Developing confidence and resilience
Adventure and Outdoor Learning is intended to help students develop a strong sense of confidence and resilience.
Our experience shows that participation in our programs fosters the development of personal and group responsibility, and positive, supportive relationships between students. It also provides students with another venue to be successful, to take risks and to grow.
Leadership and Self Discovery
Our outdoor adventure learning programs brings the students through great fun and learning experiences through teamwork. The activities will include innovation, strategic planning skills and problem solving skills that will enable the students to complete the challenges in their teams. The engagement allows students to gradually expand their comfort zones and overcome fears.
Surrounded by natural environment
By being surrounded by natural environment, students enjoy a conducive learning platform for teamwork and leadership. The campgrounds that we have chosen are largely surrounded by lush green spaces and is accessible and near to the coastline for water-based activities.
Forming Friendships and Bonds
Each challenge draws upon team members to actively support each other. To develop leadership and teamwork, students will be working in their teams to achieve learning objectives of working in a team and build rapport through the series of team games. The friendships and bonds formed during this camp will have lasting impact for the students.
Sea-kayaking is an ideal medium to conduct outdoor adventure learning programs. It has an easy entry level for participants, swimmers and non-swimmers alike, and it combines all the essential elements to a well-rounded outdoor adventure learning program - fun, excitement, uncertainty and challenge. Sea Kayaking depends on mutual support and trust in fellow paddlers to maintain that vital safety margin. Teamwork and trust are essential elements.
We also offer 1-Star and 2-Star Kayaking Certification Courses. These courses have an easy entry level for participants, and combines fun, excitement and challenge. Our kayaking certification courses are recognised Sports Education Programmes (SEP).
Cycling & Mountain Biking
Most cycling is done on paved roads, but the real joy is in the myriad trails and paths that cyclists can take in seemingly endless loops. Students will experience crossing bridges, cycling atop earthen bunds and technical trails. Beginners are welcome to start on an easier grassier field - the only requirement is a willingness to try, and take a couple of knocks and bumps!click here to view the full program outline. For St John Singapore enquiries, please click here for the program outline and click here for the video.
The beauty of trekking is that it takes only a day to learn enough to begin, and does not require one to be super fit or a ‘Jungle Jim’ to enjoy, representing the ultimate expression to outdoor life. Trekking, in essence, requires no more equipment than a sturdy pair of shoes and the brains and training wherewithal to use these in the myriad possible ways to orienteer ourselves over ground.
Innovation and entrepreneurship is all about getting off the established trail and moving in unfamiliar territory. The Orienteering activities will allow students to move about in small groups and learn to get from place to place using maps, compasses and very brief descriptions. They will need to use innovative methods and keen observation skills to get to their destination.
An excellent team activity that teaches students practical skills and problem solving. They will be challenged to construct functional items like tables, chairs and gadgets. This is a good learning opportunity for students to interact and work together in achieving a common goal.