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Feb 2019, Centurion Academy, Hi Trevor.  Thank you for an amazing camp, the lecturers and the students absolutely loved it!! We have had no complaints (students aren’t shy when it comes to complaining J) only compliments on how amazing the staff was and how helpful everyone was. So from my side and Centurion Academies side thank you so much for an amazing, unforgettable camp. Have a great week. Groete / Kind regards. Mirdia Snyman Departement Natuurbestuur: Dosent.

Feb 2019, Montrose Primary School, Good afternoon. Thank you so much for all your assistance; we had an amazing time at Kwalata and highly recommend the camp to other schools. The staff were wonderful, knowledgeable and handled the children very well.  The food and accommodation was excellent.  We will definitely be back.  Kind regards Anni Rix  Montrose Primary School
October 2018 Just Footprints Foundation; Hi Trevor, A big THANK YOU to you and your team for all the assistance working towards our criteria visit the last couple of months as well as ensuring everything came together during the visit last week. You guys really helped us carry the load and we appreciate all your efforts – you have a very reliable and competent team!! Thanks again!! With much appreciation.Kind regards, Lize van Vuuren, Camp Director. 

Flying colours for challenging camp criteria accreditation

After months of diligent preparation and much late night candle burning hours, Camp Footprints has passed the SeriousFun Children’s Network and their Global Partnership Program’s criteria assessment with full marks! SeriousFun Children’s Network in the USA was founded by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman and hosts camps for children with serious illness in 30 programmes around the world helping children and their families reach beyond illness to discover joy, confidence and new possibilities.

A score of 100% was achieved in all categories of this vigorous international camping benchmark – showing that Camp Footprints’ experience and expertise in hosting fun outdoor camps with intentional learning and play for children with serious health and life challenges and disabilities is among the best in the world. Pictured above is the seriously pleased and happy Camp Footprints team with their coveted certificate.
September 2018, Tygervalley College Gr.7 Ons as graag 7’s wil net baie dankie se aan die fasiliteerders en almal wat vir ons lekker kos gemaak. Ons kids het die kamp verskriklik geniet. Baie baie dankie.
September 2018, Marais Viljoen; Thank you very much for another lovely camp! Please book the 2019 camp for September.
August 2018 Ramatu High school, I was here on de 20-23august 2018….A big Thank You, guys. Thanks to uncle William, Peter, Lucky, Joe, sister Lesego I am really impressed. ‎Kesego Patience‎ Ramatu High school
August 2018, Farrarmere Primary, Good day Trevor I would just like to extend our heartfelt thanks for all the effort and hospitality that you and your staff extended to us to make our time with you a truly pleasurable and memorable camp. I would also like to book our dates for 2019 if possible. We would like to see if we could rather come in the second week of October. Please advise on available dates. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind regards, Natalie -Farrarmere Primary

July 2018, Stellenbosch High School, We visited Kwalata Adventure Camp with Stellenbosch High School during the World Choir Games. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a friendly atmosphere and assisted with getting settled. The stay during the week was great and Peter and his team were exceptional in terms of Food, Accommodation and keeping the kids happy during a pretty hectic games schedule. They really went the extra mile. The rooms were good, the food was great, the campfires exceptional. My only negative would be the slightly hard(and small) beds. OTherwise, I would highly recommend the Kwalata Adventure Camp.

July 2018, Curro Waterfall;  We had an amazing three day, 2-night stay at Kwalata Adventure camp. The Grade 4’s were kept busy with activities from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm. Their Counsellors were really amazing and the children responded to them in a very positive way. The children really enjoyed it. The food was also very good and the accommodation though basic was very clean. In the teacher’s section, the rooms had 4 bunk beds with linen and blankets. We ate what the children ate but in our dining area. I would really recommend it, we the teachers did not have to do anything other than turn the lights out at 10:00 pm. Kind regards, Freda Nelson Title: Grade 4 educator Curro Waterfall.
May 2018 Just Footprints Foundation.  Dear Trevor, A huge thank you to you and your staff for making yourselves available and assisting us the past weekend! Your team was a great help and they are all such a pleasure to work with, always professional and helpful! With much appreciation!Kind regards, Lize van Vuuren Camp Director camp_splash

March 2018   Petra Christian School …..Goodday Trevor Thank you once again for the amazing experience we had there at Kwalata as Petra. I would like to request a quotation for a church event. Please let me know if this is possible and cost.  Thank you Regards Sandra Petra Christian Church
September 2017, De La Salle Holy Cross College High School. Morning Marelize, Trevor and Mpho, I would like to thank you and all your teams both visible and behind the scenes for a great camp last week. From the fantastic facilitators to the meticulous facility staff and the wonderful staff who make all the food, thank you!! Thank you for looking after the teachers as you did, and to Vincent for driving us around. Thank you, Trevor and Peter, for dealing with our 1:30 am incident as you did. We really appreciate it! Kind Regards, Andrea Lawless 

De La Salle Holy Cross College High School.

