Our gap year programs are uniquely co-located within communities and wildlife areas, away from the main tourist circuit, enabling all of our gap year volunteers to become part of the local community and experience complete cultural immersion as a guest, not a tourist!
Gap Year Programs
Experience stunning scenery, world-class beaches and some of the world's greatest wildlife viewing; immerse yourself in African culture.
Discover the iconic sites of Machu Picchu and the Andes, explore the breath-taking rainforests and culture of South America.
From breath-taking exotic tropical islands, ancient temples, dense jungles; South East Asia offers a staggering diversity of experiences.
We are the award-winning gap year experts that specialise in providing the highest quality volunteering experience for you whilst committing to sustainable community development and wildlife conservation across Africa, Asia and South America.
Whether you are planning a gap year, treating yourself to a much needed break after your exams, taking time out from work, trying to boost your CV and experience, or simply looking for a worthwhile way to spend some free time, our gap year programmes offer you an extraordinary, life-enhancing experience.
You can be guaranteed to get involved in a wide range of award-winning ongoing community development and wildlife conservation volunteering projects throughout your time with us. You will live and work as part of a rural community, contributing to ethical, sustainable and meaningful projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged communities and protect fragile wildlife habitats.
You can choose how long you want to travel for, with our trips ranging from 2 weeks to 3 months, and if one country isn’t enough, you can add another one of our programs to make the most of your gap year experience.
Working on projects from Monday to Friday leaves you with evenings and weekends to be part of a vibrant social scene with plenty of weekend excursions, parties and nights out to make the most of your new friendships with other gap year volunteers. There are also plenty of adventure activities to challenge you and keep you entertained – from mountain trekking to scuba diving and kite surfing, you will be hard pushed to fit it all in!
Our gap year programs include four main elements; Community, Wildlife, Environment and Adventure, and most itineraries will involve you staying in several of our locations as each place has a purpose which is to either support community or wildlife projects, give you a place to chill on the beach, or act as home for your wildlife viewing.
In each of our destinations we have permanent camp locations. These camps are built in the heart of the communities and widlife reserves with whom we work and are staffed by local people who have lived and grown up there. Accomodation ranges from traditional thatched buildings and longhouses to a simple dome tent or even a hammock in the jungle or on the beach. Our locally employed kitchen teams keep you well fed and watered throughout your stay. Our camps will undoubtedly become your second homes during your time away with us. Your month of travel and length of stay will determine which camps you visit in each location - please speak to a member of our team for more details.
The benefits are immense – employers and universities look favourably on structured gap year programs, as it gives you a chance to build up your CV with skills and experiences that are unique and sets you apart from the crowd. Volunteers looking to enter UK universities also have the opportunity to gain additional UCAS points and university awards to give you a better chance of getting onto the course of your choice.
Camps International offer you unparalleled safety and support throughout your gap year expedition. Contact us now for more information.