Camp Thailand

Work hard and party harder with Camp Thailand this Summer!

Soar to sun-soaked South East Asia and witness a unique country where tradition and contemporary culture collide.

Teach English in local schools, snap a selfie at an elephant conservation and dance until sunrise at famous beach parties! Uncover hidden lagoons where tall palm trees hover over serene islands, dusted with silky sands and glittering waters on the Island Hopping tour, or navigate the enigmatic urban jungle of Bangkok, on our Extended Bangkok Tour.

With three Camp programs in Phuket, Chiang Mai and our latest option Camp Elephant to choose from, applicants are given an opportunity to embark on an enlightening excursion comprising fun, sun and self-discovery in amongst beautiful landscapes.

Phuket, Thailand’s ever-popular province offers an opportunity to partake in a range of memorable activities and perfectly combines visits to local islands and work opportunities in the local community. Applicants to this premium Camp location will also enjoy a captivating trip to Phi Phi, to visit the renowned group of shimmering shores set against a picture-perfect backdrop.

Chiang Mai, burrowed in the breast of the Thai jungle is perfect for adventurous applicants, with bamboo rafting, waterfall trips and bicycle tours scheduled during the trip, while Sing Buri presents the chance to visit Koh Samet, an idyllic island on situated in western Thailand.

Slip into a Summer of Solitude with Camp Elephant, an Asian haven caught in a web of beauty, exploration and adventure – a truly mesmerising natural elephant adventure.

Write the first chapter of your travel story in the midst of bustling Bangkok, the epicentre of thrills, hub of activity, and hotbed of culture in Thailand…

Marvel at magical temples, board long tail boats and gaze at the shining beacon of Golden Mountain. Travel to the site of the reclining Buddha, just one of the many landmarks you’ll visit during your Asian adventure.

From the bright lights of Bangkok, travel to Thailand’s spiritual hotbed: Singburi. A region where temples sleep in amongst lush scenery and the lights of the night markets flicker under under the moon’s mystical gaze; Singburi is diverse, as it is serene.

With Camp Elephant, you’ll enter the realm of education and travel to local schools, during which time you’ll teach local children – an activity guaranteed to instil excitement.

Historical Kanchanaburi will be next on the travel itinerary, a city tucked cosily at the rendezvous point of the Kwai Noi and Kwai Yoi rivers. Whilst here, the delightful Thai elephants will be awaiting your arrival – an experience well worth the travel time.

Whatever your preference, complete your search for a Summer of a Lifetime and board the Camp Thailand bandwagon…

Camp Highlights

 
Elephant Conservation
Island Tours
Visiting Local Schools
Swimming Pool
Beaches
Visit Temples
 

Testimonials

Katie Breathtaking

Worth every single penny! My experience was life changing. I loved every second of it: the people, the kids, the reps – all of them were amazing!

Camp Thailand is an amazing way to travel and experience fantastic activities as everybody else is in the same boat as you, traveling for the first time and support is provided throughout.

The reps are such a laugh to be around. For myself, it was my first time traveling alone and being at Camp I made a lot of friends so it made the whole experience feel so much more organised and safer along with a friendly, awesome atmosphere, and the activities were out of this world!

Charlie Hall Experience of a lifetime.

Being involved with Camp Thailand’s program was a lifetime experience. It changes your outlook on life and gives you the tools to change as a person. Get involved with cultural experiences in schools across Thailand to helping monks in the temple. This program has it all.

Steven Duncan Best Experience Of My Life

Camp Thailand was the most amazing, worthwhile experience I have ever embarked upon; the three weeks I spent with the organisation were full off new experiences and very fulfilling cultural experiences, from working at the schools to visiting the orphanage every bit off work we done was incredible, l’ll definitely be returning. Camp Thailand was an excellent way to see a new country and meet amazing people.

Itinerary

Camp Phuket -
Camp Chiang Mai
Camp Elephant

Something to Consider

Camp Thailand is not a typical idea of a holiday and it’s not always relaxing; at times you may find yourself in testing circumstances, as you would when experiencing any new culture. There may be bad weather, mosquitos, long journeys, slow Wi-Fi and limited food options.

However, here at Camp Thailand, we thoroughly enjoy stepping out of the comfort zone, embracing new cultures and learning how people live in other countries! Every year, we have a fantastic time, as have thousands of previous Camp Thailand attendees. Though we personally love the experience, we realise that it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. As such, prior to your application, please make sure that you understand that this is a cultural experience, not a luxury holiday; our aim is to make a positive impact in the community – this is a product of hard work and dedication!

While we cannot guarantee that you will have a relaxing time, we fully recommend that you come to Camp Thailand with a sense of adventure and a willingness to embrace the experience – ultimately, there is only one person who will dictate how much you enjoy Camp and that’s you! We provide the setup and infrastructure for you to have a genuinely incredible time that many would love to be involved with; the rest of the package comes from you and your commitment to the cause.

