Sharon Cruse - Group Operations Manager (Expeditions)

Sharon Cruse - Group Operations Manager (Expeditions)

I work across all our regions to ensure our expeditions meet our high standards of planning, safety and execution. As an all-round sporty and outdoorsy person with a passion for mountaineering and plenty of expedition experience; my mission is to ensure we have everything in place to safely deliver the most incredible experiences, in the most amazing locations, with awesome leaders.

Louise Doyle - Global Sales Manager

Louise Doyle - Global Sales Manager

I run our team of passionate and well-travelled Expedition Coordinators across the world. I have worked and volunteered in most of our Camps around the globe! I ensure we offer; fully supported, life changing expeditions for each and every school we work with.

Steph Scholes - UK School Teams Manager

Steph Scholes - UK School Teams Manager
I run our team of passionate and well-travelled Expedition Coordinators and have worked and volunteered in most of our Camps around the globe! I ensure we offer; fully supported, life changing expeditions for each and every school we work with.

Jonny Lloyd - Assistant School Teams Manager

Jonny Lloyd - Assistant School Teams Manager

Jonny Lloyd here. Sheffield based regional expeditions coordinator for the past 4 years, climber and general outdoor and travel enthusiast. Having lead almost a dozen trips for Camps International over the years, I am fortunate enough to have travelled all over the world from Borneo; Cambodia, to Ecuador as well as spending a deal of time in East Africa. Impossible to choose a favourite, but happy to help teachers, parents and students find their own favourite!

Jess Brough - Training & Development Manager

Jess Brough - Training & Development Manager

I look after our schools in the South East of England. I was introduced to Camps during my student days as I travelled to Kenya on one of our expeditions. It’s fair to say that I have been bitten by the travel bug and haven’t looked back! I am always on hand to support students on their journey towards expedition. Whether it be giving top tips about kit or sharing fundraising success stories; I have been there, done that and am very proud to wear the t-shirt!

Kayleigh Clover - Senior Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Kayleigh Clover - Senior Sales & Marketing Coordinator

I’m lucky enough to have worked all over the UK shouting from the rooftops about all of the brilliant things Camps do and letting students know how they can get involved. More recently since the arrival of my mini-me daughter I have taken on more of a support role in our head office in Ringwood. I am passionate about responsible travel and making the world a better place for future generations.

Dean Bates - Senior Expedition Coordinator

Dean Bates - Senior Expedition Coordinator

My day to day role with Camps International is as a Senior Expedition coordinator. So, I present these incredible opportunities to students in school assemblies and try to inspire them to embark on one of our amazing expeditions! I’m also an Expedition leader, so I get to immerse in the whole travel experience as well.

In my role as a leader, I love to see the personal development, and increased self-confidence of the students that choose to travel with us. I also see the incredible impact they all have on the communities we work alongside, not only through their hard work on all of the in-country projects, but also in the way that they interact with the local people.

James West - Senior Expedition Coordinator

James West - Senior Expedition Coordinator

Otherwise known as Westy, I’m live in Scotland and support our schools up here!

I found camps in 2011 when I was looking for a way to help and make things better in the world. As a Mountain Leader, I’ll be found on the high peaks or deep in jungles with our most adventurous teams when I’m not in school assemblies and meeting our future volunteers in school.

Sarah Murtagh - Senior Expedition Coordinator

Sarah Murtagh - Senior Expedition Coordinator

I have explored most of our destinations and am passionate about experiencing different cultures, supporting developing communities and conserving endangered wildlife – passions I share by inspiring teachers and young people to join us for their own adventures! Also as an Expedition Leader, I see first hand how students develop in so many ways throughout their expeditions.

Nicola Mansfield - Senior Expedition Coordinator

Nicola Mansfield - Senior Expedition Coordinator

Since 2014 I have been lucky enough to travel to different Camps destinations and see first hand the amazing work our volunteers do. I have a passion for fundraising and spend my days supporting students who are fundraising their way to expedition. I believe any student who wishes to travel can fundraise their way to expedition.

Nerys Hamlett - Regional Expeditions Coordinator

Nerys Hamlett - Regional Expeditions Coordinator

Having been a secondary PE teacher for many years before joining the Camps family, my first experience of an expedition was taking a group of students to trek in the rainforests of Borneo.
This had such an impact on both the students and myself, that several expeditions later, I find myself now working alongside schools in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire to offer these incredible opportunities to their students!
I mix a mean batch of cement and can work wonders with a paintbrush! Also pretty nifty with a sledgehammer too!

