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Reported by Tanya on 10th October 2018

Cambodia Calling

Cambodia Calling

Our NSW Expedition Co-Ordinator Tim, has been a bit of a busy bee recently. He headed off to Cambodia with a group of students from Sydney and had an awesome time. Have a read about his travels... The past couple of weeks have seen me break out of my Sydney northern beaches bubble and join fellow beaches residents, Team In Dree on their 2018 Cambodia expedition. Now in its second year for the school, the expedition was once again hugely popular,...

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Reported by Tanya on 24th August 2018

Fundraising Friday Star – Taiya

Fundraising Friday Star – Taiya

Taiya has been busy fundraising on her own, but also as part of a group of students - who have also been Fundraising Friday Stars in the past. Taiya has done so many events, and is still going - is there any stopping her!? Cambodia here she comes... When I first found out about the trip I was disappointed as I thought I couldn't travel as I was going to be in Year 12 at the time of the trip...

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Reported by Tanya on 20th August 2018

Playford Quiz Night

Playford Quiz Night

We’ve heard from this team from Adelaide in the past – they’ve done two colour runs and a huge BBQ… now they’ve done a Quiz Night! Is there any stopping them?! With our fundraising target and deadline both approaching, our group decided we needed to run another major fundraiser. We spent some time brainstorming and decided that a quiz night would be the best option. We were a little nervous about running something that wasn't either a BBQ or a...

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Reported by Tanya on 09th August 2018

Fundraising Friday Star – Sophie

Fundraising Friday Star – Sophie

Sophie's been a busy bee - won't be long before she's off on expedition! Hard work really does pay off! When I first heard about the expedition I thought it would be a great opportunity to get hands on and make a change in developing countries. I was very excited and interested in the expedition and I wanted to know how I could be involved and help out in any way possible. I had previously been to a world vision...

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Reported by on 02nd August 2018

Fundraising Friday Star – Kasey

Fundraising Friday Star – Kasey

It's always great to hear how students are getting on with their fundraising and how excited they are to head off on their expedition! It's also amazing to hear from students upon their return... Kasey returned from her Cambodian expedition a few weeks ago and clearly it had a positive impact on her. What a great read! When hearing about the opportunity to travel to Cambodia, I was immediately buzzing about the prospect of going on such an incredible adventure....

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Reported by on 26th July 2018

Fundraising Friday Star – Ashleigh

Fundraising Friday Star – Ashleigh

This week it's the turn of Ashleigh! Following in the footsteps of her friends, she's off to Cambodia next year. Her determination is already paying off... Great job Ashleigh! The first time I heard about this Cambodia expedition I didn't really think much of it. But I got talking to some friends who travelled on this expedition last year and they said they loved it. The more they told me about it the more I wanted to go. I was...

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Reported by on 17th July 2018

Zara’s Cambodian Adventure

Zara’s Cambodian Adventure

Zara has just returned from her expedition to Cambodia – and it’s clear from reading this that she had the BEST time! I hope you enjoy reading about her time away, as much as we did in the office! In both Camp Beng Pae and Camp Beng Mealea, a big part of our project work was going to see and teach the school children English. Learning English is so important for them, as it provides job opportunities especially in the...

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Reported by Tanya on 28th June 2018

Friday Fundraising Star – Gabrielle

Friday Fundraising Star – Gabrielle

This week, the turn of Fundraising Friday Star goes to Gabrielle. Gabrielle headed out to Cambodia on her expedition yesterday – so her fundraising efforts definitely paid off! Have a read about all the effort she went to, to get herself on her expedition… I was always VERY excited about the opportunity to visit Cambodia and to work with local communities – now it’s only a week away! I have visited Cambodia before and seen first-hand some of the hardship,...

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Reported by Tanya on 18th May 2018

Friday Fundraising Star – Nia

Friday Fundraising Star – Nia

This week’s Fundraising Friday Star is Nia! She’s very out-going and loves travel so this expedition is right up her street! Check out how she’s feeling about her expedition which departs in 6 weeks and how she’s fundraised her way there! When I first heard about the expedition my immediate thought was… this is exactly my sort of thing – I HAVE got to get involved with this! I have been lucky enough to have travelled a lot as a...

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Reported by on 06th July 2017

Jordyn’s Time in Cambodia… Part 2

Jordyn’s Time in Cambodia… Part 2

Last week we posted Part 1 of Jordyn’s time in Cambodia – here is Part 2 of her expedition… The following day we were heading to Siem Reap city, but first – more project work! We went back to the local school and we were plastering the flower beds. The rain meant that we did our next project in the mud. At one point, some of the other girls ended up having a mud fight! I spent the night getting...

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Reported by on 29th June 2017

Jordyn’s Time in Cambodia… Part 1

Jordyn’s Time in Cambodia… Part 1

Recently, a group of students from regional Victoria travelled out to our camps in Cambodia. It had such a lasting effect on one student, Jordyn, that she wrote to us to tell us all about it – along with some awesome photos! She had so much to say, that we didn’t want to leave anything out – so here is part 1! “I can’t wait for the hot weather” I remember saying as I left Melbourne on my way to...

