Exceptional experiences that go beyond the classroom

We’ve been working with teachers that share our passion since 2002 and have a bunch of fantastic ex-teacher employees in our team. So, we really do understand the extreme workload and time constraints that teachers face, which often results in feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of preparing for a successful school expedition.

As the experts in ethical school expeditions, we make it easy for teachers to provide their students with the life-changing benefits of educational and meaningful travel. We are dedicated to providing the most impactful school expeditions out there – creating the best experiences for students whilst making the most positive impact on the planet.

All of this is delivered through our unique social enterprise model of locally built and staffed camps, purpose built for school groups in some of the world’s most culturally and environmentally diverse locations.

We work with over 900 schools from more than 30 countries to launch successful expeditions around the world, with a proven track record of quality and safety. So, you can rest assured we’ll create an unforgettable experience for your school team.

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It’s easier than you think

We put in the work, so you don’t have to. You’ll have the full support of your locally based Expedition Coordinator and the rest of our expert team, from the moment you meet us to when you land back home.


Introduction meeting

Meet with one of our Expedition Coordinators to simply find out more information. All our Expedition Coordinators are experts in travel, have visited our camps themselves and have a wealth of expedition fundraising knowledge.


SLT sign-off

We’ll meet with your Senior Leadership Team to ensure they are fully informed and comfortable before signing off the expedition. Our experienced Expedition Coordinator will also help to select and support the right teacher to lead your team.


Student and parent presentations

We’ll come into your school to deliver two inspiring and informative presentations – one to students and one to both students and parents about a week laterWe’ll provide detailed information on this exciting opportunity and answer any questions. 


Full support throughout your journey

Our dedicated team of travel experts are on hand to personally support you and your team every step of the way. We will handle all payments and trip administration as well as running fundraising meetings and providing a wealth of resources and support to help every student reach their fundraising goal.

A unique learning environment

Choosing to travel with your students is one of the most rewarding things you can do as a teacher. You’ll help them to expand the limits of their comfort zone, whilst developing key life skills that provide valuable building blocks for the personal and professional futures. Rather than dealing with theory and principles, students will be involved in experimental learning which allows them to live out the results of their decision-making.

The powerful lessons learnt through an expedition start from the moment students sign up, throughout the fundraising and expedition journey and beyond.

Our expeditions have been developed over many years by our passionate and experienced team who are experts in educational travel. Itineraries offer a blend of project work, adventure and cultural immersion, designed to create life-changing experiences and meaningful, lasting impact – for our travelling students and teachers and for the places they visit.

“The best thing I have ever done in 32 years of teaching! The impact on students was nothing other than awesome. Truly inspirational” – Julia, Travelling Teacher

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A development opportunity for your school

A Camps International expedition is also an excellent development opportunity, with huge benefits to your school and teachers such as:

  • Outside the classroom learning opportunities
  • Raising the profile of the school
  • Improved relationships between students and staff
  • Attractive offering for new and existing students
  • CPD and further training opportunities for staff
  • Subject-related travel experiences for lead teachers
  • Improved sixth form retention
  • Building meaningful international links
  • Opportunity to play your part in global change

Keeping your team safe

Unlike most expedition companies, we own or manage our ground operations within the countries we work, which means we can provide you with an unparalleled level of safety and support on your expedition. Our operations rooms are staffed 24/7 with live communications to all our camps, teams and our supporting network including hospitals.

We put safety first:

  • We adhere to a minimum 1:10 ratio of supervisory adults to students and ensure every team is accompanied by an experienced and qualified expedition leader – not forgetting all our wonderful local staff
  • We hold the BS8848 British Standard
  • We hold the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge, which is your assurance that we have been thoroughly checked and have all the necessary risk assessments and crisis responses in place

…that makes the sign-off process for you nice and easy.

We also offer our lead teachers an opportunity to undertake a one-week teacher familiarisation trip, to visit our camps and projects before the expedition so that they can undertake their own risk assessments. 

Our safety in detail


Choose from unique experiences across four continents. Whichever of our destinations you travel to, you’ll get to explore some of the world’s most spectacular and diverse locations whilst staying in our locally built and staffed camps.