It is no coincidence that our best participants on the program immerse themselves in the activities each day; if you work with passion, your enthusiasm will not only be appreciated by us here at Camp Thailand, but the locals who you are helping will be grateful for your help. We present the opportunity to partake in some of the most unbelievable life experiences, including visiting communities in local schools and getting up close and personal with Thailand’s elephants, while making friends for life.

Additional Costs

Medical Form (Your GP may charge you for completion)
Any additional tours or EP elective you wish to join
Flights and Insurance
Transport/Accommodation For Pre-Departure Orientation Meeting
DBS Check £48.86 (UK Only)
Program Requirements

18+

A clear criminal background check completed by Camp Thailand (£48.86 UK Only)

Attending our Pre Departure Orientation Meeting in our Manchester Office (For queries about this please contact the office on +44 161 222 3780 or click here)*UK ONLY

Valid Passport (with at least 6 months left)

A basic level of English speaking

You have to be enthusiastic, outgoing, friendly, good with kids and ready to experience a totally new and exciting culture!

So what are you waiting for? This is a perfect Gap Year job abroad!

FAQ's
Am I responsible for booking my own flights?

Your Camp Thailand program fee does not include the cost of your transportation to Thailand, or your transportation out of Thailand when your Camp Thailand program finishes.

Our in-house flight team will be in touch shortly after you have paid your program deposit. Alternatively, please email flights@invasion.com

What sort of accommodation will I be staying in at Camp Thailand?

You will stay in a bright and airy, bunk bedded room typically with 3-5 other people (of the same gender as yourself) sharing the room. We also have a couple of dorm style rooms which house up to 12 people.

Most of the rooms are fan cooled and in some locations they will have Air con. During most months of the year Thailand has a tropical climate and the summer months are much hotter and more humid than the winter months.

Most Camp Thailand participants think that it is more fun to stay in the bunk bedded rooms with their new friends – but if you are travelling with a partner and wish to have more privacy you may wish to consider your own private room for the duration of your stay. To discuss this further, please contact the office.

Additional information will be provided during your pre-departure orientation meeting at our Manchester HQ.*UK ONLY

Is Camp Thailand for everyone? (Something to consider)

Camp Thailand is not everyone’s idea of a holiday and it’s not always relaxing. At times you may find yourself in testing circumstances, as you would when experiencing any new culture. There may be bad weather, mosquitos, long journeys, slow wifi and limited food options. However, here at Camp Thailand, we believe that is what comes with stepping out of your comfort zone and into the unknown. We love it, as have thousands of previous Camp Thailand attendees. However, we realise that it may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

Before applying to take part in Camp Thailand, please understand that it’s a cultural experience. It isn’t a luxury holiday, and one of our main focuses is to make a positive impact, which often comes with hard work. We can not guarantee you will have a nice relaxing time. You have to come to Camp Thailand with a sense of adventure, go with the flow and be laid back. Basically, YOU are the deciding factor in the experience you have at Camp Thailand. We provide the setup and infrastructure for you to have an incredible experience. However, that is only half of it. The other half comes from you. Your passion to help others, your spirit to do something different, your ability to make friends and go with the flow. You get out what you put in and if you give it your all, together we will have an amazing experience at Camp Thailand. We can teach communities in local schools, get up close and personal with Thailand’s elephants, make friends for life and get involved in some incredible activities.

I guess the question now… is Camp Thailand for you!?

Is Wi-Fi available at Camp Thailand?

Yes, Wi-Fi is available, whether it be in a communal area or in your room. However, we try our best to ensure that Wi-Fi is available in most areas of your accommodation.

Additional information will be provided during your pre-departure orientation meeting at our Manchester HQ.*UK ONLY

Do we have access to cooking facilities or a kitchen at Camp?

In Thailand most people live in dwellings without kitchens as cheap, fresh and delicious food is available everywhere. There is an on-site restaurant at Camp B’s Guest House, offering a variety of choices of fresh Thai food that are both delicious and inexpensive. Popular Western food choices are also available here. At all our Camps we have 7/11 shops that are open 24 hours, plus other convenience stores within a five minute walk of the accommodation. There are also a large number of eating establishments in the immediate vicinity of your Camp Thailand location.

Additional information will be provided during your pre-departure orientation meeting at our Manchester HQ.*UK ONLY

Are meals at Camp Thailand included in the program fee?

The meals that are included are the delicious lunches that are provided by the Thai schools on the days you are teaching there. Please note that in some cases we will be in the schools for under two hours and in the cases of temple schools and orphanages they don’t have the budget to provide lunch. Don’t worry though, there is an abundance of inexpensive, fresh and delicious food from the many food stands and small family restaurants.

You can buy cheap, delicious and healthy Thai food for breakfast from many of the local street vendors in the surrounding area.

Additional information will be provided during your pre-departure orientation meeting at our Manchester HQ.*UK ONLY

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