• Come, set the tone for all your future adventures

WHAT AND WHY

Why camp Big Adventure?

Human beings learn best through interactions. The nature of interaction determines the nature of learning. For the pre-teen mind interaction with each other, with a learned and engaging supervisor, with natural surroundings and nature and lastly, with adventure has the potential to have a lifelong positive impact on their personality. Adventure is all about a new experience, taking risks and surviving in conditions different from our every day experience. In that sense, camp Big adventure packs vital outdoor experiences in acontrolled environment. Through elements of action, reflection and transference, the modules introduce unfamiliar and challenging environments where the young minds learn to make decisions, develop resilience and enhance problem-solving and creative skills along with the ability to establish trust and collaborate.

About the Campsite

The peaceful environ of Chamba in Uttarakhand, is the perfect location to explore the beauty of nature as well as appreciate the challenges that it may throw at humankind. The terrain is perfect to introduce the child to the outdoors and get them acclimatized in less-familiar territory. One can get the whiff of the sweet smell of pine trees that have placed themselves perfectly alongside the Himalayan mountain belt and give a picture perfect view of the valley. For campers, this location is perfect to interact with nature.

What will be the Big Adventurer experience?

During Camp Big Adventure, the participant will take part in a series of structured outdoor adventure sessions built on a new creative theme each day. While the outdoor sessions entail activities like bouldering, trekking and hiking, the creative sessions will help the child explore artistic formats like theatre, music, fine arts and dance to express their emotions, thoughts and to lose their inhibitions. The activities are designed to adapt to all kinds of learning domains – psycho motor as well as emotional.

What will the Big Adventurer take back home?

The pre-teen Big Adventurer will take back an expanded sense of awareness from this camp. This immersive experience will help them value their own existence in the universe and feel empowered. They will lose inhibitions and would take back willingness to participate in developmental and collaborative activities within their curricular and social domains. More tangibly, they will have a unique understanding of various forms of expression. The badges of appreciation and special certificates for their efforts and contributions, educational kits that will help them with conceptual understanding and survival skills that will stay with them all life long are all that this young adventurer will take back home.

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Head Educator

ARINDITA GOGOI

Arindita brings in her facilitation practice, boundless energy and life lessons she has gathered from her experiences working with communities, facilitating children with special needs and at-risk youth, and her stint in media, documentary film-making and book publishing. After graduating in Mass Communication from Delhi University, she went on to get an Advanced Professional Diploma in Training and Behavioural Management, as well as a Diploma in Experiential Education and Practices. She has facilitated at PYE Global Network’s Power of Hope Youth Camp (Whidbey Island, USA) and extensively uses art, music, theatre and games as tools of  facilitation. As a strong believer in the creative community model, at EdTerra she designs experiences with a wide ambit of impactful activities beyond the mundane. She is an avid traveller, reader, blogger, a lover of world cinema, an information junkie and a lover of graphic novels.

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ITINERARY

A Day by Day Adventure Summary

day 1:

Arrival, Early Socialization, Tribe Identities and Self-Exploration The day focuses on welcoming the participants and helping them break the ice amongst each other, with their instructors and acclimatize with their surroundings. The day will be focused on the participant as an individual and celebrate their individuality through activities like Self Portraits, as well as bond with fellow team members. The day will conclude with a fun session of presentations made by respective teams, which in this camp we have called tribes.

day 2:

Morning Beats, Bouldering and Creative Musings Day two is focused on introducing the participant to an outdoor environment through an activity called bouldering, during which s/he will learn about the basics of rock climbing. From understanding rock surface, grips, and equipment knowledge, this activity is a training ground for challenges to be faced. The participants will also engage in a meaningful and expressive creative art event that will help the participant engage with their emotional self.

day 3:

Outdoor Survival Training, Hike and Creativity The third day focuses on outdoor survival skills like tent pitching, improvised shelters, water and rationing, navigation- etc. They take part in a survival hike during which they learn to appreciate their natural surroundings, appreciate the environment and understand practices that leave minimum impact. The day ends with gratitude circle and elections of the day’s events in their respective tribes, keeping a positive attitude throughout.

day 4:

Day Out and Music Night This is the day of off site activities for the group. During the day out, they engage in a long distance trek carrying all their equipment, ration and survival tools. Along the way they utilize their survival training to endure and overcome physical and emotional hardships. The day ends with a musical theme to bounce back with a greater enthusiasm after a hard day’s work. The evening is also reflective in nature as the groups discuss challenges and learning from the day’s activity.

day 5:

Dream Circle The fifth day focuses on dreams and goals of the participants. They learn the value of team work and collaborations through some powerful activities and games.

day 6:

Closing Ceremony The last day of the campsite is dedicated to closing reflections, feedback and an elaborate closing ceremony where participants do a self-assessment followed by peer feedback and positive energy building. It is also the day of closing fair where each team or tribe takes part in multiple challenges, games and activities that strengthen team spirit and encourage collaborative practices.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q  Who should attend this Camp?

    A   Any child between 9 and 11 years of age is welcome to join the Camp.
  • Q  How many participants can be expected to attend?

    A   Your child can expect a maximum of 30 other kids for company. The Camp strength has been kept down to provide personalised attention to individual participants and for the effective execution of the program activities.
  • Q  What sort of accommodation can my child expect?

