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Camp Cambodia

Duration

3 weeks

Runs from

May-September

Cost

£949

The shimmering sapphire of South East Asia, Camp Cambodia is the perfect blend of work and play.

Whether you’re sampling the nightlife in Phnom Penh, discovering ancient temples or lapping up the spectacular scenery at Phnom Kulen National Park, Cambodia’s range of stunning sites will leave you mesmerised.

Snap elephant selfies whilst volunteering at a local elephant sanctuary, teach English in local schools, partake in local community projects and come nightfall, head into the bustling boulevards to immerse yourself amongst local culture.

Visit the sites of Siem Reap, the capital city of the Siem Reap province and enter a gateway to ancient territory; Siem Reap is inundated with stunning architecture and is one of the prime cultural hotspot of Cambodia; with a host of delectable cuisine, stunning spas and a burgeoning creative cultural scene, visitors will be hard-pressed to find faults with this diverse gem.

Visitors with an appetite for history simply must make time to visit Angkor Wat, the most recognisable and celebrated temple in Cambodia, featured in Tomb Raider! The awe-inspiring structure evokes the history and tradition of Cambodia, while emitting a mysterious aura that continues to draw flocks of visitors annually.

A truly magical country, you’ll be spellbound by the country known affectionately as the Land of Smiles.

Day 1: Arrive in Phnom Penh

The wait is over… Your Camp Cambodia adventure begins! 🇰🇭

Arrive at Phnom Penh airport where you will be welcomed by your Camp Cambodia Co-ordinator. 

Mingle and meet your fellow campers who will rapidly become family over the next three weeks.

A transfer awaits to take you to your new home in a gorgeous location, and you will have the choice to head out for a welcome meal in the evening to get to know your new family.

*Please note the meal is not included as this is completely optional*

* For free pick up arrive before 2 pm*

 

Day 2: Sightseeing in Phnom Penh

Wake up to your first full day in Phnom Penh, head to the local markets and immerse yourself in some Cambodian culture. Try some of the irresistible local cuisines or pick up a souvenir to remind you of your time. This is an opportunity to venture out and explore some of the phenomenons Phnom Penh has to offer.

Day 3: Visit Killing Fields, S21 & Royal Palace

Today is an opportunity to unravel the history of Phnom Penh with a cultural tour around the city. You will be visiting the Royal Place, the Killing Fields, and S21. This a day of learning more about Cambodia’s gripping and insightful history.

Day 4: Day trip to Siem Riep

We’ve left the morning free for you to enjoy a lie-in and to take advantage of the onsite swimming pool before your official Camp Orientation and Khmer language class.  

 

An evening meal is a perfect opportunity to discuss the eventful past few days and to look forward to the rest of your time in Cambodia. Let’s all head out on the famous pub street for a few drinks and a boogie. 💃

Day 5: Pool Party

It’s time to party: Today you will head to your very own Camp Exclusive pool party. 

 

Day 6: Cycle Tour

Get Cycling 🚲

 

Cycle through Cambodia and see it’s beauty with the sun shining down on you. Lunch that will be more memorable than any tesco meal deal and maybe even a cheeky swim before heading back on for another cycle in the afternoon.

 

Why not experience a Khmer massage to help relax? You will need all the rest you can get in preparation for tomorrow’s activities...

Day 7: Sunrise at Angkor Wat, visit Angkor Wat

You know what they say: the early bird catches the worm… If you are not a morning person this won’t exactly be your idea of fun but it will be worth it. You will be up at the crack of dawn (quite literally) as you will head to Angkor Wat to catch a beautiful sunrise. This special moment will be embedded in your brain forever and you can capture a beautiful photo to show people at home. Angkor Wat has been used as a filming location for Tomb Raider and was once named one of the World's Seven Wonders. This incredible temple is not to be missed and will definitely be worth the early start.

The whole day will be spent exploring some other local temples after you early start.

Day 8: First Day Teaching

Here at Camp Cambodia, we fund our very own school called Grandfather's House. Today you will be teaching the adorable kids and spending your day giving back to the local community, an opportunity to truly immerse yourself in Cambodia’s culture. 

You will have an overnight stay at local accommodation.

Day 9: Teaching

Back at it again, you will be straight back into the school teaching more adorable children before heading back to Siem Reap in the evening.

Day 10: Tuk Tuk Tour

Let’s race through the streets on your very own Camp Tuk Tuk tour. You will be stopping along the way visiting some floating markets and you will have the chance to purchase some one of a kind souvenirs to take home for your friends and family.

