Connecting future leaders to Africa. Revealing Africa to the world.
The premier summer camp experience abroad in Africa
A series of excursions take participants on a adventures to encounter Africa's wildlife, experience, South Africa's rich history and culture , and discover the vibrant city of Johannesburg.
Learn by doing. Experiential education is active learning - action followed by reflection. This generates new ideas that result in creating change in real communities.
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 Camp Sessions
Teenagers can choose to be a part of either the Explore Africa or Engage Africa camp sessions. Below is further information on the two camps.
Explore Africa – 10 Days
A ten-day service learning and adventure program for teens, ages 13-15.
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 – 18 Days
A three-week leadership and social entrepreneurship program for teens, ages 15 - 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!