Duration 3 Weeks
Runs From May - September
Cost From £799 / $1079

About

About

Camp Vietnam! Looking for the ultimate summer camp location? Rather than just visiting Vietnam, we provide the perfect package for you to travel, see, live, volunteer and make a positive impact. Our program is specially designed to combine the best elements of travelling to another country. Basically, we work hard, party hard and make a positive impact.

Vietnam

Based in South East Asia, Vietnam is a fascinating country, with vast amounts of history and culture for you to immerse yourself in. Known for it's beaches, Buddhist pagodas, Ha Long Bay, cyclos, mountain rice paddies and bustling cities, Vietnam really does have something for everyone. Camp Vietnam is based in the city of Hanoi, with a week long homestay experience in the mountain town of Sapa, famous for it's beautiful mountains and trekking.

Volunteering

Teaching English in Sapa and Buddhist temples around Hanoi

The Experience

Unlike most volunteering programs, we want you to have as much fun as you are making an impact. We combine teaching English in buddhist temples to local children, with some seriously amazing activities. You will get to experience; a trip to the mountain town of Sapa, living with local people in a home stay experience while teaching in nearby villages. We have a cyclo tour around the city of Hanoi, trekking in Vietnam's Northern mountains and the best part... an overnight stay to the famous Unesco World Heritage Site, Halong Bay! Sounds amazing right?
One of the best parts of doing a Camp.co.uk experience is not just the country you visit or the activities you get involved with, it's the people you meet. Camp Vietnam is ran by combining groups of people just like yourself. Every single person makes a friend for life and it's amazing to experience all of this together.

Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival: Welcome to Camp Vietnam! Time to meet your new friends! Head out for evening drinks and experience some local cuisine.

Day 2 – 3: Trip to Ba Vi: Enjoy a trip up to Ba Vi National park. See traditional Vietnam and it's beautiful countryside.Get involved in some local activities, such as Vietnamese fishing, see rice paddies and experience local Vietnamese food.

Day 4 – 8 : Volunteering in Sapa: Sapa is a beautiful town in North West Vietnam. Famous for it's rolling rice paddie hills and trekking, it's certainly one of the highlights of the trip. Here you will teach in the local ethnic minority villages in the mountains. it's a beautiful area and you will be making a positive impact to children in the local area.

Day 9 – 10: Trekking in Sapa: Time to experience some breathtaking views as you put on your hiking boots and head up the mountain for a full day hike.

Day 11: Hanoi: Now you're back in Hanoi, enjoy a free day to relax or head out and explore Vietnam.

Day 12: Vietnamese Language Class, TEFL & Cyclo Tour:  Today will be teacher training, lesson planning, followed by a tour by Cyclo around the centre of Vietnam.

Day 13- 14: Teaching: Head to the local Buddhist temples to begin teaching. Using games, songs and activities, this will be extremely fun and hands on with the local kids.

Day 15 – 16: Teaching: Continue to teach in the local temples, along side monks.

Day 17-18: Halong Bay: Time to experience the incredible Halong Bay! You'll enjoy an overnight stay to the Unesco World Heritage site and enjoy visiting caves, kayaking and swimming, before spending the night on a nearby Island.

Day 19: Vietnamese Language Class and TEFL.

Day 20- 21 Teaching: Your last few days teaching before your farewell Camp Vietnam graduation party.

Day 22: Farewell Camp Vietnam!

What's Included?

  • Airport pick up
  • Full accommodation
  • Transport within Vietnam to all excursions and volunteering
  • Overnight trip to Ha Long Bay
  • Trekking in Sapa
  • Teaching placement
  • Trip to Ba Vi
  • Cyclo tour & kayaking
  • Farewell party
  • A Free Camp Vietnam t shirt
  • TEFL qualification (optional)

Not Included

  • Flights (book with our in-house flight team, Invasion Flights!)
  • DBS criminal background check – £48.86
  • General living expenses (food & drink)
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance 

FAQ's

Noi Bai International Airport. Our in-house flight team will be able to help you with this.
You will stay in basic shared accommodation, dormitory style. Each room is single sex and has access to all basic amenities, bathroom, shower, wifi.
The majority of people that join do come by themselves yes, so everyone is in the same boat and you'll make lots of friends.
Vietnamese Dong (VND)
Yes. Please note: It's not high speed wifi and won't always be reliable. If you want reliable wifi bring an unlocked phone so you can purchase a sim card with internet.
To join the program you need to pay a £10 screening fee and complete some screening questions to see if you are eligible. (This is refunded if you do not pass this stage, although the majority of applicants do) You can then secure your spot with a £99 deposit. The remaining balance isn't due until a few months before you start.
18+ Completed TEFL qualification (included in the package, to be completed in the 8 weeks leading up to your placement) DBS check A passion for helping others, making a positive impact and having fun

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FROM £799 / $1079
  • Camp Duration: 3 Weeks
  • Dates: May - September
  • Cost: £799 / $1079
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