Phuket

Choose Camp Phuket for an incredible adventure on Thailand’s beautiful islands!

Camp Phuket is the ultimate Camp location, with elephant conservation, teaching, trips to Koh Phi Phi, the famous Maya Bay, Railay Beach and Krabi; with so many fun activities, it really has got everything you are looking for!

Camp Phuket combines exploring Thailand’s incredible islands with volunteering and so much more. With Camp Thailand, you will make friends for life and unforgettable memories, whilst exploring this beautiful country.

Not only will you get to explore the beautiful islands of Thailand, but you will be making a real difference to local communities while doing so. At Camp Phuket, you can marvel the sunset during BBQ’s on the beach, experience fire shows and take a dip in the crystal pool. You really will work hard, party hard and make a difference! What more could you want?

 

NB. This new Phuket location is a brand new location for 2018 and therefore the reviews below are about the Camp Thailand programme in general, rather than this specific location.

Camp Highlights

 
Elephant Sanctuary
Phi Phi Islands
Teaching
 

Testimonials

Katie 5

Breathtaking!

Worth every single penny! My experience was life changing. I loved every second of it, the people the kids, the reps all of them were amazing! Camp Thailand is an amazing way to travel and experience fantastic activities as every body else is in the same boat as you, traveling for the first time and Camp Thailand provide constant 24/7 support for when ever you need it, and the reps are such a laugh to be around. For myself it was my first time traveling alone and being at camp I made a lot of friends so it made the whole experience feel so much more organized and safer along with a friendly, awesome atmosphere, and the activities were out of this world!!!

Veronica Scotton 5

Exceptional, once in a lifetime experience!

I had an amazing time in Thailand as all the reps were very helpful and friendly, as they always went the extra mile to make the experience great. The accommodation was lovely and all the trips I took part in were excellently organised. I would go back in a heart beat.

Ruaridh Mackay 5

Life changing

The Camp Thailand experience was one of the best adventures I have ever had. From the moment I arrived in Thailand to the moment I left was filled with amazing memories. Helping at the elephant sanctuary and teaching at the local schools. An experience I would recommend to anyone!

Arrival Info

Airport Pick Up: Transport from Phuket International Airport to your accommodation in Phuket. Please note all arrivals should before 2pm.

What's Included

What’s Included?

Airport Pick Up: Transport from Bangkok International Airport to your hotel in Bangkok for your first night’s stay. (Please note, for free airport pick up you must meet us at 2.00 pm on your selected start date). This excludes Camp Phuket; at this location we will meet you in Phuket airport at 2:00pm.

Transport: To all Camp locations, included activities and English Camp placements.

Accommodation for your entire placement! (See our FAQ page for more information).

Elephant Conservation: During your first week of Camp we will take you on an elephant conservation visit. Time to get that elephant selfie!

Activities: We include a variety of exciting activities at each Camp location. These include: a water park trip, bicycle tour, Muay Thai boxing, hiking up a waterfall and enjoying natural hot-springs, bamboo rafting, Thai language and cooking classes and BBQ bonfire parties). * Each Camp Location has different activities; please see itineraries for details.

A free Camp Thailand polo t-shirt that you can teach in when at the school.

A free sun tan!

What's Not Included

Flights

Insurance (Click Here to see our insurance provider)

Personal expenses while at Camp (food, drink, souvenirs and general daily living costs)

Vaccinations

Costs incurred to attending our Pre Departure Orientation Meeting in our Sydney Office or via Skype (additional charges are required for the Skype Orientation) (For queries about this please contact the office on +61 2 8003 4519 or click here)

Extra excursions you may wish to get involved; we offer included activities at all our Camps. However, on your free days there are extras you can do which our reps are always happy to help arrange. These never usually cost more than $10-$20. Also during your free evenings you are given independent time, so we always encourage exploring the local area and making the most on extra curricular activities on offer, which may incur costs.

Australian National Police Check ($42). If you are not Australian please contact us so we can inform you of the correct background check that you will need.

Available Tours and Extras

Island Hopping Tour – $699
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A trip to Thailand is not complete without visiting the country’s incredible islands. So, the Camp Thailand Team have created the Island Hopping Tour, exclusive to Camp Thailand applicants, where you will have the opportunity to visit Thailand’s best islands; Koh Phangan, Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan! With stretches of white sandy beaches, looming palm trees and crystal clear oceans – this kind of beauty has to be seen to be believed! For more information, just give us a call on +61 2 8003 4519!

Itinerary

Day 1
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Arrival – Mini orientation and Welcome meal by the beach – time to make friends!

Day 2
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Phuket Sightseeing – Day Tour around the beautiful Island of Phuket!

Day 3
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Orientation and Muay Thai Boxing! – Full orientation, teacher training and Thai language class, followed by Muay Thai boxing in the afternoon!

Day 4
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Teaching – Make a difference teaching in local summer camps. Why not head to the beach in the afternoon or chill by the pool?

Day 5
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Teaching – Make a difference teaching in local summer camps. Why not head to the beach in the afternoon or chill by the pool?

Day 6
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Teaching – Make a difference teaching in local summer camps. Why not head to the beach in the afternoon or chill by the pool?

Day 7
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Teaching – Make a difference teaching in local summer camps. Why not head to the beach in the afternoon or chill by the pool?

Day 8
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Elephants – Day visit to the elephant project. Don’t forget your camera, this is your chance to snap the perfect elephant selfie!

Day 9
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Pub Crawl – Today is a free day, followed by an evening Pub Crawl on the infamous Bangala Road!

Day 10
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Beach BBQ – Watch the sunset, enjoy a cocktail and BBQ with your new Camp friends.

Day 11
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Teaching – Make a difference teaching in local summer camps. Why not head to the beach in the afternoon or chill by the pool?

Day 12
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Teaching – Make a difference teaching in local summer camps. Why not head to the beach in the afternoon or chill by the pool?

Day 13
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Teaching – Make a difference teaching in local summer camps. Why not head to the beach in the afternoon or chill by the pool?

Day 14
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Teaching – Make a difference teaching in local summer camps. Why not head to the beach in the afternoon or chill by the pool?

Day 15
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Koh Phi Phi – Pack up and head over to the beautiful island of Koh Phi! Hike up to the View Point, for a stunning view of Koh Phi Phi as the sun goes down…

Day 16
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Koh Phi Phi – Maya Bay – Enjoy a full day boat trip to Maya Bay, famous for it’s appearance in the movie ‘The Beach.’ Enjoy snorkelling in pristine waters while you soak up the sun on deck. Watch out for those monkeys on Monkey Beach! Afterwards, enjoy beach parties and fire shows!

Day 17
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Koh Phi Phi – Krabi – Enjoy the morning soaking up the sun on the beach before your ferry transfer to Krabi

Day 18
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Krabi – Visit the Emerald Pools, a natural hot spring and prepare to climb 1,273 steps to visit Tiger Cave Temple.

Day 19
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Head to Railay Beach – Enjoy exploring this beautiful area and the glorious beaches. Don’t forget to check out an evening fire show!

Day 20
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Boat trip – Island Hopping Trip!

Day 21
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Beach Day – Why not hike up to the view point?

Day 22
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Farewell – Last day of the programme! Time to say goodbye to your new friends and head back to Phuket!

Something to Consider

Camp Thailand 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 Thailand, 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 Thailand 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 Thailand 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 programme immerse themselves in the activities each day; if you work with passion, your enthusiasm will not only be appreciated by us here at Camp Thailand, 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.

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