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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 03rd November 2016

Discover Peru and help to change lives

Discover Peru and help to change lives

Peru offers a breath-taking world of contrasts, from sprawling desert and some of the deepest canyons in the world, to mountain glaciers and intense jungle. The vibrant clothing of the locals will open your eyes to a culture of one of the world’s most ancient civilisations. Alongside exploring the distinctive manmade floating reed villages on Lake Titicaca you’ll get the chance to trek the Salkantay Trail and tick visiting the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu off your bucket list. At...

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Reported by on 28th September 2016

Team Qocha – a teacher’s view

Team Qocha – a teacher’s view

Our trip left the UK on July 16th 2016 and we returned, fitter and leaner on August 13th 2016. The trip had been organised in November 2014 and all the students had been fundraising since then to pay for their expedition. Many of the students had raised all of the money themselves through a variety of means - discos, quiz nights, bag packs at local supermarkets, car washes, talent shows, car boot sales and beauty nights to name a few....

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Reported by on 06th August 2016

Trips with impact: Peru snapshot

Trips with impact: Peru snapshot

Peru offers a truly breath-taking world of contrasts, from vast expanses of desert to some of the deepest canyons in the world, stunning glaciers and intense jungle. Here's a snapshot of some of our favourite images which capture why the vibrant colours of Peru make it such a popular destination for travel. Stunning scenery The amazing scenery Peru has to offer includes the ancient ruins of Macchu Pichu, floating reed villages on Lake Titicaca and the chance to glimpse the...

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Reported by James West on 27th July 2016

Team Wayra – We really dig Peru

Team Wayra – We really dig Peru

We have had this blog sent over from Peru! Enjoy reading about Team Wayra!  After 3 seamless flights, we find ourselves in Cusco in preparation for our first Camp, Maras. Sat high in the sacred valley, this is the newest camp in Peru. Looking over a small community and school, the location is unbelievable. Surrounded by ice capped peaks, the clear azure sky and the blazing sun making days lovely and warm and nights frosty. The projects we are working on...

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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 Rachael May on 01st June 2016

An experience to remember, and ongoing fundraising !

An experience to remember, and ongoing fundraising !

I was so pleased to hear from Drew after she had completed her expedition to Peru in the summer of 2015.  Through my conversations with Drew I was pleased to learn that her experience in Peru with us had impacted her in such a positive way.  Not only did she fundraise to get herself on her expedition, but when she returned she was determined to raise some extras for The Camps Foundation - our charity that provides continuous and ongoing support...

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Reported by on 15th March 2016

Callum’s Trip to Peru!

Callum’s Trip to Peru!

Hola! On 26th February 2016 I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to jet off to Peru for 10 days – here is a brief overview of what I got up to! 3 flights later and I finally arrived in to the sprawling city of Arequipa – Peru’s second most populous city with just under 900,000 inhabitants. I was very lucky with the weather whilst I was there with the stunning Misti volcano which towers over the city,...

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Reported by Lindsay on 23rd February 2016

NAVIDAD EN KAJLLARAKAY

NAVIDAD EN KAJLLARAKAY

Blog written by Camp Peru's very own Project Leader Lily SÌÁnchez Morales.. Christmas is a special time in South America and Peruvians love the holiday. While there is a strong indigenous population, most Peruvians are Roman Catholics and it is understandable that Christmas is a very big holiday in the country. While some celebrations are similar to those in Europe and North America, there are some unique traditions that reflect the nation's history and make Peru a special place to be during the...

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Reported by Lauren on 23rd February 2016

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – TOBIAS !!

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – TOBIAS !!

I remember once being at the bottom of a mighty hill on my noble stead of a pushbike, when the Rumble Strips ‰Motorcycle‰ came onto my mp3 by chance on shuffle- if you haven‰'t heard it already I suggest you get onto YouTube immediately after reading this post. I can only hope that Tobias had an epic playlist during his fundraising antics, he only went and cycled to Germany. Lets just say that again for effect, he CYCLED to Germany....

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Reported by Hazza on 23rd February 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Vicky!

Fundraising Friday Star – Vicky!

The sun is shining - and it's Friday! Wooooooooo!! Ever thought it possible to raise 1/4 of your expedition cost in just 3 DAYS?! Without further ado... CONGRATULATIONS VICKY!!!!!   My name is Vicky and I am travelling to Peru in the summer of 2016 with Camps International. I found out about this amazing and once in a lifetime opportunity through my school only a couple of weeks ago! My fundraising so far for the final cost due May 2016...

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Reported by Kevin on 23rd February 2016

June 2015 – Gap in Peru

June 2015 – Gap in Peru

We welcomed our June gappers into Peru recently and they have got off to a great start on our community projects, and had a lot of fun in the process. They started work in Cusco, plastering the wall that our last group of gappers built.  They will now go back and paint a mural to create a better living environment, as well as a much safer home, for the children within the orphanage. They then travelled over to Camp Titicaca...

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Reported by Callum Davies on 23rd February 2016

What To Pack…According To Callum and Chums!

What To Pack…According To Callum and Chums!

Here at Camps, we are a global family with a number of diverse neighbouring communities, spread across 3 continents of the world. From the red soil wildlife reserves of East Africa, to the depths of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador and the remote paradise island of Mantanani in Borneo; there is always something, some little gem to have in your backpack that will really come in handy! I travelled out to Camp Kenya in 2011 for a 2-month stay along...

