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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 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 Peter Kalenga Kai on 01st September 2016

Keele University Africa Trip

Keele University Africa Trip

Late Friday evening after a long 48 hours of travel, 8 students from Keele University arrived in Tanzania and we were cordially received by the friendly Camp Tanga staff who were accompanied by other hospitalized local people.   The following morning after a well-deserved sleep, we set off on our project. Our target for the first 2 weeks of acting was to finish constructing a household that was previously taken up by other volunteers. At first the idea of throwing mud...

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Reported by Peter Kalenga Kai on 23rd August 2016

A MONTH OF SAWING, SANDING AND HAMMERING

A MONTH OF SAWING, SANDING AND HAMMERING

Over the past month  of August, seventeen Gap volunteers moved into the coastal Camp Tanga in Tanzania and have been working solidly on the construction of fifteen school desks and a house for one of the villagers that previous volunteers had started. Great team of Gap Volunteers request a free brochure We set a target of building five desks on each of the three weeks we were working at the school, but we managed to saw, sand and hammer our...

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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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Reported by Peter Kalenga Kai on 17th March 2016

Gappers Blog- Kidia Tanzania

Gappers Blog- Kidia Tanzania

Earlier February 2016 we moved from Camp Tsavo, Kenya to Tanzania our third Camp Kidia! It is an amazing Camp located 1800 meters up Mt Kilimanjaro, nestled in coffee farms, banana and mango trees. To acquaint ourselves, we were taken for a village tour. We walked to the Fumvhu local primary school where we were informed by our leader that we will help refurbishing a classroom wall and floor. The road had steep hills and as we walk down we...

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Reported by Rachael May on 23rd February 2016

A Whirlwind Tour of Kenya and Tanzania!!

A Whirlwind Tour of Kenya and Tanzania!!

Meet Phil, who although is well travelled himself is relatively new to Camps International.  October half term was the first time he had visited our Camps in Tanzania and Kenya  over to him‰!   Wow!! What a trip! As a newcomer to Camps, I was in the same position as the accompanying teachers, wondering what the Recce had in store for us in Africa! Everything was packed, itineraries completed and what an action packed adventure it would be! Landing in...

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Reported by Rachael May on 23rd February 2016

Hakuna Matata – Kenya/Tanzania Recce Blog 2015

Hakuna Matata – Kenya/Tanzania Recce Blog 2015

Hi all, my name is Emma and I work on the Expeditions team for Camps International. This October I got the opportunity to go to Kenya and Tanzania on the Teacher‰'s recce. Throughout the course of the week, we visited several camps, local projects and communities. We landed in Tanzania at 9am, after flying through the night (and having several plane breakfasts!). Whilst there we visited Camp Mbokomu, Camp Kidia and spent two days at Camp Tanga (our beach camp,...

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Reported by Peter Kalenga Kai on 23rd February 2016

Tanzania BU SDX 2015 Blog

Tanzania BU SDX 2015 Blog

Whilst being students at Bournemouth University we have possessed a wonderful experience, full of unforgettable memories. We all feel like our sport knowledge and skills have been well utilized. We feel rewarded for the work that we have done to this little world. There‰'s nothing more self-fulfilling than making a difference and changing someone‰'s life forever. Our sport development mission in Tanzania is complete, however, no one feels like leaving‰!?!? We are here to tell you about the opportunity we...

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You can take the boy out of Africa but you can’t take Africa out of the boy!

  As a young boy I was very fortunate to have grown up in East Africa during the 70s and 80s surrounded by its beauty, culture, wildlife , proud and friendly people but at the same time I was hugely aware of the hardship and poverty the majority of its population endured on a daily basis. Back then schools really were not very focussed nor comitted to putting back into communities and affected wildlife so I never really had the...

