Culture, Teamwork and Nature Camp





4th July – 28th July 2019

Living Expenses

As with all programmes, all accommodation, food, airport transfer in China, cultural trips, mandarin lessons and activities are included.


You will help run a series of fun activities for Chinese children and engage in cultural exchange workshops.

Programme Details

Time & Location

Contact hours

8 hours: 9:00 – 11:00; 14:00 – 18:00; Occasional evening activities.



Excursion options

TBC (will be local to Hangzhou)

Other benefits

This camp is focused on:

1. basic surviving skills in nature
2. good living habit
3. making friends
4. being confident
5. being independent

For Ambassadors, you will stay both in central Hangzhou, and also at the camping resort – gaining an experience of both areas! There are cultural trips to local area, free time, Chinese culture lessons, wildlife and nature lessons (led by an expert), outdoor activities and Mandarin lessons.

Programme Details

Main purpose

1. basic surviving skills in nature
2. good living habit
3. making friends
4. being confident
5. being independent

Student details

15-20 students per class

6-15 years old

Level of English will vary


Pre-programme training

Arrival to China will be on 4th July, with time to relax and explore Hangzhou city. Training will begin on 6th July, at the Camp resort. (2 full days)


There will be Chinese staff who speak English in every area, alongside the programme leader

Speciality of the programme

Nature, independence, leadership, outdoor survival skills (such as making camps and shelters)

Programme arrangement

Day 1: Opening Ceremony, Identifying poisonous items in nature/dealing with incidents of posion, Ice Breaking Party

Day 2:Searching Building Materials, Making Shelters, Performances

Day 3: Natural Surviving, Access to Water, Natural Melody

Day 4: Trap Making and Animal Hunting, Practice, Leadership Night

Day 5: Making Fire, Practice, Cooking Night

Day 6: Battlegrounds, Camping Comprehensive, Primal Tribe Party

Day 7: Closing Ceremony, Free Time.

Benefits for ambassadors

Mandarin Lessons, Chinese Culture Lessons, Visits to Historical/Cultural Places, Development of Survival Skills, Support from Specialist, Visits to City and Rural Area, Staying in beautiful nature reserve, watersports.


Local temperature

Around 28 – 30 Celsius


On campus, three meals a day

15-30 RMB compensation per meal (if not eat on camp)

Drinking water available


Hotel Accommodation (potentially camping accommodation at campsite)

  • Twin Rooms
  • Private Bathroom (Western style)



Testimonial & Gallery


Have you ever wondered what sand worms taste like?

They’re DELICIOUS! Well, at least at the ones they serve at Xiamen, China of course, and no, sand worms don’t taste like chicken at all.

As part of my mission to maximise experiences before my time in this brief existence runs out, with great hesitation and apprehension, I packed me bags and flew to China for a month-long volunteering project.

Now whenever I tell people that I’m volunteering in China, the picture that forms in mind is usually that of me teaching English to poor, underprivileged kids up in the mountains or something. Although some of the volunteers have indeed been sent to rural areas, I was placed at Xiamen, which is one of the more affluent places in China (apparently the most environmentally clean in the whole of China as well!)

Hence, sorry to disappoint you but I have no experience of sharing toilets with snakes or scorpions 😛

So yeah! What have I been up to China?! Read more HERE

Henry Lee

Ambassador 2015, University of Oxford

I traveled to Shanghai, Qi Dong, Changsha and Xiamen. I taught English to the children of poor migrant workers, I taught children who’d never been to school before. I met people from Italy, South Africa, Hungary, Russia, Romania, Spain, Egypt, the UK and more. I learned Mandarin. I learned that even if I don’t feel 28, I am definitely 28. I learned that six weeks can feel like four life times and that jet lag is real and real serious. I’m irrevocably changed by what I’ve seen and felt in China.

I feel like I left one home for another. But I’ll return. Read more HERE

Anthony Swan

Lovvol Ambassador 2016

Last Year Video

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