Camp South Africa
Camp South Africa has a number of expertise in providing Activity Coaches and Teachers to township schools in South Africa. This is so essential as Sport is not on the national curriculum in South Africa, and so without the help of people like you, they would not get the opportunity to take part in sports at school. After all it was Nelson Mandela’s goal to impact as many children’s lives as possible with sports and fun activities.
Coaching activities such as sport on a weekly basis at Camp South Africa can make such a difference in the children’s development. Just one hour of activities such as sport, although it is only once a week during school which may seem like a small amount to many of us, but not only does it provide these kids with a break from the monotony of their everyday routine and an opportunity to enjoy themselves in an extremely safe environment, but it gives them a chance to boost their confidence and teaches them skills that provide them with endless opportunities in the future. Such as the chance to get scholarships to Secondary School which could benefit them so much due to the lack of funding within education in South Africa.
There is no better feeling in the world at Camp South Africa than seeing one of the children you have been coaching getting chosen for a scholarship at a high level secondary school. To be blunt you can return home knowing you have really made a difference to someone’s life. You just cannot put a price on that kind of feeling.
We give all Camp South Africa participants support from the start of their application, to arriving in South Africa and right through to the end of their placement. With intake dates throughout the year our Camp South Africa programs are extremely social and we know you will make friends to last a lifetime. Camp South Africa is broken down into three stages for our five week program. (If you wanted to go for longer this can also be arranged and the start dates for those who would like to go longer than 5 weeks are also put below).
What’s included for Camp South Africa?
- Free Accommodation with a Swimming Pool, Pool Table and WiFi access
- Airport pick up and transfers
- Full Orientation in South Africa
- 3 meals a day, 7 days a week
- Unlimited clean drinking water
- Pre-departure and 24/7 In-Country support
- Coaching equipment
- Camp South Africa T-shirt
- 2 group excursions which can include a trip to a Lion park, a Township Braai (BBQ) and a visit to Bloukrans/Storms River.
- Free Biscuits
What does Camp South Africa cost?
Stage 1: £99
Once your application has been submitted you will then be invited to a Skype interview.
Stage 2: £300
Hopefully (fingers crossed) you will have got through your interview as the dream starts to become a reality!
Stage 3: Fundraising target of £500 that goes to the South African Charity.
Choose your date, sort your flights and let the dream begin!
What are the Start Dates for Camp South Africa 2016:
9th Jan – 5 weeks, 6 weeks, 7 weeks, 8 weeks, 9 weeks, 10 weeks, 11 weeks,
13th Feb – 5 weeks, 6 weeks
2ndApril – 5 weeks, 6 weeks, 7 weeks, 8 weeks, 9 weeks, 10 weeks, 11 weeks, 12 weeks
7th May – 5 weeks, 6 weeks, 7 weeks
16th July – 5 weeks
27th Aug – 5 weeks, 6 weeks, 7 weeks, 8 weeks, 9 weeks, 10 weeks, 11 weeks, 12 weeks
1st Oct – 5 weeks, 6 weeks, 7 weeks
If you are interested in Camp South Africa then please apply on the website here and a member of our team will get in contact with details of this incredibly exciting new project. Places are limited and extremely competive so it works on a first come first #plACed basis.
Good luck Camp South Africa Team x