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Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

JOURNEY TO AFRICA

JOURNEY TO AFRICA

Our trip to Tanzania has been incredible, satisfying, as we have had a great experience while helping the community We started with construction of a new classroom foundation at Mbokomu School then moved to Kidia where we learned to Control; soil erosion by use of recycled sulfate empty sacks filled with sand. In Tanga we have had an amazing time learning the skills to fashion an entire traditional house out of local building materials (mud, sticks and strings) The local...

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Reported by Peter Kalenga Kai on 23rd February 2016

WELLCOME TO AFRICA SUMMER

WELLCOME TO AFRICA SUMMER

   Wellcome to Africa! The Summer Season has begun and our first School Team managed to arrive safely in Tanzania. The Team is having a fantastic time and for the last three days they have been working solidly engaged on a school project at a local school in Mbokomu Village. They have been clearing and filling back clay soil, levelling and laying Hardcore to make a new classroom foundation block. The team is committed to work extra hard to bring...

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Reported by Peter Kalenga Kai on 23rd February 2016

LAST RESPECT TO SAMMY DRIVER OF CAMPS INTERANTIONAL AFRICA

LAST RESPECT TO SAMMY DRIVER OF CAMPS INTERANTIONAL AFRICA

We were all deeply saddened to learn of Sammy‰'s death 2.5.2015.He was a highly respected member of staff and a trusted employee of Camp Kenya LTD, he will be sadly missed by all of us who knew and worked with him.       He was born on 22/12/1953 and started working for Camp Kenya LTD on the 1/7/2009 on contract and after exactly one month he was taken on a permanent basis at our driver guide. He set the...

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Reported by Peter Kalenga Kai on 23rd February 2016

AMERICAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL TANZANIA SHORT TRIP

AMERICAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL TANZANIA SHORT TRIP

We,ve just had a fantastic week in Tanzania with the American Community School Abu Dhabi. The team was great and everyone was dedicated to give back to the community.This is what they had to say..... We have had several community service trips through our ACS school Abu Dhabi, but this year our service trip to Tanzania with Camps International have been a truly life changing for all of us. The things we did and the experiences we had were eye-opening....

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Reported by Peter Kalenga Kai on 23rd February 2016

SDX 2014 FINAL GAME IN TANZANIA

SDX 2014 FINAL GAME IN TANZANIA

The Sports Development Expedition 2014 (SDX) in Tanzania was incredible one and everyone from the team enjoyed all aspect of the trip. Just before saying bye, they had something to share..... Our trip has been incredible. A highlight of the week was handing over a whole team‰Ûªs football kit and equipment to Bala, the village‰Ûªs youth team coach. We walked over to the pitch and the children began to jump up and down with excitement as they received the gifts....

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Reported by Vics on 23rd February 2016

Jambo from Tanzania SDX 2014

Jambo from Tanzania SDX 2014

Our SDX team have been training and coaching sports in two of the local Schools in Tanzania.Just within two weeks alot has been achieved and this is what they had to share.... The trip can be summarized by every day‰'s journey to school through the villages, where everyone is happy to see us as they appreciate everything we can give them, even if it just a hand to hold. The journey started with a trip to the local primary schools...

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AMERICAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL ABI DHABI DUBAI 2013 SHORT TRIP TO TANZANIA

We also run Short trips in Tanzania and last year December American Community School from Abi Dhabi Dubai closed our 2013 chapter with a blazing experience.The trip was based on community service, cultural experience and environmental management. The team thoroughly enjoyed every single bit of their time and indeed made a huge difference to the host community through our projects. Just before they left they had this to say........................... This trip was an experience, whether it was meeting the native people,Cultivating...

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Jambo! Karibu! Our life at Camp Tanga has been fantabulous, tiring and extremely rewarding.åÊ Many awesome memories have been formed while doing the project work and being around Camp. Our group has done a lot of work on one particular classroom at the local school, in just three days we have managed to re-concrete the entire floor, rebuild the doorway, filled in all the cracks and then painted the room white. Alongside the classroom we completed the veranda and its...

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