What is Traidhos Three-Generation Community for Learning?
Traidhos Three-Generation Community for Learning is an education center in Northern Thailand. The secure site is 25 kilometres north of Chiang Mai. Campers enjoy all the facilities on this 100-acre campus: Olympic-sized swimming pool, gym, campfire circle, playing fields, lakes, amphitheatre, activity rooms and canteen.
The campus is shared with the Prem Tinsualnonda International School, the Visiting Schools Program, sports academies, educational farm, Cooking Academy, boarding facilities, restaurants, spa and residential areas for teachers and families. Traidh Community includes Traidhos Barge Program in Bangkok.
Will my child be safe?
The Traidhos campus is protected by 24-hour security with patrolling guards and front gate guards. There is a nurse, a well-equipped medical centre and ambulance available around the clock.
Our staff members are all trained to be aware of potential risks to campers and to be proactive with safety briefings before camp activities, to ensure that everyone has a safe and memorable camp. We maintain a minimum ratio of 1 staff to 10 campers.
You will be asked to give permission for us to post photos of your child on website or social media.
Where will campers live?
Campers will live in a purpose-built air-conditioned bunkhouse with attached bathroom facilities. Campers sleep in gender specific rooms in bunk beds. Counsellors sleep in adjoining rooms ensuring full care and attention in the event of an emergency.
Occasionally campers may share small apartments on campus. A camp staff member will always be close by. Students are encouraged to be independent and responsible for keeping their rooms tidy.
How about food?
Meals are taken buffet style in the Traidhos Cafeteria. The campus is shared with Prem Tinsulanonda International School, so our chefs are accustomed to catering for students and always provide nutritious self-service selections including vegetarian, salad bar, fruit and desert.
The menu is changed every day so campers can enjoy trying a variety of international and local food while at camp.
Additional special diets can be catered for.
Who are the Camp Activity Staff and English Teachers?
Activities will be facilitated by Traidhos Three-Generation Visiting Schools (VSP) and Barge Program staff. This Thai and International team draws together a range of expertise and experience with working with children in a Summer Camp setting.
All staff members are trained in emergency first aid and CPR. Junior counsellors from local universities support the team. We also invite past alumni campers to be junior camp staff.
Adventure Camp and specialist activities will be facilitated by well-qualified guides who frequently work with the Traidhos Three-Generation Community for Learning.
English Camp teachers are fully-qualified English speakers with extensive experience in teaching English as a second language.
How many clothes does my child have to bring? How about laundry?
We will send you an Activity Camp Holiday Program packing list once the camp fee has been transferred and we have received the pay-in slip. The number of clothes, types of shoes and personal items will depend on the activities and time of year.
Normally, multi–week campers will have laundry service once a week to ensure that they have enough clean dry clothes.
Is there a shop? How much pocket money should they bring? How do young campers keep their money safe?
On-campus is a shop called the Chum Shop selling snacks, ice cream and cold drinks. We may also have the opportunity to buy snacks on off-campus excursions. Both the Chum Shop and the other shops we visit are child-friendly and inexpensive.
Recommended pocket money is THB 150 - 250 per day. A Camp counsellor will take the role of Camp Banker to keep all the campers’ money (and passport, airplane ticket) safe and release it every second day or before shopping.
How can I contact my child?
During the day we want campers to be exploring and playing and engrossed in activities so we do not allow mobile devices to be used. At the end of the day, during shower time and in free time before bed time, campers may receive calls from you from the bunk house phone or from campers’ mobile devices.
We will provide an emergency number should you need to contact staff at other times during the camp day.
Most days, we will update the Traidhos Camp Facebook page so that you can follow the activities of the holiday camp program.
Can I visit my child during camp? Can I stay on campus?
Traidhos Camp Program encourages students to develop independence by living apart from their parents or grandparents during the camp.
You are welcome to bring your child at the start of camp to see where they will be living.
If you feel that you need to be on campus, you may choose to stay at the Traidhos Residence and Spa
Do you provide airport pick up?
Yes. Traidhos Camp will suggest an arrival time when many campers will be arriving at Chiang Mai International Airport. Please try to arrange for your arrival time to coincide with this time, so that your child has company for the transfer to campus.
For overseas travellers with limited flights to Chiang Mai, please talk directly to Head of Camp to arrange pick up.