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Come to Ghana and have fun with the kids! Turn their school holidays into an enjoyable learning experience using games, hobbies and any creative activities. You'll use fun activities to teach them English, games, sports, arts/crafts, drama/music, magic, face-painting ...

We set up the Summer Camp to give the kids fun stuff to do during the holidays that doesn't cost them anything. The idea is to keep them entertained and perhaps teach them some skills at the same time.


Price: £795 for 1 week
£100 for each additional week.
Excludes flights. Please see Full Price List & Other Currencies
Duration: From 1 week to 4 weeks, but can be combined with another project if you'd like a longer programme. Subject to visa requirements.
Start Dates: This project runs between approximately 1st August until 10th September every year and can be combined with another project before or after this one.
Requirements: Minimum age 17, no qualifications necessary, but you should be an enthusiastic person who loves children and enjoys fun and games!
What's included: Arranging your Programme
Full pre-departure support and assistance
Payment Protection insurance
Accommodation amd Food
Meeting you at the nearest Airport
Transfer to your accommodation
Daily transport to and from your Project
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support
Free T-Shirt
Certificate of Completion
What's not included: Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to the airport.
Who can do this Project? All projects are open to all nationalities and all ages over 17.
Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in caring for children, teaching or working with children overseas while doing voluntary work, projects abroad or study abroad.
Also available as a summer placement or short break in Ghana or Africa.


  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Africa the fascinating Ghanaian culture.
  • The enormous satisfaction of helping disadvantaged children and adults and knowing that you made a difference to them.
  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
  • An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market.
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!


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Children in Ghana have school holidays from the beginning of August until the middle of September. Unfortunately, many of the children come from poor families and have little or no resources to entertain themselves during the Summer holiday. To help families who struggle to find someone to look after the children, or can't afford anyone to care for their children while they go work, Travellers set up a free Summer Camp for the children. We provide equipment and materials for games, competitions and general fun stuff and we also make sure they get a meal every day.

The children love the Summer Camps - they win prizes! The prize for our volunteers is the big grins across all the kids' faces :-) One of the obvious activities will be sports - as many varied sports as possible - plus various other children's activities, such as:

  • Any ball games, like Football, Cricket, Basketball, Rounders or Netball
  • Frisbee games
  • Dancing - Ghanaians love to dance, so putting together a dance concert or dance competition would be fun
  • Drama - Informal Drama productions is another activity that can be initiated - and all kids love play-acting!
  • Music - teaching them to sing, to play an instrument and perhaps to put together a concert to be performed at the end of the holidays
  • Magic tricks, juggling or circus-type activities
  • Simple games like hopscotch, skipping, hula-hoops
  • Arts & Crafts - here there are many options.
  • Any creative activities, like face painting
  • Reading from story books
  • Or anything else your imagination can dream up that will amuse the children.

The kids learn to use English at the same time, so they not only have fun, they also benefit from the activity. These activities also benefit the children by improving their team-work skills, social interaction and building their confidence.

The Summer Camp takes place in the grounds of one of the local schools in Kwabenya and is for children from all around the area, including other schools in the community. Kwabenya is a small town/suburb about forty minutes drive outside Accra city centre and a place where many of our teaching volunteers are based.

You may work for only a few hours a day, or you may find that you want to devote more time to the children. The school remains open during the holidays because they are also running extra-curricular academic lessons for the children who need them. However, during the holiday period it is likely the school will have only one member of staff present as the rest of the staff are likely to be away on holiday. For this reason you will have the opportunity to become quite involved in the structure, running and development of the Camp, which will require you to work on your own initiative for a lot of the time.So being creative is a must.

You may work with large or small groups of children, so you need to be diverse and organised, but you are encouraged to utilise any skills or passions you have, whether these are playing sport, music, drama or just games. Past volunteers made a real difference by introducing a fun and creative way for the children to express themselves and learn about new things. You’ll be rewarded by how much fun the children will have!

So if you haven't got anything planned and you're free for a couple a weeks or longer this summer, why not come to Ghana and have fun with the kids.

Dates for the 2015 school terms (semesters) are as follows:

  • Term 1: 6th January – 9th April
  • Term 2: 5th May – 30th July
  • Term 3: 2nd September – 11th December.


Your accommodation will vary depending on your work location, but will either be in a family-run hostel or with a host family. This means that you get to eat, sleep, work, socialise and generally live like a Ghanaian. This enables you to fully experience the local culture from the inside.

Many of our volunteers remain friends with their host families long after they leave Ghana and in some cases they return to the country later especially to visit their family. Sometimes members of their Ghanaian family have even gone to visit them in their home country.

The family for the past 6 weeks, the Opuku family, have been very warming to us staying there. They've cooked up some fabulous meals and have been very helpful to us when we have needed some help finding our way around. The children at the house are fantastic! They're very keen to explore your room, and sweets seems to be very high on the list. Jonathan Childs

Food will be local cuisine - again this is to enable you to fully experience living as local Ghanaians do. When we arrange your placement, we will liaise extensively with you regarding both the placement and your accommodation. As always, our Local Manager will look after you well and will always be on hand to help and offer advice.

