Sing Buri - Real Thai Experience

Real Thailand is truly a fantastic location; you will spend your time visiting local children at our English Camps and an orphanage.

Time to experience real Thailand! Visit local children in Sing Buri’s schools, helping to provide an education to local children and support poorly funded schools.

We have loads of fun activities lined up: experience an trip to an elephant conservation project, during which time you will work with and care for elephants. Make sure you don’t forget your camera, this is your perfect opportunity to grab your sought-after elephant selfie!

Enjoy a trip to a beautiful national park, where you will learn about Thai culture, see the Thai way of life, visit temples and even get involved in some outdoor activities. Additionally, you will be given the opportunity to partake in Muay Thai boxing and Thai language classes.

If this isn’t enough for you, we even have an optional 4 day, 3 night excursion to Cambodia to see Angkor Wat, the 7th Wonder of the World! We’ll take you to the beautiful Island of Koh Samet for you chance to experience the paradise of the Thai beaches.


NB. Sing Buri is a brand new location for 2018 and therefore the reviews below are about the Camp Thailand program in general, rather than this specific location.

Camp Highlights

Elephant Sanctuary
Koh Samet Mini Break
Visiting Local Schools


Jack Blunn 5

Eye opener

This trip with Camp Thailand really did open my eyes to how other cultures are and how the less fortunate live their daily lives. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for an adventure and to meet some amazing people. Teaching the children in the schools is so rewarding and I’ve never seen children so happy to be taught by new teachers. This made me a much more confident person, Such a great experience.

Cassey 5

A truly insightful and rewarding experience

This Camp provided me with the opportunity to explore a rural part of Thailand that would be difficult to explore as a tourist. We were given an insight into the ‘real’ Thai way of life, from spending the day bathing and walking besides elephants to teaching some adorable Thai children English; who where so keen and welcoming.

Steven Duncan 5

Best experience of my life

Camp Thailand was the most amazing worth while experience ave ever embarked upon, the three weeks I spent with the organisation where full off new experiences and very fulfilling cultural experiences, from working at the schools to visiting the orphanage every bit off work we done was incredible, l’ll defiantly be returning, Camp Thailand was an excellent way to see a new country and meet brand new amazing people

Katie Chilton 5


Whether giving 5 star ratings seems unrealistic or not critical enough but it is simply because I cannot fault any part of my experience. I felt safe and secure at all times, the reps being not only approachable but going above and beyond to make sure that each individual had the best experience they could. Our accommodation was perfectly situated in the rural area with access to everything we needed. The staff were faultless, I cannot describe enough how much adoration I have for each member of staff that made my experience what it was. Going to the elephant sanctuary was more than I could have asked for, and seeing the work they put in is really admiring. Could not have wished for a better experience than what Camp Thailand have given me and it is down to the individuals that worked at the Camp.

Arrival Info

Airport Pick Up: Transport from Bangkok International Airport to your hotel in Bangkok for your first night’s stay. (Please note, for free airport pick up you must meet us at 2.00 pm on your selected start date).

What's Included

What’s Included?

Airport Pick Up: Transport from Bangkok International Airport to your hotel in Bangkok for your first night’s stay. (Please note, for free airport pick up you must meet us at 2.00 pm on your selected start date).

Transport: To all Camp locations, included activities and English Camp placements.

Accommodation for your entire placement! (See our FAQ page for more information).

Elephant Conservation: During your first week of Camp we will take you on an elephant conservation visit. Time to get that elephant selfie!

Activities: We include a variety of exciting activities at each Camp location. These include: a water park trip, bicycle tour, Muay Thai boxing, hiking up a waterfall and enjoying natural hot-springs, bamboo rafting, Thai language and cooking classes and BBQ bonfire parties). * Each Camp Location has different activities; please see itineraries for details.

A free Camp Thailand polo t-shirt that you can teach in when at the school.

A free sun tan!