Day 11- Day 16

Spend your mornings/afternoons heading into some local schools to teach english and bring fun to the classroom. Our adorable kids will be sure to give you the most incredible welcome every day. 

 

In your evenings you will have time to explore all that cambodia has to offer and your reps will be sure to keep you entertained with quizzes, karaoke and even a Camp games night. 

 

Day 12: Visit to Grandfather’s School

This enriching experience at Grandfather’s School is a phenomenal opportunity to contribute to the future of children within the Cambodian community. During your trip, you’ll teach English to children and have the chance to sample a piece of authentic Cambodian society. The trip is the ideal opportunity for aspiring educators to gain quintessential experience prior to a career in the classroom.

Day 13: Teaching at Grandfather’s School

This enriching experience at Grandfather’s School is a phenomenal opportunity to contribute to the future of children within the Cambodian community. During your trip, you’ll teach English to children and have the chance to sample a piece of authentic Cambodian society. The trip is the ideal opportunity for aspiring educators to gain quintessential experience prior to a career in the classroom.

Day 14: Go to Greenway School

This enriching experience at Grandfather’s School is a phenomenal opportunity to contribute to the future of children within the Cambodian community. During your trip, you’ll teach English to children and have the chance to sample a piece of authentic Cambodian society. The trip is the ideal opportunity for aspiring educators to gain quintessential experience prior to a career in the classroom.

Day 15: Visit to Greenway School

This enriching experience at Grandfather’s School is a phenomenal opportunity to contribute to the future of children within the Cambodian community. During your trip, you’ll teach English to children and have the chance to sample a piece of authentic Cambodian society. The trip is the ideal opportunity for aspiring educators to gain quintessential experience prior to a career in the classroom.

Day 16: Greenway School

This enriching experience at Grandfather’s School is a phenomenal opportunity to contribute to the future of children within the Cambodian community. During your trip, you’ll teach English to children and have the chance to sample a piece of authentic Cambodian society. The trip is the ideal opportunity for aspiring educators to gain quintessential experience prior to a career in the classroom.

Day 17: Elephant Day

The day everybody is waiting for has finally arrived. ELEPHANT DAY!!! 

Today you will spend the whole day at a local Elephant sanctuary getting to feed these incredible beauties and give them a well-deserved bath and mud facial. (caution you may get wet and very muddy).

Not included: Lunch and dinner

Day 18: Free day

Time to kick your feet back and relax as you will have a well deserved free day. Go and explore Cambodia and satisfy your adventurous desires.

Day 19: Silk Village

Today you will get the incredible joy of visiting a hugely popular traditional silk farm in Siem Reap. In traditional wooden stilt houses, you will get to see silk being made in front of your very own eyes. Then there’s the chance to purchase some beautiful local crafts made onsite and to give the talented locals the congratulations they deserve for their pure skill they take years to master.

 

Day 20: Phnom Koulen

Today you will get to visit without a doubt one of the most memorable sights in Cambodia. Phnom Koulen is a beautiful mountain range with a gigantic roaring waterfall, that will just take your breath away. Go on and head in for a splash whilst you take those insta pics to flood your friends feeds who are wishing they got to share your experience.

 

Day 21: Farewell dinner

For your last full day here at Camp Cambodia you will have the morning to relax before heading to a farewell pool party and dinner with all your Camp family. A sad moment that your time together is almost over but also an opportunity to plan a reunion, because with lots of other Camp locations why not try Vietnam as a group next year?

Day 22: Transport back to Phnom Penh

Time to head off home, after early morning check out you will have transport back to the airport so you can catch your flights. 

 

  • Please note the itinerary is subject to change and we will provide alternatives to any activities that may become unavailable at Camp.
  • Meals are not included unless stated.

Accommodation

More info coming soon…

Something to Consider

Camp Cambodia 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 Cambodia, 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 Cambodia 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 Cambodia 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 Cambodia, 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 teaching in communities in local schools and getting up close and personal with Thailand’s elephants, while making friends for life.

Additional Costs

  • + £48.86 DBS Check
  • Medical Form (Your GP may charge you for completion)
  • Any additional tours or EP elective you wish to join
  • Flights and Insurance

Program Requirements

  • 18+
  • A clear criminal background check completed by Camp Cambodia (£48.86)
  • 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!

FAQs

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Available Dates

2nd July 2020 - 23rd July 2020
23rd July 2020 - 13th August 2020
13th August 2020 - 3rd September 2020

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