The week before Songkran, seven girls joined Traidhos Camp and despite their different nationalities, quickly became like sisters. We played, shared and talked as if we had been together for a long time even though we had only just met. It was not surprising that by the last day we did not want to leave, we all wanted to do it all again.
We played parachute games, completed team building challenges, built an egg flying machine, and played the game we loved the most: werewolf! We cooked for ourselves twice. Once at Traidhos Cooking Academy, and another time at Traidhos Farm during Jungle Cooking activity. In the middle of the week, we camped on the highest mountain in Thailand, Doi Inthanon. At the end of our week together we enjoyed campfire and our own fashion show. It was a great week!
After a long week of activities in Chiang Mai, students from Hong Kong International School (HKIS) joined Traidhos Camp for the last day of cultural experience. Students learned about the use of saa paper to make traditional umbrellas and were chilled, relaxed and calm while painting their own designs. Another highlight was working out with Muay Thai.
Hong Kong International School (HKIS) joined Traidhos Camps for a one day camp within a longer trip to Thailand. They requested activities that had a Thai Theme. In the morning we started with Thai cooking, learning about the vegetables, techniques and processes used to make Thai food. Everyone ate their cooking for lunch. It must have been good because we were all very full.
In the afternoon, campers took an easy walk to the Traidhos Farm where they spent time learning about sustainable and organic vegetables in Thailand. The last activity was Muay Thai. Campers discovered some of the traditions surrounding this and enjoyed participating in this relaxing exercise before heading home.
We were pleased to see SummerHill Scouting group from Shanghai between January 19-25, 2017 at Traidhos Camp, Chiang Mai. The kids really enjoyed the variety of activities that this activity camp provided, especially experiencing the safe and secure zip line at Eagle Track, the Muay Thai class which promoted a cultural introduction to good health and basic self-defence skills, as well as activities including umbrella painting, elephant care, jungle cooking and hiking.
Sixteen lovely students aged 8 - 12, from Shanghai, China took part in a camp program between 30 January and 5 February 2017. They really loved doing activities and were so happy to get new experiences. One activity that they were very impressed by was the visit to Thai Elephant Care Home. Here they were able to make medicine balls, feed elephants and learn more about the life and needs of elephants.
Traidhos Camps welcomed the Korean Culture Camp group who brought thirteen Korean students between grade 3 and grade 8. Each morning students studied in their English class and then each afternoon, participated in a half day of camp activities with Traidhos Camp staff. The students enjoyed the camp especially the range of food in the cafeteria.
The first camp group to start t 2017 was Saunboonyopatham Lumphun School. This camp was just two days long but filled with amazing activities and full of fun. One highlight was the BBQ party at dinner time and the environmental and team building activities. Even though it was only a short camp, saying good bye was difficult for both staff and students
Traidhos Camp was happy to welcome a group of tennis players, their coach and families. Each morning the visiting coach trained the young players and for the rest of the day the families enjoyed the Traidhos Camp Program activities which included time at the Traidhos Farm, Cooking at the Traidhos Cooking Academy, an evening campfire with songs, games and marshmallows, village exploration, Kayaking and high ropes activities.
The group appreciated the beautiful campus and the range of activities that the campus and area around Chiang Mai could offer.
This camp was truly a Traidhos Three-Generation family camp, with participants from 77 years old to 2 years old! Children were incredible with English lessons and loved their arts and crafts. Three generations learning and participating in a variety of activities together was an incredible experience for all.
This exciting camp began on the chilly slopes of Doi Intanon, the students were overjoyed by seeing their frosty breath in the mornings air. We all enjoyed our trek through the forest to see a Karen village and to try our hands at roasting coffee. Back at the Traidhos campus English classes and teambuilding games were filled with fun. The trip finished up with an English presentation for their parents, this inquisitive group of children headed home with new friends and new vocabulary too!