What's Not Included


Insurance (Click Here to see our insurance provider)

Personal expenses while at Camp (food, drink, souvenirs and general daily living costs)


Extra excursions you may wish to get involved; we offer included activities at all our Camps. However, on your free days there are extras you can do which our reps are always happy to help arrange. These never usually cost more than $10- $20. Also during your free evenings you are given independent time, so we always encourage exploring the local area and making the most on extra curricular activities on offer, which may incur costs.


Available Tours and Extras

Extended Bangkok Tour! –
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If one night in Bangkok isn’t enough for you, then you should definitely sign up to our Extended Bangkok Tour which is available at Camp Hua Hin Breach and Garden, Real Thai and Chiang Mai. This tour is the perfect opportunity to explore Bangkok with our Camp Thailand Team who have travelled Thailand many times before, whilst getting to know your new best friends for the next month! You will be able to immerse yourself in Thai Culture and get a taste of the city that really does never sleep. We will take you to do a number of activities such as experiencing, a Long Tail Boat Ride, visit Wat Pho’s Reclining Buddha, The Golden Mountain, a Tuk Tuk ride around Bangkok and in the evening head to a RoofTop Meal & Party!

If you are not partaking in this extended tour, you will have free time. Phone us on: 0161 222 3780 or log in to your account to book on today, as there are only limited spaces available!

Cambodia Tour –
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Are you looking for the perfect extra to your Camp Thailand adventure?

You’ve already flew halfway around the world to get to Camp Thailand; with Cambodia within touching distance, we have put together the ultimate package for you to see the wonders that this magical country has to offer. If you’re taking part in Camp Hua Hin, or The Real Thai Experience, you’ll be able to join onto this tour with your new friends from Camp Thailand. You’ll get to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Angkor Wat, waterfalls, temples and also experience some serious partying on the infamous ‘Pub Street.’ With limited spaces available, make sure you book on soon!

To sign up for this tour, you must already have your place for Camp Thailand confirmed. You can then log in to add extras onto your active place. If you haven’t confirmed your spot yet, click Apply Now and get yourself signed up!

Island Hopping Tour –
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A trip to Thailand is not complete without visiting the country’s incredible islands. So, the Camp Thailand Team have created the Island Hopping Tour, exclusive to Camp Thailand applicants, where you will have the opportunity to visit Thailand’s best islands; Koh Phangan, Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan! With stretches of white sandy beaches, looming palm trees and crystal clear oceans – this kind of beauty has to be seen to be believed! For more information, just give us a call on 0161 222 3780!


Day 1

Arrival – Arrive in Bangkok, let your senses be overwhelmed by the sights, sounds, smells and heat of the city that never sleeps! Check into your hotel and get ready for the Welcome party this evening. Time to meet your new friends!

Day 2

Optional Bangkok Tour  – If you choose to do the Bangkok Tour, then you’ll be exploring this incredible city for the day with the group. If not, then you are more than welcome to explore the capital yourself!

Day 3

Head to Sing Buri – Leave Bangkok in the morning and head down to Sing Buri,for a tour of the town, we’ll have a stop for lunch and time for you to explore the local area. We will then have a stop by the famous Wat Phikul Thon on the way to your accommodation
The evening will include a welcome dinner and a crash course on Thai culture and language as well as a few ice breakers to really get to know your new Camp friends.

Day 4

TEFL and teacher training- Today will be focused on refreshing what you have learnt on your Young Learner Course and TEFL for those doing the full qualification. We will be preparing teaching aids and lessons ahead of this weeks school visits.

Day 5-9

The next 5 days will be focused on school visits and local community projects. This is your chance to really immerse yourself in the Thai culture and really make a difference to the local community.

Morning Session-

You will be placed at one of 2 local school in the area. You will be put groups and will be supported by local Thai teachers and reps, expect to spend 2-3 hours in the school during the morning session.

