3 Week Blocks
Mar - Jan
Costs & Dates
We’re so glad you found us because we are determined to offer the best deal on life changing camp experiences in Thailand.
With each member of the team holding both travel and Thailand close to their hearts, here at Camp Thailand we know what’s important to each of our applicants, and we are there for each and every one of them, every step of the way.
Whether you have previous Camp experience or not, Camp Thailand is guaranteed to leave you with memories for life and a place in your heart for the people of Thailand.
Whether you are a teacher looking to do something in your time off, a student looking for a great addition to your Gap Year, or are searching for the perfect summer job abroad – you have definitely come to the right place!
Here at Camp Thailand we’ve combined the very best that Thailand has to offer! You will teach English as a foreign language and run sporting activities for local children. You will even help out at one of our many Elephant Conservation Villages – time to get that elephant selfie! Experience quad biking, bamboo rafting or even Thai dancing at a local Silk Village. One thing’s for certain, we have lots of activities crammed into this ultimate travel experience!
If a summer of sun, new friends, unbelievable experiences and unforgettable memories is your idea of fun then you need to come to Thailand! Get out of Europe! Get out of your comfort zone! Come and do Camp Thailand!
Knocking around Manchester? Don’t forget to pop into our office! We have a Foosball table and #FreeBiscuits, so come and join us for a game and a cuppa! Also once you’re part of the family you will get good discounts on all of our other fantastic brands: Camp South Africa, Camp Canada, AusJob, Camp Cambodia and Invasion!
Come and see what all the hype of Camp Thailand is about.
Camp Thailand 2018 Itineraries will be published soon
Camp Chiang Mai
All intakes for Camp Chiang Mai are £899 inc £99 deposit + £10 application fee.
Camp Real Thai Experience
All intakes for Camp Real Thai Experience are £849 inc £99 deposit + £10 application fee.
+ £45.89 CRB Check
Medical Form (Your GP may charge you for completion)
Any additional tours or EP elective you wish to join
Flights and Insurance
Please note: There is an additional program fee of 1,000 THB (approx. 18 GBP) per 3 week intake period, if you are in an air conditioned room. N.B. All rooms at Camp Real Thailand are air conditioned.
Thinking of exploring the most exciting city in Asia? Our extended Bangkok tour runs on the first day at Camp. The tour includes loads of fun activities to show you the best that Bangkok has to offer. We will visit the Grand Palace, Wat Pro and The Golden Mountain. We’ll have a boat ride around Bangkok’s many canals and floating villages and you’ll even be taken on a Tuk Tuk tour.
If you are not partaking in this extended tour, you should arrive in Bangkok on the second day. Phone us on: 0161 222 3780 to book on today, as there are only limited spaces available!
Towards the 3rd weekend of Camp, you will have the opportunity to spend an action-packed 4 days in Cambodia! We will be visiting one of the 7 World Wonders, Angkor Wat, breathtaking waterfalls, The Killing Fields, a crocodile farm, orchid farm, a floating village and loads more! Also included is a Cambodian buffet-style meal and dancing show, plus two crazy nights out on the famous ‘Pub Street’.
Looking to travel after Camp? Join our fantastic Island hopping tour with all your newly made friends and explore the best of the Thai Islands. We will guide you around the best spots on this week long trip visiting the best of Thailand’s Islands; Koh Pha-Ngan, Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan!
Who’s ever heard of the famous Full Moon Party? If you’re lucky enough to have had the experience of attending Camp Thailand then what’s better than going from island to island and experiencing the Full Moon Party experience.
Read this great blog by one of our very own Camp Thailand attendees, who sums up her experience in her own words!
Your Camp Thailand programme fee does not include the cost of your transportation to Thailand, or your transportation out of Thailand when your Camp Thailand programme finishes. We do work with ‘Flight Partners’ and you can expect a call from them sometime after you have paid your programme deposit.
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. Once you get to Thailand you will have the opportunity to pay an additional fee for an air-conditioned room. We would definitely recommend an air-conditioned room, as 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. Please note that all rooms are air-conditioned and the additional program fee for air-conditioning is 1,000 THB (approx.18 GBP) per placement. This works out at only around 60 pence per night for a most comfortable night’s sleep and relaxing time when you are in the room. Most Camp Thailand participants think that it is more fun to stay in the air conditioned, 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.
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.
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.
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.
For about 1.20 GBP per kilo (approx. 2.25 lbs) local laundry services will wash your clothes early morning and return them washed and neatly pressed the following afternoon.
You will get at least one day off a week (usually at the weekends). However, we run activities on your days off. You’re usually only in the schools for around 4-6 hours a day, leaving the rest of the afternoon to explore and partake in weekly activities or explore the local area.
Certainly! With so many amazing places in Thailand we encourage this! You can travel on your own or join our Island Hopping Tour! Each member of our team is well traveled and have visited Thailand many times, so we are always happy to give you travel advice.
