… from here on in, everything’s gonna be different.
WELCOME TO THE YOUTH CAMP
There is more in you than you know
Discover the powers within, waiting to be unleashed on an unsuspecting world. Be all you can be, and more…
OK, enough teasing. Here’s the secret sauce reveal: Experiential Learning.
“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them”
We use the experiential learning model crafted by David Kolb which enables us to use nature, metaphors, framing and our intrinsic debriefing techniques to help you conceptualise your learning experience so that you can draw upon a conscious plan of action.
Our learning model encourages and inspires your creativity and willingness to do better and explores new ways that you can connect and relate the processes to the real world environment.
Discover new limits to your mental and physical strength, and realise that there is more in you than you think.
So, what’s good about it?
Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try.
Discovering how much more there is within yourself at The Youth Camp will give you a sense of self-confidence like no other. And that self-confidence will spark your decision to TRY.
This enhanced sense of self-confidence will flow into all areas of your life – studies, hobbies and interests, social life, personal relationships, and everything else!
Interpersonal skills are the skills we use every day when we communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups. With strong interpersonal skills, you’ll be able to enjoy greater success in both your professional and personal lives.
Your new and improved interpersonal skills will be founded on communication – i.e. listening, questioning and understanding body language. You’ll also level up to include skills and attributes associated with emotional intelligence, or being able to understand and manage your own and others’ emotions.
Moving forward, you’ll begin to find that you can work well in a team or group, and with other people more generally. And we all know, that can be real handy.
Collaboration and Teamwork
Michael Jordan once said, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
A major and multi-faceted benefit of the experiential learning you’ll receive at The Youth Camp is learning how to function well in a team.
You will realise the strength of the collective by unlocking the power of teamwork. Never has the adage “more heads are better than one” been more apt. By leveraging the collaboration of minds, you’ll be able to sidestep stale viewpoints or a very skewed perspective on things – the downside of working alone. Not only that, combining unique perspectives from each team member will help create more effective and well-thought out solutions.
And, because everyone’s unique experiences is vastly different from others, teamwork will maximise your shared knowledge and help you learn new skills you can use for the rest of your life.
Understanding and appreciating other cultures
Thanks to cultural influence, even something as simple as food gets a dash of variety. Not only do other cultures make for a more colourful dining experience, but learning about other cultures is interesting and can broaden your views on everything.
You will also gain a better understanding of nonverbal communication by simply taking the time to learn about another culture. Not only that, learning about another culture will open your mind, your heart, allow you to express empathy, and reevaluate your own life and culture in the greater scheme of things.
At The Youth Camp, we’re very big on hands-on (AKA experiential learning), in case you haven’t noticed. To that end, we help you achieve your objectives via the following methods:
- Camp Craft
- The World Without Boundaries
- Everyone is Created Equal
- East meets West
- Back to Basics
At the end of the day, you’ll receive exemplary leadership training, robust character-building and values formation. You’ll find that it’s easier to internalize, absorb and comprehend key values related to:
- Teamwork & Collaboration
- Effective Time Management
- Priorities & Goal Setting
- Learning New Skills
- Improving Social Skills
THE YOUTH CAMP
Be the positive change
This program is specially for students in the age of 13-18 as part of their secondary learning curriculum where they will learn the basics of leadership, teamwork, personal development and accountability that they can apply and relate to their core learning curriculum in school. We work with educators to select from a range of our Outdoor Experiential Learning Activities mentioned above in designing The Youth Camp for students.