PoD Summer English Camps are an exciting way to help and encourage Thai children to learn and practise English. The camps involve as much fun and interaction as possible including games, sports, songs, art and other creative activities. There is also an opportunity to explore different cultures; the Thais are very keen to share some of their traditions. Join the PoD team and explore the tropical island and mainland Thailand. This project is a fantastic cultural exchange since you will live for 2 night in a traditional homestay.
The project includes an island tour, cooking class and snorkelling and boat trip. The PoD Summer English Camp programme has become very well established in Thailand and is one of the most popular and in demand activities from the schools in the areas we work with. Each year the camps benefit over 250 children, having a big impact in a short period of time.
What to Expect?
Join a team running a 2 week English Camp programme for Thai children aged between 8 and 12 years old on the island of Koh Phangan and mainland province of Suratthani. the first English camp, and then having some relaxation time at the end. After a couple of days to acclimatise, settle in and have some local tours, we start the process of preparing for the camps.
PoD will provide plenty of guidance, ideas and resources, and there will be a small budget available to buy resources for the camps. The team will run and manage each camp. For the middle phase of the camps, the team will travel over to Suratthani province and spend 5 nights there, running 2 English camps at local schools and having some time to do some exploration and activities. 3 of the nights in Suratthani will be in a tropical hotel and 2 of the nights will be staying with a local Thai family as a homestay, a unique and fun opportunity to see how Thai people live. In between camps the team will get to enjoy local activities including a Thai welcome dinner, Koh Phangan island tour, Thai cooking class, and 1 day snorkelling trip to Koh Tao.
A native English teacher is really valuable, building student confidence and quickly improving speaking and listening skills. English is very important in Thailand, opening many job and education opportunities for those with a good command of the language.</p>
- Program ID: # 1999
- duration: 1 to 2 Weeks
- location: Koh Phangan, Thailand Surat ThaniThailand9° 44' 59.802" N, 99° 58' 40.2708" E
- Fitness level: Light Impact
- Closest Airport:
- Costs From: $1000 to $1500
- Program Type: Community Development ProjectsTeach Overseas
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"I really had the most amazing two weeks on the Summer English Camp! PoD organised the whole trip so well, and I felt really looked after throughout my time in Thailand by Gemma! Everyday was completely different, which made it so fun. The best part of the trip was definitely the teaching which I was really worried about before I left, but as the children's level of English was so low it was really easy and was really just playing games involving English words! Also all the students were so caring and had so much respect for all the PoD people, it made us all feel so welcome! Even on the days where we weren't teaching there was so much organised like cooking courses and trips to beautiful beaches! It was just such a fantastic experience and really lets you see the 'real' Thailand, not just from the perspective of a tourist! I had such a fantastic time and really recommend it to anyone who loves to travel!
Charlotte, 19 years