Afternoon Session-

For the afternoon session we have put together a list of available options, you are free to pick and choose and mix and match to really get the most out of your Real Thai Experience!

Return to the same local school to continue with the typical school day

Get involved with sport sessions at the Temple School

Get involved with the construction project at the Temple School, bit of a ‘handy andy’ or a dab hand with a paint brush? The construction project could be right up your street!

Get involved with the local ‘Clay House’ project, get your hands dirty and learn how the local villages build their homes.

Get your gym gear on and step into the Muay Thai Boxing ring, be prepared to work up a sweat with the awesome local trainers!

Day 10

It’s elephant time! – It’s time to get involved with some elephant conservation – one of the absolute highlights of your trip don’t forget your camera, this is your chance for a banging Instagram picture to make all your friends jealous at home!

Day 11

Transfer to Wang Nham Khiao on the way we’ll stop at a local waterfall for a refreshing dip to escape the heat. Check in the resort, take in the gorgeous mountain scenery and get ready for this evening’s BBQ.

Day 12

Explore the outstanding beauty of the area with a trek upto the local viewpoint the scenery will literally take your breath away (if the walk up the hill didn’t do that job for you) We will also visit the flower and mushroom farm, sounds bit strange, but trust us its worth visit!

Day 13

Fountain Tree Adventure Park Tour – It’s time to play on the ‘Total Wipeout’ style inflatables so pack your swimwear! You will also have the opportunity to try quad-biking, go-carting, and paintballing just to name a few of the crazy activities on offer.

Day 14

Forestry Conservation – It’s time to get your gloves on and get down and dirty by getting involved with forestry conservation project with the local park rangers.
*Those booked on the optional Cambodia tour will depart this morning

Day 15

Khao Yai National Park – Spend the day exploring Thailand’s oldest national park, made famous for its spectacular waterfall by the epic Leonardo de Caprio film ‘The Beach’

Day 16

Temple stay– Meet some local monks and visit a Buddhist temple, a truly unique opportunity to learn about Buddhism. Take some time to meditate, and truly immerse yourself in Thai culture. *Please note you will need white, modest clothing in order to enter the temple, if you don’t bring this with you, you can purchase items at the local market.

Day 17-21

It’s time for the beach! Pack your bag, it’s time to head to Koh Samet.
An endless expanse of turquoise blue sea, fine white sand and brilliant nightlife. You have landed in paradise! The next three days are dedicated to sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling, water sports, amazing food, good cocktails and good company.
The time is yours!

*Those on the optional Cambodia tour will meet the group in Koh Samet on day 17.

Day 22

Say your goodbye’s its time to head to Bangkok for your onwards travel, you will be dropped off at the main bus station in the afternoon.

Something to Consider

Camp Thailand 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 Thailand, we thoroughly enjoy stepping out of the comfort zone, embracing new cultures and learning how people live in other countries! Every year, we have a fantastic time, as have thousands of previous Camp Thailand attendees. Though we personally love the experience, we realise that it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. As such, 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!

While we cannot guarantee that you will have a relaxing time, we fully recommend that you come to Camp Thailand with a sense of adventure and a willingness to embrace the experience – ultimately, there is only one person who will dictate how much you enjoy Camp and that’s you! We provide the setup and infrastructure for you to have a genuinely incredible time that many would love to be involved with; the rest of the package comes from you and your commitment to the cause.

It is no coincidence that our best participants on the program immerse themselves in the activities each day; if you work with passion, your enthusiasm will not only be appreciated by us here at Camp Thailand, but the locals who you are helping will be grateful for your help. We present the opportunity to partake in some of the most unbelievable life experiences, including teaching in communities in local schools and getting up close and personal with Thailand’s elephants, while making friends for life.

Additional Costs

Criminal Background Check
Medical Form (Your GP may charge you for completion)
Any additional tours or EP elective you wish to join
Flights and Insurance
Program Requirements


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!

Am I responsible for booking my own flights?

