Education Camps Abroad
Innovating Education Camps
Camp Volunteering in Thailand with young Campers who learn and have fun together with Volunteers.
Learning by Doing, Online Learning
Our education camps are designed to foster learning through IT and searching the Internet. The camps are designed to motivate and instill confidence in campers andto provide them with opportunities to listen to and speak English with international volunteers.
Our education camps encourage campers to use critical and independent thinking and to increase their awareness about the world.
Theme and Team Learning
We DO NOT TEACH but promote LEARNING BY DOING IN TEAMS. Our campers learn together, by searching online, then share and discuss their findings about issues like Food and Health, Environment, Jobs, Technology and Education.
Learning to search effectively online (in English) is an important element.
Many Activities, Games and Fun
Our camps consist of activities that promote inspirational competition between camper teams;
- Debates, campers would argue issues like; “Should junk food be banned in schools?” or “Should smartphones be used in class?”
- Campers learn to make “Vlogs”, creative videos to document what they learned during the camp.
- They are also encouraged to showcase what they have learned in a final Camp Fair”.
- Campers and volunteers spend time in the evenings to have fun, play games, prepare for the final camp day.
Our campers work until late to prepare for their debates and shoot their Vlogs demonstrating impressive motivation and confidence to show what they learned during the camps!
Camper Wah Wah from Burma: ’The debates make me more confident. I learn English by searching, discussing, not by heart! First the volunteers teach me and then we have to search and find information and discuss with our friends before we present the information.’
Education Camps for whom
Campers come from villages in Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar.
Volunteers with lots of energy from all over the world are welcome!
Openmind Projects staff and trainees come from Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.
Most camps are held at Openmind Projects Training Center in NongKhai, Thailand but we also arrange for “Mobile Camps” to reach out to young people unable to come to our Training Center, such as for Karen, Burmese migrants along the Thailand Burma border.
Mainly during holiday months April and October but also June/July
Most camps are 6 – 8 days long.
Volunteers and Openmind Projects people form teams to lead a Camp Theme and mentor a Camper team.
Camper teams consist of 5-8 campers.
Number of campers at a camp
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What's so special about Openmind Projects Camps
Why volunteer with Openmind Projects. An NGO, not a for profit volunteer business
Your Free Training Week
Your Volunteer Costs and What You Get
Our Special Training Center and Trainees
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