Thailand is very cheap, and it depends how well you can, or need to budget. For further advice contact our team and we can help you come up with an idea how much you will need to budget for. There are also opportunities to do additional activities which you may want to budget for.
Definitely! You will be making friends from the moment you land in Bangkok, friends you will keep for life after sharing such an amazing experience.
You will receive a packing list as part of the ‘Pre-Departure pack’ which you will be sent prior to leaving for camp, but here’s just a few items we recommend taking; - Mosquito spray - Sun cream - Warm weather clothing - A padlock - A camera to capture all your amazing experiences - You will also want to bring your own towel and washcloth as only bed linens are provided at camp
The choice is yours, but a backpack is definitely more suitable for travelling around Thailand. Plus, you don’t want to look like a starry-eyed first time traveller dragging around a heavy suitcase, looking like you just landed at a 5* resort in Europe!
Passport: A full passport valid for the duration of your stay is required. Please check that you still have at least 6 months left in your passport from the time you arrive in Thailand. Visa: For visitors from most Western countries that are arriving in Thailand by air and are staying for 30 days or less, no visa is normally required. For visitors from most Western countries that are arriving in Thailand by sea or land, only a 15 day visa will be granted. So, if you are a visitor from a Western country, arriving by air and planning on staying in Thailand continuously for over 30 days, or arriving in Thailand by land or sea you will need to apply for a tourist visa from your nearest Thai consulate. A single entry, 60 day tourist visa allows you to stay in Thailand for 60 days and can be extended from within Thailand just before expiration for a further 30 days at an additional cost of 1,900 THB. If you are planning on doing the Cambodia trip, or any other travel to other countries while you are here in Asia and then coming back to Thailand you are best advised to apply for a double entry, 60 day tourist visa. Please note that you can google the address of your nearest Thai consulate and then download the forms online from the consulate to apply for the tourist visa. The stated purpose of your visit will be tourism only. You can then simply follow the application process provided in the online forms by the consulate and apply in person or through the mail. If applying in person you need to submit your forms and documentation on a weekday, normally before noon local time and then collect your passport with visa the following afternoon, normally after 2 p.m. local time. Please note that the rules for visas often change and we are not liable for this. Your visa is your responsibility and we have no control or influence over the Royal Thai Consulate.
Personal Insurance, covering the time you will be in Thailand plus any activities that you will be undertaking, as well as any planned travel to other countries. A CRB (Criminal Records Background) Check. If you are a U.K. national, Camp Thailand will arrange your CRB check for you for a fee of £45.86. If you are coming from another country you will need to contact your local police department and initiate the process yourself to get the CRB equivalent from your country. If you are from another country and would like some guidance, feel free to call our office on 0161 222 3780. Please note that even if you already hold a CRB check, unfortunately we must still conduct our own.
You should wear your Camp Thailand polo shirt in the schools. One will be issued to you as part of your programme fee. However, you may want to purchase one or more of these shirts at a cost of 12.50 GBP each, as you will be teaching in the schools for up to 4 days during any given week, meaning that there will not be enough time for cleaning if you only have one shirt. If you don’t wish to wear the polo shirt, men will need to wear smart collared, buttoned shirt, short or long sleeves and women will need to wear blouses with capped shoulders and no plunging necklines. When teaching in classrooms, men are normally required to wear long smart trousers. Women have the choice of long, smart slacks, a full length dress with capped shoulders and no plunging neckline, or a knee length skirt with a blouse with capped shoulder and no plunging necklines. When teaching in Mini-English Summer camps, the only approved top for men and women is the Camp Thailand/EFF Polo shirt. In the Mini-English Summer Camps men can wear long smart trousers or knee length trousers. Women can do the same, but trousers must be loose fitting rather than body-clinging and your polo shirt should be not tucked in if you are a female. Please remember you must wear capped toe shoes, and definitely no flip flops at school. All forms of body art (Tattoos) must be covered and body piercings must be removed. However, earrings can be kept in. You must remember that teachers are revered in Thailand and the children are brought up to respect the teachers. Whilst Thailand is very tolerant of all religions and cultures, and although you will see Thai people with tattoos and piercings, Thai society prefers its children not to be exposed to this, wherever possible, until they become young adults. If they choose to have tattoos or body piercings after they become adults that is a matter of personal freedom. This is, in reality, no different than in Western culture where there is legislation in place to limit smoking adverts/commercials or billboards at sporting events. Please do not take this request personally. Thai culture is very polite, respectful, conservative and modest. Please try to adapt and be respectful of all Thai culture. Please remember that you are a guest in this country and you should try to behave as you would if you were invited to someone’s home for the first time.
We can defer your placement acceptance offer to a future intake date that must be initiated within 12 months from your original intake date. Please note that all deposits are non-refundable so you would be best advised to take out a travel insurance policy that will cover this if there is even a slight chance that you will not be coming to Camp Thailand.
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