Thank you for your interest in joining us at Camp Maldives!
Have you ever dreamed of living the island life? Camp Maldives, based in the heart of the warm Indian Ocean, is the perfect way to experience the laid back, island lifestyle in one of the most exclusive locations in the world.
Our Camp Maldives participants come to experience something totally fresh and, being surrounded by the warm tropical seas, fresh is exactly what it is. These tropical islands offer a retreat into escapism and the chance to help out and support local communities desperate for learning the English language and conservation enthusiasts; it’s all about making a difference.
We support the local schools and communities by running language classes, workshops, sports schools, reforestation projects and coral restoration projects– there’s never a dull moment for those keen to make a real difference. In your down time we run snorkelling trips,island tours, beach BBQ's and even trips to sandbanks.
So, if you’re looking to combine a Pacific adventure on a tropical island whilst making a huge impact within a still-developing community, look no further - you’ve found Camp Maldives.
Why You Should Do Camp Maldives...
The safe and secure way to travel and explore the Islands of the Indian Ocean.
Get involved with projects that will help you develop new skills.
Gain personal development.
Help out a thriving and growing community.
Improve the credentials on your CV/Resume.
Make friends with other camp participants from around the globe.
It’s the best experience you will have!
The ultimate Maldives adventure available to the market.
Take a step back and enjoy a change of pace in the Maldives. Experience a tranquil way of life for three weeks that combines light, rewarding project work with the ultimate exotic escape.
Most of the Camp Maldives applicants are solo-travellers, people looking for that opportunity to put life back home on pause and take some time for themselves. This is best achieved through our programme that allows people to undertake really rewarding workshops in still-developing areas whilst allowing plenty of free-time to be enjoyed however you please.
We strongly encourage all our participants to really get stuck into the work they’re doing within the Maldives. It’s genuinely such a rewarding project and the young adults that partake in the workshops become so devoted to our Camp Maldives participants because of how grateful they’re someone like YOU wants to spend time with them. Usually at the end of the programme, they celebrate and indoctrinate our participants as official islanders!
Something to consider
Camp Maldives is a cultural experience so don't expect to be staying in a 5 star resort. You'll get to see a side of the Maldives that most people never get to see and will be amongst the community. With that said, we'll ensure you see the beauty it has to offer and take you to some beautiful islands off the tourist trail (and you'll still get a day visit to a luxury resort included!) You need to come with an open mind, go with the flow and remember you're here to experience a new and different culture. Sometimes the Wi-Fi might be slow, there might be limited food options and personal privacy, it will be hot, things might take a long time or journeys may be slow. However, that's what comes with stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something new; we love it and so have hundreds of previous Camp Maldive participants. Come with an open mind and a sense of adventure and together we can have an amazing experience.
The Maldives is a tropical country in the Indian Ocean. It is made up of 26 ring shaped atolls and has more than 1000 coral islands! Amazing right? Famous for it's blue lagoons, crystal clear water, sparkling beaches and resorts on stilts, the Maldives is one of the most desirable holiday destinations in the world.
Community based projects and cultural workshops.
If you're looking for a tropical, hands on summer camp experience then this is it. Being with a group of people, you'll make so many friends and what better way to enjoy your time than down at the beach, snorkelling and visiting a resort?
Project work will take place for 3 – 4 days straight with a minimum of 5 hours being expected. Outside of this, there is free time to do as you wish or get involved with the below activities that can take place at any time throughout your time on the island.
Airport Pickup and Transfer
You will arrive in Male International Airport before meeting our Camp Maldives team in the terminal who will give you a tradition Maldives greeting and transfer you to your new home for the next three weeks: Hoadedhoo.
To round off your orientation, we will give you a complete tour of the island! This consists of being shown all the hotspots for the best cuisine as well as the best beaches to go to visit and top up your tan!
The workshops begins the day after your orientation, so you are immersed within the island life with immediate effect. Delve into the traditions of the local community and help in beach clean ups.
Snorkelling And Fishing
The hundreds of atolls that are the Maldives is formed of the carbonate-rich rocks submerged beneath the warm waters surrounding the shores. Not only are these responsible for the beautiful white beaches but they are also a foundation of diverse sea-life. Amongst the corals, some of the most magnificent fish can be found, native only to the Maldives.
It’s going to be hard to leave this majestic paradise, we know that, so if you need to take a few more days here absorbing as much of it as possible we understand. Just let us know in advance when you are planning to return and we will arrange your return transport to the airport in Male ensuring you have no reason to concern yourself with planning after a month away…
Pick up and airport transfer in Male.
Accommodation in Hoadedhoo with breakfast, for your entire stay at Camp Maldives!
Orientation in Hoadedhoo with introductory visit to community centres.
Local transport throughout placement.
Trip to Tinadhoo with island and beach tours.
Multiple snorkelling trips
Beach conservation project.
Cultural experience workshops.
Mangrove Reforestation program.
Maldivian language and culture session.
Island beach picnics and overnight island stay.
Sand bank trip.
An evening of cooking for the locals.
Incredible farewell party!
Departure transfer to airport in Male.
Full support throughout programme.
Free Camp Maldives T-shirt.
What’s not included?
Flights (book with our in-house flight team, Invasion Flights!)
Personal Expenses (food, drink and living expenses)
Vaccinations (most are free from the NHS)
£48.86 DBS Criminal Background Check
DBS, (Criminal background check completed by Camp Maldives)
Valid passport with a minimum of 6 months left from departure date
Enthusiastic, friendly individual, ideally good with children and excited for a new experience!
You will need to fly to Male in the Maldives. Our in-house flight team will be able to help with you with this.
The accommodation is either the NGO hostel or a homestay in the local community.
The majority of our Camp Maldives applicants travel alone. Its an amazing opportunity to meet incredible people and make friends for life.
There is wifi at the NGO however it is limited and can sometimes drop as you are staying in a developing area. You could purchase a sim card at the airport so bring an unlocked phone
Stage 1: Apply! We need certain information so we can assess your application. Once you have applied for Camp Maldives one of our lovely team member will be in contact. They will give you all the required information, answer any questions you may have, and tell you about their amazing personal experiences at Camp Maldives.
Stage 2: If accepted onto the program, all you need to do to secure your place is pay a £99 deposit. This confirms your spot and you don’t need to pay the remaining balance until 8 weeks before you leave to Camp Maldives.
Once your deposit is paid we will send you a welcome document, confirming your place and giving you next step information, detailing everything we need to organise before you arrive.
Flights and Insurance
We will then pass you over to our flight partners. They will be in touch to help you arrange these and give you some great deals. Once you do book your flights remember to send us your itinerary so we can arrange your pick up.
Visa & Vaccines
You will have to make sure you have the correct visa and required vaccines for your Camp Maldives placement. We will be in contact at the appropriate time to advise.
Pre Departure Pack
Before you fly, you will receive information about packing lists, pick up arrangements and your in country orientation.
Clear DBS check
A passion for adventure and helping less fortunate communities.