Camps International Blog

Sarah's going Camps International!

So, in less than 2 weeks time I am being free'd from the office and let loose in the world with my end destination ultimately being Camp Borneo & Camp Cambodia! Which is pretty exciting right? OH YES but I also happen to be the most unorganised person in the world so this is certainly a challenge amongst all the excitement! In 2012 I was lucky enough to visit Camp Kenya & Camp Tanzania so I should be a pro at it by now you would think...

Our Epic Africa Team Season 2014

WOW! Where to begin?!

In Tanzania we have just had the season of all seasons with over 900 volunteers experience community project work, wildlife conservation, adventure and cultural activities … all in the space of 6 short weeks! How on earth are we going to summarise that in a short blog? Well, the simple answer is that we can’t. Sooo …. This is a mammoth blog and we expect you to read from start to finish as what has been achieved in such a short space of time is astounding!

Fundraising Friday Star - Leah

After a long weekend thanks to that cheeky bank holiday Monday, I was rather apprehensive about how large my inbox was going to be on Tuesday.

Luckily, I got a message that soon put a big smile on my face, a lovely email from a girl named Leah wanting to be our Fundraising Friday Star! Well just call me the fairy godmother because I have granted her wish, and this week Leah is our star due to her success through sheer hardwork and despite complications!

Here’s the message I received from Leah:

Jambo from Tanzania SDX 2014

Our SDX team have been training and coaching sports in two of the local Schools in Tanzania.Just within two weeks alot has been achieved and this is what they had to share....

The trip can be summarized by every day’s journey to school through the villages, where everyone is happy to see us as they appreciate everything we can give them, even if it just a hand to hold.

Fundraising Friday Star - Bethan

I’m not going to lie; I kept thinking it was Friday every day this week! I think I just wanted to share the love and pass onto you the amazing success these students are having with their fundraising, and hopefully inspire you! So, come and read some more about this weeks star, Bethan!

Bethan has really tried hard, and it shows! She has come up with amazing new ideas for her fundraising journey, and experienced some exciting things.  Here is a little more information from Bethan:

Rice today, Rice tomorrow, Rice forever

When we came to Cambodia, we were a group of, frankly beautiful, young people who barely knew each other and the land we were venturing into.  We emerged from Cambodia a group of sweaty hardened individuals, now bonded for life. 

But really, if you discount the trek related panic and asthma attacks, dirt related parasitic infections, various throwing up and bowel movements, it genuinely has been an incredible journey none of us will ever forget.

Fundraising Friday Star - Oli

Hey guys, it’s the best day of the week, Fundraising Friday!!!! Time to meet our next Fundraising Star, Oli!

Oli is pretty on the ball when it comes to fundraising, he got stuck in right away and decided to do something BIG! Oli recently climbed the three peaks, not only to raise money for his trip with us, but also for the charity Wooden Spoon! Pretty amazing, right?

Here’s a little something from Oli:

Should I take a gap year?

Every year we hear from people who are receiving their exam results and feeling under a huge amount of pressure to make massive life-changing decisions. We know this can be an extremely stressful time – but the good news is that you don’t have to panic and rush your decision.

Our Projects in Peru

As all of you know, 2014 is the start of Camp Peru.  This year we have had three amazing teams that have kick started projects in all of our communities.  We have started some amazing projects, all of which will help the communities that we work in hugely.  At Camp Cusco, students have started the building of a perimeter wall around a local school.  The school had been promised this wall by local authorities for just shy of ten years.  The teams have made great progress and the new wall now means the school can feel secure and the children of the school have a playground area.

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