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Reported by Kevin on 23rd February 2016

Our First Gap Projects in Camp Titicaca – Peru

After what seems years of preperation and a small team season in 2014, we finally welcomed our first Gap group to Peru in January 2015. As you would have already read in previous blogs we started a long-term project of providing bathrooms for the community surrounding Camp Titicaca in July 2014.  School teams in the summer did a fantastic job and our first Gap team have matched it. We are set to have completed three complete bathrooms (with toilet and...

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Reported by SophieCI on 23rd February 2016

A guide to biodiversity project work

A guide to biodiversity project work

So I know I usually write the silliest blogs ever, but I'm not quite the air head I seem to be(!). Camps International means a lot to me, not just because of the incredible people I work with, or the beautiful places we visit. Camps International is not a company that plans holidays, what we do is create expeditions, which in turn create opportunities for people to grow and learn things they may otherwise not get the chance to. It...

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Reported by SophieCI on 23rd February 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Andrew

Fundraising Friday Star – Andrew

I don't know about you guys, but I've definitely got that Friday feeling! It's been a mad week, and the office has been filled with a cacophony of sneezes and coughs (Harry takes the cake for weirdest sneeze so far, he sounds like a chicken, not even making it up!). Everyone in the office seems to be ill, and luckily I am sandwiched between the two people who seem to be suffering the most, so it's only a matter of...

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And It’s a wrap. Team Season Round Up from Latin America – Part 2 Peru

  Part 2 - Peru So I promised to give you the weekend to recover from our lengthy part 1 Ecuador wrap up, and now that you have here is part 2 - Peru. Not quite as long as currently there is one less camp but equally chock block full of incredible project work efforts, outcomes and fun times. So without further adieu...   Our newest destination, Peru is already making a name for itself. When you see the photos...

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And It’s a wrap. Team Season Round Up from Latin America – Part 1

And it's a wrap! Camp Latin America End of Team Season 2014 - Part 1 Our first official team season as Camp Latin America, with our very first camps in Peru up and running has finally come to a close. 15 teams representing 28 schools made their way around Ecuador and Peru taking in such sites as the Galapagos, Machu Picchu, the Amazon, Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca to name but a few. Throughout the six plus weeks, students worked on a...

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Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

Camps 100% Giving Day – South America

Here at Camp Ecuador and Camp Peru we are ready and raring to go for our 100% Giving Day. Being behind the clock in time zones, we are actually starting this tomorrow night, the 28th - when we have an event in Quito. I can't say exactly how many tickets have been sold, but we have been out there chatting to people about what we do and drumming up business for the grand event. 7.00pm tomorrow - one in the...

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Reported by Damian on 23rd February 2016

29th November Camps International Challenge Day

Sponsoring challenges is something that we are used to in Britain, and possible Dubai.  However, over here in Latin America they have pretty much never heard of the idea and I think it is much the same in the other territories.  We can do the challenges, but we need to raise the money for it back in Blighty. 29th November is the date.  Andrea, our Projects Leader and Camp Manager of Camp Kuri Kuchu, and Edu, our Camps Leader and...

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Reported by Rory on 23rd February 2016

Announcing the Asia Challenge for 2014

Announcing the Asia Challenge for 2014

Some of you, well i hope most of you, will remember the tales of vomit, farts and pooh that accompanied the Camp 2 Camp Challenge event I put myself through last year (and raised over $5k for the Foundation) and so on this #CampsGivingDay I reckoned it would be a good day to announce the next half-baked nutty idea.  If you dont remember last year check out my blog post here.... And so to this year.  The Latin America team...

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Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

It is easy to dismiss the really famous treks ‰ÛÒ Kilimanjaro or The Inca Trail for instance ‰ÛÒ because many people have done them.åÊ But, regardless of the number of people who have gone before, you still have to walk the yards, climb the hills and stumble down the descents.åÊ Your own experience of these places is not invalidated just because others have gone before you ‰ÛÒ they have only done so because they are great places to be and...

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Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

Buenos Dias ‘Camp Peru’

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-image size-medium wp-image-1003 aligncenter","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"212","height":"163","title":"Camp Cambodia","alt":"Camp Cambodia"}}]] ‰ÛÏWhat‰Ûªs that? Camp Cambodia?‰Û Yes, since October I‰Ûªve been fortunate enough to spend a bit of time in Cambodia where we have been in initial talks with various communes, organisations and state departments about creating Camp Cambodia. *Pause for ‰ÛÏooohs‰Û from the audience*. åÊ As you may have read in previous posts regarding the beginnings of Camp Borneo, setting up in a new country is not an easy process, but with nearly 2 years...

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Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

From Stonehenge to Shimoni

So one day to go on the cinema tickets competition.åÊ I don‰Ûªt know about you but I‰Ûªm nervous.åÊ Micronesia is still out in front with 31 ‰Û÷likes‰Ûª but literally anything could happen.åÊ I still fancy the Moon for a late comeback.åÊ I‰Ûªve read the tortoise and the hare. As we approach the last 36 hours, it‰Ûªs now or never.åÊ If you want to win the tickets and have a free night at the cinema on us this weekend, it‰Ûªs time...

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