Join our sustainable tourism conservation program for teenagers in Thailand, and become an active contributor to our sustainable development projects in the stunning Phang Na region. This program offers 15 to 17-year-old adolescents an opportunity to work under the guidance of international experts, selected for their experience in mentoring and motivating young adults.
As part of our nature-based sustainable tourism initiative, adolescents will work in a local turtle conservation center, run by the Royal Thai Navy, participating in the medical treatment and growth monitoring of green turtles, cleaning up reservoirs and collecting marine debris, including plastic waste on the beaches. Additionally, they will take part in school renovation work.
Beyond the nature projects, teenagers will engage in guided tours of the region, providing insights into local Thai culture, responsible tourism, and preservation by visiting several national parks and the city of Phuket.
Check out our brochure for the full itinerary of this program!
All of our programs, including this sustainable tourism conservation program, have short, medium, and long-term objectives that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). This program is an opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment while gaining new experiences and learning about sustainable development. Don't miss out on this unique adventure!
A supplement of €200 applies to participants under 18. For further information, check our youth programs.
The rooms are composed of dormitories for a maximum of 6 volunteers, including a bathroom and fresh tap water. It is possible that the rooms are mixed from time to time. Participants share daily tasks on the camp (e.g. cleaning the common room). Drinking water will be provided.
Three daily meals including drinks and a snack are provided. From Sunday to Thursday, meals will be cooked by village residents. However, meals will be prepared together by volunteers and staff on Friday and Saturday. Breakfast consists of bread, toast, butter, milk, and oatmeal. Meals are primarily based on local noodles or rice, accompanied by various curries.
A wifi connection is available at the camp, but we recommend purchasing a local SIM card upon arrival for a stable connection.
During the project and in the local town, participants must wear modest clothing that covers their shoulders and knees and behave in a manner that is respectful of Thai customs. The local team will brief you upon arrival.
Youth camps in Thailand take place for 2 weeks between July and August. The host organization offers between 2 and 4 departure dates (on a Saturday) each year.
To apply, you must provide:
– Vaccinations: Diphtheria, Typhus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and Anti-Polio. Consult your doctor for the rabies vaccine and anti-malaria treatment.
– A copy of your passport.
– A travel insurance certificate.
– A medical certificate signed by your doctor.
– A parental consent form.
– A criminal record extract.