Camp Thailand

Company : Invasion
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 500 to 500 £ Pound (UK)

Looking for a life changing experience in Thailand? Escape your daily routine! Get out of your comfort zone and come and do Camp Thailand!

We’re so glad you found us because we are determined to offer the best deal on life-changing Camp experiences in Thailand. 

Choose us if you’re looking for a Summer of sun, new friends, unbelievable experiences and unforgettable memories.

 

What is Camp Thailand?

  • Elephants: Help in the protection of these amazing animals  
  • Schools: You'll make a huge impact visiting local schools
  • Amazing Activities: Choose us because we include unbelievable activities throughout 
  • Accommodation: All of your accommodation is included throughout the program 
  • Dedicated Team: Choose us because our hand-picked Travel Experts are always on hand to help

 

Locations 

  • Chiang Mai
  • Hua Hin 
  • Phuket 

 

Dates

  • April - October

 

Requirments

  • 18+ but we also offer a special trip for under 18's, which is perfect if you’re looking to do something amazing before college, and want to really stand out from the crowd.

 

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Invasion Camp Thailand Reviews

It's ok.

I had a great time in Hua Hin and enjoyed all of the experiences but some of the reps were SHOCKING. They were not trained to a good standard at all and didn't care about the camp mates. However, it was still fun and had something to do everyday. (Mostly beach trips) . Don't think I would go to Thailand with Camp Thailand again.

By: Char
Nationality: British
Age: 20

My camp experience

Simply amazing! I had the best time at camp thailand and only have the amazing team to thank for that. We did so many activities, sill lining, water rafting, quad biking lots of action packed adventures! I loved most of the trip but I would say everything seemed to be a bit too organised for me, as I would just like to be able to chill out and do our own thing some of the times. But if you want someone looking out for you and to have a schedule and everything sorted for you then it’s perfect! I think camp thailand Is a great starting point for travelling as I wouldn’t have gone to Thailand without this programme and now I’m going back to SE Asia and australia to travel on my own in January as I’ve got the bug now and that wouldn’t of been on the cards for me without these Guys! 🌏

By: Rosie
Nationality: British
Age: 21

Amazing experience!

I took part in the Hua Hin intake this year and it was genuinely the best experience I have ever had. Camp Thailand gave us the chance to explore some wonderful places and meet some great people along the way. I travelled alone but it really doesn’t matter as you are grouped with so many lovely people. The reps I had were amazing and made the experience fab! I enjoyed it that much that I am heading back in November to become a rep myself. Would certainly recommend Camp Thailand to anyone who was interested in it.

By: Lily
Nationality: British
Age: 20

Camp hua hin

I have been in thailand for 12 weeks. 5 of those weeks i had the opportunity to spend my time with camp hua hin. I have met such great peopl the first 3 weeks and did such great activities during these 3 weeks. The last 2 weeks I even did repping for camp hua hin which was also great! I reccomend going to thailand and doing camp thailand aswell!

By: Jesse
Nationality: Dutch
Age: 19

Over priced and poorly organised

I absolutely LOVED the reps and had a great time on the most part. However, the organisation from the company was dire, which left us in Thailand confused where we were meant to be and what we were meant to be doing. The tour was also planned badly I.e. would’ve required us to take 2 10 hour bus journeys in the space of a few days, for pretty much no reason... because of that a large portion of the group ended the trip early and left camp Thailand. It was a real shame as the people I met and the reps were incredible and the trip had the opportunity to be amazing.

By: Hope
Nationality: British
Age: 20

Camp Thailand

Camp Thailand was just an amazing experience, such a good opportunity to experience new thing and grow as a person. The 3 weeks I sent in Thailand was exciting and filled with amazing experiences and you have the chance to widen my friendship group. The teaching made me realise I love the career path that I am in and helped me to grow as a teacher in training! Definitely worth every penny I put into it!

By: Jessica
Nationality: Irish
Age: 20

There are better companies out there

I went with camp Thailand in 2016 and where as I had an amazing experience and met some great new friends, I wasn’t overly impressed with the company. They had no meals included and there were a lot of hidden charges a long the way. There also wasn’t that much teaching involved and the tefl certificate we got at the end isn’t a recognised qualification by the British council. I would have preferred to have gone to Thailand on my own it would have been a lot cheaper. Everything was really disorganised and there wasn’t really effective communication from the reps.

By: Emma
Nationality: British
Age: 23

The Best Experience

I wanted my first travelling experience to be well organised with an organisation who knows exactly where to take you for the best experience. I got exactly that with Camp Thailand! I stayed with Camp A in May 2017 and made friends for life. The laughter never stopped and I got to experience feeding elephants, teaching English to Thai children, numerous pool/beach parties and many Thai dishes. I would recommend reading every single email, blog post and attachment Camp Thailand provide you with as there are many costs for different things that may come as a shock to you if you don't read all the details in depth before your trip. Many people I camped with thought the whole experience was quite pricey but for the amount you are able to experience, I didn't think it was too bad (well worth the cost). I plan to apply to be a rep next year so that I can spend months out there rather than a few weeks - and if that doesn't talk you into it I don't know what will.

