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Reported by Lyndsea on 11th October 2019

Facing your Fears with Freya and Camps!

Facing your Fears with Freya and Camps!

It’s not always easy to face your fears...Otherwise, they wouldn't be fears! By being able to push past your reservations and grow the courage to try new things you inspire others around you to do the same! A big thank you to Freya who has shared her journey with us!  Hi, my name is Freya, After returning from my expedition to Peru in 2018, I will be leaving for my second Camps International expedition in September 2020, this time I will...

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The Camps Effect: Transforming Opportunities for Rural Women

In the poorest countries, gender inequality limits the opportunities available for women and girls. At Camps International we develop and run projects that are designed to support the women in these countries and give them the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families. All our camps are located within rural communities where poverty levels are high and gender inequality is prevalent. Through close partnership with community leaders, we develop projects that tackle these issues at the root cause. Rather...

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Reported by Tanya on 22nd October 2018

Team Rana’s Peruvian Adventure

Team Rana’s Peruvian Adventure

#teamrana have recently returned from an epic expedition to Peru and we think it's fair to say, they loved every minute of it! Our lovely lead teacher, Shelley, has been so kind to share her reflections of the expedition and wow - hands up who wants to go to Peru now!!! The Peru expedition was 2 years in the making! It’s hard to believe it’s now over. I am still in awe of what we did as a team! I...

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Reported by on 19th July 2018

Fundraising Friday Star – Aasa

Fundraising Friday Star – Aasa

This Fundraising Friday Star blog is slightly different this week - as it's written by a lovely mum on behalf of her son! We never underestimate how much of an impact fundraising or our expeditions have on the parents of the students who travel, so it's wonderful to hear a parent's perspective about what this expedition is already doing for her son, Aasa! I am writing on behalf of my 14 year old son who has signed up to travel...

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Reported by Tanya on 13th July 2018

Fundraising Friday Star – Jorja

Fundraising Friday Star – Jorja

Jorja has been putting her hands to lots of different types of fundraising and she’s doing really well! She’s heading to Peru at the end of this year, so have a read about how she’s getting herself there… When I first heard about the expedition I felt a little nervous, as it is a long way from home, but I was super excited as well as this is something I always like to do - help people! To be able...

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Reported by on 21st 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 gave...

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Reported by on 12th December 2017

Adventures in Peru

Adventures in Peru

After a great flight with Avianca and a short transit in Bogota, we landed into Cuzco where we were met by Brad and Bianca (our tour guides for the week, who head up our South American operations team). After settling in to our hostel, we set out on a walking tour of the city and I quickly fell in love with the beautiful architecture. We could feel the effects of the altitude straight away….trying to climb up a flight of...

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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 Rachael May on 01st June 2016

An experience to remember, and ongoing fundraising !

An experience to remember, and ongoing fundraising !

I was so pleased to hear from Drew after she had completed her expedition to Peru in the summer of 2015.  Through my conversations with Drew I was pleased to learn that her experience in Peru with us had impacted her in such a positive way.  Not only did she fundraise to get herself on her expedition, but when she returned she was determined to raise some extras for The Camps Foundation - our charity that provides continuous and ongoing support...

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Reported by on 15th March 2016

Callum’s Trip to Peru!

Callum’s Trip to Peru!

Hola! On 26th February 2016 I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to jet off to Peru for 10 days – here is a brief overview of what I got up to! 3 flights later and I finally arrived in to the sprawling city of Arequipa – Peru’s second most populous city with just under 900,000 inhabitants. I was very lucky with the weather whilst I was there with the stunning Misti volcano which towers over the city,...

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Reported by Lindsay on 23rd February 2016

NAVIDAD EN KAJLLARAKAY

NAVIDAD EN KAJLLARAKAY

Blog written by Camp Peru's very own Project Leader Lily SÌÁnchez Morales.. Christmas is a special time in South America and Peruvians love the holiday. While there is a strong indigenous population, most Peruvians are Roman Catholics and it is understandable that Christmas is a very big holiday in the country. While some celebrations are similar to those in Europe and North America, there are some unique traditions that reflect the nation's history and make Peru a special place to be during the...

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Reported by Lauren on 23rd February 2016

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – TOBIAS !!

FUNDRAISING FRIDAY STAR – TOBIAS !!

I remember once being at the bottom of a mighty hill on my noble stead of a pushbike, when the Rumble Strips ‰Motorcycle‰ came onto my mp3 by chance on shuffle- if you haven‰'t heard it already I suggest you get onto YouTube immediately after reading this post. I can only hope that Tobias had an epic playlist during his fundraising antics, he only went and cycled to Germany. Lets just say that again for effect, he CYCLED to Germany....

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