Camps International

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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Reported by on 11th May 2018

Memories from Tanzania

Memories from Tanzania

Camps Ambassador Ed travelled to Tanzania a couple of years ago and his time there has stayed close to his heart ever since. He tells us about his favourite memories from his month in Africa.   I think two instances really stood out for me in Tanzania. The most impactful happened a day before we left whilst working a project at a coastal village in the Tanga region, we were lucky enough to be the group that were finishing said...

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What is Gap Year Decision Day and how can you get involved?

Gap Year Decision Day will be celebrated by students around the world on 25th May. But what's it all about and how can you take part?   What is Gap Year Decision Day? Gap Year Decision Day was created by gap year industry leaders including the Gap Year Association and USA Gap Year Fairs to celebrate high school seniors or graduates who are making the decision to take a gap year. This day gives gap students their chance to shine as they...

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