Sri Lanka

Experience the lifestyle of this Sri Lankan haven…

Dive into an array of conservation projects and help the delightful local community. With the opportunity to taste delicious local cuisine and the chance to learn how to speak Sri Lankan, this is truly an opportunity of a lifetime.

With a range of wonderful visits scheduled, including a trip to a tea plantation, Camp Sri Lanka will expose you to some of the world’s most eye-opening cultural phenomenons. Visit magnificent temples and learn traditional batik painting. Explore the culture and heritage in the beautiful highland of Kandy and help conserve the precious wildlife during this truly unforgettable experience.

Camp Highlights

 
Elephant Sanctuary
Beautiful beaches
Visiting Local Schools
 

Testimonials

Katie 5

Breathtaking!

Worth every single penny! My experience was life changing. I loved every second of it, the people the kids, the reps all of them were amazing! Camp Sri Lanka is an amazing way to travel and experience fantastic activities as every body else is in the same boat as you, traveling for the first time and Camp Sri Lanka provide constant 24/7 support for when ever you need it, and the reps are such a laugh to be around. For myself it was my first time traveling alone and being at Camp I made a lot of friends so it made the whole experience feel so much more organized and safer along with a friendly, awesome atmosphere, and the activities were out of this world!!!

Veronica Scotton 5

Exceptional, once in a lifetime experience!

I had an amazing time in Sri Lanka as all the reps were very helpful and friendly, as they always went the extra mile to make the experience great. The accommodation was lovely and all the trips I took part in were excellently organised. I would go back in a heart beat.

Ruaridh Mackay 5

Life changing

The Camp Sri Lanka experience was one of the best adventures I have ever had. From the moment I arrived in Sri Lanka to the moment I left was filled with amazing memories. Helping at the elephant sanctuary and teaching at the local schools. An experience I would recommend to anyone!

Itinerary

Day 1
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The Participants will meet their coordinator at 9.00 am in the morning for an induction and information session. Information will be given about their stay in Kandy, paperwork will be completed, house rules will be explained and tips about local culture will be provided, etc. Participants will then head off for a fun filled day, with a language class and a cultural show. In the evening they will attend a language class where they will learn about the local language.

Day 2
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The Participants will meet their coordinator in the morning at 9 am after breakfast and the Spice and Ayurvedic gardens, Tea factory and a Gem Museum. The group will also visit a Hindu temple before returning to the centre.

Day 3
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Post breakfast, participants will learn some Sri Lankan cooking. In the evening, the group will also visit a Buddhist temple to learn their practices and rituals

Day 4
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After breakfast, the participants will visit a Sri-Lankan family that practices Batik Painting. The group will travel to their home and learn Batik Painting as well. It is a traditional art form that uses wax and colours to create a stunning finished product on cloth

Day 5
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The Participants will visit a forest range and a temple. The group will have some spare time to explore Kandy during the latter portion of the day if they wish to.

Day 6
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Saturday is your free day. You may wish to go out and explore. Please note: Free day activities & transport not included

Day 7
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Sunday is your free day. You may wish to go out and explore. Please note: Free day activities & transport not included

Day 8
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On Monday morning, the participants will be briefed on the two projects available for them to choose: Community Project in Kandy or Wildlife Rescue Project in Dambulla. Depending on the selected project, they will leave for the project after breakfast.

Community Project – Kandy
Schedule:
8.00 am – Breakfast
9.00 am – Participate in the Teaching Project Or Renovation Project
3.30 pm – Finish the program for the day and return to the accommodation. OR

Wildlife Rescue Project – Dambulla
Schedule:
8.00 am – Breakfast
9.00 am – Participate in the Wildlife Rescue Project

Constructing enclosures to look after injured wild animals on request Cleaning the enclosures of the injured animals
Feeding the wild animals
Rescuing wild animals on request

4.00 pm – Finish the program for the day and return to the accommodation.

