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retreats + team building

Let The Recreation Project host your next staff retreat or team building activity! TRP offers custom designed team building and staff retreat experiences, either our forest or at a location of your choosing. Our team will work with you to identify goals for your team (e.g. team building, planning, problem solving, etc.) and custom design a program built for your team’s needs, pulling from hundreds of activities our team is trained to facilitate. For off-site programs, TRP staff will bring equipment and activities to any location of your choice. On-site programs can include use of TRP’s high elements including a 30-meter climbing wall, leap of faith, and zipline.

full day on site

30,000 ugx per person

half day on site

20,000 ugx per person

offsite programs

negotiated upon request

*All meals billed separately, meal options ranging from 3500 UGX-40,000 UGX per person depending on preference.

**Accommodation can be arranged upon request

for questions + booking

For questions or bookings, contact Operations Director Charles Ogeno at or +256 777 176 685



The Recreation Project’s life skills curriculum is developed based on best practice and research in child development and experiential education. Our program provides a valuable component of holistic approaches to child and youth development interventions. In the past, we have partnered with Geneval Global and AVSI to pair our life skills program with economic empowerment programs to improve outcomes for youth. Interested in partnering with us? Contact Managing Director, Hannah McCandless to learn more. 



Our team is our most valuable resource. ‬The extent to which we are able to prepare young people to thrive depends on the extent ‬to which we prepare our staff to thrive. ‬Recognizing that the skill set we expect our team to have is unique and specialized, ‬we ‬invest in training and mentoring our staff to ensure they are fully prepared to transform the lives of kids and youth. Come join our team! ‬


The Recreation Project is seeking two interns based in Gulu, Uganda for our summer intern program!

About our internships

We are unable to provide financial assistance to our interns. Interns should be actively enrolled in and pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree at the time of application. 

Data and Research Intern

The Data and Research Intern will work with our Monitoring and Evaluation system to help The Recreation Project better understand the impact of our program through the collection, analysis, and application of data throughout our program. The Data and Research Intern will be responsible for assisting in the management of our cloud-based database and mobile data collection tools. The intern can help lead the data analysis process for our first cohort of 2020 and work with the program team to make data driven decisions based on their findings. Other projects and responsibilities (based on intern interest and skills) could include:

  • Establishing our database on Salesforce of ODK aggregate (transition from Google Drive)

  • Designing and conducting a study on the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in Northern Uganda

  • Designing regression analysis tools for on-going analysis of TRP data

The Data and Research Intern should have experience/class experience with the following:

  • Statistics and quantitative data analysis (knowledge of Stata or SPSS a plus)

  • Basic excel/google sheets skills

  • Google drive competent

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Experience with regression analysis a plus

  • Database management experience/knowledge a plus


Development, Communications, and Fundraising Intern

The Development, Communications, and Fundraising Intern will play a key role in driving our marketing and social media messaging and working directly with the Managing Director on driving individual and institutional fundraising. The intern will work closely with the Managing Director to develop marketing messaging and digital media content. Additionally, the intern will have the opportunity to assist in proposal development for grant opportunities as needed. Other projects and responsibilities (based on intern interest and skills) could include:

  • Producing video content

  • Assisting training staff for presenting to international audiences about TRP programming at fundraising events

  • Designing fundraising campaigns

  • Assisting with the development of proposal budgets and program design

The Development, Communications, and Fundraising Intern should have experience/class experience with the following:

  • Basic digital design (powerpoint or Canva is essential), Adobe suite is a plus

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Creative messaging skills

  • Basic photography skills, videography skills a plus 

  • Photo and video editing skills (iMovie and basic photo editing fine but Adobe is a plus)


To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to Hannah McCandless ( by March 15, 2020. Interviews will follow and we will work with candidates to make decisions and arrangements in a timely manner based on their academic calendar. Do you have a skill or an idea that doesn’t fit into one of these two positions but you believe could be impactful at The Recreation Project? Let us know! We are a small operation with lots of room to grow so if you think you have a skillset that could help us as an intern, let us know and we can consider adding another position. 

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