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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 27th September 2016

Camp Uganda Summer School Expedition Blog -2016

Camp Uganda Summer School Expedition Blog -2016

Our 2016 Expedition Team arrived into Entebbe and as an introduction to Uganda spent their first day at the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on an island 23km’s out into Lake Victoria. Visiting the cheeky chimps was a superb experience and educational too, learning about the rescue and rehabilitation programme of man’s closest relative, they even got to see the new baby chimp, a surprise birth on the island!!  The team enjoyed a traditional Uganda lunch, including Matooke, Groundnut Sauce, Tilapia...

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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 23rd February 2016

BEYOND IMAGINATION!

BEYOND IMAGINATION!

Something you would like to learn from these brilliant gappers......... Week 2 has gone so quick and unfortunately we have come to the end of our stay at Camp Muhaka. Our anticipation is that Camp Tsavo will be much greater with wildlife project element and more forms of project work of which everyone is counting forward to; obviously all of us will Miss Muhaka and its hospitality and the friends that we‰'ve made in the village and at the project, during...

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Reported by Hannah on 23rd February 2016

Healthcare Outreach 2015

Healthcare Outreach 2015

      In November, 30 truly inspiring healthcare professionals took 2-weeks out of their busy schedules to come and join us in Kenya and do something amazing. Established 5 years ago, the Healthcare Outreach programme has already impacted greatly on the lives of rural Kenyans and this year was no exception. Throughout the 14 days we ran 6 ‰pop up‰ health clinics in villages situated within the Tsavo region of Kenya. This year we also had some valuable additions...

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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 Lindsay on 23rd February 2016

If only Uganda had broadband!

If only Uganda had broadband!

Dear Uganda Team Parents, The Camps Team would like to apologise for the limited social media reports that you are receiving from Uganda. It has been and continues be extremely difficult to upload images to the net in Uganda, we have people standing for days under random trees on the River Nile searching for network, donkeys transporting memory sticks from the height's of Mount Elgon and motor bikes shifting laptops from Rhino Sanctuaries on mud filled roads to remote village...

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Reported by Peter Kalenga Kai on 23rd February 2016

LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE

Our summer teams are having great time in Uganda solidily engaged on our community and wildlife conservation project work.West Hill School brings up the update....... The journey has been safe. Our two flights were punctual and comfortable whilst fun and enjoyable. A sense of anticipation, nerves and excitement grew as we got closer to what can only be described as one of the most fascinating, diverse and beautiful countries in the world. We were greeted by a thorough and concise...

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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 1 on 23rd February 2016

Camps 100% Giving Day

Camps 100% Giving Day

Hello everybody! Every year on our birthday (29th May) we have started what we have called the Camps 100% Giving Day.  We felt that with all the fundraising various volunteers have undertaken towards our projects over the years, the very least we could do was to give one day a year where everyone in the company committed to some form of fundraising or challenge.  And in line with the Foundation's tag line of "Giving 100%" (all our donation money goes...

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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 SophieCI on 23rd February 2016

The real meaning of sustainable project work

The real meaning of sustainable project work

The word ‰ecotourism‰ is thrown around a lot in this day and age. Companies tend to focus on helping their customers get a ‰volunteer experience‰ but they don‰'t really delve deep into the problems in the areas they work in. The projects are short-lived, and only exist as long as the tourists are in the area. These projects then get abandoned; the tourists get to see the culture but don‰'t really experience it. It doesn‰'t have that same affect as...

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Reported by Bunlay on 23rd February 2016

Welcome to Camp Beng Pae !

Welcome to Camp Beng Pae !

Welcome To Camp Beng Pae! It locates in Beng Pae Wildlife Area in Kampong Thom Province, the heart of the country. The journey there takes three hours from Siemreap City or fours from Phnom Penh Capital. This camp is the second property of Camp Cambodia. It was built in May 2014 and was ready to opened in June 2014. There are two long houses accomodates up to 70 guests, a restaurant and communal area, and a kitchen. The long house...

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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 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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Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

Camps 100% Giving Day – 29th May 2014

At Camps we are very proud of the various projects we undertake around the globe at our various camps - whether it be environment, community or wildlife focused, we know that these projects really make a difference and they are the life blood of our orgnanisation and ethos.  As a company, we underwrite these projects on a daily basis, 365 days a year, ensuring they are not only supported financially but, perhaps more importantly, supported physically beyond completion, ensuring the...

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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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