Smaller Earth Celebrates 25 Seasons of Cultural Exchange With Camp Collab

Mike Haycock
14 Nov 2023
5 min
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[Liverpool, 14/11/23] - Smaller Earth is proudly celebrating its 25th season this month, including its impact on the 100,000s of cultural exchange opportunities created. It has done so with Camp Collab in Liverpool, an innovative new conference dedicated to summer camp professionals.

Smaller Earth's 25 seasons of dedication to cultural exchange and personal development have led to unforgettable placements for hundreds of thousands of individuals across the globe.

Although the story began with two people arriving home in Liverpool from summer camp in America, it has since grown into a leading family of cultural exchange businesses. Our brands include the flagship Camp Leaders brand, Camp Canada, cutting-edge technology company Cleversteam, Resort Leaders, Adventure China, and most recently, the new cultural exchange conference, Camp Collab.

One of the Smaller Earth founders, Dave Robinson, giving the Camp Collab Gala Dinner Keynote.

Camp Collab brought together a host of industry professionals and expert speakers from around the world for five days of networking and development, as well as marking the 25th season milestone in the company's journey.

As the company celebrates this significant achievement, it reflects on its rich history, acknowledges its valued global partners and participants, and looks forward to a future filled with continued growth and impact.

Smaller Earth's CEO, Iza Gyuricza, shared their excitement about the company's journey and its impact over the years. "We are incredibly proud to celebrate 25 seasons of helping people explore the world, connect with others, and discover their true potential," said Iza. "Our commitment to creating life-changing cultural exchange experiences and promoting global citizenship has been at the heart of everything we do, including here at Camp Collab, and we look forward to continuing this mission for many more years to come."

Chris Arnold and Dave Robinson, the founders and owners of Smaller Earth, expressed their gratitude for the support and dedication of their team, partners, and participants. "When we started Smaller Earth 25 years ago, we envisioned embracing the power of summer camp and connecting great people with great work and travel opportunities. We're immensely proud of how far we've come and the impact we've had on the lives of thousands of individuals. Going into our 25th season is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our teams, partners, and the countless young people who have embraced the spirit of adventure with us."

Smaller Earth's dedication to innovation has been a key factor in its success, which is continuing into its next 25 seasons. Thanks to the hard work of Cleversteam, as well as our tech and operations teams, a range of industry-leading technological features have been added to our brands. From virtual hiring fairs and automatic placements to built-in-system communication channels, interview request modules and referral programmes, our tech additions have come based on 25 years of experience, making our placement processes the most efficient in the industry.

As Smaller Earth celebrates its 25th season, it looks to the future with enthusiasm and determination based on its previous work, with the return of Camp Collab in 2024 already being planned.

The organisation remains committed to empowering young people to explore, learn, and grow through transformative travel experiences. With a steadfast dedication to sustainability, diversity, and inclusivity, Smaller Earth is poised to continue positively impacting the world for many years to come.

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About Smaller Earth

Smaller Earth delivers life-changing experiences through summer camp placements.

Established in 1999 in Liverpool, England, Smaller Earth Group is now the leading global provider of cultural exchange programs and technology. It operates seven brands across 14 countries with a strong presence in the U.K., Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific. 

Smaller Earth, Camp Leaders, Camp Canada, Cleversteam, Resort Leaders, Adventure China, and American Camp Co have gone on to impact the lives of 100,000s of applicants who have gone on cultural exchange programmes globally, alongside the countless number of communities they've positively impacted. 

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Mike Haycock
Senior Content Marketing Specialist