September 2017 Menlopark Hoërskool. Ek wou net gou-gou dankie sê vir nog ʼn wonderlike naweek by julle. Dit was net ʼn plesier om daar te werk en te wees, ek kontak jou sodra ek  volgende jaar se datum het.  Menlo-groete  Retha Hofmeyr
September 2017 Outdoor Education Africa.   Good day, Trevor Thank you so much for being an awesome camp!!!  We love sending schools to you. Thank you for everything. Kind regards.
Melissa Loock
 Outdoor Education Africa  011 768 5934
August 2017 HS Randburg Landloop. I would like to thank everybody at Kwalata for the wonderful camp we had. Your accommodation is really good and it was even warm inside. The food was great. Thank you to Peter and his team for keeping the kids busy and making sure that everything is in order. Thank you to Trevor for taking the adults on a game drive Saturday afternoon. Everybody went out of their way to accommodate us. I really appreciate it. I would recommend your camp to everybody. Hope to see you again.  Elise- HS Randburg
August 2017  Hurlevale Primary School – Trevor, thank you for an amazing week. Your facilitators were absolutely awesome too.     Dee (Hurlyvale)
March 2017 Cotswold Montessori
Just Footprints-Mount Olive:  March 2016
Dear Trevor and Erica Just to say thank you to ALL at Kwalata and to Peter and the whole Phiri Team for an AMAZING boot camp the last 4 days. Everyone had a fantastic time and Valencia and her team were so impressed with the efficient running and organisation of the whole camp. Trev asked the campers what were the best part of the camp and everyone said the FOOD!!! Please tell Nuch the praises for the food have been ringing in our ears. Nuch you are a star. Thank you for the lekker kos!
Trev the programme worked so well and thank you for your participation, involvement and leadership of this camp. It was so good to have you at camp again. Please pass on our thanks to everyone who helped make this such an awesome camp.
Lots of love to you all.
Yours in camping
Leoné Jooste
Midstream College : November 2015
Goeie middag Baksteen,
Graag wil ek van hierdie geleentheid gebruik maak om ons innige dank oor te dra aan jou en julle personeel. Die onderwysers en leerders het die toer verskriklik baie geniet en heeltemal te lekker geëet. Ek wil ook dankie sê dat die fasiliteite waar die onderwysers en leerders gebly het van top gehalte was en die feit dat die program vlot verloop het en die fasiliteerders baie professioneel was het net bygedrae tot die sukses van ons kamp.
Ons sal definitief volgende jaar in kontak wees rakende bevestigings vir die 2016 kampe.
Mag julle en almal by Kwalata ‘n feestyd vol liefde en seëninge geniet. Indien daar enige aspekte is wat julle rakende ons leerders of konsepte rakende die toer met my wil bespreek stuur gerus ‘n epos.
Vriendelike groete,
JPGPieter Lourens
Graad 6 Graadhoof / Grade 6 Head
Uitstappies / Excursions
Wiskunde / Mathematics
22 May 2015: Dear Kwalata team.Just to say thank you so much for another great weekend at Phiri Camp. Everything went off well. Don’t know who enjoyed the food more…. The CHOC Team or the children!! Each child was asked what they liked the most at this camp and almost everyone said ‘THE FOOD’ and then the body check! We were all trying to fathom out why body check so appealed to these campers. Never seen kids ever rush for body check and team war cries like these ones! The CHOC Team who were in the groups were just as enthusiastic.  Please  extend our sincere thanks to all the Phiri Camp staff and especially to Nuch and the kitchen staff.  And thank you Trevor for helping out with the certificate photo stats.
Leoné Jooste
+27 82 450 3839
February 11, 2015 | Our Students | by Niel Bester
On the 6th of February, most of the students and staff of the British Academy left for Kwalata in the Dinokeng area for the annual school camp. The weeks preceding the camp saw groans and moans from many students, and very few seemed especially excited about the camp – until they arrived. Even before reaching the main gate, zebras and antelope could be glimpsed from the bus windows. After the bus had stopped, the effect of the natural silence and fresh air as well as the general distance from city life and all it entails was immediately visible. At first, the confiscation of watched, phones, and any other impediments to disconnecting from the technology-filled day-to-day life of an average urban child palpably affected many of the students. When that noise is removed, all that remains is silence, and keeping company with yourself.
Though many students were at first unfamiliar with the process of introspection, Kwalata puts one in the right frame of mind to get to know oneself a little. Combined with wholesome fresh-air activities such as arts and crafts, archery, game drives and group performances, as well as the thoroughly helpful Xpand program, every student who went on the camp arrived there as a mystery to themselves and left, so I hope, as their own best friend. Unlike other school camps that emphasise physical activity for its own sake, or getting out of the city for its own sake, Kwalata and Xpand made sure that these were means to something far more important: self-knowledge and authentic identity formation. If that were the goal of the camp, then it was undoubtedly a massive success. Knowing and growing yourself hurts, so there were tears and break-downs here and there, but even (and perhaps especially) these moments left those students who came out the other side forever changed, and forever knowing more about who they really are and where they really want to go. Being a teacher is easy when the students have a well-developed sense of autonomy and personal responsibility, and both these capacities showed themselves and were pulled out and solidified by the environment at Kwalata. My sincere thanks to the Kwalata camp staff, the Xpand facilitators, and especially each and every student, for making the annual school camp an incredibly valuable and unforgettable experience.  The British Academy-Brooklyn
07 December 2014  “I’m from TUT we were there this weekend and i must say i enjoyed the camp, the games were fun, exciting and educatinal as well, i learned about teamwork and how to conduct myself as a leader, compliments to the facilitators Uncle D, Uncle Sam and kele i really had fun……even sow a giraffe for the first time in my ilfe .”