Unique Learning Camps in Thailand
60 Camps, 1350 Campers, 250 Overseas Volunteers and many Thai, Lao Volunteers
Don't miss our October Mountain Camps for Migrant and Refugee Children!
Creating Learners in Thailand Camps
Together we help poor, young village, migrant and refugee campers in our inspiring Learning Camps.
Camper Linlee from Laos
” In our school we follow the teacher and we follow the books – In the OMP camps we learn how to use internet and we learn to be active learners”
Volunteer Mike from California
" I have been in awe at the how much children can learn in one week at our camps. They arrive as caterpillars and after a week in the camp cocoon, they depart as butterflies!"
’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.’
Overseas Volunteers, welcome to Thailand Camps
Our local staff and trainees come from the same backgrounds as the campers! Now they help their friends together with volunteers!
What we do at our Learning Camps
Campers learn together with volunteers and Openmind Projects staff, trainees.
They get tasks to find information about important topics like Climate Change, Global Warming, Pollution, Technology effects on Jobs & Education, Healthy Living, Food and Drugs. They learn to search in teams (in English) online and share, reflect and debate! “Are robots, a threat to jobs? Should we ban smartphones from the classroom?”
This is a totally new experience to them, to get tasks, questions but no teaching, no answers! They search, think, form their own opinions!
Volunteers do not have to be teachers! You do not teach but help campers to learn! Then learning is fun!
Work in teams with our people! Inspire, encourage campers. Give them confidence to learn, think, express their opinions and to speak English!
Learning is fun when campers make Video logs for Facebook, YouTube to show friends, family and teachers what they learned. Who get most views and shares?
Who uses best arguments, facts, English when they debate? Campers love the competition and stay up late to prepare! They are motivated, the most important quality of a successful learner!
Campers have created their own Facebook group "We love Openmind Projects'
Volunteers, parents, teachers, friends, we are all amazed at what the campers achieve in one week at our Camps!
Ask us for more information about our Learning Camps!
Tell us what you are looking for and about yourself and we will tell you what you can do, how you can help at our Camps!
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.
Camps are held at Openmind Projects Training Center in NongKhai, Thailand but we also hold “Mobile Camps” to reach out to Karen, Burmese, refugee, migrant youth in the Thai Burma Mountains.
During school holiday months April and October but also on demand camps other times of the year.
Camps are 6 – 8 days long.
Openmind Projects staff and volunteers form teams to lead Camp Activities.
Campers teams consist of 5-8 campers.
Number of campers are 25-35 per camp.