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Reported by on 27th January 2017

Be the change you want to see in the world

It’s not often you get the opportunity to travel to an amazing destination, work on life-changing projects, meet inspiring people, create unforgettable memories and change your and other people’s lives forever. At Camps International we offer international volunteer trips which enable you to do all of these things. Truly giving you the chance to make a real difference and change the world, one project at a time. Whether you are on a gap year, looking for something to do during...

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Reported by Natalie on 27th January 2017

A Taste of Tanzania

A Taste of Tanzania

Now that everything has settled since Christmas - I wanted to remind you of what it is like to be on an expedition!! We have a few stories to share with you from our staff who visited our Camps before Christmas - check out Tanzania!!   Wow! That is how I would describe Tanzania in one word; Wow!  People talk about the culture and the experience, but until you have had the joy of experiencing it yourself, it is not...

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Reported by Guest Blogger - Rebecca on 26th January 2017

Peru Taught Me A Lot

Peru Taught Me A Lot

I have lived in Cornwall my whole life, which is where I think my love of exploring has come from. Even now, at 22 years old, there are so many places in this little county that I haven’t been, but can’t wait to find. The outdoors is just a part of who I am, somewhere that I love to be. As you can imagine, a career in accountancy, day-to-day, doesn’t fit into this outdoorsy lifestyle. At 18 I started working...

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Reported by Emily on 23rd January 2017

Happy Campers! – Kenya Gap Blog

Happy Campers! – Kenya Gap Blog

We have had a great team of 8 gap year volunteers for the first 2 weeks in Tsavo and everyone is loving the experience. Below is their updates... Jambo! (Hello) After months of working hard and saving, we’ve finally arrived! We are currently in our second week at camp Tsavo in Kenya. Once meeting everyone at the airport our journey began. The chaotic dirt roads allowed us to have time to begin to get to know each other. Within this short...

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Reported by Megan on 19th January 2017

Fundraising Journey – Amber!

Fundraising Journey – Amber!

This weeks fundraising Friday star is Amber! Here she is to share her journey with you, including some helpful hints and tips and what she has learnt on her fundraising journey so far. Take a look and be inspired, well done Amber!  So far on my fundraising journey, I am so proud of myself for the amount of money I have raised and what I have achieved. It has been quite stressful however it is totally worth it for the...

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Reported by Laura on 12th January 2017

Top Tips on Saving for Your Gap Trip

Top Tips on Saving for Your Gap Trip

If you’re thinking of taking a gap year (after school/college, before you go to uni, or even as a career break) there are plenty of opportunities to have the time of your life. If you think you can’t afford it, think again. We’ve put together our top tips to get you saving for your volunteering adventure, turning your dream volunteering trip into a reality. Setting a budget To start, you’ll need a rough idea of your budget so you know...

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Reported by Megan on 12th January 2017

How to organise a fundraiser

How to organise a fundraiser

Organising a successful fundraiser can be a big task, especially if you haven’t done it before. You'll need to plan every detail of your event, build a team to help make it happen, figure out your finances and plan your advertising. However, if you take the time to work through each of these steps beforehand, and bring on good help, you'll find that organising a fundraiser isn’t that difficult! Though each fundraiser will be different, you can use the following steps as...

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Reported by Stu on 10th January 2017

Social Enterprise: No Longer Just ‘A Thing’

Social Enterprise: No Longer Just ‘A Thing’

Social Enterprise is ‘a thing’ now but it certainly wasn’t when we kicked off 15 years ago.  When we started talking to people about our concept, the most common question was, ‘so are you a business or a charity?’ Fifteen years feels like a lifetime for us as we have lived and breathed Camps since day one.  In the big scheme of things, it’s not so long though and it’s amazing to see how far the social movement has come. ...

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