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

Our in-house flight team will be in touch shortly after you have paid your program deposit. Alternatively, please email [email protected]

What sort of accommodation will I be staying in at Camp Thailand?

You will stay in a bright and airy, bunk bedded room typically with 3-5 other people (of the same gender as yourself) sharing the room. We also have a couple of dorm style rooms which house up to 12 people.

Most of the rooms are fan cooled and in some locations they will have Air con. During most months of the year Thailand has a tropical climate and the Summer months are much hotter and more humid than the winter months.

Most Camp Thailand participants think that it is more fun to stay in the bunk bedded rooms with their new friends – but if you are travelling with a partner and wish to have more privacy you may wish to consider your own private room for the duration of your stay. To discuss this further, please contact the office.

Is Camp Thailand for everyone? (Something to consider)

Camp Thailand 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 Thailand, 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 Camp Thailand attendees. However, we realise that it may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

Before applying to take part in Camp Thailand, 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 Thailand 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 Camp Thailand. 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 at Camp Thailand. We can teach communities in local schools, get up close and personal with Thailand’s elephants, make friends for life and get involved in some incredible activities.

I guess the question now… is Camp Thailand for you!?

Is Wi-Fi available at Camp Thailand?

Yes, Wi-Fi is available, whether it be in a communal area or in your room. However, we try our best to ensure that Wi-Fi is available in most areas of your accommodation.

Do we have access to cooking facilities or a kitchen at Camp?

In Thailand most people live in dwellings without kitchens as cheap, fresh and delicious food is available everywhere. There is an on-site restaurant at Camp B’s Guest House, offering a variety of choices of fresh Thai food that are both delicious and inexpensive. Popular Western food choices are also available here. At all our Camps we have 7/11 shops that are open 24 hours, plus other convenience stores within a five minute walk of the accommodation. There are also a large number of eating establishments in the immediate vicinity of your Camp Thailand location.

Are meals at Camp Thailand included in the program fee?

The meals that are included are the delicious lunches that are provided by the Thai schools on the days you are teaching there. Please note that in some cases we will be in the schools for under two hours and in the cases of temple schools and orphanages they don’t have the budget to provide lunch. Don’t worry though, there is an abundance of inexpensive, fresh and delicious food from the many food stands and small family restaurants.

You can buy cheap, delicious and healthy Thai food for breakfast from many of the local street vendors in the surrounding area.

Are there washing machines on hand at our accommodation?

For about 1.20 GBP per kilo (approx. 2.25 lbs) local laundry services will wash your clothes early morning and return them washed and neatly pressed the following afternoon.

Do I get any free time at Camp?

You will get at least one day off a week (usually at the weekends). However, we run activities on your days off. You’re usually only in the schools for around 4-6 hours a day, leaving the rest of the afternoon to explore and partake in weekly activities or explore the local area.

Will I get time to travel after Camp?

Certainly! With so many amazing places in Thailand we encourage this! You can travel on your own or join our Island Hopping Tour! Each member of our team is well traveled and have visited Thailand many times, so we are always happy to give you travel advice.

How much spending money will I need?

Thailand is very cheap, and it depends how well you can, or need to budget. For further advice contact our team and we can help you come up with an idea how much you will need to budget for. There are also opportunities to do additional activities which you may want to budget for.

Will I make friends at Camp Thailand?

Definitely! You will be making friends from the moment you land in Bangkok, friends you will keep for life after sharing such an amazing experience.

What should I pack for Camp Thailand?

You will receive a packing list as part of the ‘Pre-Departure pack’ which you will be sent prior to leaving for Camp, but here’s just a few items we recommend taking;

– Mosquito spray
– Sun cream
– Warm weather clothing
– A padlock
– A camera to capture all your amazing experiences
– You will also want to bring your own towel and washcloth as only bed linens are provided at camp

Should I bring a suitcase or a backpack for Camp Thailand?