Day 9
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On Monday morning, the participants will be briefed on the two projects available for them to choose: Community Project in Kandy or Wildlife Rescue Project in Dambulla. Depending on the selected project, they will leave for the project after breakfast.

Community Project – Kandy
Schedule:
8.00 am – Breakfast
9.00 am – Participate in the Teaching Project Or Renovation Project
3.30 pm – Finish the program for the day and return to the accommodation. OR

Wildlife Rescue Project – Dambulla
Schedule:
8.00 am – Breakfast
9.00 am – Participate in the Wildlife Rescue Project

Constructing enclosures to look after injured wild animals on request Cleaning the enclosures of the injured animals
Feeding the wild animals
Rescuing wild animals on request

4.00 pm – Finish the program for the day and return to the accommodation.

Day 10
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On Monday morning, the participants will be briefed on the two projects available for them to choose: Community Project in Kandy or Wildlife Rescue Project in Dambulla. Depending on the selected project, they will leave for the project after breakfast.

Community Project – Kandy
Schedule:
8.00 am – Breakfast
9.00 am – Participate in the Teaching Project Or Renovation Project
3.30 pm – Finish the program for the day and return to the accommodation. OR

Wildlife Rescue Project – Dambulla
Schedule:
8.00 am – Breakfast
9.00 am – Participate in the Wildlife Rescue Project

Constructing enclosures to look after injured wild animals on request Cleaning the enclosures of the injured animals
Feeding the wild animals
Rescuing wild animals on request

4.00 pm – Finish the program for the day and return to the accommodation.

Day 11
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On Monday morning, the participants will be briefed on the two projects available for them to choose: Community Project in Kandy or Wildlife Rescue Project in Dambulla. Depending on the selected project, they will leave for the project after breakfast.

Community Project – Kandy
Schedule:
8.00 am – Breakfast
9.00 am – Participate in the Teaching Project Or Renovation Project
3.30 pm – Finish the program for the day and return to the accommodation. OR

Wildlife Rescue Project – Dambulla
Schedule:
8.00 am – Breakfast
9.00 am – Participate in the Wildlife Rescue Project

Constructing enclosures to look after injured wild animals on request Cleaning the enclosures of the injured animals
Feeding the wild animals
Rescuing wild animals on request

4.00 pm – Finish the program for the day and return to the accommodation.

Day 12
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On Monday morning, the participants will be briefed on the two projects available for them to choose: Community Project in Kandy or Wildlife Rescue Project in Dambulla. Depending on the selected project, they will leave for the project after breakfast.

Community Project – Kandy
Schedule:
8.00 am – Breakfast
9.00 am – Participate in the Teaching Project Or Renovation Project
3.30 pm – Finish the program for the day and return to the accommodation. OR

Wildlife Rescue Project – Dambulla
Schedule:
8.00 am – Breakfast
9.00 am – Participate in the Wildlife Rescue Project

Constructing enclosures to look after injured wild animals on request Cleaning the enclosures of the injured animals
Feeding the wild animals
Rescuing wild animals on request

4.00 pm – Finish the program for the day and return to the accommodation.

Day 13
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Saturday is your free day. You may wish to go out and explore. Please note: Free day activities & transport not included

Day 14
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Transfer to Beach center on Sunday.

Day 15
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Turtle Conservation Project

The participants will be briefed on the project. This program requires willingness to assist in activities like cleaning of the turtles, the tanks and the turtle conservation centre. It is vital to have a clean and hygienic centre for these animals. After breakfast, you will participate in the Turtle Conservation Project where you will join with feeding the turtles (every other day), cleaning the tanks, cleaning the turtles, beach cleaning activities depending on the requirements.

Evenings will be free for you to relax on the beach.

Day 16
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Turtle Conservation Project

The participants will be briefed on the project. This program requires willingness to assist in activities like cleaning of the turtles, the tanks and the turtle conservation centre. It is vital to have a clean and hygienic centre for these animals. After breakfast, you will participate in the Turtle Conservation Project where you will join with feeding the turtles (every other day), cleaning the tanks, cleaning the turtles, beach cleaning activities depending on the requirements.

