PHUKET, THAILAND – Thanyapura Phuket is offering children (11-15 years) from throughout Asia the chance to experience the ultimate action-packed vacation at its Phuket Sport & Activities Camp.
During April to September in 2015 at one of Asia’s leading sports, health and education facilities, the camp will deliver a blend of sports, activities, fun and culture in a pristine, state-of-the-art environment.
Expert English-speaking coaches and mentors will oversee the camp. Thanyapura features Phuket International Academy, an International Baccalaureate World School working towards being a United World College (UWC) with excellent boarding facilities. There will be swimming, football, beach volleyball, arts and crafts, meditation, survival skills, a boot camp, a bonfire and barbeque, movie nights, splash jungle, games and tours, nature experiences, vocational skills, workshops and much more.
Thanyapura President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Philipp Graf von Hardenberg, said the camp is staged at a safe and peaceful destination that is ideal for the whole family.
“The Phuket Sport & Activities Camp has been engineered to stimulate the mind and body in a highly creative, enjoyable way,” he said. “Our world-class facilities are equipped to manage all aspects of learning in a tranquil 23-hectare setting removed from main roads and near Khao Phra Thaeo National Park.
Through the arts and crafts programme, real-life activities will be held every day. The overall experience is a mixture of inspiration, excitement and fun. Our accommodation and hospitality add to a unique experience at a venue that is near Phuket’s famed beaches and the island’s international airport.”
At the camp – which costs US$900 a week all inclusive and is for 11 to 15 year-olds – each day will begin with a healthy breakfast and end with an indoor or outdoor evening activity. In between, there are numerous activities that will keep the children busy, learning and entertained. Dinner is served each night.
The Sports Hotel provides comfortable, quiet and modern rooms while the healthy menu with calculated nutritional facts is served at the DiVine Restaurant. The Grind Café features a relaxing coffee and smoothie corner for all.
Furthermore, the programme also offers an additional selection of a 5-7 day camp at the Yaowawit School in Phang Nga, a government-approved welfare boarding school for children from underprivileged families. Just one and a half hours drive away from Thanyapura, the school offers a Creativity Action Service (CAS) programme, which offers real life skills activities; such as farming, teaching the underprivileged children and visiting their families in their home villages.
Along with regular, health-conscious people, Thanyapura attracts some of the world’s premier athletes such as world champion swimmers and triathletes. Just last year tennis star Maria Sharapova and former Formula One world champion Jenson Button worked out there.
Last month, Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Minister, Kobkarn Suriyasat Wattanavrangkul, joined a long list of prominent people who have praised Thanyapura, saying it was “exactly in line” with the destination’s preferred marketing model.
Last year, the prestigious global tennis management institution Peter Burwash International named Thanyapura its Site of the Year, an award that recognises a PBI partner property that “strives to offer the highest quality in its tennis facilities, service and programmes while also demonstrating care and support for PBI and its professionals”. Thanyapura was also named Asia’s Best Tennis School 2014 in a survey by readers of TennisResortsOnline.com.
Thanyapura’s very own 3 Thanyapura-PIA athletes also swept medals from the Thai National Games in December 2014 and all three is qualified for SEA Games 2015.