By: Taylor
Nationality: British
Age: 20

Amazing Month

It is expensive to do however if you booked a holiday to Thailand for a month it’d probably cost around the same or more! I’ve made some friends for life going on that trip and for someone who’s travelling on their own I’d 100% recommend it! The reps where incredible helped as much as possible. The TEFL was tough but you can pay extra to finish in your own time. Personally I would do that as it can be stressful! The children where as lovely as they could be! And the elephants where incredible! Yes there was 64 of us and it was a bit much at times but you’ll always have someone to talk to and never be bored of the same people! If anything they need more male travellers to go as they were out numbered this time round! Still an incredible experience and an incredible company!

Thank you camp Thailand for making my summer August 2017!

By: Megan
Nationality: British
Age: 24

Camp thailand

With been my first holiday we all decided to do camp Thailand because it looked incredible. Don't get me wrong everything we experienced such as snorkelling, teaching and looking after elephants it was amazing. But when we got to camp, we didn't realise we would have to spend a lot more than we wanted, and then even thou it said 1000 baht each room we all had to pay each person what was a bit of a joke, with been on a budget.

We didn't really do as much teaching as we should have done and when the last week came we found out that the guy who runs it Philip, was all over Google for scamming people. Then when Philip came down to camp one evening he asked if people wanted to get involved to help with the elephant sanctuary because he apparently brought an elephant, so one of our friends asked him about hidden costs and that and you could see he was getting very annoyed and then someone asked to see a picture of the elephant and he turned round said am busy walked off.

It was the best experience going but other hand we all got quiet worried about finding a lot of information about that guy. So sorry not doing camp Thailand again. Also the reps where incredible and helped us a lot.

By: D
Nationality: British
Age: 22

Avoid

Camp Thailand is a shambles of a company. Hidden costs, perks of "seeing" a rep and false advertising is just the start of my long list of complaints. The Bangkok tour is pointless and majorly over priced, we only did half of the things stated in the Itinerary and when I asked my rep he couldn't answer. You can do so much more for cheaper in Bangkok without paying their prices. The bat cave for example was cancelled and it wasn't replaced with anything, yet another boring evening in the hotel.

Nothing is included at camp, no facilities to cook food and we even had to buy our own toilet roll! The TEFL is pointless, I feel sorry for the people who paid the £100 to complete early. There was no need as some people didn't even finish the phases of the TEFL but still got the qualification for it, like the people who actually did every phase and handed it in on time. All Camp Thailand want is your money, once they have rinsed you of every penny they are not bothered. Hence why I still haven't received an email back from them from my complaints, yet when booking they couldn't wait to reply to you.

My list goes on, I can not stress enough how much you should avoid this company.

By: Jess
Nationality: British
Age: 24

Wouldn't recommend

- Camp B -
Thailand overall was an okay experience but the company loved to get every penny from you first. The Bangkok tour wasn't worth it, the rep was nice but didn't really look out for the group much, me and others got lost because they didn't wait for us.
The cost to do it was not worth it, then when we got to camp we had to pay an extra 1000baht for water and electricity!! No food at camp was included, when we bought food at the camp, the portions were so small we went out for food after.

We spent a lot of free time sitting around camp, watching films as there was not much to do. As for the teaching, some people didn't complete the tefl course but still were allowed to teach and got their qualification. We only spent 2 days teaching at a school and a couple of mornings spending time in a nursery. It was pretty disappointing and unorganised. As someone else mentioned, we also found the owner/organiser, Phil to be a strange and unhelpful man who got funny when we tried to voice our complaints. The elephant sanctuary was great and was definitely the best bit. I wish I'd done my own thing, it would've been much more cost effective and organised.

By: J
Nationality: British
Age: 23

Worst company ever

Booked to stay in Bangkok however was told the day before I travelled I was going to be moved to a different location. Was so unorganized, hostel wasn't even booked when we arrived. No activities were planned, most of the time was free time with nothing booked or suggestions. Spent a fortune trying to do things! Literally staying in the middle of nowhere too with no tourist attractions/activities near by. So unorganized. No help from staff. Do not go here!

By: Emma
Nationality: British
Age: 22

Camp Thailand was the best 3 weeks of my life by far!

It was such an amazing experience meeting new people and making great friends who I still meet up with now. I seriously recommend Camp Thailand to anyone considering it, teaching in the local schools is such a great thing to have on your CV and in general is an incredible feeling. All of the activities that the reps have planned for the intakes are all a lot of fun. I had the time of my life and I'm sure you will to. If you have any questions just get in contact with me.
Thanks
Elliott

By: Elliott
Nationality: British
Age: 19

Gives you the travel bug!