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Reported by on 30th May 2017

Discovering Cambodia

Discovering Cambodia

At the start of May, we sent one lucky school group off to experience the wonder that is Cambodia. Filled with spectacular natural beauty and some of the most amazing historical sites, the group got to not only work on some extremely worthwhile projects but soak up the culture and local traditions. After arriving at Siem Reap International Airport, and welcomed by Camp Cambodia staff everyone was whisked off for dinner.  The group's first taste of a local delicacy was,...

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Reported by Rory on 04th December 2016

Year 10 trip to Cambodia

Year 10 trip to Cambodia

“How was Cambodia?” Is the question I’ve been asked probably one hundred times over the last week. “Fantastic,” “Awesome,” or “We had a great time,” was usually the only answer I had time for. Maybe followed with a “It was very hot,” and that was about it.  None of those answers does it justice, although it was really hot and humid. The only time we weren’t sticky and sweating was if we were in an air conditioned hotel, or in a...

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Reported by Rory on 03rd December 2016

Teacher Recce Trip to Cambodia

Teacher Recce Trip to Cambodia

Recently I had the great pleasure of hosting a recce/familiarisation trip to Cambodia for a group of Australian teachers.  We generally run these kinds of trips for a couple of reasons.  Firstly it enables schools to come and see what we do and how we do it before even committing to a trip with us and secondly it’s a chance for those schools that have already booked to come and conduct their due diligence and site inspection prior to travelling....

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Reported by Lindsay on 01st September 2016

Giving the Gift of Education

Giving the Gift of Education

  The communities we live and work alongside are at the heart of everything we do, and at the heart of each community lies the next generation; children bursting with potential. At Camps we believe every child deserves an education, one that forms the foundation of a bright future. Schooling not only provides literacy and numeracy skills for children in developing countries, but a chance to understand nutrition, address gender equality and learn vital business skills. Attending school allows children...

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Reported by rebecca on 07th July 2016

BISS Puxi get stuck in!

BISS Puxi get stuck in!

This year students from the British International School of Shanghai (Puxi) had their work cut out with the preparation for installation of cesspit toilets for one of our community families near Camp Beng Pae. Each toilet takes 6 of these concrete rings so there was a lot of soil to shift to make room for them, not to mention foundations to lay, water to fetch and cement to mix and pour. Other groups were kept busy on a garden project...

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Reported by rebecca on 04th July 2016

BSM Bring It On !

BSM Bring It On !

What happens when you bring 60 hard working and enthusiastic students from Manila to Camp Being Mealea... they get the job done, with bags of smiles too! June saw the yearly trip from Year 6 students at BSM to Camp Beng Mealea, and what a trip it was. The students soon got stuck in with laying concrete foundations for a new wall at the local school, repainting classrooms,  and helping out in Han's nursery and garden. We saw some great...

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Reported by Lauren on 23rd February 2016

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – EMMA !!

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – EMMA !!

This ones got it all- advice, ideas, and best of all passion! Emma is clearly a forward thinker which is vital when it comes to fundraising and her attitude is amazing "if it's not so successful it doesn't matter i'll just move onto something else" LOVE this mindset! Hi fellow fundraisers! I am Emma and I am going to Cambodia in Summer 2017 with my school. I only signed up to the expedition in October and I have managed to raise £279.66 so...

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Reported by Katie Baxter on 23rd February 2016

Cambodia Teacher Recce 2015

Cambodia Teacher Recce 2015

  Myself, Lauren and Dean from the UK office had the incredible opportunity to take a group of teachers on a familiarisation week in Cambodia, ahead of their expedition with the students next year. The week was led Rory Hall, our Director for Asia, in addition to Bunlay (Country Manager for Cambodia) Hanh and Sunny (our Camp Managers) and I would like to firstly thank them all for making us feel so at home during our time in Cambodia! It...

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Reported by Rachael May on 23rd February 2016

Fundraising Friday Star – Harriet!

Fundraising Friday Star – Harriet!

So Lauren is off exploring our Camps in Cambodia this week, and the rest of the Operations Team are exploring our Camps around the world...so keep an eye out for when they return :) Great for me thoush because I really enjoyed this week‰'s entry because her positivity was practically bouncing off the page. If any of you are losing the will with fundraising, this is a great read and I really think that the fact she has been so...

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Reported by Lauren on 23rd February 2016

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – CAITLIN !!

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – CAITLIN !!

You‰'ve heard the saying about the glass right? You know, is it half full or half empty? Mine, for starters, is not a glass but a mug (containing coffee, obviously) and as for whether it‰'s half full or empty, well‰ my general outlook on life largely reflects the contents of my stomach, if I‰'m hungry the glass is definitely half empty! Caitlin, however, clearly has more important things to worry about and clearly has a lot on her plate other...

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