Connecting future leaders to Africa. Revealing Africa to the world.

The premier summer camp experience abroad in Africa

Over 160 young leaders from 17 countries joined us in South Africa for our biggest season ever! Applications for the 2019 season will be open soon. Spaces fill up quickly, so we encourage you to apply early! Please do contact us with questions or queries.


Learn by doing. Experiential education is active learning - action followed by reflection. This generates new ideas that result in creating change in real communities.


A series of excursions take participants on a adventures to encounter Africa's wildlife, experience, South Africa's rich history and culture - and exploring the vibrant city of Johannesburg.


Lead with purpose. Realise your potential, build awareness and engage with others and collaborate to transform. Your framework and approach to leadership will emerge.

GSP creates a challenging and stimulating environment for emerging leaders to collaborate with a diverse group of their peers from around the world to share ideas and identify opportunities for global change.  Teenagers can choose to be part of either the Explore Africa or Engage Africa camp sessions. Below is further details on the two camps. 

Explore Africa – 10 Days

A ten-day service and adventure program for teens, ages 13-19.

ALA’s newest global program, Explore Africa, is an overnight camp for emerging leaders ready to expand their knowledge of the continent and make friends from around the world. This GSP experience introduces students to design-thinking, leadership skills, and social entrepreneurship while immersing them in the dramatic history, dynamic culture, and spectacular wildlife of South Africa. Participants will leave ready to take on leadership roles in their schools or communities.

Engage Africa is the perfect next step for young leaders to realize their dreams of becoming global change makers!

Engage Africa – 18 Days

A three-week leadership and social entrepreneurship program for teens, ages 13 - 19.

ALA’s classic summer program engages young leaders in design-thinking, leadership training, service-learning, adventure, and cross-cultural exchange, preparing them to create change in Africa and around the world. Participants practice leadership by working with social ventures, South African entrepreneurs and community members. They develop skills through team-based challenges while building a global network of peers and discovering the history, beauty, and diversity of Africa. Participants leave with the tools to start their own social and civic ventures!

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