Under 18s Program

If you’re looking to do something amazing before college, and want to really stand out from the crowd in order to try and obtain a scholarship, our Under 18s program in Thailand is perfect for you.

Not only will you learn how to teach English, but you will receive an internationally recongized teaching english as a foreign language qualification for doing so. This can be used all around the world to teach english without even having to go to college.

As part of the program you will also be involved with our elephant conservation projects. Our under 18s Thailand program ensures that you work hard, play hard and make a positive impact in which you will have so much more life experience that it will help you not only with college, but your future career. There is nothing better to put on your resume.

Our Thailand Under 18s Program is based in Hua Hin Beach & Garden – it is truly a fantastic location. You will spend your time visiting and teaching in local schools, doing loads of great activities such as conservation work and spend your spare time relaxing around your own private swimming pool!

With our elephant project you will get to walk, feed and wash the elephants as part of our conservation objectives. You will also be dealing with a whole variety of other animals including gibbons, monkeys, crocodiles and even bears!

When you’re not helping at local projects you can kick back and chill out at the beach or explore the many markets!

We have so many fun activities lined up: enjoy temples, a water park and visit a monkey temple. You will also visit Thailand’s ‘Secret Garden’, the Wang Nam Kheow district, in which you’ll be able to take part in lots of fun activities!

Camp Highlights

 
 

Testimonials

Itinerary

Day 1
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Bangkok

Morning:

After a long journey, arrive in Bangkok.

Afternoon:

Arrive in Bangkok alongside your fellow Camp Thailand participants, where you’ll be picked up prior to the Camp Thailand meet and greet.

Evening:

Tuck into a delicious welcome meal, before embarking on your Asian adventure in the midst of Thailand!

Meals Included:

Dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

Hotel Bangkok

Day 2
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Bangkok Tour

Today, we’ll kick off a busy schedule with the Bangkok Tour, an expedition crammed with an array of stunning attractions, including:

  • Visit to the Grand Palace
  • Boat Trip
  • Wat Pho
  • Golden Mountain
  • Tuk Tuk Ride

Our foray into Thai culture will continue into the afternoon, taking us into the evening, during which time you’ll have the opportunity to relax and have fun with your new Camp mates.

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

Hotel Bangkok

 

Day 3
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Sing Buri

The early bird catches the proverbial worm; this morning, we’ll board a fleet of mini vans ahead of our transfer from Bangkok to Sing Buri, a 3-4 hour journey awash with fine scenery and a picturesque Thai backdrop.

Upon arrival in Sing Buri town, we’ll stop for lunch and you’ll have time to explore the local area.

Following your period of free time, we’ll meet at the rendezvous point and head to Wat Phikul Thon.

In the evening, enjoy a meal with your Camp mates and take part in a crash course in Thai culture and Thai language; we’ll also take part in an ice breaking exercise – the perfect opportunity for you to learn more about your new Camp mates!

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL Sing Buri Center

 

Day 4
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TEFL and Teaching Training

Today will be focused on refreshing what you have learnt on your Young Learner Course and TEFL for those doing the full qualification.

We will be preparing teaching aids and lessons ahead of this weeks school visits.

While your training will take place throughout the course of the day, in the evening, there’ll be plenty of time to unwind and socialise with your Camp mates.

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL Sing Buri Center

 

Day 5
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School Visit

This is it – it’s time to put your newfound teaching skills into practice.

This morning, we’ll be teaching at a local school, assisting the local Thai teachers and reps for approximately 3 hours.

In the afternoon, get immersed in the local community and join the Thai Boxing Classes, Temple School Effort (Construction), Sports Coaching or Clay House Project.

After a long day, we’ve set aside time for you to have time with your Camp mates – enjoy some much deserved down-time.

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL Sing Buri Center

Day 6
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School Visit

This is it – it’s time to put your newfound teaching skills into practice.

This morning, we’ll be teaching at a local school, assisting the local Thai teachers and reps for approximately 3 hours.

