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Camps International and Student Horizons - Forge Exclusive Partnership

Written by Jamie Wansey on February 5th, 2014.      0 comments

Leading youth travel companies Student Horizons and Camps International have today announced their strategic partnership that will offer international voluntourism adventures for New Zealand students.

 
 
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Jamie Wansey and Rory Hall, Director at Camps International, in Borneo
Students on trips with Student Horizons and Camps International will contribute to a number of projects, from constructing school classrooms and supplying drinking water, to terrestrial and marine wildlife conservation, reforestation, environmental education and micro finance initiatives.

Camps International is a social enterprise that balances profits with philanthropy, operating an established network of international volunteer camps in rural communities and wildlife conservation areas.  Over the past 13 years camps have been established in Latin America, East Africa and South East Asia. Located where poverty levels are high and/or there are significant environmental and wildlife conservation challenges, most are established on community land and employ local people. The Camp International camps act as a hub from which Camps International run their wide range of sustainable volunteer projects and adventure activities for young people from around the globe.

Student Horizons is a leader in student travel for education and sporting tours and this new partnership allows Student Horizons to tap into this established global network for tours of a different nature. Both companies seek to assist youth to benefit from the experiential learning potential from international travel, helping to build confidence and achieve personal growth.

Jamie Wansey, Founder and Managing Director of  Student Horizons is excited to have secured the exclusive partnership; “What appeals to us most is the unique nature in which the Camps International programmes are run. Unlike other outfits their camps and projects are truly sustainable. Students and teachers alike will feel incredibly proud of the lasting impact on the local communities they have been fully integrated in.”

Stuart Rees Jones, Founder & CEO of Camps International said “Student Horizons has established a respected school travel brand and we share similar cultures with a focus on quality, safety and philanthropy, making us an excellent match.  We will be adding an additional dimension to Student Horizons established range of educational tours and sports trip and they in turn are well placed to represent us exclusively in New Zealand.”  

He added “Camps International’s unique and award-winning operation of locally staffed and owned camps will enable Student Horizons to offer a wide range of worthwhile and sustainable service project and adventure based experiences.  We look forward to welcoming New Zealand students and staff in our camps around the globe in the coming years.”

For further information on the unique educational travel experiences available, visit www.StudentHorizons.co.nz

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About Student Horizons
New Zealand owned and operated, Student Horizons is the New Zealand specialist in the organisation of overseas sport and educational travel experiences. Applying our extensive local and international educational travel expertise, we create inspiring group travel for students aged between 10 and 19 years of age. Whether it is education focused or for a specific sport, we work with our sound network of international contacts to provide students with a seamlessly coordinated, supremely safe and totally unforgettable international experience.
 
About Camps International
Camps International are global leaders in responsible school travel and offer fully-supported school expeditions to Africa, Asia and Latin America.  Their educational school trips offer an opportunity of a lifetime for students and teachers and the chance to make a profound and lasting impact on disadvantaged communities and wildlife without compromising safety and security.

Contact details for media – for further information, images or interviews

Simon McManus
Sharp Angles PR
Mobile 021709386
Email Simon@SharpAngles.co.nz

Jamie Wansey
Managing Director, Student Horizons
Mobile 021971565
Email Jamie@studenthorizons.co.nz
 

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