Evenings will be free for you to relax on the beach.

Day 17
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These two days for for you to relax on the beach and enjoy the tropical sunshine. You can explore the neighbourhood, the culture and experience life and style of the southern part of Sri Lanka.

Day 18
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These two days for for you to relax on the beach and enjoy the tropical sunshine. You can explore the neighbourhood, the culture and experience life and style of the southern part of Sri Lanka.

Day 19
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Today, you will visit the Galle City, one of the UNESCO world heritage cultural cities as well as Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist destinations. In Galle you will visit Olden Dutch Fort and do sightseeing Colonial style houses and other Dutch architectural buildings.

Day 20
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Bidding farewell!

Day 21
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Departures:

To be arranged by the participants themselves. Airport drop off can be provided by at an extra cost.

Something to Consider

Camp Sri Lanka is not a typical idea of a holiday and it’s not always relaxing; at times you may find yourself in testing circumstances, as you would when experiencing any new culture. There may be bad weather, mosquitos, long journeys, slow Wi-Fi and limited food options.

However, here at Camp Sri Lanka, we thoroughly enjoy stepping out of the comfort zone, embracing new cultures and learning how people live in other countries! Prior to your application, please make sure that you understand that this is a cultural experience, not a luxury holiday; our aim is to make a positive impact in the community – this is a product of hard work and dedication!

Additional Costs

Medical Form (Your GP may charge you for completion)
Flights and Insurance
Program Requirements

18+

A clear criminal background check

Valid Passport (with at least 6 months left)

A basic level of English speaking

You have to be enthusiastic, outgoing, friendly, good with kids and ready to experience a totally new and exciting culture!

So what are you waiting for? This is a perfect Gap Year job abroad!

FAQ's
Am I responsible for booking my own flights?

Your Camp Sri Lanka program fee does not include the cost of your transportation to Sri Lanka, or your transportation out of Sri Lanka when your Camp finishes.

Is Camp Sri Lanka for everyone? (Something to consider)

Camp Sri Lanka is not everyone’s idea of a holiday and it’s not always relaxing. At times you may find yourself in testing circumstances, as you would when experiencing any new culture. There may be bad weather, mosquitos, long journeys, slow wifi and limited food options. However, here at Camp Sri Lanka, we believe that is what comes with stepping out of your comfort zone and into the unknown. We love it, as have thousands of previous attendees.

Before applying to take part in Camp Sri Lanka, please understand that it’s a cultural experience. It isn’t a luxury holiday, and one of our main focuses is to make a positive impact, which often comes with hard work. We can not guarantee you will have a nice relaxing time. You have to come to Camp Sri Lanka with a sense of adventure, go with the flow and be laid back. Basically, YOU are the deciding factor in the experience you have at at Camp. We provide the setup and infrastructure for you to have an incredible experience. However, that is only half of it. The other half comes from you. Your passion to help others, your spirit to do something different, your ability to make friends and go with the flow. You get out what you put in and if you give it your all, together we will have an amazing experience.

Is Wi-Fi available?

While Wi-Fi maybe available, please take into consideration that connection could be temperamental, but don’t worry – Wi-Fi will be there waiting for you when you’re back home!

Do I get any free time at Camp?

You will get free time during your time at Camp.

Will I get time to travel after Camp?

Certainly! With so many amazing places nearby, we encourage this!

Will I make friends at Camp Sri Lanka?

Definitely! You will be making friends from the moment you land at the airport.

Should I bring a suitcase or a backpack for Camp Sri Lanka?

The choice is yours, but a backpack is definitely more suitable for travelling. Plus, you don’t want to look like a starry-eyed first time traveller dragging around a heavy suitcase!

Do I need a passport and a visa?

Passport: A full passport valid for the duration of your stay is required. Please check that you still have at least 6 months left in your passport from the time you arrive in Sri Lanka.

Visa: For visa information, please contact a member of the team.


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