In the afternoon, get immersed in the local community and join the Thai Boxing Classes, Temple School Effort (Construction), Sports Coaching or Clay House Project.

Brush up on your bartering skills; in the evening, a trip to an authentic Thai market is on the agenda.

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL Sing Buri Center

Day 7
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School Visit

This is it – it’s time to put your newfound teaching skills into practice.

This morning, we’ll be teaching at a local school, assisting the local Thai teachers and reps for approximately 3 hours.

In the afternoon, get immersed in the local community and join the Thai Boxing Classes, Temple School Effort (Construction), Sports Coaching or Clay House Project.

In the evening, it’s time to relax and have some fun; the local karaoke bar awaits your arrival!

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL Sing Buri Center

Day 8
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School Visit

This is it – it’s time to put your newfound teaching skills into practice.

This morning, we’ll be teaching at a local school, assisting the local Thai teachers and reps for approximately 3 hours.

In the afternoon, get immersed in the local community and join the Thai Boxing Classes, Temple School Effort (Construction), Sports Coaching or Clay House Project.

We’re sure that after a long day you’ll have worked up quite an appetite; a mouth-watering Thai BBQ oozing with authenticity is guaranteed to satisfy your hunger.

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL Sing Buri Center

Day 9
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School Visit

This is it – it’s time to put your newfound teaching skills into practice.

This morning, we’ll be teaching at a local school, assisting the local Thai teachers and reps for approximately 3 hours.

In the afternoon, get immersed in the local community and join the Thai Boxing Classes, Temple School Effort (Construction), Sports Coaching or Clay House Project.

After a long day, we’ve set aside time for you to have time with your Camp mates – enjoy some much deserved down-time.

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL Sing Buri Center

Day 10
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Trip to Kanchanaburi

The elephant is the renowned symbol of Thailand, an adorable animal immediately identifiable with the Thai community.

After breakfast, we’ll be heading to Kanchanaburi to work directly alongside these incredible creatures.

After dinner, transfer back to Sing Buri.

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL Sing Buri Center

Day 11
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Wang Nham Khiao

In the morning, transfer to the resort in Wang Nham Khiao, a scenic gem located in Nakhon Ratchasima, the largest province in Thailand.

En-route to Wang Nham Khiao, we’ll take a detour to a local waterfall and indulge in a refreshing dip in the pristine water.

In the afternoon, check-in at the resort, get settled and enjoy the breathtaking scenery, before a welcome BBQ in the evening – the perfect way to acclimatise to new surroundings!

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL WNK Centre

Day 12
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Day Trek

Today is the perfect opportunity to embrace Thailand’s natural beauty.

In the morning, we’ll visit a flower and mushroom farm; post-lunch, a nice trek through beautiful scenery awaits, culminating in an amazing view point.

In the evening, rest your feet and relax with your Camp mates.

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL WNK Centre

 

Day 13
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Fountain Tree Adventure Park

While 13 days of the trip may have elapsed, there’s always time to meet new people and learn more about the friends you’ve made so far.

Our trip to Fountain Tree Adventure Park Tour is an ideal opportunity to try quad-biking, go-carting, paintball and a range of alternative team-bonding exercises!

After what promises to be a fun, but exhausting day, in the evening we’ll keep a relatively low profile and chill out; enjoy free time and relax with your Camp buddies.

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL WNK Centre

Day 14
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Forestry Conservation

Assist the local park rangers with taking care of the National Park.

In the evening, attend an amazing bonfire and burn up some scrumptious marshmallows!

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL WNK Centre

Day 15
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Temple Stay

Today, we’ll meet some local monks and visit a Buddhist temple; a truly unique opportunity to learn about Buddhism.

In the evening, enjoy free time to relax and have fun with your camp buddies and enjoy the big swimming pool!

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL WNK Centre

 

Day 16
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Khao Yai National Park

Embark on a stunning a trek and experience a breathtaking waterfall in a beautiful national park, one of the oldest in Thailand.

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL WNK Centre

 

Day 17
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Hua Hin

In the morning, a long journey to Hua Hin awaits (6-7 hours), so we’ll be departing early!

