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Reported by Jemima on 03rd September 2018

An unforgettable summer!

An unforgettable summer!

This summer I have had the incredible opportunity to head over to Borneo to experience life in our Camps first hand. Our team gave me a beautiful welcome from the moment I landed in Kota Kinabalu (KK) the main city in Sabah. Their enthusiasm and caring personalities made me feel at home straight away. Over my 5 weeks I was lucky enough to pop in and out of KK (what a luxury on expedition to be able to send my...

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Reported by on 21st August 2018

Camp Borneo Turns 10!

Camp Borneo Turns 10!

From humble beginnings in an empty longhouse in Sabah, Camp Borneo has flourished over the last 10 years, creating positive impact for communities and wildlife all over the region and establishing a home for international volunteers to immerse themselves in Borneo’s unique culture. We caught up with Rory, our Asia Director and Mel, Camp Borneo Country Manager, to talk about this incredible journey. Describe the Camp Borneo operations and team when you started working there 10 years ago… how has...

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Reported by on 23rd March 2017

Week Without Walls: Bradenton Preparatory Academy

At the end of January, students from Bradenton Preparatory Academy (BPA) travelled as part of Week Without Walls for experiences and adventures that will forever leave a deep imprint on them. Week Without Walls (WWW)  is designed to expose students to cultures outside of the comfortable corridors of the UAE and enlighten them to the history and ways of life that are much different to their own. This year BPA students set off to Borneo, Cambodia and Nepal with teacher...

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Reported by Lindsay on 01st July 2016

Giving the Gift of Education

Giving the Gift of Education

  The communities we live and work alongside are at the heart of everything we do, and at the heart of each community lies the next generation; children bursting with potential. At Camps we believe every child deserves an education, one that forms the foundation of a bright future. Schooling not only provides literacy and numeracy skills for children in developing countries, but a chance to understand nutrition, address gender equality and learn vital business skills. Attending school allows children...

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Reported by Mel on 21st March 2016

Community Outreach Programme – Timbang Batu

Community Outreach Programme – Timbang Batu

Kampung (meaning village) Timbang Batu is located  approximately 2 KM radius or 4.5km by road from Camp Tinangol. There are about 500 estimated population in this Rungus community. 2013, was the year when we first visited this village through our local relations from Tinangol after an informal invitation. Like all of our permanent camps we took time to get to know our neighbours in building a long lasting relationship. On our initial visits to Timbang Batu, we were introduced to...

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Reported by on 17th March 2016

Mt Kinabalu with Jonny Wilkinson and Carl Hayman

Mt Kinabalu with Jonny Wilkinson and Carl Hayman

It’s the sort of trip that friends hate you to go on.  Mine are already pretty tired of my Facebook posts as I work my way round our camps on my annual pilgrimage to spend time with our crews in various corners of the world, but this was my second climb with Jonny and every bit as good as the last, so here goes with another round of dodgy selfies. Every year we look for brilliant causes to which we...

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Reported by Mel on 23rd February 2016

Whirlwind Week In Borneo

Whirlwind Week In Borneo

I am always proud to work for Camps International, but nothing can heighten that more than being able to get the opportunity to travel abroad to one of our locations to see it for myself! This October half term, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to travel to one of our Asian locations Borneo and what a place it is! I travelled alongside a bunch of excited teachers who are due to be travelling with their students...

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