Camps International

Reported by on 15th November 2017

Do something amazing with your uni summer break

Do something amazing with your uni summer break

Are you looking to do something incredible with your summer break? Something that’s going to give you an unforgettable adventure and form a valuable building block towards your future? Our university volunteering trip Changing Futures offers an incredible opportunity to gain a unique cultural experience unlike any other, whilst working to transform the lives of children in Peru for generations to come.   Why Peru? Education is a major issue in Peru, particularly in remote communities. 1 in 3 Peruvian...

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Reported by Megan on 10th November 2017

My journey to Tanzania

My journey to Tanzania

I want to share with you some of my experiences from my recent journey to Tanzania, what a trip it was! When we touched down in Tanzania and started our journey to the first camp all I could think was, wow-what a country! It’s very hot, humid, dry and dusty but equally as friendly and inviting! You will always need to carry water and drink at least 4 litres a day. This may seem a lot more than your usual...

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Camps International

Reported by on 06th November 2017

The Camps Effect: Our Impact on Housing and Welfare

The Camps Effect: Our Impact on Housing and Welfare

It's estimated more than 1 billion people worldwide are homeless and as many again may be lacking adequate housing (UN Global Survey 2005). Widespread homelessness is a huge problem in many of the communities we work with worldwide. Poverty in rural areas has led to a shortage of adequate housing, resulting in many thousands of children and adults surviving without shelter or living in unsuitable and unsafe buildings. We believe everyone should have shelter. That’s why since 2010, we have...

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Camps International

Reported by on 13th October 2017

Conquering Snowdon

Conquering Snowdon

We arrived at the bottom of Mount Snowdon close to midday and proceeded to jump out of the car in proper 90s TV title sequence style. Raphael, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle as played by Michael Akinyemi, The Jungle Explorer, as played by Amy Potts, and The Scuba Adventurer, as played by Henry Traynor (me). Our aim was to climb Mount Snowdon whilst representing aspects of the expeditions that we help run at Camps International; Marine Conservation, Jungle treks, and...

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Camps International

Reported by on 02nd October 2017

Michaels fundraising week…

Michaels fundraising week…

Fundraising. Something I know so much about, but have very little experience in. I mean, besides the odd school bake sale here and there, I have never really fundraised towards a goal or target. However, after joining Camps International and witnessing the spectacular efforts that students make towards fundraising their way onto expedition, I knew that what I was being asked to do, was more than capable. To raise a sum equivalent to an expedition deposit in just one week!...

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Camps International

Reported by on 27th September 2017

7 days to raise a trip deposit…

7 days to raise a trip deposit…

We like to practice what we preach here at Camps, so while our ‘oldbie’ colleagues were of in far flung corners of the globe leading students; us ‘newbies’ held the fort at Camps HQ. We were set with a challenge whilst doing our everyday work we had to fundraise the deposit of a school trip within a week! I was lucky enough to travel as a student a few years ago with Camps, and I had raised or worked for...

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Camps International

Reported by on 15th September 2017

My 7 Day Fundraising Journey

My 7 Day Fundraising Journey

WEDNESDAY The objective was set – myself and four colleagues were challenged to see how much we could raise in just seven days! Most decided to do a sponsored event and set about climbing Mount Snowdon. Another decided to cycle 200 miles on a gym bike and get sponsorship that way. I, however, decided that I wanted to try something a little different and so went and visited my local village pub. I explained to Sarah, the landlady, that I...

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Reported by Megan on 05th September 2017

How to plan a successful fundraiser…

How to plan a successful fundraiser…

Now you are returning to school/college and getting back into routine after a long summer, there’s no excuse not to fundraise! Not sure how to fundraise or even where to begin? Have a read through the following tips to see how to get started and what to include. Fundraising events are a popular form of fundraising. The success of events depends on careful planning.  (Yes, you should have a written event plan for every event you hold!) To help you ensure...

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