    A   Accommodation will be in tents at a well-furnished campus with all the basic amenities (electricity with certain time limit at few campsites, running water, hot food, etc.). Each tent will be shared by minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 children. Girls and boys shall have separate accommodation.
  • Q  What is the adult:child ratio? And who all shall be part of the camp?

    A   The adult:child ratio of the students while travelling is 1:10 and on campus is 1:7. The camp shall have A) Campus Chief - who shall be over all facilitator of the camp and main mentor for the students. B) Activity Chief- An expert in the chosen activity. C) Program Leader/ Journey Mentors - Trained EdTerra Educators who shall assist the AC and the CC. D) Doctor - Doctor on call.
  • Q  What about my child's safety during the camp?

    A   Your child's safety is of paramount importance to us. The Campus Chief leading this Camp has been trained by EdTerra on child protection, child behaviour and development, health and safety, activity program delivery, EdTerra's code of conduct, policies and procedures. The Activity Chief will accompany the children on all activities along with the JM. All the staff members are qualified to administer First Aid.
  • Q  What things should my child bring to this Camp?

    A   Post registration, EdTerra will provide an exhaustive to-pack list, enabling paticipants to pack appropriately for the journey.
  • Q  What sort of toilets can my child expect?

    A   Most of the campsites have attached toilets (western style). Some campsites might have toilet at a maximum distance of 80 m from the tents. In case the toilets are not attached we shall have separate washrooms and toilets for girls and boys.
  • Q  What sort of food can my child expect?

    A  

    At the campsite normally vegetarian food. Nonveg is served twice during the program, on the first and the last day. Our menu has good variety and is designed to balanced taste and nutrition.

  • Q  Is there any preparation required prior to travelling for the camp?

    A  

    A) Outdoor camps does involve a lot of walking. It is recommended that the participants do engageroutinely in some physical exercise to build their stamina for the camp.

    B) In case the child is prone to motion sickness, do inform the travel leaders and avoid eating heavy oily food prior to the journey. C) Tetanus shot before the camp is compulsory, EdTerra does not encourage an vaccines to be given at the campsites unless necessary.
  • Q  How will the students travel to the campsite?

    A   Students will travel from New Delhi Railway Station (Ajmeri Gate) to Haridwar by Shatabdi and futher on by bus. Please contact us for more details.
  • Q  How can we stay in touch with our child while he/she is at the camp?

    A   We operate in wilderness areas where internet connectivity is intermittent. Mobile phones are not allowed on the campsites. In case of an emergency on camp, the staff shall contact you directly on the emergency number provided by you on the form. In case of an emergency from your side, please leave a message on our emergency number and we shall connect you with your child at the earliest. ** Note since the children are at times outside the campsite there might be a delayed response time. We will keep posting updates on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/edterraindia) as and when they are sent in by our campus chief, We shall try our level best to post pictures of camp but, the photos posted may or may not feature your child or all participants at once. Each photograph will represent the conditions at the camp indicating that it is running smoothly.
  • Q  How do I register my child/children?

    A   Please click on Register Now to choose from 3 easy options. You can register online. You can also download the registration form from our website, print, fill-in and submit it at our office along with the applicable fee or call 011- 48885800 for more information.

PROGRAM FEE*

Payments can be made by cheque or draft in favour of EDTERRA EDVENTURES PVT LTD. We also accept credit cards and cash at our office only. We do not accept any part payments. Participant is registered only after the payment is made. Do read the cancellation clause below.

Payment, Cancellation, Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions and Exclusions in brief:

Inclusions

  • Maximum of 6 participants sharing accommodation in comfortable tents
  • Road transfer from Delhi to the campsite and back
  • Road transfers from EdTerra office, Delhi to the destination and return
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and hot beverages (coffee and tea)
  • Aquagaurd/RO facility (bottled water on request)
  • All instructors, collaterals and travel fee
  • Insurance
  • Meals on the way to the camp location and back (if required)
  • All applicable taxes

Exclusions

  • Airfare if any
  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered, laundry and
  • Phone calls
  • Soft drinks
  • Anything that is not expressly mentioned in the inclusions list

Payment Terms

100% Camp fee in advance for confirmation.

Cancellation Policy

  • 14 days prior to departure, Rs 2000 will be deducted.
  • 2 days prior to departure, no refund. is applicable.
  • *** EdTerra can cancel/ call off the program in case there is a threat towards political unrest, in case of natural calamities and in case EdTerra fails to meet the minimum group size requirement.
EdTerra shall, under no circumstances be responsible for natural calamities/ political disasters that occur during the journey and program. However, EdTerra will ensure that the best possible measures are taken to keep the child safe in case any untoward incident occurs during the program.

Program at a glance

  • Total Seats Left: 30
  • Date:
    C1: 14th-20th May C4: 29th May - 4h June
  • Program Fee:

    Rs. 27,784

  • Venue:

    Camp Xterra, Rani Chauri, Chamba

  • Ages:

    9-11 years

  • Head Educator:

    Rishabh Jain

  • Mode of Travel:

    Train (Shtabdi Express) From NDLS

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506, Vikrant Towers, 4 Rajendra Place,
New Delhi - 110008 India
Tel: +91-11-48885800

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