Australia Students to Fiji - Summer Sports Camp

Join a Team During Your University Summer
A Life-Changing Volunteer Expedition to the Fiji Islands
Project At a Glance...
  • Largest Student Volunteer Project to the South Pacific
  • Meaningful Sports Camp in the Fiji Islands – designed for Australian Student Summer Break
  • Contribute Through a Fijian Government Backed Program
  • Develop your Leadership, Teamwork & Communication skills
  • Make Life-long friends & Challenge Yourself on a Real Adventure
  • Educate, Coach and Inspire Fijian Children
  • Homestay – Live with a Traditional Fijian family
  • Weekend Excursion to Explore your Rural Surroundings e.g. Jungle trek
  • Project Fees include; food, accommodation, 24/7 in country support, domestic travel, weekend excursions, charity donation (flights not included)
  • Expedition Costs $2290 (AUD) for 16 Days in Fiji (see Dates & Costs below)
  • Expedition Dates; 23 November – 9 December 2019
Apply Now - Limited Spaces
In Partnership With...
Fijian Government & Influential NGO's

Through groundbreaking partnerships with local stakeholders, you have the opportunity to join a pioneering youth and sports expedition that aims to deliver social, physical and mental development for children living in the rural areas of Fiji. Each team of 20 volunteers shall live in a traditional Fijian village and travel with children to a local sports facility each day to deliver a Sports Camp during the school summer holiday period – planning, preparing and delivering sports coaching, youth activities and educational workshops.

Learn 6 Reasons Why You Should Spend Your University Summer With Think Pacific
New Friends, Memories and Experiences...
1. Contribution
Across our university volunteer projects, we saw a 600% increase in sports and extracurricular activities for the children we worked with. With TP you really do put your university skills to the best possible use!
2. Challenge
Expand your comfort zone by throwing yourself into a “back-to-basics” island experience as you live with a Fijian family at the heart of a traditional village and sample a simpler way of life. Students return with more understanding of poverty issues and of the difference they can make.
3. Learn
Swap university exams and course work for adventure and Fijian culture! We find that students develop greater global awareness and learn about a unique culture and way of life as you live and work with local people in the remotest corner of the earth.
4. Experience
Gain hands on experience and transfer your degree studies and extracurricular passions as you teach, mentor or coach. sports to children. The experience is something students treasure as you become responsible for inspiring and encouraging children to succeed.
5. Skills
Develop teamwork, leadership & communication skills. We deliver aims for the Fijian Government (The Ministries of Health, Education & Sports), which contribute towards national targets. This is something to shout about to employers when you return, developing your CV and expertise.
6. Memories
Create memories and friendships that last a life time. Most students join our project on their own & return with a new group of amazing friends. We love the fact that TP becomes a highlight of people's time at university and something they always look back upon with so much pride.
See How It All Comes Together...
The Expedition Itinerary Below
All Our Expeditions
Have a Unique Expedition Itinerary...
Bula, Welcome to Fiji!

Forget about course work or the stress of exams by arriving in the exotic South Seas. You will land at Nadi Airport and be met by your Expedition Leaders for the first time.

2. Beach Resort Briefing

Every expedition starts with an all inclusive 3 day briefing at a beautiful tropical beach resort. This is time for you to get to know your team mates and wind down into ‘Fiji time’

3. Journey to Remote Fiji

Leaving your briefing paradise, we travel to your remote traditional Fijian community. Depending on your village, this could be a truck to deep jungle or ferry to an outer island.

4. Join a Fijian Village

Arriving into your Fijian village is an exciting and nervous moment! Every door is open in a Fijian community and the generosity and genuine excitement of the local people is profound. By the end of the project our volunteers feel as though they are leaving a second home in the South Pacific.

5. Kaiviti Life

Some of your greatest experiences will be the simple activities of daily Fijian life; learning how to weave palm leaves, cooking Fijian food in underground earth ovens, drinking ceremonial Kava with the chief, husking coconuts or fishing ‘Fiji-style’.

6. The Volunteer Project

We focus upon providing youth and sports opportunities for children living in remote primary schools. You’ll deliver a Sports Camp, coaching a range of sport & lead ‘The House Cup’! The days are rewarding and incredibly busy!

7. Adventures

Explore your incredible surroundings as we organise guided excursion days. Which depending on your locations could be treks, waterfall visits or beach days.

8. Leaving Your Second Home

Leaving your Fijian village is an emotional experience; such are the close bonds that are formed between our volunteers and the local community. Farewell dinners, tearful goodbyes and the pride in your achievements will sum up your final days.

9. Rest and Relaxation

We finish the project by enjoying our final few days relaxing at Fiji’s glorious beach resorts. Top up your South Pacific tan by the swimming pool, head out snorkelling or go island trekking. During the ‘R&R days’ we ask for your all-important feedback during a final de-brief as we review the project in detail.

