GHAC Nature and Outdoor Summer Camp 2015

GHAC Nature and Outdoor Summer Camp 2015

 

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    GHAC Summer Camp 2015

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About The Event

5 Days 4 nights residential Summer Camp  is being conducted  by GHAC for Children of Age Group of 8 to 15 years ( Boys and Girls)

Now a days children spend less time in Nature and the outdoors than any earlier generation, depriving themselves of the emotional and physical benefits that come from bonding with nature leading to a disorder known as Nature Deficit Disorder. Instead of “going green,” the young ones are “going screen". Indian Kids spend an average daily 8 hours on TV, Games and Gadgets.

 

Nature deficit disorder refers to a hypothesis by Richard Louv in his 2005 book Last Child in the Woods  that human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems 

 

 

The Summer Camp gives children the opportunity to connect with the natural world and learn all the outdoor skills they have been missing all these years. The Children will learn  practical outdoor and life skills turning them  into a confident, creative and self reliant individuals.

Activities include  Nature and Adventure based Learning, Outdoor Skills,  Cultural  and Personality Development Activities. Certificates will be given to all participants. Parents will be invited on the final day to a presentation by the kids on their learnings in the camp. 

Note: Special Care will be taken to avoid Sun in the afternoons and keep the children in cool shade and Hydrated all along the day.  Stay will be in Camping tents with Basic Hygiene and Safety. All our Staff is CPR and First Aid Certified. a Paramedic will be available at the camp on all days. 

 

The following activities and Topics will be covered.

• Knots and Lashing

• Tent Pitching and Trenching

• Outdoor Skills - Fire, water, Shelter, Food

• Star Gazing

• Sport Climbing and Rappelling

• River Crossing

• Raft Building

• Outdoor Cooking

• Map Reading and Navigation

• Treasure Hunt

• Team Games

• Nature Art and Theater

• Creativity

• Improving self confidence and courage.

• Becoming self reliant

 

The Camp is in a serene natural location which is safe and provides common facilities. Food will be Vegetarian.

  

Facilitation Team

The Facilitators range from Adventurers, Naturalists, Army Officers, Outdoor Facilitators and Teachers.

 

♣ Diyanat Ali - Outbound Trainer,  Founder, Great Hyderabad Adventure Club -GHAC, Outlife

♣ Col Rajeev Sharma - Retd Army Officer and Founder  TCPC

♣ Keerthi Kumar - Keku - Founder, Literary Intellectual & Cultural Hub

♣ Vidya Kumar - Teacher and Volunteer at GHAC

♣ Swathi Kasula - Volunteer at GHAC

 


Duration: 5 days - Sat 25th Apr - Wed 29th Apr

Location: Divya Retreat, Keesara, 45 KMs from Hyderabad

Cost: 7,500/- per head

 

 

Registration Info:

1) Make Payment

2) Print the Registration Form and the Disclaimer form and submit to GHAC office or on the day of the event. 

 

Last date for Registration is extended to 22nd April 

Contact: 040-68888197 / 07729988784 support@ghac.in

 

Day Wise Itenirary 

Date Time Activities
Sat 25th Apr 6:00:00 am Reporting at GHAC Office, Banjara Hills
     
  8:30 - 09:30 am Reception & Breakfast at Keesara
  10:00 - 11:00 am Ice Breaker and Intro
  11:00 - 01:00 am Knots session 1
  01:00 -02:00 pm Lunch
  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Rest
  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Indoor Session on Creativity
  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Trenching & Tent Pitching
  05:00 pm Snacks and Juice
  6:00 pm- 7:00 pm Outdoor Skills - Fire Making
  7:00:pm Dinner
  8:pm - 10:00 pm Star Gazing
  10:00 pm Sleep
     
Sun 26th Apr 05:30 am Wake up & Freshen Up
  6:00 am - 7:30 am Sport Climbing & Rappelling
  7:00 am Break Fast
  7:30 am - 11:00 am Sport Climbing & Rappelling continued
  10:00 am Snacks and Juice
  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Knots and Lashings - Session 2
  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
  2:00 pm -3:00 pm Rest
  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Indoor Session on Self-Confidence and Courage
  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Prepare for Outdoor Cooking, Collect Wood, Make Fire, Setup utensils
  5:00 pm Snacks and Juice
  6:00 pm Cultural Program - Dance, Drama
  7:00 pm Dinner
  8:pm - 9:30 pm Cultural Program - Dance, Drama
     
Mon 27th Apr 5:30:00 Wake up & Freshen Up
  6:00 - 7: 00 am Bird Watching
  7:00:00 Break Fast
  7:30 am - 11:00 am River Crossing
  10:00:00 Snacks and Juice
  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Lashings - Make Camping Equipment
  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
  2:00 pm -3:00 pm Rest
  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Indoor Session on Creativity
  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Map Reading & Navigation Workshop
  5:00 pm Snacks and Juice
  07:00 pm Dinner
  8:pm - 9:30 pm Star Gazing
     