Upon our afternoon arrival in Hua Hin, get settled in your accommodation before a walking tour, during which time you’ll see the local area.

In the evening, enjoy some spare time and socialise with your Camp mates.

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL Hua Hin Center

Day 18
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Monkey Temple Trip & Visit to Hua Hin Beach

In the morning, we’ll head down to the Monkey Temple, a trip sure to live long in the memory.

Following your time rubbing shoulders with the cheeky chaps, it’s time to head to Hua Hin Beach, a haven awash with serene sands and wonderful natural beauty.

In the evening, we’ll wrap up our day with a trip to the local Night Market; sample delectable delights and scour the stores for trinkets to remember your trip.

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL Hua Hin Center

Day 19
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Santorini Water Park

Slap on the sun tan lotion, today we’re heading to Santorini Water Park, one of the biggest and action packed water parks in Thailand!

After a fun-filled day at the water park, we’ll head back to the hotel and unwind.

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL Hua Hin Center

Day 20
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Assortment of Activities

AM:

Umbrella Painting activity
Plearnwan Shopping Village visit

PM:

For Arts Sake – Museuem

Visit to Wat Khao Takiap (Buddhist Temple)

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL Hua Hin Center

Day 21
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Free Day

Today is your free day; relax at the Camp and enjoy the swimming pool and games organised by the reps.

Meals Included:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Overnight Accommodation:

TGL Hua Hin Center

Day 22
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Departure Day

It’s been a pleasure, but all good things come to an end; it’s time to say goodbye to your newfound friends, exchange contact details and transfer to Bangkok airport.

Arrival Info
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).
What's Included?
Meals

Accommodation

Transportation

Airport Pick Up

Airport Drop Off

Scheduled Activities

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

Extra excursions you may wish to get involved

Criminal Background Check

Accommodation Information
Hotel Bangkok: Rooms at this hotel accommodate 2-3 participants and there is a strict single gender policy in place. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning facilities, as well as hot water showers, Wi-Fi connectivity and a television.

TGL Sing Buri Standard Accommodation: Rooms accommodate 4 participants and a single gender policy applies. Rooms are equipped with a fan, cold water showers and Wi-Fi connectivity.

TGL WNK Centre Comfort Accommodation: Rooms accommodate 4 participants per room and are single gender. These rooms have air conditioning, hot water showers, television and Wi-Fi connectivity.

TGL Hua Hin Centre Comfort Accommodation: This accommodation sleeps 4 participants per room, each of which are single gender. Air conditioning, hot water showers, Wi-Fi connectivity, TV and swimming pool facilities are all included.

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 program 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 helping in communities in local schools and getting up close and personal with Thailand’s elephants, while making friends for life.

Additional Costs

Clear Criminal Background
Medical Form (Your DR may charge you for completion)
Any additional tours or EP elective you wish to join
Flights and Insurance

Program Requirements

16+
Valid Passport (with at least 6 months left)
A basic level of English speaking
You have to be enthusiastic, outgoing, friendly, good with kids and ready to experience a totally new and exciting culture!
So what are you waiting for? This is a perfect Summer opportunity!
FAQ's
Am I responsible for booking my own flights?

Your Camp Thailand program fee does not include the cost of your transportation to Thailand, or your transportation out of Thailand when your Camp Thailand program finishes.

Our in-house flight team will be in touch shortly after you have paid your program deposit. Alternatively, please email flights@invasion.com

What is the accommodation like at Camp Thailand?

Hotel Bangkok: Rooms at this hotel accommodate 2-3 participants and there is a strict single gender policy in place. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning facilities, as well as hot water showers, Wi-Fi connectivity and a television.

TGL Sing Buri Standard Accommodation: Rooms accommodate 4 participants and a single gender policy applies. Rooms are equipped with a fan, cold water showers and Wi-Fi connectivity.

TGL WNK Centre Comfort Accommodation: Rooms accommodate 4 participants per room and are single gender. These rooms have air conditioning, hot water showers, television and Wi-Fi connectivity.

