For those of you heading out this year, we are currently snowed under by copies of your passports and PADI forms. But YAY, massive thank you to all of you who have sent these through so far. If you are travelling in 2015 and haven’t sent through a passport copy yet, please do so as soon as you can! For those of you travelling in 2016, it has been amazing to hear from you, and your payments are flying in, just a reminder that you can pay whenever you raise money.
Camps International Blog
Camp Ecuador started the year with a hard-working and strong group of gappers. In January they were in Camp Maqui working hard to improve valuable infrastructure in the community including the construction of large water tanks to improve the standard of running water in the community.
Last week we had a great team of students from GEMS World Academy Dubai, who spent 8 days in our new Camp Tsavo.The energy that they gave in our community and wildlife conservation project work, was incredible .............................
The sun is shining, the weekend is upon us and we’ve definitely all got that Friday feeling here in the office! In a mere matter of months some of you will be out in country getting stuck into your expedition, how exciting is that?!?!
Make sure that you all log into your gateway and make sure that all of your details are correct and updated, especially your passport details so that we can actually get you on your flight!
Welcome To Camp Beng Pae!
It locates in Beng Pae Wildlife Area in Kampong Thom Province, the heart of the country. The journey there takes three hours from Siemreap City or fours from Phnom Penh Capital. This camp is the second property of Camp Cambodia. It was built in May 2014 and was ready to opened in June 2014. There are two long houses accomodates up to 70 guests, a restaurant and communal area, and a kitchen. The long house is designed and built in the local style, with opened wall to allow the cool air blowing through and covered by the grassroof.
The work at the new kindergarten project at Bongkud is progressing well, and many will recognise the project having been down at the foundation level for a while. The walls are starting to take shape with some expert bricklaying from visiting schools. This is Harrow International School from Bangkok who recently spent some time honing their trowel weilding and brick hoddying skills up at Bongkud. Thanks to the school for their hard work and thanks Bea for the photos.
My turn again this week to tell you all about our Fundraising Friday Star as Sophie is not in the office today! That Friday Feeling is definately going around in this office and we all love the fact that Joe has worked really hard to keep his fundraising going-with some great successes too! Joe has done a few different activities and even one massive event with a friend...but let me hand over to Joe so he can tell you about his activities himself.....
Here at Camps, we are a global family with a number of diverse neighbouring communities, spread across 3 continents of the world. From the red soil wildlife reserves of East Africa, to the depths of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador and the remote paradise island of Mantanani in Borneo; there is always something, some little gem to have in your backpack that will really come in handy!
It is our second month in Kenya and we all feel inspired by the work that we’ve done so far and most important, the difference that we are making to the people……