I went to Camp Thailand in 2016 and stayed in Camp A in Cha Am. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet new and likeminded people and make friends for life. Although some of the organisation was a bit chaotic they did well to accommodate for us when something out of our control happened and immediate action was required. I had a fantastic time and saw things I wouldn’t have seen had I gone on my own, I travelled in ways that solo travelers wouldn’t and got to know the local community I was staying in. Although I wouldn’t do a Camp again, I think it’s the perfect opportunity for someone who wants to travel but is too afraid to go it alone the first time. I’ve made a really good travel companion from my experience in Camp Thailand and went travelling with her last summer (on our own) and plan on going to a new destination together this year!

By: Seren
Nationality: British
Age: 23

I would definitely recommend doing Camp Thailand (just be aware of the hidden extra costs)

Being it my first time travelling going with a group was a great idea, met lots of new people who become friends for life. I attended camp Thailand last August (2017) for two months. I done camp A for the first month, I had an amazing time, you really get to bond with everyone, had a great time teaching and the extra trips were worth doing.

However there were a lot of hidden costs which they don't tell you about, Mainly for taxi's, and a few of the trips. I did Camp B for the second month. Again had an amazing there, the extra activities are worth doing and the trips you can book which cost extra are worth the money. You do spend a lot more time at camp as there isn't much around the area. There weren’t any hidden costs as the staff are very helpful and there is train station close by which you can use for cheaper that they tell you about and anything extra is optional.

I didn't do the island hopping or Cambodia with camp as I'd planned to do them later on myself which does work out cheaper. However I would definitely recommend doing Camp Thailand but just be aware of the hidden extra costs.

By: Melissa
Nationality: Welsh
Age: 25

Wouldnt recommend

Wouldn't recommend unless it is your first solo trip. Very unorganised and lots of hidden costs. Had some great experiences during the activities however all could have easily been arranged without the organisation and their fees. Group size was 68 at camp C and was way too many people and lots of others agreed!

By: Nicola
Nationality: British
Age: 22

Best decision I've ever made!

I went to Camp Thailand in July 2017 and can honestly say I had the best experience of my life!! From teaching, elephant sanctuarys, tuk tuk rides, pool parties and beaches there was always something new to look forward to! I met some amazing people and the reps were lovely! I went to Camp A and it was much more relaxed than I'd originally thought (in a good way e.g free to go where you want/with who you want/when you want to dinner etc). I totally feel in love with Thailand and couldn't recommend the Camp Thailand programme enough.

By: Emma dalton
Nationality: British
Age: 18

A brilliant experience!

I was part of the first intake of Camp Phuket in July 2017. It was my first 'solo' travel experience, and it was great to be able to do this with a reasonably priced company and knowledgeable reps. The reps were fun and got involved as 'one of the group' which was lovely, and there were so many activities planned for us such as snorkelling with luminescent phytoplankton, visiting the elephant sanctuary and visiting temples and night markets. We also had the opportunity to partake in other activities such as bungee jumping which was amazing! Teaching Thai children and gaining a TEFL qualification was also a fantastic experience, and I met so many great people along the way. Would certainly recommend Camp Thailand to anyone! :)

By: Rosie
Nationality: British
Age: 18

Do not do Camp Thailand!

Although Thailand is such a beautiful country and I have met the best people, I would not recommend Camp Thailand to anybody. I was meant to be in Bangkok for 2 weeks however they changed the location a day before, 2 camps were merged and there were 60+ people altogether. For the £699 you pay for the trip, it isn't worth it as I had to pay for most of it myself. For the total cost including flights, if you did it yourself, it would be a lot cheaper. The rep's are extremely unprofessional and didn't know some of our names and they never involved us in activities. It was the best experience teaching the children however it was so unorganised and the TEFL certificate was not worth it. Research into what you want to do before applying to Camp Thailand. It isn't as good as they make out to be.

By: Devina
Nationality: British
Age: 23

Wouldn't recommend

While Thailand in itself is a beautiful country, I regret going with Camp Thailand and would have much preferred to have done it by myself. While out there they kept on adding costs in, so much so we all spent out of money and had to get more out. considering they recommend taking £300 to last you the 3 weeks, we all spent around £700. Food you have to pay for yourself.

We saw things that we should never have seen, Camp Thailand proved this by emailing me, and caused emotional distress that could have been majorly avoided if they had have done what they should have done. We also found out in our intake that the TEFL qualification might actually be fake. The reps majorly had their favourites and would stick by them and make a lot of others feel uncomfortable. Over all, I'd recommend going to Thailand, but I would not recommend Camp Thailand.

