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...
Camps International Blog - cambodia
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.
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....
I wanted to write about my experience of the Camp 2 Camp physical challenge which I have just finished but also primarily to thank the awesome support and donations I have received throughout the whole event. For those into stats and graphs and stuff, here is the actual route upload from my bike computer giving you in depth details of the route, speed and altitude we endured!
I wanted to write about my experience of the Camp 2 Camp physical challenge which i have just finished but also primarily to thank the awesome support and donations i have received throughout the whole event. For those into stats and graphs and stuff, here is the actual route upload from my bike computer giving you in depth details of the route, speed and altitude we endured!
I wanted to write a little thank you note to all the staff and students in International School ParkCity, KL, and especially Miss Paula from Reception. Paula collected together all the spare pens, pencils, erasers, crayons etc that were left at the school at the end of last year. She managed to pull together about 5-6 bag loads and she then approached me to see if I could pass them onto a good cause.
I visited the school in Beng Mealea, Cambodia, recently where the majority of our focus for project work is currently being put. It was still very dry on the ground but rain had started on the previous afternoons, so it was looking as if the long dry spell, and inherent hardships, were finally coming to an end for the community. We have at last lifted the roof off the left hand classroom at the school which was suffering from falling tiles due to a lack of cross-beams in the roof.
I wanted to post a few pictures from the recent IB Conference in Kuala Lumpur. We normally have a stand at these sorts of conferences, once or twice a year, and gives us a chance to speak with a wide range of International Schools from across the world. Ann our International Sales guru was running the stand this time around and did a fantastic job of making it appealing and snazzy.
Izi joined the gap year team and lived last month and helping gappers and families organise their trips for 2012/2013. She comes with a great camps history having stayed for 3 months in Camp Kenya in 2005 so has a lot of insider knowledge. Great pic here the one with only one eye is Izi!
My Name is Izi Dragonetti
The best thing about working for Camps is the welcoming and relaxed atmosphere that greets you everyday, oh, and also being a part of something worthwhile!