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Reported by Rachael on 15th June 2018

Victoria’s fundraising so far…..

Victoria’s fundraising so far…..

Victoria has worked hard since signing up and has raised over £1500 to date.  Plus she has ensured that she has time to revise and do her GCSE exams.  Some great ideas if you are juggling school and fundraising at the same time! Take a 2 minute break from whatever you are doing and have a read! Well, as soon as I heard about the expedition, I was so excited, I couldn't wait to tell my parents – although I...

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Reported by on 12th June 2018

A housewarming celebration in Borneo

A housewarming celebration in Borneo

The Malaysian Harvest Festival, celebrated each year in the region of Sabah, Borneo, is always a happy occasion - a chance for the community to come together and share a feast of traditional dishes. This month’s celebration in the small community of Bongkud was particularly special though. As well as the harvest, the attendees – made up of local community members and gap year volunteers - were celebrating the housewarming of local man Julin, at his brand-new home purpose built...

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Reported by Rachael on 08th June 2018

Sam – Cycled his way to fundrasing succes!

Sam – Cycled his way to fundrasing succes!

Sam is not travelling until the summer of 2019 but he has already started his fundraising with a bang!! Have a quick read so see how he got started..... approximately 6 months in and he has already raised £2655!! Read on to find out how he has done this..... When I first heard about the expedition I felt excited about the thought of an adventure in a new country where I could earn about a new culture and also help...

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“My gap year with Camps was the best experience of my life”

Making the decision to take a year out from your studies or career is a big move, and for most people it’s a step into the unknown, taking on completely new experiences. At Camps, we’ve helped thousands of students start their gap year journeys over the years, so we know all about the concerns, questions and trepidations about making the leap. But we also get to hear countless stories from volunteers who return home feeling revived, inspired, empowered and ready to take...

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Reported by on 04th June 2018

From Cambodia to Ecuador

From Cambodia to Ecuador

Camps Ambassador Emily was lucky enough to travel on not one, but two, Camps International expeditions. She tells us how her experiences in Cambodia and Ecuador have impacted her future.    On an autumn day of 2015, as the days were starting to get darker, I remember walking in to an assembly in our school presented by a representative of Camps International. The next 25 minutes created an air of excitement, one which resulted in 16 students from our school signing up...

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Reported by on 30th May 2018

A gap year volunteer’s words of wisdom

A gap year volunteer’s words of wisdom

Joanna travelled with Camps to Borneo and Cambodia during her gap year before starting university. She shares her story and her words of wisdom to anyone thinking about embarking on their own gap year. (Spoiler: if you're thinking about it, you should go for it!).   Why did you decide to take a gap year? The actual decision to take a gap year was pretty spontaneous for me. I’d just got back from a school expedition in Peru with Camps International and jet-lagged me...

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How you can help tackle the plastic problem around the world

Last month, we set out a challenge to live as plastic free as possible for 30 days. We’ve been so impressed by the response from our dedicated volunteers, staff and extended Camps family who have pledged with us to do their part in helping to drastically reduce the amount of plastic washing up in our oceans, harming our wildlife and threatening our natural environments. Our 30 day challenge finishes today, but the real work is only just beginning. Plastic pollution...

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Reported by on 16th May 2018

Off the beaten path in Peru

Off the beaten path in Peru

Earlier this year, Kim from our UK team travelled to our South American destinations to check out our local camps and projects. Read on to find out more about her time in Camp Peru...   When I think of Peru, I think of ancient Incan ruins, the colourful textiles of the traditional clothing and the iconic animal of Peru – the llama. This was my first visit to the country, and it certainly delivered on all my expectations. Travelling with Camps also...

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