TGL Hua Hin Centre Comfort Accommodation: This accommodation sleeps 4 participants per room, each of which are single gender. Air conditioning, hot water showers, Wi-Fi connectivity, TV and swimming pool facilities are all included.

Is Camp Thailand for everyone?

Camp Thailand is not everyone’s 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 wifi and limited food options. However, here at Camp Thailand, we believe that is what comes with stepping out of your comfort zone and into the unknown. We love it, as have thousands of previous Camp Thailand attendees. However, we realise that it may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

Before applying to take part in Camp Thailand, please understand that it’s a cultural experience. It isn’t a luxury holiday, and one of our main focuses is to make a positive impact, which often comes with hard work. We can not guarantee you will have a nice relaxing time. You have to come to Camp Thailand with a sense of adventure, go with the flow and be laid back. Basically, YOU are the deciding factor in the experience you have at Camp Thailand. We provide the setup and infrastructure for you to have an incredible experience. However, that is only half of it. The other half comes from you. Your passion to help others, your spirit to do something different, your ability to make friends and go with the flow. You get out what you put in and if you give it your all, together we will have an amazing experience at Camp Thailand. We can teach communities in local schools, get up close and personal with Thailand’s elephants, make friends for life and get involved in some incredible activities.

I guess the question now… is Camp Thailand for you!?

Is Wi-Fi available at Camp Thailand?

Yes, Wi-Fi is available, whether it be in a communal area or in your room. However, we try our best to ensure that Wi-Fi is available in most areas of your accommodation.

Do we have access to cooking facilities or a kitchen at Camp?

In Thailand most people live in dwellings without kitchens as cheap, fresh and delicious food is available everywhere. There is an on-site restaurant at Camp B’s Guest House, offering a variety of choices of fresh Thai food that are both delicious and inexpensive. Popular Western food choices are also available here. At all our Camps we have 7/11 shops that are open 24 hours, plus other convenience stores within a five minute walk of the accommodation. There are also a large number of eating establishments in the immediate vicinity of your Camp Thailand location.

Are meals at Camp included in the program fee?

The meals that are included are the delicious lunches that are provided by the Thai schools on the days you are teaching there. Please note that in some cases we will be in the schools for under two hours and in the cases of temple schools and orphanages they don’t have the budget to provide lunch. Don’t worry though, there is an abundance of inexpensive, fresh and delicious food from the many food stands and small family restaurants.

You can buy cheap, delicious and healthy Thai food for breakfast from many of the local street vendors in the surrounding area.

Do I get free time at Camp?

During your time at Camp Thailand, we run plenty of activities and you’ll have ample free time to socialise with your Camp mates.

Evening Activities or games at TGL Centres include: board games, card games, giant jenga, twister, karaoke, movie room, table tennis, Netflix (TV), Launch area, sport games (volleyball) and access to the swimming pool during the evening.

Will I get the opportunity to travel after Camp?

Certainly! With so many amazing places in Thailand we encourage this! You can travel on your own or join our Island Hopping Tour! Each member of our team is well traveled and have visited Thailand many times, so we are always happy to give you travel advice.

How much spending money will I need?

Thailand is very cheap, and it depends how well you can, or need to budget. For further advice contact our team and we can help you come up with an idea how much you will need to budget for. There are also opportunities to do additional activities which you may want to budget for.

Will I make friends at Camp Thailand?

Definitely! You will be making friends from the moment you land in Bangkok, friends you will keep for life after sharing such an amazing experience.

What should I pack for Camp?

You will receive a packing list as part of the ‘Pre-Departure pack’ which you will be sent prior to leaving for Camp, but here’s just a few items we recommend taking;

– Mosquito spray
– Sun cream
– Warm weather clothing
– A padlock
– A camera to capture all your amazing experiences
– You will also want to bring your own towel and washcloth as only bed linens are provided at Camp

Should I bring a backpack or suitcase to Camp Thailand?

