Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Camping - Students and Summer Camps

Camping at student summer camps such as BUNAC can be a life-changing experience.

It can be hard letting your grown children fly the coup, especially when the world seems to be becoming a scarier and scarier place. But organised camping schemes such as BUNAC can be a great way for students to see the world, experience other cultures and have the safety and guidance of the camp and its camp leaders.

Camping with BUNAC

As well as providing a fun travelling experience, camping with organisations such as BUNAC (British Universities North America Club) can be educational too. The camping offers students the chance to work alongside children aged six to 16 on a summer camp in America or Canada. The camping experience can instil a sense of confidence, boost self esteem and teach valuable life skills.

Who can apply for this camping trip of a lifetime?

·         BUNAC is open to students, foreign students and non students who are aged from 18 or 19
·         Applicants must be available for at least nine weeks between May and mid-August
·         Applicants must pass an interview to qualify for the camping experience

Benefits of camping with BUNAC

The benefits of camping with BUNAC are the tailored placements, which are matched to the individual’s skills as well as providing support and advice throughout the experience. After the camping project is finished, it’s also the ideal opportunity to spend time travelling around the States, Mexico and Canada. It’s a unique opportunity to spend time camping, living, working and travelling overseas.

More than just camping trips

It isn’t just the summer camping trips students can work on, other opportunities include:

  • Flexible work and travel programmes in Canada, America, Australia and New Zealand
  • Volunteering/ teaching placements in Africa, South America, Asia and China.
  • Projects can be from five weeks camping to two years work placements.

Camping on one of the organised camps with BUNAC offers the chance to explore some of the most incredible places in the world and to do it cheaply. It’s a chance to gain work experience, build character and make some new friends. Many say that their experience camping with BUNAC became one of the most life changing and memorable experiences of their lives.

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