Johnny Drennan - Regional Expeditions Coordinator

Johnny Drennan - Regional Expeditions Coordinator

I lead scuba diving expeditions in Africa, Asia, South & Central America. I am also fortunate enough to support schools across Hampshire & Dorset on their journey with us. Super proud to be part of the #CampsFamily

Keely Alexander - Regional Expeditions Coordinator

Keely Alexander - Regional Expeditions Coordinator

Super happy and always up for a new adventure. I understand what makes a truly amazing experience overseas. I am responsible for guiding schools through the expedition launch process in the areas surrounding the New Forest, and do so with the biggest smile (and hair) you will ever know.

Henry Traynor - Regional Expeditions Coordinator

Henry Traynor - Regional Expeditions Coordinator

I have been a nature photographer for many years and have travelled extensively to pursue my passion for wildlife and environmental conservation. Having spent a deal of time travelling in South East Asia, I was able to see the direct benefit that dedicated project work has for rural communities and wildlife and would be excited to talk schools in Shropshire and surrounding areas through the expedition launch process.

Amy McEvoy - Regional Expeditions Coordinator

Amy McEvoy - Regional Expeditions Coordinator

I have been involved with Camps since 2010 and have had some amazing opportunities to guide students and teachers through Africa, Asia and South America. I now support our schools and students across Devon and Cornwall as an Expedition Coordinator. My role is as positive and varied as you can get, teaching people about our projects and how they can get involved and start making an impact across the globe.

 

Jamie Copping - Regional Expeditions Coordinator

Jamie Copping - Regional Expeditions Coordinator

Having gone on expedition to East Africa as a student I know just how valuable these experiences are for young adults. Looking after our Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and South Wales schools, I tour the West Country inspiring our future travellers to take themselves out of their comfort zone and aspire to do something truly life-changing.

Anna Gibson - Regional Expeditions Coordinator

Anna Gibson - Regional Expeditions Coordinator

I look after our schools in East Anglia and am as passionate about the personal development of our volunteering students and teachers as I am about the incredible projects that we undertake every year.  I have been fortunate enough to spend the last 20 years of my life travelling the globe and hope to spend the next 20 doing the same – planting trees, clearing beaches and mastering the art of making the perfect mud-brick!

Michael Akinyemi - Regional Expeditions Coordinator

Michael Akinyemi - Regional Expeditions Coordinator

I look after our schools in London/Essex. Fuelled by my previous career in Education, I am passionate about the learning and development of our students. I inspire young people to take on new adventures, fulfil their potential and explore all of what life has to offer. I’m happiest when discovering new places and meeting new people.

Cheryl Newstead - Operations Manager

Cheryl Newstead - Operations Manager

I help to support our operations team to ensure the smooth running of our expeditions!

Hannah Davies - Product Manager

Hannah Davies - Product Manager

I ensure that all products within our portfolio are aligned to the Camps ethos and create maximum impact for our host communities and volunteers alike.

I have been fortunate enough to visit most of our camps around the globe and get stuck into many of our life changing projects!

Callum Davies - Gap Year Team Leader

Callum Davies - Gap Year Team Leader

Callum went to Camp Kenya as a volunteer and decided that he had to come and work at Camps HQ. We’re glad he did, he really inspires our volunteers.

Hollie Cawood - Independent Travel Coordinator

Hollie Cawood - Independent Travel Coordinator

After recently moving back to the UK from Australia I have been lucky enough to join the GAP team at Camps HQ! I’ve been really lucky to have travelled around the world for the past 5 years and I couldn’t be more passionate or dedicated to inspiring and helping others to plan their upcoming adventures.

Oliver Yeomans - Independent Travel Coordinator

Oliver Yeomans - Independent Travel Coordinator

I work on our Independent Travel Team helping our over 18 customers get involved with some incredible ethical travel! I recently came back from travelling around South East Asia & Australia and love anything to do with being outdoors!

