This # week camp is the perfect opportunity for high school seniors to travel with a purpose! As a participant, you will be working with the local Nepalese community in our community building tours. You and your fellow camp mates will cooperate on a variety of community projects, from building libraries to classrooms. Our participants often forge lifelong friendships during their stay. Are you ready for the adventure? We can’t wait to see you!
During the first few days, we will focus on getting adjusted to your new home in Nepal. We will have team-building activities to get to know each other better, and tour local sightseeing areas! Did we mention tasty traditional Nepalese foods?
As a team, we will begin to discuss what community projects we will be tackling. This can be anything from building libraries to classrooms for children! You and your teammates will then cooperate to plan and execute the projects.
Skills gained: Cultural awareness, adaptation, team building, group dynamics, volunteerism
We will continue to work on community projects during the last week of the program. We will also attend a Nepalese festival, which is a huge part of their culture! On the final day, we will hold a farewell party to not only celebrate your hard work the past two weeks but also to reflect on how we can apply what we have learned to the future and on a global scale.
Skills gained: Perspective, cooperation, reflection, serviceship
Every Sunday All Year Round
Leadership, Playing with Kids, Immerse with local
Minimum 2 to maximum 8
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Namaste, Today is a very strange day and all my feelings are so messed up. I have been here in Nepal for eleven weeks and now it is time to go back to Sweden, which makes me sad and happy at the same time. Sad, because I have met so many nice people here that I am going to miss a lot, Happy, because of all the things I have learned here that are going to be useful for the rest of my life gratitude, independence and an “every thing will be okay in the end “ mentality. Honestly my first one/two weeks in Nepal were horrible. It was the first time that I was travelling alone, I did not feel comfortable with speaking English and the culture shock was indescribable. Though, what does not hill you makes you stronger and now, when I look back on my stay in Nepal, there is no doubt that it is the best thing that has even happened to me. When I got out of my comfort zone and become more open-minded, things started to be amazing. In Kathmandu, I mainly worked as an English and Math teacher at a Monastery, which I really enjoyed. Nevertheless, I have also managed to travel around and see most of the fantastic Dal Bhat country. For example, I have visited Bhaktapur, Nuwakot, Chitwan, Pokhara, Nagarkot, and Lumbini. Thank you so much GAPYearNepal, I am eternally grateful for every thing you have done for me. You are all awesome, keep up the good work!
After one of the most useless rescue missions after the earthquake I’m so happy to have found such a great organization as Gap Year Nepal that really makes a difference. I’ve worked with awesome volunteers in 3 different schools in the surrounding of Kathmandu and loved every minute of it. With blisters on my hand and a sore back my time to go has now come but I will never forget this and hope to return soon.
Where to begin… wow words cannot describe the experience I had working with you guys to rebuild schools after the earthquake. My heart is filled with such fond memories and I will forever cherish the way you treated me and how friendly and caring everyone has been during my stay here. I wish you all the best for the future and may you get tons more volunteers (equally as awesome as us) to come and assist you in all the great work you guys are doing. I will miss you dearly and hope to be back one day again. Take care of yourself and big hugs.