16-Day Itinerary
Intense, Purposeful & Impactful
Day 1 - Day 2
Beach Resort Briefing
Day 3 - Day 14
Live in Village & Deliver Project
Day 15 - Day 16
R&R at Beach Resort location
Day-to-Day Itinerary
Making the Most of Each Day
6.30am- Wake Up
7am – Breakfast with Fijian Family
7.15am – Team Health Clinic
7.30am – Team Briefing & Depart with Children For Project Location
8.45am – Registration & Free Play
9am – Physical Education Activities – ‘Components of Fitness’
10am – Break
10.15am – Sports Coaching Clinics – NGO Programs
11.15am – Cool Down
11.30am – Education Workshops (Health / Environment / Animal Welfare)
12pm – Lunch
1pm -Physical Education Activities – ‘Components of Fitness’
2pm – Swimming or Team Sports or Free Play
3pm – Snacks & Registration
3.30pm – Depart Back to You Fijian Village
5pm – Team De-Brief
5.15pm – Free Time in Your Village
7pm – Dinner with Your Fijian Family
8pm – Cultural Team Evening Activities
 

 

Saturday’s = Team excursion
Sunday’s = Cultural activities, rest & planning
How Could You Make A Difference?
In Partnership with the Fijian Government
Sports Coaching

Deliver daily sports coaching sessions for children who have never had a PE lesson before.

Health Education

Deliver basic health education workshops on topics such as; nutrition, physical health & sanitation.

Dance

Delivery daily dance, zumba or movement sessions through our Physical Education aims

Netball

In partnership with the Netball Fiji, help deliver their ‘Net Go’ Program.

Rugby - (NRL & FRU)
rugby coaching in fiji

In partnership with the NRL & FRU, organise Rugby League & Rugby Union sessions.

Cricket

In partnership with the Cricket Fiji, deliver their fun and engaging coaching sessions.

Soccer

Plan, prepare and deliver basic Soccer sessions for Fijian children.

Athletics

In partnership with the Athletics Fiji, deliver their fun and engaging coaching sessions.

Hockey

In partnership with the Fiji Sports Commision, deliver their fun and engaging coaching sessions.

Developing Global Graduates

Our aim is for every student to complete their project with a set of experiences, personal attributes and transferable skills, which can positively impact their future education, career ambitions and transition to life beyond study.

  • Leadership
  • Team Work
  • Resilience
  • Relationship-building
  • Confidence
  • Time Management
  • Global Awareness

Real Challenge + Cultural Understanding + Contribution = Huge Personal Growth

Summer Sports Camp – Expedition Dates

23 November – 9 December 2019

(ONLY 5 SPACES REMAINING)

 

Volunteer Testimonial Video...

If you would like to hear what life is like on project from people just like you, then this video is perfect for you. We interviewed a wide range of our past volunteers so you can hear what they have to say about their experiences in Fiji.

Want to Watch More Student Stories?

Head to the Think Pacific Vimeo Page to watch ALL of our university student testimonials.

Project Costs
Registration Fee = $295 (AUD)

This secures your place in the team, provides personal support from your project manager, full access to our pre-departure resources and your expedition t-shirt. Your registration fee is additional to your project fundraising.

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Project Fee = $1,995 (AUD)

Over 1/3 of your fee pays for the materials and associated costs for the youth & sports project that you complete. In addition, our charity provides long term support to children within the community, improving education and access to health care, sport and extra-curricular activities.

What's Included?
Ethical, Transparent & Sustainable...

Our philosophy is to provide a high quality and exceptionally well structured volunteer project. Our expeditions are packed full of adventure and cultural insight, whilst having safety and support at their core. We also ensure that through our charity, the schools and communities you support receive long-term financial and physical assistance year-round. Think Pacific is not the cheapest volunteer organisation around, but this is for all the right reasons.

 

All Our Expeditions Include:

  • Airport welcome by Think Pacific Expedition leaders (or resort meet and greet if you arrive early).
  • All in-country expedition travel
  • All project accommodation
  • All-inclusive briefing and orientation from a beautiful beach resort.
  • All meals during your briefing, all meals for 2 weeks staying with your Fijian village family and breakfast and evening meals during your final days of R&R at glorious beach resorts.
  • Guided weekend excursions such as rainforest treks, waterfall visits or island and snorkelling trips.
  • Organised evening Fijian activities including kava ceremonies, lovo feasts, mat weaving,
  • Think Pacific Leaders and Fijian Matanivanua guides living with you 24/7.
  • In-country Director, Fiji based Project Managers and UK team providing planning, risk assessment and 24-hour back up support.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information & personal volunteer project planning.
  • Fiji expedition de-brief at a selection of beach resorts or castaway islands.
  • Your project donation towards the youth development goals in Fiji (which is used to purchase educational and sports equipment, fund scholarships and training for local people and build village facilities and school classrooms).
What's Not Included?
  • International Flights ($550 – $700 AUD)
  • Spending Money (budget $300 AUD)
  • Visa ($100 AUD)
What's Next?
Don't Miss Out On The Summer of Lifetime...