Volunteer Holiday Camps
Camps for underprivileged children from Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.
Holiday Camps in Thailand
Camp in April 22 to 28. Next camps in October.
Volunteers are welcome to join us 3-4 days before camp to help us prepare the camp for 30 village children. Help poor, young villagers, migrants and refugees in our unique Learning Camps.
Camper Linlee from Laos says:
” 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 says:
” 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!”
Our Holiday Camp Volunteers are Facilitators
Campers learn together with our volunteers and Openmind Projects local people. We give them tasks to learn online about important issues like Climate Change, Pollution, Technology and its effects on Jobs & Education, Health, Food and Drugs. They learn in teams, use English, share and discuss! We and you the volunteer only help facilitate.
“This is a new and nice experience, to get tasks to find answers instead of being told and taught! They search, think, learn and form their own opinions!”
You work in teams, inspire, encourage and support campers. Together we help them gain confidence to learn, think and have informed opinions, and to speak English at the same time!
Learning is fun when campers make video logs to share with friends on Facebook and YouTube and compete to get most likes and shares.
Debating is fun using the best arguments, facts and English!
Campers love the competition. They stay up late to prepare! They are motivated – the most important quality as a learner!
Volunteer Work in Thailand Camps
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 and 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 and migrant youth in the Thai-Burma Mountains.
During school holiday months April and October, but also on demand camps at 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.