ABOUT smaller earth

Wherever you go, go further.

From 14 offices worldwide, we empower young people through global work and travel experiences, sparking transformative connections.

Our successful programs reflect the universal search for cross-cultural enrichment. We unite diverse people around shared values through cultural exchange.

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The numbers

95,000+

participants since 1999

6

brands

100+

staff members globally

14

territories across the globe

OUR STORY

From a bedroom in Liverpool, to a leader in the international summer camp industry.

Smaller Earth was born to provide life-changing cultural exchange experiences globally, and to be the spark of travel inspiration for the next generation. Learn more about Smaller Earth's story.

Staff members listening to talk at a conference
1999
Founded in 1999 by Chris Arnold and Dave Robinson, Camp Leaders, inspired by their own summer camp experiences, aimed to provide students the opportunity to work at American camps.
2007
In 2007, Camp Leaders expanded globally, harnessing the power of cultural exchange to create opportunities and connect with a diverse global network.
2011
With a dedicated global team, Camp Leaders has expanded to over a dozen countries across six continents, using Cleversteam's innovative technology to bolster its brands, marketing, and global travel opportunities.
2018
In 2018, Smaller Earth partnered with NYQUEST, the market leader of international summer camp staffing in Canada to create a joint venture, Camp Canada.
2023
After the pandemic and the most challenging time in Smaller Earth Group history, we rebuilt our brands from the ground up. This year Camp Leaders; our most popular brand, celebrated their 25th anniversary.
Future
Through living our purpose, we believe we can achieve our vision: be global leaders in life-changing cultural exchange by 2030.
1999
Founded in 1999 by Chris Arnold (right) and Dave Robinson (left) after being inspired by inspired by their own summer camp experiences, Camp Leaders aimed to provide students the opportunity to work at American camps.
Dave Robinson and Chris Arnold
Camp Leaders old logo with map background
2007
In 2007, Camp Leaders expanded globally, harnessing the power of cultural exchange to create opportunities and connect with a diverse global network.
2011
With a dedicated global team, Camp Leaders expanded to over a dozen countries across six continents, using Cleversteam's innovative technology to bolster its brands, marketing, and global travel opportunities.
Cleversteam logo and Hanover logo
Camp Canada logo and Smaller Earth logo
2018
In 2018, Smaller Earth partnered with NYQUEST, the market leader of international summer camp staffing in Canada to create a joint venture; Camp Canada.
2022
After the pandemic and the most challenging time in Smaller Earth Group history, we rebuilt our brands from the ground up. This year Camp Leaders, our most popular brand, celebrated their 25th anniversary.
Camp Leaders 25 years logo
Smaller Earth next generation graphic
Future
Through living our purpose, we believe we can achieve our vision; be global leaders in life-changing cultural exchange by 2030.
1999
Founded in 1999 by Chris Arnold (right) and Dave Robinson (left) after being inspired by inspired by their own summer camp experiences, Camp Leaders aimed to provide students the opportunity to work at American camps.
Dave Robinson and Chris Arnold
2007
In 2007, Camp Leaders expanded globally, harnessing the power of cultural exchange to create opportunities and connect with a diverse global network.
2011
With a dedicated global team, Camp Leaders expanded to over a dozen countries across six continents, using Cleversteam's innovative technology to bolster its brands, marketing, and global travel opportunities.
Cleversteam logo and Hanover logo
2018
In 2018, Smaller Earth partnered with NYQUEST, the market leader of international summer camp staffing in Canada to create a joint venture; Camp Canada.
Camp Canada logo and Smaller Earth logo
2022
After the pandemic and the most challenging time in Smaller Earth Group history, we rebuilt our brands from the ground up. This year Camp Leaders, our most popular brand, celebrated their 25th anniversary.
Camp Leaders 25 years logo
Future
Through living our purpose, we believe we can achieve our vision; be global leaders in life-changing cultural exchange by 2030.
Smaller Earth next generation graphic

Purpose, Values, and Vision

Fuelled by talented, passionate people who are committed to our purpose, values, and vision, we've expanded to more than a dozen countries across 5 continents.
OUR PURPOSE
Inspire people to go further.
We share our purpose across the globe, intending to inspire and encourage discovery.
OUR VALUES
Ambition,
Excellence,
Innovation,
Passion,
Resilience,
Self Development
and
Trustworthiness.
Our values influence the decisions we make, and guide us to do what's right, instead of what's easy.
OUR VISION
Be the global leaders in life-changing cultural exchange by 2030.
Through living our purpose, we believe we can achieve our vision; be global leaders in life-changing cultural exchange.
Careers

Join a team that makes a difference.

Join a growing team and work in the exciting field of cultural exchange travel. View our current vacancies to see if the right role is available for you.

Careers and opportunities
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