Connecting future leaders to Africa. Revealing Africa to the world.
The premier summer camp experience abroad in Africa
Last year, over 190 young leaders from 26 countries joined us in South Africa for our biggest season ever! Spaces for the upcoming season will fill up quickly, so we encourage you to apply early!
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 our camp offerings.
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!
Explore - Global Affairs & Healthcare
We are delighted to announce the creation of two themed camps as part of our 2019 summer program season, with unique lenses focused on Global Affairs & Healthcare.
While we continue to offer our classic Explore and Engage programs, we believe that young leaders with a passion for healthcare and international relations will be greatly stimulated with the intersection of a curriculum geared towards problem-solving and some real-world challenges and opportunities in their fields of interest, while learning from experts in both fields.