Lainey Starkey - Assistant Expeditions Manager

Lainey Starkey - Assistant Expeditions Manager

My role involves supporting the delivery of our expeditions to ensure they run smoothly and safely. A key part of my role is to manage our awesome Expedition Leaders, supporting them to deliver incredible, life-changing experiences to our amazing volunteers. I’ve always been a keen traveller, seeking out alternative travel in remote locations around the globe. As an Expedition Leader myself, I have been fortunate enough to travel all over the world with Camps International and I feel privileged to be part of such a strong and positive, global community.

Emma Keegan - Expedition Support Coordinator

Emma Keegan - Expedition Support Coordinator

I work in the office supporting both our UK and UAE operations and am involved in preparing our students and Expedition Leaders for their expeditions. So far, I’ve been fortunate enough to visit our camps in Tanzania, Kenya & Borneo and am always blown away by the incredible impact our projects have on the local communities. I can’t wait for the next adventure!

Abi Betteridge - Customer & Logistics Manager

Abi Betteridge - Customer & Logistics Manager

I, along with my team make sure all of our students, teachers and parents are ready for their expeditions and support their fundraising efforts. I also book all of our volunteers flights, making sure they get to where they need to be and also make sure they get home again! Last year I travelled to Cambodia and fell in love with the country and the communities we support. Highlights from that trip for me were having a water blessing by Buddhist monks and visiting the amazing Angkor Wat temple.

Rachael May - Customer & Logistics Assistant Manager

Rachael May - Customer & Logistics Assistant Manager

As part of the team here in the office, I help ensure that all our students and teachers, as well as all parents, are ready and prepared for their upcoming expedition!  Having also lead many expeditions and visited most of our Camps and locations, I have seen first-hand the positive effect Camps has, not only on the communities that we work with, but also the changes within the students who travel and experience what Camps has to offer.

Gemma Hobbs - Operational Support

Gemma Hobbs - Operational Support

I work as part of the Operations Team and my job is to work with our teams to support them through one of the most unforgettable experiences of their lives! I love that the expeditions Camps International provide allow people to properly experience a new place and culture; living with the locals and sleeping it in a tent is much more fun than lazing in a 5* hotel…where’s the adventure in that?!

Lia Preston - Operational Support

Lia Preston - Operational Support

I was fortunate to start my Camps journey in 2011 when I went on a 4 week expedition to Kenya with my school! The expedition had such an impact on me, that I couldn’t resist coming to HQ and helping to support all students and teachers with their preparation and journey for one of the most amazing months of their lives. I’ve also been lucky enough to visit and experience other continents since starting here in January 2017 including both Borneo and Ecuador.

Adela Halls - Operational Support

Adela Halls - Operational Support

I am one of the newest members to join the Operations Team and I am here to offer support to teachers, parents and travellers to make sure they’re ready for their expedition! Before starting at Camps, I spent six months travelling South East Asia where I saw and experienced some amazing things! In October this year I was also lucky enough to go on a Camps trip to Tanzania to see the life-changing project work that our volunteers have carried out. I am keen to share my knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for travel with those who are about to embark on their once in a life time trip!

Julie Lax - School Support Coordinator

Julie Lax - School Support Coordinator

I am here to help support teachers and parents alike with her incredible passion and wicked sense of humour!  I began my love affair with CI as a teacher who travelled with us to Kenya.  I supported my daughter to fundraise 100% of the money needed to travel on expedition with us too… and more recently shaved my head in order to raise money for the Camps foundation!

Lorna Honey - School Expedition Support

Lorna Honey - School Expedition Support

Based in our Ringwood HQ, I am always ready to have a giggle, and offer some friendly advice and support to every teacher I speak to. I also enjoy meeting movie stars and cosplay at its best!

Sarah Lloyd - School Expedition Support

Sarah Lloyd - School Expedition Support

I work on the school expeditions team and have two grown up kids of my own. I’ve travelled to Thailand and managed to cuddle a 10 day old elephant! I love walking by the coast but my favourite city is definitely Marrakesh.

Sue Davey - School Expedition Support

Sue Davey - School Expedition Support

Working the same hours as schools across the UK, I am dedicated to offering schools the highest possible standard of support from start to finish.

Gemma Welland - School Expedition Support

Gemma Welland - School Expedition Support

I work on the school expedition team and love being in an atmosphere where everyone is always talking about travel. Having lived and worked in Italy, Austria, France and Sweden and been lucky enough to travel around South East Asia and South America I’m always planning my next adventure and enjoy offering exciting travel opportunities to schools around the country!