The choice is yours, but a backpack is definitely more suitable for travelling around Thailand. Plus, you don’t want to look like a starry-eyed first time traveller dragging around a heavy suitcase, looking like you just landed at a 5* resort in Europe!

Do I need a passport and visa?

Passport: A full passport valid for the duration of your stay is required. Please check that you still have at least 6 months left in your passport from the time you arrive in Thailand.

Visa: For visitors from most Western countries that are arriving in Thailand by air and are staying for 30 days or less, no visa is normally required. For visitors from most Western countries that are arriving in Thailand by sea or land, only a 15 day visa will be granted. So, if you are a visitor from a Western country, arriving by air and planning on staying in Thailand continuously for over 30 days, or arriving in Thailand by land or sea you will need to apply for a tourist visa from your nearest Thai consulate. A single entry, 60 day tourist visa allows you to stay in Thailand for 60 days and can be extended from within Thailand just before expiration for a further 30 days at an additional cost of 1,900 THB. If you are planning on doing the Cambodia trip, or any other travel to other countries while you are here in Asia and then coming back to Thailand you are best advised to apply for a double entry, 60 day tourist visa.

Please note that you can google the address of your nearest Thai consulate and then download the forms online from the consulate to apply for the tourist visa. The stated purpose of your visit will be tourism only. You can then simply follow the application process provided in the online forms by the consulate and apply in person or through the mail. If applying in person you need to submit your forms and documentation on a weekday, normally before noon local time and then collect your passport with visa the following afternoon, normally after 2 p.m. local time.

Please note that the rules for visas often change and we are not liable for this. Your visa is your responsibility and we have no control or influence over the Royal Thai Consulate.

What else do I need for Camp Thailand?

Personal Insurance, covering the time you will be in Thailand plus any activities that you will be undertaking, as well as any planned travel to other countries.

What should I wear when teaching in schools?

You should wear your Camp Thailand polo shirt in the schools. One will be issued to you as part of your program fee. However, you may want to purchase one or more of these shirts at a cost of 12.50 GBP each, as you will be visiting the schools for up to 4 days during any given week, meaning that there will not be enough time for cleaning if you only have one shirt. If you don’t wish to wear the polo shirt, men will need to wear smart collared, buttoned shirt, short or long sleeves and women will need to wear blouses with capped shoulders and no plunging necklines.

When in classrooms, men are normally required to wear long smart trousers. Women have the choice of long, smart slacks, a full length dress with capped shoulders and no plunging neckline, or a knee length skirt with a blouse with capped shoulder and no plunging necklines.

When visiting Mini-English Summer camps, the only approved top for men and women is the Camp Thailand Polo shirt.

In the Mini-English Summer Camps men can wear long smart trousers or knee length trousers. Women can do the same, but trousers must be loose fitting rather than body-clinging and your polo shirt should be not tucked in if you are a female.

Please remember you must wear capped toe shoes, and definitely no flip flops at school.

All forms of body art (Tattoos) must be covered and body piercings must be removed. However, earrings can be kept in.

You must remember that teachers are revered in Thailand and the children are brought up to respect the teachers. Whilst Thailand is very tolerant of all religions and cultures, and although you will see Thai people with tattoos and piercings, Thai society prefers its children not to be exposed to this, wherever possible, until they become young adults. If they choose to have tattoos or body piercings after they become adults that is a matter of personal freedom. This is, in reality, no different than in Western culture where there is legislation in place to limit smoking adverts/commercials or billboards at sporting events. Please do not take this request personally.

Thai culture is very polite, respectful, conservative and modest. Please try to adapt and be respectful of all Thai culture. Please remember that you are a guest in this country and you should try to behave as you would if you were invited to someone’s home for the first time.

What should I do if I can't come after booking my place?

We can defer your placement acceptance offer to a future intake date that must be initiated within 12 months from your original intake date. Please note that all deposits are non-refundable so you would be best advised to take out a travel insurance policy that will cover this if there is even a slight chance that you will not be coming to Camp Thailand.


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