My family - Lizzie and Prince are lovely. The children are very sweet, and I feel extremely lucky to have been placed with them. The house is of a Western standard in most ways, and Lizzie's cooking is excellent. I feel a part of their family already.


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Like all our destination countries, the culture in Ghana is different to what you're used to. For example, the people are exceptionally friendly and helpful, with big smiles and a relaxed attitude. On the other hand, the living standard falls short of UK or Western standards. And Ghanaian time is when someone says, "See you at 10.a.m.," - what he really means is, "I'll see you sometime tomorrow" ... And then he may not turn up at all.

The pace of life is slower and more relaxed, but you'll quickly get involved in the daily life of the local people and pretty soon you'll feel completely at home - Ghana has that effect on you!

Self-reliance, independence and initiative are highly appreciated and a sense of humour when the electricity fails, or buses don't turn up, will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity!


Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.

As well as protecting all our volunteers, Travellers Worldwide is committed to all our projects and dedicated to practices which protect children and vulnerable adults from harm. Read Travellers' Child Care and Vulnerable Adults Policy.

TRAVELLERS' SUPPORT AND BACKUP: Read about the excellent Support & Backup we provide before you leave and during your programme.


Make the most of your time there! To help you do that, we've put together some exciting activities, courses and tours that you can add to your itinerary. These are designed to be fun, but also to enable you to learn, and expand your personal and professional development enjoyment ... but mostly for your enjoyment! :-)

Learn to play the African Drums in Ghana

Immerse yourself in the culture of Ghana by learning the art of African drumming! A chance to either learn from scratch or improve your technique with one of Accra’s most established traditional bands.

  • OPTION 1: Taster Course: 1 week (5 hours over 5 days) - £35
  • OPTION 2: Standard Course: 2 weeks (10 hours over 2 weeks) - £70
  • OPTION 3: Advanced Course: 4 weeks (20 hours, over 4 weeks) - £140

You’ll learn about the instruments and diverse range of techniques, as well as the rhythms and dances associated with the various tribes of Ghana. This is a fun way to learn about the culture and history of Ghana and as most people progress quickly, it won’t be long before you’re performing with the band!

Whichever course you choose, you will be taught approximately 2 hours of theory and the remainder of the course will be practical. Those doing the Advanced Lessons will also be taught how the drums are made. Classes are taught in an open-air compound and there are normally 1-2 students per class, so you’ll receive valuable one-to-one tuition.


Learn African Drumming in Ghana Learn African Drumming in Ghana

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Ghana is a wonderfully welcoming country and the people are overwhelmingly hospitable and friendly. They love their music, dancing and socialising, and this, together with lots of glorious open African country and sunshine, contribute to making your travel adventure to Ghana very special.

Accra, on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, is both big-city hectic and African laid-back. There is something else this African city has that makes up for lack of planning and fancy buildings. It is a wonderful city to experience. It is full of character, has a warm feel, is extremely friendly and feels very safe. It also has some great beaches!

It is a city that is young, wild and full of soul and here you'll sample the true African spirit. During the day, the streets are full of market stalls and vendors where you can browse and buy mouthwatering foods, colourful Kente cloth, beads, or baskets. Don't forget to practice your haggling. During the night the city comes alive with the traditional Ghanaian ‘spot’ bars and the sound of live drumming music in the warm night air. Village-specific festivals and events occur throughout the year.

Accra itself is fascinating, very different from home. Very noisy, dusty and hot, but really colourful and vibrant. Particularly impressed by the palm trees, amazing variety of little stalls and shops and the women balancing huge bundles on their heads! We've felt very safe so far - very little hassle from people, most of whom have been really welcoming. Caroline Allen – Law Placement


Read about Travel arrangements and what happens when you arrive in your new country.


Summer Camp for Disadvantaged Children in Accra

Just thought I'd drop you an email to let you know how the Summer School Camp is going.... so far everything has been great! The kids seem to love it and although it's definitely challenging at times, I'm really enjoying myself too.

The kids are adorable and are so excited when we walk into school in the morning! We've split the 60 kids into 3 classes so that Mark, Seh and I have one group each but we also rotate so that each of us teaches all 3 groups every day. We have to be quite patient with the children as they are very excitable but they also seem (mostly) very keen to learn which makes it a very rewarding experience for us.

I can already see that I'm going to find it so hard to say goodbye to the kids after 4 weeks - I'm getting so attached to them and it's only been a few days!! Hopefully the kids will keep enjoying themselves and keep showing up! I'm really looking forward to getting to know them all better over the next few weeks.

Halfway through the Summer camp:

I am having an amazing time. Aloy [Aloysius is Travellers Ghanaian Manager] and the Principal, Mr Banini, have really supported us and helped with anything they can. We are all building up a really good relationship with the kids so even though it's hard, the teaching is also really good fun. This morning as I walked down the last stretch of road to school a group of children from the summer camp saw me and ran towards me shouting my name at the tops of their voices. They all grabbed me and gave me a huge hug in the middle of the street - it was a great feeling and put a smile on my face for hours!!

In the afternoons after dinner there is a teacher that comes to teach traditional African dance and music to the children so that we can put on a performance at the end of the camp. The children love it and they are amazing dancers! Seh and I have been learning to play the African drums and hopefully if we get good enough we will be able to take part in the show!