Camps International Blog

Project work in Ecuador

Our Teams have been making good progress on the projects across the camps so far this season. 

Here are a few pictures of two of the projects on which we have been working, at Camp Maqui and Camp Kuri Kuchu.  They are very different in their nature, but very similar in their need for some hard labour.

How to take the perfect photograph

We’re all guilty of buying a new camera and assuming that just because it has fifty different functions and more pixels than you can count on your fingers, it will automatically improve your photography skills. 

In reality, technique is more important than the camera itself, but the good news is anyone can take good photographs simply by learning a little bit about their camera and learning the basics.

#CampsGivingDay Ecuador 2014

We all awoke here in Ecuador to a flurry of #CampsGivingDay activities and emails (being 6 hours behind) from around the world. We all also awoke a little sluggishly and with a bit of a hangover after the Camp Ecuador fund raiser the evening before in Quito. After witnessing Damian's Irish dancing we were all a little jaded and we set off on an early morning journey to a school near Camp Kuri Kuchu.

29th November Camps International Challenge Day

Sponsoring challenges is something that we are used to in Britain, and possible Dubai.  However, over here in Latin America they have pretty much never heard of the idea and I think it is much the same in the other territories.  We can do the challenges, but we need to raise the money for it back in Blighty.

29th November is the date.  Andrea, our Projects Leader and Camp Manager of Camp Kuri Kuchu, and Edu, our Camps Leader and Camp Manager of Camp Maqui, will be summiting Chimborazo.  

Camp Borneo's Giving 100% Pledge

The Camp Borneo team are currently snowed under with several large International School groups as well as some gappers so are somewhat busy and unable to focus fully on a day of giving.  However it doesnt mean they have forgotten about it and have made some plans for when things quieten down a bit.  here's what they're planning/pledging....

1) Camp Borneo “Camps Kitchen Recipe” Book.   The idea is to collect and compile signature dishes from all of our Camp locations, created and cooked by our staff

Announcing the Asia Challenge for 2014

Some of you, well i hope most of you, will remember the tales of vomit, farts and pooh that accompanied the Camp 2 Camp Challenge event I put myself through last year (and raised over $5k for the Foundation) and so on this #CampsGivingDay I reckoned it would be a good day to announce the next half-baked nutty idea.  If you dont remember last year check out my blog post here....

Camps 100% Giving Day - South America

Here at Camp Ecuador and Camp Peru we are ready and raring to go for our 100% Giving Day. Being behind the clock in time zones, we are actually starting this tomorrow night, the 28th - when we have an event in Quito. I can't say exactly how many tickets have been sold, but we have been out there chatting to people about what we do and drumming up business for the grand event.

Camps 100% Giving Day - 29th May 2014

Every year on our birthday (29th May) we have started what we have called the Camps 100% Giving Day.  We felt that with all the fundraising various volunteers have undertaken towards our projects over the years, the very least we could do was to give one day a year where everyone in the company committed to some form of fundraising or challenge.


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