Compass Youth Leadership Camp (CYC) is designed by youth for youth. Based on the foundations of systems thinking and sustainability, this unique camp will help participants to be powerful and effective change makers in their communities.
Participants arrive on 21 June late morning-afternoon and leave on the 29th morning-afternoon.
- Youth aged 14-18 years old
- Interested in sustainability and global issues
- Passionate in becoming an effective change agent
- Willing to participate in community service
Scholarships are available through a rigorous selection process. If you are interested, you must submit the completed application form by April 16 the latest. Scholarship applicants will then be emailed by CYC team to schedule an interview as part of the selection process.
Scholarships available for application that showing interest and submitted by 16 April so apply now!
Gain language, tools and skills to be a more effective changemaker in your school and community through…
- Local community sustainability analysis and
- Outdoor education & team-building
- Rural community homestay
- Collaborative action planning for Sustainable
- Becoming a sustainability & systems thinking
- School sustainability change agentry
Our camp is run by youth for youth so you can learn from first-hand experiences of proven youth leaders. If you enjoy it, you can apply to come back next year and help facilitate!
The Camp will consist of four different parts:
These workshops, lead by recent high school graduates with a rich diversity of experience using Compass Tools to shape their community, will be interactive sessions on systems thinking, sustainability and the variety of Compass Tools participants can walk away with to use in their own clubs, classes and communities at home.
Since the camp is based in beautiful and and dynamic Chiang Mai, with the help of the Visiting Schools Program and Traidhos Three Generation Community for Learning, participants will embark to learn more about how Compass Tools can be applied to real life situations and challenges. Participants will have a chance to explore, enjoy and share ideas with members of the local community.
What good are workshops and lessons without chances for real life application? In addition to visiting a local community, students will have several simulation sessions where they will be pushed to try out new concepts and ideas to see how they impact their effectiveness as change agents!
Action Plan Development
Every camper will walk away from CYC with an action plan for how they can use their new skills and knowledge to enhance their presence in their own community. Whether these are plans to address local global issues, instigate a sustainable service project or “green” their school, all participants will leave with a set of “next steps”. Participants who go back to their school and attempt to implement their plans will even have the option to apply to come back next year as camp facilitators and further enhance their abilities as sustainability system thinkers and change agents!
CYC 2016 Photo Gallery
CYC 2015 Photo Gallery
This camp is being run in collaboration with Traidhos Three Generation Community for Learning is
hosting and Traidhos Visiting Schools Program (VSP) is the host location for the camp and providing
logistics support. Traidhos is a provider of school field trips and summer camps for over 7,000 students
each year. Many international and private schools around the world use Traidhos as their educational trip provider. For more information about VSP, visit vsp.threegeneration.org/
- Travel expenses between your home and Chiang Mai airport and vice-versa, including travel insurance for both legs of the journey. Our insurance policy is only effectual from the time we meet you at the airport on the first day until the time we drop you off on the final day.
- Visa (not all nationalities have to pay – please check http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services well in advance of your trip for details on visas for entering Thailand).
- Personal spending money, for example snacks, drinks and souvenirs. We will visit the Night Bazaar on one evening, when we will give you a small allowance for your meal but you may wish to bring extra money for shopping.
All attending youth will be asked to sign and have their parents co-sign to say students will respect facilitators and boundaries a responsible global citizens, but that we reserve the right to send anyone home if they are deemed to be a risk to themselves or others.
For more information about facilities at Traidhos, please go to vsp.threegeneration.org/facilities
When does the camp responsibility begin? At the airport in Chiang Mai? Youth get there on their
Please note that we only provide accident insurance from pick up in Chiang Mai. Participants should consider purchasing their own medical and travel insurance.
All camp activities will end on 28 June evening. Participants can depart on the 29th morning – afternoon. Please note airport transfer cost is included in the paid fee.
Flights to Chiang Mai, Thailand (as of December 2014)
|Bangkok, Thailand||1h 15m||Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways, AirAsia (Don Muang)|
|Beijing, China||5h 20m||Air China|
|Chengdu, China||2h 50m||China Eastern|
|Chongqing, China||3h 20m||Shandong|
|Guangzhou, China||2h 55m||China Southern|
|Hangzhou, China||4h 10m||Thai AirAsia|
|Hong Kong||3h 0m||Thai AirAsia, Dragonair, Hong Kong Express|
|Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||2h 45m||AirAsia|
|Kunming, China||1h 30m||China Eastern|
|Luang Prabang, Laos||1h 0m||Lao Airlines|
|Macau||2h 50m||Thai AirAsia|
|Mandalay, Myanmar||1h 25m||Bangkok Airways|
|Seoul, South Korea||5h 50m||Korean Air, Business Air|
|Shanghai, China||4h 20m||Junyao, China Eastern, Spring|
|Singapore||3h 0m||Silkair, Tiger Air|
|Taipei, Taiwan||5h 0m||TransAsia|
|Wuhan, China||3h 20m||Air China|
|Yangon, Myanmar||1h 25m||Bangkok Airways, Air Bagan|