Summer 2018 Overnight Camps for Kids in Thailand

16 May 2018, BKK Kids

The ‘American’ style overnight summer camps are growing in popularity in Thailand, which has plenty of ideal natural settings. Below are some of the residential (overnight) options for kids this summer (and fall).

Camp Sun Bear, Khao Yai (ages 7-15 & 11-15)
Where: The Wild Lodge, Khao Yai National Park (South), Prachinburi
When: 2 programs: Khao Yai Cycling (ages 11-15), 2-6 July & 16-20 July; Khao Yai Adventure (ages 7-15): 2-6 July, 9-13 July, 16-20 July, 30 July-3 Aug, 6-10 Aug, 13-17 Aug
Price: Khao Yai Cycling: 23,000 baht (sibling discount of 21,000 baht); Khao Yai Adventure: 21,000 baht (sibling discount 19,000 baht)
Contact: 084-534-8810; info@campsunbear.com
Description: Camp Sun Bear, formerly known as Thailand Summer Camps, is an outdoor education camp packed full of fun, with activities including rock-climbing, zip-lining, rafting, caving, hiking, swimming, canoeing, cycling, and playing in the sun. Campers will learn how to navigate the wilderness, preserve the environment, work in teams, stretch their personal limits, and take home invaluable new skills and unforgettable memories.

Camp Sun Bear, Chiang Mai (ages 12-15)
Where: Nong Bua Camp, Muang Khong Valley, Pak Koh Lam, Chiang Mai
When: 6-10 Aug (Chiang Mai Rafting & Caving)
Price: 24,000 baht (sibling discount of 22,000 baht)
Contact: 084-534-8810; info@campsunbear.com
Description: Camp Sun Bear, formerly known as Thailand Summer Camps, is an outdoor education camp packed full of fun, with activities including rock-climbing, zip-lining, rafting, caving, hiking, swimming, canoeing, cycling, and playing in the sun. Campers will learn how to navigate the wilderness, preserve the environment, work in teams, stretch their personal limits, and take home invaluable new skills and unforgettable memories.

Digital Detox Asia Teen Summer Camp Thailand 2018 (ages 13+)
Where: Bonanza Resort, Khao Yai, Nakorn Ratchasima
When: 5-10 August
Price: (contact for details)
Contact: contact@digitaldetoxasia.com
Description: Digital Detox Asia is part of a growing holistic wellness movement. Our premium mindfulness retreat exists as a tech-free space for guests to reflect, recharge and reconnect with themselves and others. This summer camp is a possible life-changing experience for teens who may otherwise spend the holidays glued to their screens.

Howling Gibbon Summer Camp 2018, Khao Yai (ages 8-13)
Where: St. Stephen’s International School, Khao Yai Campus, Pak Chong, 49,49/1-3 Moo 4 Thanarat Road, Pakchong, Nakhon Ratchasima
When: 2 week camp: 1-14 July
Price: 39,500 baht, including all food and accommodations
Contact: 062-197-2559; summercamp@howlinggibbon.com; facebook.com/thehowlinggibbon
Description: Spend part of the summer in Khao Yai, participating in an English and adventure camp unlike any other!

iCamp Thailand, Kanchanaburi (ages 8-16)
Where: 9/9 Moo 6 Tambon Klondo, Dan Makham Tia District, Kanchanaburi
When: 30 June-31 Aug
Price: 38,500 baht per week
Contact: 02-399-5400 ext. 218-219; info@icampthailand.com
Description: iCamp Thailand is an ‘American style’ overnight summer camp with fun activities such as arts and crafts, lots of different sports, circus and excursions for kids between 8 and 16 years in age. Get ‘unplugged’ from technology and back to the great outdoors!

Nanmee Books’ Harry Potter English Camp, Khao Yai (ages 8-12)
Where: Go Genius Learning Center, Phraya Yen, Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima
When: 16-18 June, 27-29 July (3 days, 2 nights)
Price: 9,300 baht per session
Contact: 02-662-3000 Ext. 4425; chanya@nanmeebooks.com

SEALS Jungle Leadership Camp – Team Building Adventures Unplugged, Kanchanaburi (ages 11+)
Where: Various locations in Kanchanaburi
When: 2-5 July (4 days and 3 nights)
Price: 17,900 baht, all inclusive, including transportation, accommodation, meals, games, activities insurance, T-shirt, swim cap, prizes
Contact: 083-067-4648; info@swimlifeinternational.com
Description: An active leadership camp for healthy young teens with kayaking and mountain biking between sleeping locations along the River Kwai under full supervision of international physical education specialists. Focus is on teamwork, fitness, and learning self responsibility in a smart phone/iPad free setting.

Traidhos Summer Camp, Chiang Mai (ages 9-13)
Where: Traidhos Three-Generation Community (campus shared with Prem Tinsulanonda International School) 234 Moo 3, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai
When: 24 June-14 July (4 different one-week programmes)
Price: 21,000 to 22,000 baht per week
Contact: 053-301-500 ext. 5008; camp@threegeneration.org
Description: Three themed weeks of fun camp activities including teambuilding, cooking, farm activities and visits within Chiang Mai. You may join for more than one week.

YouDee Camp, Khao Yai (ages 7-17)
Where: Near Khao Yai National Park, Prachinburi
When: 1-5 Oct, 8-12 Oct, 15-19 Oct, 22-26 Oct; 8-18 Dec (Family Camp), 17-21 Dec (Xmas Camp)
Price: 23,900 baht per child (special discount sign up from now to 31 June; special sibling discount of 22,900 baht), including transportation to and from Bangkok, activities, food, accommodation in private resort style.
Contact: 065-530-6484, 02-165-0174; info@theyoudee.com
Description: We offer an “An American Sleep Away Camp Style”, ideal for the region and international children and families. Activities include biking, kayaking, rafting, hiking, sport, arts & craft and Extra Language lessons. Campers are encouraged to develop a strong sense of self and positive values, build healthy relationships, seek challenges, and have FUN.

Photo Credit: iCamp Thailand

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