Drawing on ethnographic research methods, this study unpacks the experiences and personal impacts of the participants. Ethno camps provide their participants with liminal space, which can be understood as a means
for self-growth and intercultural learning and represent some of the key factors in participants’ desires to attend further camps. Such environments however, can also be a struggle, especially for the first-timers. Ways of learning within the camp can be understood as the combined result of ritualesque and carnivalesque characteristics that the participants experience through transformative individual changes and play.