The choice is yours, but a backpack is definitely more suitable for travelling around Thailand. Plus, you don’t want to look like a starry-eyed first time traveller dragging around a heavy suitcase, looking like you just landed at a 5* resort in Europe!

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 Thailand.

Visa: For visitors from most Western countries that are arriving in Thailand by air and are staying for 30 days or less, no visa is normally required. For visitors from most Western countries that are arriving in Thailand by sea or land, only a 15 day visa will be granted. So, if you are a visitor from a Western country, arriving by air and planning on staying in Thailand continuously for over 30 days, or arriving in Thailand by land or sea you will need to apply for a tourist visa from your nearest Thai consulate. A single entry, 60 day tourist visa allows you to stay in Thailand for 60 days and can be extended from within Thailand just before expiration for a further 30 days at an additional cost of 1,900 THB. If you are planning on doing the Cambodia trip, or any other travel to other countries while you are here in Asia and then coming back to Thailand you are best advised to apply for a double entry, 60 day tourist visa.

Please note that you can google the address of your nearest Thai consulate and then download the forms online from the consulate to apply for the tourist visa. The stated purpose of your visit will be tourism only. You can then simply follow the application process provided in the online forms by the consulate and apply in person or through the mail. If applying in person you need to submit your forms and documentation on a weekday, normally before noon local time and then collect your passport with visa the following afternoon, normally after 2 p.m. local time.

Please note that the rules for visas often change and we are not liable for this. Your visa is your responsibility and we have no control or influence over the Royal Thai Consulate.

What else do I need for Camp Thailand?

Personal Insurance, covering the time you will be in Thailand plus any activities that you will be undertaking, as well as any planned travel to other countries.

What should I wear when I am working in a school?

You should wear your Camp Thailand polo shirt in the schools. One will be issued to you as part of your program fee. However, you may want to purchase one or more of these shirts at a cost of 12.50 GBP each, as you will be visiting the schools for up to 4 days during any given week, meaning that there will not be enough time for cleaning if you only have one shirt. If you don’t wish to wear the polo shirt, men will need to wear smart collared, buttoned shirt, short or long sleeves and women will need to wear blouses with capped shoulders and no plunging necklines.

When in classrooms, men are normally required to wear long smart trousers. Women have the choice of long, smart slacks, a full length dress with capped shoulders and no plunging neckline, or a knee length skirt with a blouse with capped shoulder and no plunging necklines.

When in Mini-English Summer camps, the only approved top for men and women is the Camp Thailand Polo shirt.

In the Mini-English Summer Camps men can wear long smart trousers or knee length trousers. Women can do the same, but trousers must be loose fitting rather than body-clinging and your polo shirt should be not tucked in if you are a female.

Please remember you must wear capped toe shoes, and definitely no flip flops at school.

All forms of body art (Tattoos) must be covered and body piercings must be removed. However, earrings can be kept in.

You must remember that teachers are revered in Thailand and the children are brought up to respect the teachers. Whilst Thailand is very tolerant of all religions and cultures, and although you will see Thai people with tattoos and piercings, Thai society prefers its children not to be exposed to this, wherever possible, until they become young adults. If they choose to have tattoos or body piercings after they become adults that is a matter of personal freedom. This is, in reality, no different than in Western culture where there is legislation in place to limit smoking adverts/commercials or billboards at sporting events. Please do not take this request personally.

Thai culture is very polite, respectful, conservative and modest. Please try to adapt and be respectful of all Thai culture. Please remember that you are a guest in this country and you should try to behave as you would if you were invited to someone’s home for the first time.

What happens if I can’t come to Camp Thailand once I have booked my place?

We can defer your placement acceptance offer to a future intake date that must be initiated within 12 months from your original intake date. Please note that all deposits are non-refundable so you would be best advised to take out a travel insurance policy that will cover this if there is even a slight chance that you will not be coming to Camp Thailand.