Camp Kenya Sports Development 2020
Develop your sports coaching and leadership skills whilst inspiring young people through sport in rural Kenya on our Sports Development Expedition.
Sports education is virtually non-existent in Kenyan schools due to a lack of resources and time, so you will make a huge difference to the local children – and have an unforgettable summer doing what you love the most.
You’ll be involved in every aspect of sport development from establishing football pitches and netball/volleyball courts, to classroom theory sessions and practical sports coaching. The 3-week sports volunteer programme builds up to an inter- school tournament and community fun run for hundreds of local school students. There will be some very proud and unforgettable moments as you witness the progress of your teams and become an integral part of such a positive and powerful community event.
You’ll also get the chance to experience the magic of rural Kenya. Staying in our incredible Camp Tsavo, you’ll be immersed in the local culture, and you’ll get to experience a safari in Tsavo National Park to take in the unbelievable wildlife – the park is a haven for lions, elephants, giraffes to name a few.
“Sport has the power to change the world” – Nelson Mandela.
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Camp Mama Mercy (Tsavo)
Right next to our Camp Tsavo, you will be living on the land of Mama Mercy – an incredible local woman who we have been working with for over 6 years. A highly respected member of the community, Mercy is a force to be reckoned with and anyone who has volunteered with us at Camp Kenya is bound to remember her infectious smile and energy.
Location: 3-4 hours drive from Mombasa Airport, 6-7 hours drive from Nairobi Airport
Accommodation style: Traditional bandas, bunk beds with comfy mattresses and bedding. Modern showers and sinks
Power: Mains electricity backed up by generator (between 18:30 – 22:00). British 3 pin power sockets
Social area: Amazing views from camp. Camp fire, football pitch, small bar and gift shop, town nearby
Signature dish: Chef Geoffrey’s amazing chapatis will be one of the highlights of your whole trip – they are that good!
You arrive into Mombasa Airport, where you will be met by a member of our awesome local team and transferred to your new home, Camp Mama Mercy in Tsavo.
Project orientation & school visit
Start the day with a visit to Sasyeni School. Sport is not part of the curriculum in Kenya, despite it being a popular hobby for children, many of whom show great promise. Your work in Sasyeni will help improve sports facilities and resources, helping to put sport on the map and build on the children’s existing knowledge and skill.
Sports project work
Start your work by helping to improve the facilities – you could be establishing football pitches or netball and volleyball courts, digging foundations and erecting posts and nets.
Chill out day in Voi town
A well deserved break, chill out by the pool and enjoy a delicious Swahili lunch.
A unique glimpse into the day to day lives of rural African communities. You’ll have the privilege of meeting a truly inspiring women’s group who are supporting themselves through a number of micro finance initiatives.
Sports project work
Get stuck back into project work over the next few days. Coaching commences as you help the school children improve their sports skills.
Spend the day in Voi town and visit a lodge where you can relax in the sunshine and take a dip in the pool.
Chill out day
Enjoy a rest day where you can take the chance to explore the local area or just chill out and relax.
Youth sports group
Today we will visit Marungu Community Local Youth sports group who are dedicated to harnessing young talent within the Tsavo region. You will work with the group and offer your coaching tips to the students.
Community fun run
Today we take sport into the local community, as community members of all ages take part in the 3K race around the Sasyeni village.
This is the day that all of your hard work has been building up to! You will have already picked and finalised your teams and now it’s time for the children to put their coaching into practice. This is always a great event which has an amazing atmosphere as members of the wider community come to watch and show their support. You will be involved in prize giving for the winning teams and also for students who you have seen shine during coaching.
Youth sports group
Your last couple of days coaching with Marungu youth sports group, where you’ll feel really rewarded seeing how your involvement has helped to improve the student’s skills and motivation for sport.
Tsavo East National Park is home to an amazing variety of wildlife and during your safari day you could be lucky enough to spot elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, cheetahs and more…
We’ll get you back to Mombasa Airport ready for your flight home.
This itinerary is for example purposes only and is subject to change.
Don’t forget… flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations. Please note, you must be over 18 years old at time of departure.
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