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Reported by Rachael on 28th April 2017

A whirlwind week in Borneo

A whirlwind week in Borneo

The day had finally arrived where 13 excitable teachers and 2 even more excitable Camps staff made their way to Heathrow Airport to travel over to Borneo for the 2016 Teacher Recce. Borneo has always been on my own personal bucket list, so to be able to share this with other like-minded people was amazing. Our itinerary for the week was pretty jam packed but this meant that we were able to see as much of each camp as possible,...

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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 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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Reported by Laura on 06th January 2017

Why Should You Travel This Year?

Why Should You Travel This Year?

January is the perfect time for change. With a whole year ahead, now is the opportunity to plan a fresh start. Whether you’re looking to develop your skills, enhance your job prospects or simply have a once in a life time adventure, travel ticks all these boxes. Life’s ‘How To” Travel and personal development go hand in hand, so if you’re looking to enhance your skills and do good, volunteering whilst travelling is a great way of achieving this. Arguably,...

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Reported by on 22nd December 2016

New Year, New You, New Adventure

New Year, New You, New Adventure

Do you start every new year full of excitement and optimism for what you can achieve in the next 12 months? Would you like to make a resolution that can change your and other people’s futures for the better, forever? Did you know that travelling is one of the best ways to demonstrate your skills and prove the capabilities you have to future employers? It can also help to build your confidence, gain a better understanding of your true capabilities...

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Reported by on 22nd December 2016

Tick something off your bucket list in 2017

Tick something off your bucket list in 2017

Why not make a resolution for 2017 you can not only stick to, but thoroughly enjoy and book a trip with impact that can also tick something off your bucket list? We have a wide range of adventures available in Africa, Asia and South America from visiting breath-taking historical sites to seeing the ‘Big 5’ on safari, jungle treks, island adventures and scuba diving.   The #1 place to visit on the planet – Angkor Wat, Cambodia You could visit...

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Camps Foundation: Project Update – the Camps Effect in full swing

At Camps International we believe in doing things differently. Not content with just being a company, we’re a social enterprise - focused specifically on changing lives across 3 continents for the better. Not content with just being a social enterprise, we’re a social enterprise with a charity, one that focuses on enhancing the work our volunteers do and ensuring between charity and social enterprise that every project we start, we finish. This summer was our biggest ever, with over 1700...

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Reported by on 10th December 2016

Which life-changing project would you like to join?

Which life-changing project would you like to join?

Next year will be our 15th birthday. We will be celebrating – celebrating our volunteers, celebrating making the vision of a social enterprise that could help to change the world into a thriving reality and ultimately helping to change the lives of over 35,000 people for the better, forever. As we look ahead to next year, our focus remains on keeping our charitable and social goals at the heart of everything we do. At any one time we have over 100...

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Reported by on 24th November 2016

Internships with impact – law and human rights

Internships with impact – law and human rights

Have you studied law, or perhaps newly into practicing law? Maybe you’re currently working as a lawyer and looking for an opportunity to support people in a rural community who struggle to get their voices heard or their rights protected? Camps International run internships in Borneo, partnering with a local organisation PACOS to support their programme of protecting the local people and give them legal support and advice.   Intro to internships Internships with Camps International provide the perfect opportunity...

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Reported by on 22nd September 2016

Bournemouth & Northampton Uni adventures in Borneo

Bournemouth & Northampton Uni adventures in Borneo

This summer, I travelled to Borneo as part of the joint Bournemouth & Northampton University group. I have always enjoyed being a volunteer and doing something meaningful, but also wanted to better myself. I believed Camp Borneo would let me do all that and get me out of my comfort zone. Before we started our journey, the help we received from our RAG team was immensely helpful for fundraising. In addition, The Camps International team helped us with all pre-departure...

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Reported by on 05th July 2016

The Camps Effect 2016

The Camps Effect 2016

So far our projects have benefitted over 35,000 of the poorest people, supporting them towards a brighter future. We’re also helping to protect some of the most important wildlife habitats on Earth. With your help, we can achieve even more this year. In our updated report about the direct impact our charitable foundation is having we could not be more excited to share with you a few of the highlights. The Camps Foundation commits to a ‘100% Giving’ guarantee, meaning...

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