
  • Dinner in Camp 7 pm
  • Drum Circle 8 pm
Wednesday
  • Yoga class 8 am
  • Breakfast Buffet 9.30 am
  • Ocean SUP 10.30 am
  • Yoga class 4 pm
  • Dinner in Camp 7 pm
Thursday
  • Surf classes 7 am/ Yoga class 8 am
  • Breakfast Buffet 9.30 am
  • Art workshop 1.30 pm
  • Yoga class 4 pm
  • Dinner out 6.30 pm
Friday
  • Surf classes 7 am/ Yoga class 8 am
  • Breakfast Buffet 9.30 am
  • Tea Plantation Tour 11 am
  • Dinner in Camp 7 pm
Join us in paradise! Follow the 3 steps to book:
1. Choose your Poe Package
2. Choose your accommodation
3. Contact us with your dates
We ask for a 50% deposit and the balance is due on arrival in cash or card (+3%)

1. Choose your Poe Package
2. Choose your Accommodation
3. Contact us with your dates
FAQ
Do I need a visa to visit Sri Lanka?
Yes. You can get a tourist visa on arrival for US$35 or book one in advance at www.eta.gov.lk
What is the Sri Lankan currency?
The national currency is Sri Lankan Rupees. You can exchange all major currencies in Colombo Airport or use an ATM. There are ATMS located in the towns surrounding Camp Poe.
How do I get to Camp Poe?
You will need to fly to Colombo Airport and from there you will need to get to Ahangama (133km).
An airport transfer is by far the quickest and easiest. We can organise this for you if you notify us by email. The transfer will cost $75 per taxi and will take approximately 3 hours.
If you are feeling adventurous, you can make your own way to the camp via bus. You will need to get a tuk tuk/taxi to Negombo then get a bus to Matara followed by a bus to Ahangama.
What shall I bring?
  • Warm water surf attire (board shorts, bikini, rash vest)
  • Sun cream
  • Sun hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Beach towel
  • Light weight clothing
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Travel insurance
  • Water bottle
    What is the cancellation policy?
    • The guest may cancel the booking at any time before arrival by sending us a cancellation email.
    • A cancellation email shall be valid on the date in which it is received by Camp Poe.
    • Where the guest writes an cancellation email, Camp Poe shall be entitled to retain all or part of the deposit as follows: - Camp Poe shall retain 25% of the deposit where the guest cancels the booking more than 28 days from and including the Departure Date. - Camp Poe shall retain 50% of the deposit where the guest cancels the booking 14-28 days (inclusive) from and including the Departure Date. - Camp Poe shall retain the full deposit if the guest cancels the booking less than 14 days before arrival. - Camp Poe shall retain the full deposit if the guest leaves prior to the arranged departure date.If we can fill your spot, you can get a 100% refund!

    camppoe@gmail.com

    Matara Road, Ahangama,
    Southern province,
    Sri Lanka

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