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The Best Teen Leadership Camps
In South Africa

Digital Pathfinders Camp
(Ages 11 to 19)

Discover Tech, Blaze Your Trail!

A week-long holiday training program of digital innovation and personal growth, designed to develop essential skills under mentorship of Algorithmics experts.

Film Bootcamp
(Ages 16 to 24)

Fast-Paced, Engaging, and Fun!

A week-long in-service holiday training program, designed to provide aspiring filmmakers with practical experience and insight under mentorship of film industry professionals.

Teen Leadership Camp
(Ages 14 to 18)

Why Follow When You Can Lead?

Become the leader you were born to be. This is a week-long holiday camp program specifically geared toward high school seniors and aspiring youth leaders. ………………………………….

Eco-Leadership Camp
(Ages 13 to 17)

Become More Than Just a Leader!

We believe that everything is connected. This week-long holiday camp program offers teens the opportunity to learn through nature in a safe and beautiful environment. ………………………………….

Benefits Of Sending Your Camper To The Best Leadership
Camp In South Africa

Camp Genesis is a safe environment where your teen will grow and learn in boundless ways. By choosing Camp Genesis, you’re providing your teen with an opportunity to enrich their life, gain incredible new skills, and set out on an adventure they’ll never forget.

Here are just a few of the benefits your teen will have when you choosing one of our leadership camps:

Flat Out Fun

Whether they’re rafting down a river or participating in dozens of activities, our campers have fun. Every day, they wake up with a sense of excitement and anticipation about what new adventures they’ll experience.

Gain Confidence

Camp activities challenge campers to reach their full potential, both as individuals and members of a team. While missing home is natural, campers learn to overcome those feelings in a caring and compassionate environment.

Spending Time Outside

Camp is an incredible opportunity to connect children with nature. From hiking excursions and exploring the campsite to learning practical wilderness skills through amazing activities, campers gain a new appreciation for the great outdoors and becomes more aware of their environment.

Try New Things

Camp is the perfect place to learn new skills. In this environment of encouragement and growth, your child can try things they’ve never encountered before. From hitting the stage in a camp production to the basics of outdoor survival, they’ll have tons of stories to share when their time here is done.

Make New Friends

Friendships are incredibly important during adolescence. Teen friendships help young people feel a sense of acceptance and belonging. Countless campers have created bonds that extend well past their camp experience together. By the time their camp ends, their new friends will feel more like family.

Build Your Resume

Simply put, leadership camp looks great on a resume and shows that your child spent their youth looking for opportunities to challenge themselves and get better. This also bodes well because they actually spent time training and improving on the attributes that will help them thrive in university.

About Us

Empowering Teens: Uniquely American-style Camp Experience in South Africa

At Camp Genesis, we are a dedicated group of professionals collaborating to impart wisdom and share our experiences with younger generations. Our mission is to create exceptional leadership and self-discovery camps for teens.

We believe in the power of diversity, both in our staff and the activities we offer. When young people join us for the camp experience, they become part of a community that values generosity, guided by the teachings, opportunities, and examples we provide.

Meet Our Leaders

Talia Hughes

Talia Hughes

Managing Director

Talia inspires teens to discover their inner leadership potential and fosters holistic wellness. She breaks down barriers, providing teens from all backgrounds with the tools, guidance, and opportunities to thrive through leadership training, confidence-building workshops, and community projects. She ensures each child feels valued and empowered, nurturing tomorrow’s leaders.

Jarrod de Jong

Jarrod de Jong

Camp Director

Jarrod is a leadership coach, mentor, and teacher. As an exceptional motivational speaker, he equips teens with the tools to take responsibility for their choices, set and achieve goals, set boundaries, and handle peer pressure and bullying. Jarrod’s interactive approach captivates young campers, ensuring their active involvement and high-value learning during his presentations. ————————–

David Boyes

David Boyes

Program Director

David’s profound love for youth development and community engagement drives his commitment to creating a supportive and inspiring environment for campers. As a mentor and counselor, David teaches environmental stewardship and emotional intelligence, reflecting his dedication to positive change and his passion for helping young individuals become leaders and changemakers.

James Hunter
James Hunter
2024-04-29
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Excellent service and vision. A committed team that truly care about one another and extremely capable group of facilitators.
Carmen Jansen
Carmen Jansen
2024-04-28
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I had an amazing time at your camp. Nathan Jansen
Noah Tillick-Cottle
Noah Tillick-Cottle
2024-04-28
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Amazing people and great team building and awesome fun!
Ricardo Pinto
Ricardo Pinto
2024-04-27
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Firstly I wanna thank camp genesis as a leaner that went their, they have proved the best camp experience. They serve delicious meals, they have amazing activities and one of the my favorites is canoeing it was an amazing opportunity and experience I'll never forget. Camp Genesis has helped me and many more studedents to overcome a huge fear which is heights.Their values has helped me as a person and a few values I remember are teamwork, kindness and most importantly bravery so thanks to camp Genesis for the amazing experiences and am very grateful to them for having us and hope next year's kids enjoy its as much as I did.
Zaid Vally
Zaid Vally
2024-04-26
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I came here on a school trip and it was so fun
Jason Stoffberg
Jason Stoffberg
2024-04-25
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WOW! Finding the words is difficult, but here goes. Camp Genesis lives up to it's motto of "IT BEGINS HERE". The self confidence, respect, resilience, teamwork and GRATITUDE. Our Grade 6 camp was nothing short of a transformative experience for our staff and learners. I cannot express my thanks to the management and team for the seeds they have planted, which are already bearing fruit in our learners! They have left us with no option but to return annually. Amazing accommodation, scrumptious meals and exhilarating activities presented by experienced, compassionate camp counselors results in a thoughtful, joy centered, HOLISTIC program. Every child deserves the Camp Genesis experience and we cannot wait to return next year.
Saadiq Lakay
Saadiq Lakay
2024-03-27
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Greatest experience ever!! From the staff to the camp memories. Absolutely every moment with camp genesis as a facilitator is a truly memorable one. You are welcomed with open arms and made to feel as though you immediately belong. You are validated and made to feel capable of achieving endless possibilities. Such an environment is a once in a lifetime opportunity to come across and I truly appreciate the work that camp genesis does, and i am undoubtedly grateful and blessed to be a part of this amazing team and the memories being built for both campers and facilitators.
Panashe Guta
Panashe Guta
2024-03-27
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Working with Talia, David and Jarrod has inspired me as you see through their dedication how much inspiring and teaching the youth means to them. As a facilitator, I feel like a young lamb learning through example as they exercise the values they preach about putting others first. This is also noted through the change in the children’s faces from the first day to the last as they develop somewhat a bond with us. You see them manifest sides of themselves they nor even their teachers or parents had ever witnessed. The children are the future and Camp Genesis is part of building the future generation❤️🫶🏾🫶🏾
Kim T
Kim T
2024-02-22
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Our son came home from grade 6 camp with the hugest of grins and so many funny stories and wonderful memories that will no doubt stay with him for a very long time to come!

As parents we couldn’t be happier that he – and the rest of his grade – had SUCH a happy, positive and fun experience at Camp Gensis!

Thank you to your team for ALL of their time and input spent making the camp the success that it was, and for your amazing venue… keep doing what you’re doing!!