By: Emily
Nationality: British
Age: 19

Amazing Experience

I attended Camp Phuket in July (2017) and had an amazing experience. The whole trip was really well organised and the reps were excellent. Although it was expensive I feel the Camp Thailand experience was well worth the money for the amount of activities covered in 3 weeks!

By: Faye
Nationality: British
Age: 21

100% Do It

The best decision I ever made yet. It was everything I thought it would be and more. Everything about Thailand is beautiful and I'd go back 100%! The friends you make are for life and to share that experience with them makes it even more special! The support you receive is brilliant and the adventures are incredible!

By: Sarah Jackson
Nationality: British
Age: 22

Overpriced

I had a good time at Camp and enjoyed visiting the elephant sanctuary and teaching, but it's so overpriced and disorganised at times. Our itinerary changed 2 days before we were due to fly out leaving us with lots of "free days" which we then had to spend money on. They recommend £150 a week but it's tough to stick to that. Personally, I wouldn't do it again as I think you can see more of Thailand for less if you do it on your own. However it's a good way to meet people and keep busy if you've never travelled much before!

By: L
Nationality: British
Age: 22

Best decision I've made!!

Being a part of Camp Thailand was honestly one of the best decisions I have ever made! I have always wanted to travel and explore different places and it really helped me do that. I have experienced things I never imagined I'd get to do, such as teaching in Thai schools, visiting an elephant sanctuary, white water rafting, visiting an orphanage (which was so rewarding), pool parties, I have made friends for life (loads of people say this but I literally have!!) and so much more.

I would highly highly recommend taking part. The only negative thing I have to say about it is the hidden costs. These are mainly for transport if you want to go anywhere in the evenings and for extra activities on your days off, such as white water rafting, water park etc. If I went again I would take more than the recommended amount of money. Other than that it was absolutely amazing and a once in a life time experience.

The reps are also so nice and helpful and all they care about is you, if your safe and if your having a good time. Whatever you need they will be there to help. The reps were a massive part of why the trip was so amazing!!

By: Caitlyn
Nationality: British
Age: 19

My Camp Thailand Experience

I participated on Camp Thailand and had the best time ever! The reps were amazing and i met amazing people. You leave Thailand with friends for life and an experience of a life time. I would recommend this program, it has opened my eyes to realize anything is possible and I've already started planned my next trip ❤

By: Georgie
Nationality: British
Age: 22

Once in a lifetime experience!

Camp Thailand offered me the opportunity to discover Thailand in a way in which I wouldn’t imagine of doing if I was travelling alone! The locations are beautiful and it’s an experience I will not forget! Jordan was an amazing rep and helped myself over come and accomplish a lot that I didn’t think in a million years I would do! Thank you for kickstarting my summer off!

By: Chloe
Nationality: British
Age: 20

Best experience - but make sure you have enough money!

Camp Hua Hin is the most amazing accommodation, as if you’re on a holiday! The kids in the schools are so cute and the experience is life changing. Nights out are crazy, made the best of friends who I know I’ll keep in touch with in the future!

By: Becca
Nationality: British
Age: 18

100% recommend

I did Camp Thailand (camp B) in June 2017 and it was honestly the best experience I ever had. As I was going alone I was a bit nervous at first but as soon as I arrived I made friends (friend for life). We did so much during it time from teaching, hanging around with the elephants, learning the Thai culture, visiting a silk village, hiring sofa boats/banana boats on a lake, learning Thai boxing, experiencing a Thai football game ... the list goes on. I would also recommend going to Cambodia as an extra is you're doing Camp B as it was amazing and again worth every penny. I didn't know what you expect when going and I went with an open mind. I had an amazing time and I've got memories I'll never forget. Thank you Camp Thailand for having me!

By: Shinea
Nationality: British
Age: 19

Such an Amazing Month!

Camp Thailand was one of the best experiences I've ever had. There were a few hidden costs along the way but nothing was too expensive when out there, and the retreat at the end of the camp made it all well worth the money. I was at Camp A in July 2017 and I had such an amazing group of people. Everyone got in very well and it made be experience so much better. I got to travel around after with the confidence I had built since being at camp. Honestly an amazing experience all in all.

By: Katie Newton
Nationality: British
Age: 20

Experience of a lifetime!

I went to camp D in July and had the best time. The reps were great and packed so much into our trip. Our first 2 and a half weeks were in Bangkok, followed by a mini break in Phuket. We spent some time during our trip at a temple school and a kindergarten teaching the children English, and we had the option to go to an orphanage. We were taken to so many places and seen a lot during our stay.

We spent the day at an elephant sanctuary feeding, washing, walking, and swimming with the elephants. That night, we went to a floating hotel to stay which had an inflatable obstacle course on the lake. I'd definitely recommend camp Thailand to anyone who wants to go on their first solo trip ! Some extra costs throughout if you want to see more places, but totally worth it!

By: Stacey
Nationality: Scottish
Age: 20

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