Volunteer Work and Learning Camps in Thailand
60 Camps, 1350 Campers, 250 Overseas Volunteers and Local Camp Leaders and Volunteers
Creating Learners in International Volunteer Work and Learning Camps in Thailand
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!"
What Volunteers and Campers do at our Work Camps for Learning
Campers learn together with volunteers and Openmind Projects staff and 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 and learn, form their own opinions!
Volunteers camp work in teams with us and campers to inspire, encourage and support learning. Together e give them the confidence to learn, think and express their opinions and to speak English!
Learning is made fun when campers make videologs to share on Facebook and YouTube for friends, family and teachers. Who will get most likes and shares?
Who uses best arguments, facts and 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!
’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.’
Volunteer Work Camps Overseas. Learning Camps in Thailand
Our local staff and trainees come from the same backgrounds as the campers! Now they help their friends together with volunteers!
We have camps in April at our Center and camps in the Thai Myanmar Mountains in October, and often extra camps on demand.
Volunteers do not have to be teachers! You do not teach but help campers to learn! Then learning is fun!
Campers have created their own Facebook group "We love Openmind Projects'
Volunteers, parents, teachers, friends are all amazed at what the campers achieve in one week 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.