Keeping children active & happy
Samba Kicks Samui is a multi-sports camp and events provider based on the beautiful island of Samui in the south of Thailand.
We launched our first sports camp in July-August of 2016 at the International School of Samui (ISS) where we hosted a total of 30 children in two weeks. Since then, we have been organising sports camps during school holidays.
In the summer of 2018, we hosted about 150 children in four weeks. Even during the covid crisis, we managed to organise and carry out sports camps safely, adhering to the school’s health and safety policies.
How we started . . .
We moved to Koh Samui in 2015 after living and working in Bangkok for years.
Coach Cliff was (and still is) an after-school activity provider at a highly regarded early years and primary international school in Thailand.
We traveled to Samui for a holiday and fell in love with the place. We then decided to try a different lifestyle from the jam-packed roads and malls of Bangkok to the calm and peaceful beaches of Samui.
We saw an opportunity to set up programs for foreign and Thai children living or having a family vacation in Samui.
With the full support of the then family-run International School of Samui, we had been greeted with success in providing activities for the children during school holidays.
The future looked bright. We had a successful Christmas event at one of the 5-star hotels on the island, and we started a partnership with a company that promotes tourism on the island by inviting children to join local events and interact with international students so that they can develop their English communication skills.
Christmas Camp 2020 — the last one held at the International School of Samui
Then covid hit. . .
Just like many businesses, we were also affected by the measures implemented, by much of the world, to prevent the virus from spreading.
We were able to still hold camps until December 2020, and as the world shut down, we moved back to Bangkok, and started our own family.
We have, however, kept Samba Kicks alive in our hearts and minds. As the world reopens, we are ready to rebuild and continue what we have started.