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Location

What is Traidhos Three-Generation Community?

  • Traidhos Three-Generation Community for Learning is an education center in Northern Thailand. The secure site is 25 kilometres north of Chiang Mai. Campers enjoy all the facilities on this 100-acre campus: Olympic-sized swimming pool, gym, campfire circle, farm, playing fields, lakes, amphitheatre, activity rooms and canteen.

  • The campus is shared between the Prem Tinsulanonda International School and various outdoor experiential programs.  Traidhos Community includes the Environmental education program,  Traidhos Barge Program in Bangkok.

Safety

How will you keep my child safe?

  • The Traidhos campus is protected by 24-hour security with patrolling guards, front gate guards and CCTV.

  • There is a nurse, a well-equipped medical centre and ambulance available around the clock.

  • Our staff members are all trained to be aware of potential risks to campers and to be proactive with safety briefings before camp activities, to ensure that everyone has a safe and memorable camp. We maintain a minimum ratio of 1 staff to 10 campers.

  • You will be asked to give permission for us to post photos of your child on website or social media.

Accommodation

Where will my child sleep?

  • Campers will live in a purpose-built air-conditioned bunkhouse with attached bathroom facilities. Campers sleep in gender specific rooms in bunk beds. Counsellors sleep in adjoining rooms ensuring full care and attention in the event of an emergency.

  • Occasionally campers may share small apartments on campus. A camp staff member will always be close by. Students are encouraged to be independent and responsible for keeping their rooms tidy.

  • We may spend one night in a tent either on campus or at a designated campsite off campus, or in a resort of National Park facility according to the camp program.

Food

What is the food like?

  • Meals are taken buffet style in the Traidhos Cafeteria. The campus is shared with Prem Tinsulanonda International School, so our chefs are accustomed to catering for students and always provide nutritious self-service selections including vegetarian, salad bar, noodles, bakery, fruit and desert.

  • The menu is changed every day so campers can enjoy trying a variety of international and local food while at camp.

  • Special diets can be catered for. Please notify us in advance.

Staff

Who are the camp staff?

  • Activities will be facilitated by Traidhos Visiting Schools (VSP) and Barge Program staff. This Thai and International team draws together a range of expertise and experience with working with children in outdoor settings.

  • All staff members are trained in emergency first aid and CPR.

  • Junior counsellors from local universities support the team. We also invite past alumni campers to be junior camp staff.

  • Adventure Camp and specialist activities will be facilitated by well-qualified guides who frequently work with the Traidhos Three-Generation Community for Learning.

  • English Camp teachers are fully-qualified English speakers with extensive experience in teaching English as a second language.

Clothing

What clothes should I pack?

  • We will send you a Camp packing list once the camp fee has been transferred and we have received the pay-in slip. The number of clothes, types of shoes and personal items will depend on the activities and time of year.

  • Most camps will have laundry service mid-week.

  • Bowls for hand-washing and rinsing swimsuits are provided

Money

What about pocket money?

  • On-campus is a shop called the Chum Shop selling snacks, ice cream and cold drinks.

  • There  may be the opportunity to buy snacks on off-campus excursions. Both the Chum Shop and the other shops we visit are child-friendly and inexpensive.

  • Recommended pocket money is THB 150 - 250 per day. A Camp counsellor will take the role of Camp Banker to keep all the campers’ money (and passport, airplane ticket) safe and release it every second day or before shopping.

  • We have a few camp souvenirs for sale during the week.

Communication

How can I contact my child?

  • During the day we want campers to be exploring and playing and engrossed in activities so we do not allow mobile devices to be used. At the end of the day, during shower time and in free time before bed time, campers may receive short calls from you to their mobile devices.

  • We will provide an emergency number should you need to contact staff at other times during the camp day.

  • A LINE or WECHAT group will be used to post photos.

  • Most days, the Traidhos Camp Facebook page will be updated so that you can follow the activities of the camp program.

Visits

Can I visit my child during the camp?

  • Traidhos Camp Program encourages students to develop independence by living apart from their parents or grandparents during the camp.

  • You are welcome to bring your child at the start of camp to see where they will be living.

  • If you feel that you need to be on campus, you may choose to stay at the Traidhos Residence and Spa

  • If you need to see your child during the week, please arrange a convenient staff with the camp leader. We will bring your child to meet you to avoid other children thinking about their parents.

Airport Transfers

Do you arrange airport pick-up?

  • Yes. Traidhos Camp will suggest an arrival time when many campers will be arriving at Chiang Mai International Airport. Please try to arrange for your arrival time to coincide with this time, so that your child has company for the transfer to campus.

  • For overseas travellers with limited flights to Chiang Mai, please talk directly to Head of Camp to arrange pick up.

Illness

What happens if my child is sick?

  • We will do all we can to prevent your child from becoming unwell. Campers will be reminded to apply sun protection cream, to wear a sun hat, to drink water and to wash their hands regularly.

  • However, in the event of a camper being unwell, Traidhos Campus has on-duty nurses 24 hours each day. The nurse will monitor your child and if necessary consult with a doctor or accompany to hospital. Camp staff will keep you informed of everything that is happening.

Medicines

How can I be sure my child will receive prescribed medication?

  • All medicines should be handed to a camp staff on arrival, clearly labelled with your child's name and instructions for administering the medicine in English. The nurse will manage the medicine and make sure that the correct dose is taken.

Covid-19

Do you have a covid-19 policy?

  • Because we share the campus with Prem International School many of the standard precautions are in place: daily temperature checks, hand washing stations, staff to serve food instead of buffet, increased cleaning of high touch areas

  • Activities have been modified to prevent prolonged close contact

  • numbers sharing a bedroom has been reduced

  • Equipment will be wiped after use

  • masks will be worn except during outdoor strenuous activity, swimming, climbing and sleeping

  • Staff will take any child they are concerned about straight to the nurse station to be observed and checked.