Private camps are a closed camps which can be organized by representative parents. Parents can choose their own theme and age groups according to their groups. In order to organize private camps, representatives must adhere to the following criteria:
Holiday and weekend attendance: Minimum 25 participants
Weekday attendance: Minimum 20 participants
The camp reserves the right to cancel camps that do not meet the aforementioned criteria.
Children will be in nature and encouraged to explore their surroundings. Each camp will focus on different areas of learning such as Exploration, Invention, and Imagination. For more detailed information, please visit th “how we play” and “Camp Information” tabs.
The water in the pond comes from rain water and is connected to the Bangmod Canal. The pond water has a filtration system that filters the canal and rainwater and is home to different fish eaten by the local community.
While we would love it if your child can join all the activities, students are not forced to do all the activities. They are free to pick and choose by themselves which reflects their learning process and life experience.
Some useful articles can be found in the following links:
Engaging your child:
For the most updated camp schedule, please visit our facebook page: www.facebook.com/taitonmaicamp
or visit our Homepage on this website.
Reports will be sent approximately three weeks after attendance.
Photos will be posted on facebook approximately one week after attendance.
Please watch this video for tips on washing soiled clothes:
For minor ailments such as scrapes or nosebleeds our facilitators have received first aid training and will take care of your child accordingly.
For more serious sickness, such as high fever, nausea, or stomach aches, parents will be called to pick the child up or the child will be accompanied by a teacher to our network hospital in the area: Nakornthon Hospital.
Special needs participants are welcome, however please inform us beforehand through email or phone and we will recommend suitable themes and age groups.
Winks are our magical currency, used to trade for items or to collect. Each wink has a special ability and story – ask your child for more details!
Taitonmai was established on November 2014 starting off as one-day camps by a team of psychologists, educators, and designers that are interested in play-based learning.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org within 15 days of camp to receive a full refund.
50% refunds will be provided for later cancellations.
For Camp Moving:
Participants are allowed to move the camp attendance once (1) camp date. Please email email@example.com to notify us our staff of the move and preferred camp attendance date. Camp moving must be within 1 year (365 days) of the initial camp registered and students will be allowed to move only once.
There will be a change of activities for a heavy raining day. For light drizzles, students will be provided with a raincoat and we will continue our adventure.
We are aware of each child’s unique development and learning process, while some children that may have never attended school will be excited and fine being on their own, some may find it a little more difficult.
We recommend showing pictures of the camp and telling your child what will happen, and when you will meet them again. It greatly helps and eases the goodbye process if the child is willing to join the camp by their own choice.
If your child is anxious or crying during the day, our facilitator will help ease them to the best of their abilities. In very rare cases, parents may be called and the child can join camp again when they are ready.
1. A hat or cap for outdoor activities
2. A Backpack for personal belongings and snacks from home. (Backpacks will be placed in the room and will not be carried around in the camp)
3. Rubber clogs (such as Crocs, Native) or sneakers. We recommend rubber clogs, as they dry fast and can be easily cleaned.
4. A water bottle with handles or straps, students can refill their water bottles at camp with our water cooler.
5. Change of clothes and a small towel (1-2 sets of clothes) *Please wear clothes that can get dirty, as some activities will include paint that may be difficult to wash off*
We are glad to see your enthusiasm and wanting to spend this experience with your child, however, the camp has been designed for children only. It will be beneficial for children to learn how to be in new and natural environments on their own.
The camp is a re-purposed fruit farm and has been built to accommodate learning both inside and outside the classroom. The homeroom is a base of operations when teams gather up and participate in craft and group activities. The 4-rai natural space consists of grass, sand, and bodies of water. Between the trees are natural playgrounds, mazes and whimsical finds where children will play throughout the day.
Taitonmai is located in Bangmod, near Rama II Rd. The area is close to the gulf of Thailand, and is set in the Bangmod canal community – where local fishermen, craftsmen, Buddhist and Muslim communities live together.
The teaching team consist of psychologists, educators, and designers. For more information about the teachers please visit “About Us.”
The camp lead teachers are:
Pimpanit Condee PhD
After morning introductions, children will be divided into small teams led by facilitators at a ratio of no less than 1:5. Our facilitators consist of developmental psychology graduates, music school graduates, and education school graduates from Kasetsart University, Chulalongkorn University, Mahidol University, and King Mongkutt University.
During registration please inform us in detail on the specific allergies. If your child has a severe allergy, please call us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can prepare accordingly. We will provide snacks and food that are suitable for each child’s allergy, however, please feel free to bring your own snacks and lunch and our teachers will have your child eat what is brought from home. Our teachers have been trained to use the EpiPen.
Snacks, milk, and juices are provided throughout the day. Lunch will also be provided for all participants. If you have a specific dietary need, please inform our staff at email@example.com
Camp areas may include muddy terrains, sand, grass, and water. Shoes that can easily be washed and cleaned are recommended. We recommend rubber clogs such as Crocs, Native, and Coquie as they are easily cleaned and convenient in wearing.
Most areas of the pond are between 50-120cm. However, children will always be under the care of our facilitators when exploring and adventuring. For older kids that participate in water activities, we have a strict “life vest always ” policy, and the kids will be taught how to operate the life vest.
For Junior Campers (4-6 years) and Super campers (7-9 years) camp hours are as follow: 9.00 – 16.00. Registrations start at 8.30 unless specified otherwise.
For First Campers (3-5 years) camp hours are as follow: 9.30 – 15.30. Registrations start at 9.00 unless specified otherwise.
For emails and questions through LINE, our admin will be working from 10.00 – 17.00 from Monday to Friday.
Queries sent on Saturday and Sunday will be answered after camp hours (16.00).
There is a high chance of your child getting dirty! Children are encouraged to be themselves and free to play in nature and explore various mediums – which may include mud, water, and paint that may be on your child’s clothes. We recommend bringing clothes that your child can get dirty in as it may be challenging to wash.
The primary language used in storytelling and teaching will be Thai unless specified otherwise (English Camps). Our lead teachers are all fluent in both Thai and English and will help translate and interact with those that may not speak Thai. Further, when breaking into smaller teams, English speakers will be assigned to an English speaking facilitator (and friends too).
The camp is set in a natural setting. There may be some critters and animals present at camp. We encourage the children to observe and understand how to act and react to the natural environment, under the guidance of our teachers and facilitators. Children are NEVER allowed to explore the grounds on their own and will always be accompanied by an adult.
Some animals that children may meet are: Red and Black ants, dragonflies, butterflies, bees, birds, monitor lizards, worms, turtles, and fish.
Camp activities are designed exclusively for children. The goal for children to build confidence, make new friends, and learn how to take care of themselves independently. First time campers are required to have a communicative level of expression. They should be able to express their needs such as going to the toilet, being hungry, thirsty, or tired. They should be able to take care of themselves on a basic level: able to dress up, eat, put on/take off their shoes, wash their hands, and able to attend an all-day activity without an accompanying parent.
It is recommended for first time campers to be able to separate from their guardians for a certain amount of time: 9.30 – 15.30 [Ages 3-5 years old] and 9.00 – 16.00 น. [Ages 4-6 years old]