Tue 28th Apr 5:30:00 Wake up & Freshen Up
  6:00 - 8: 00 am Orienteering and Treasure Hunt Competition
  8:00 - am Breakfast
  9:00 am - 1:00 pm Knots and Lashings - Competition
  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
  2:00 pm -3:00 pm Rest
  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Indoor Session on Confidence Building
  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Competitive Team Games
  5:00 pm Snacks and Juice
  7:00 pm Dinner
  8:pm - 9:30 pm Cultural Programme - Dance, Drama
     
Wed 29th Apr 5:30:00 am Wake up & Freshen Up
  6:00 - 7: 00 am Camp Line Area Competition
  7:00: am Break Fast
  8:00 am-11:00 am Cultural Show by Kids - Dance, Drama and Experience Sharing with parents
  11:00 am-12:00 pm Feedback and Award Ceremony
  01:00 pm Lunch and Disperse

 

 DOWNLOAD CAMP INSTRUCTIONS

THINGS TO BRING
• Backpack/Rucksack

• Bandanna/scarf

• Sun Hat / Cap

• Prescription medication if any

• Dress clothes - 3 pair Full sleeve Tshirts / Full Track Pants / Under Garments

• Night Wear - Pyjamas and Tshirts.

• Swim Shorts for boys• Swimsuit for girls

• UV protection cream / Sun Screen Cream• Canvas / Sports/ Trekking shoes

• Slippers/ Floaters

• 3 pair Socks

• Bedding - 2 Bed Sheet  and a Pillow

• Towel

• Napkin

• Comb or brush

• Hygiene products and Toiletries

• Mosquito repellent

• Shampoo

• Bathing Soap

• Washing Soap for clothes.

• Tissue paper

• Steel Plate, Steel Mug, Spoon and a Lunch Box

• Toothbrush and toothpaste

• Camera

• Flashlight/ Torch

• Reusable 1 litre water bottle

• Notebook/pen/pencil

• 2 Garbage Bags

• zip-locks to keep small items together

OUTDOOR KIT (To be separately packed in a small bag or pouch) 
• Whistle

• Small Mirror

• Map reading Compass (you get this at Himalaya stationary shop)

• 2 medium size Transparent Polythene Bag.

• Some Cotton

• Small Vasline

• Dental floss

• 5 meter cotton rope 1/4 inch thick you get this at hardware or military stores

• Basic First Aid Kit. ( Bandaid, Cotton Gauze, Antiseptic Cream, Pain Balm like moov or iodex)

PACKING TIPS - KEEP IN MIND

•Participants should be able to carry their own luggage so avoid overpacking.

•Please label all belongings with your childs name, including bedding.

•Since participants spend the majority of their time outside, please send clothing that is not expensive or new.

•All items on the  list are important at camp.

•Important: Participants have to label their clothing and belongings with their name.

 

WHAT NOT TO BRING TO THE CAMP
Cell phones, tablets, Laptops, game players, Toys,  DVD players, mp3 players, radios, e-readers, or video recorders or other electronic devices are not allowed in the camp.

Jewellery, expensive watches, Cash are not to be brought to the camp.

Make-up or expensive clothing are not to be brought to the camp.

No perfumes or aerosol / pressured deodorants, Fireworks, Personal sports equipment, Knifes, Weapon, Sharp Objects, Matches, Cigarettes or alcohol are not allowed in the camp.

No food, snacks, or candy to be carried. Healthy Veg Meals and Snacks will be provided to the kids at all times.  Food at Camp is vegetarian only.

GHAC is committed to preserving the spirit of the summer camp. In our opinion, a cell phone, personal media players and other electronic devices inhibits one’s link with camp experiences and diminishes the capacity to grow within a team and the natural environment. For these reasons we prohibit participants from bringing cell phones and other electronics to camp.

Food and snacks are not allowed as it may be allergic to their children and may attract insects in the camping tents.

 

CAMP BEHAVIOR
Participants cannot leave the camp site on their own anytime during the entire duration of the camp without informing the instructors. No arguing, name-calling, or swearing, biting or hair pulling is allowed. Fights and quarrels and bullying are not allowed on the camp. Any such behaviour may warrant a disciplinary action.

 

CAMP DISCIPLINE POLICY

1. If a child is unable to comply with the behaviour expectations, a time-out will be given. The number of minutes of time-out will not exceed the child’s age in years. Timeouts are always supervised by an adult. 
2. If the unexpected behaviour is repeated the second time the child will not participate in the entire activity. 
3. If the unexpected behaviour is repeated the third time a counselling will be held by the Camp Director with the child and may include a call with the parent(s)/guardian.
4. If the child’s behaviour continues to be disruptive and/or unsafe, the child will be subject to dismissal from the remainder of camp without any refund and the parent and guardian will be asked to take away their child from the camp.