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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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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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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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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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Reported by on 30th August 2017

How my gap year inspired my future

How my gap year inspired my future

How my gap year inspired my future Far more than just a break away from education, a gap year can actually be a springboard into your future and an opportunity to strengthen your skills and further explore your interests. We caught up with a couple of our past volunteers who told us how their gap year trip helped to inspire their futures.   Stanley took a gap year before starting his business course at university. He spent 6 weeks as...

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Reported by on 22nd August 2017

A parents’ guide to gap year planning

A parents’ guide to gap year planning

Is your child planning a gap year? As a parent, it can be a daunting process supporting your child through this important year of their life and making sure they make the best use of their time to ensure this year is fulfilling, rewarding and a positive building block towards their future. There are lots of opportunities out there for young people, and you want to make sure your child gets the most out of it – but where to...

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Are you looking for the opportunity to do something truly amazing?

There has never been a better time to make a real difference to the lives of some of the poorest people in Africa, Asia and South America. You may be looking for the opportunity to escape for a few weeks, to learn more about you and how you fit into the wider world, to explore how your skills can help to transform lives and futures. Since we launched in 2002, over 22,000 volunteers have travelled with us – each one...

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