How to Plan an Outdoor Leadership Camp for University Students: Steps and Tips to Get Your Started
If you have been assigned to plan an outdoor leadership camp for the students – this can be a daunting task. Even if you are a student or a member of the faculty it would take some planning and investment in time. Working in a group or a committee will spread the responsibilities. To start of, we have here some tips for you. Hopefully you will find them useful. In this article on “how to plan an outdoor leadership camp for university students” we have listed some important factors to consider.
And, at the end of the article we also have a ‘ready to use’ off-the-shelf leadership camp package consisting of location and its services. One that you can use right away. All you need to do is include some of your own sessions or activities to customize the leadership camp to according to the objectives you want to accomplish.
Normally, the purpose of conducting an outdoor leadership camp away from campus is to enabe students from different backgrounds to work together to achieve a common goal. In general it will make students develop hollistically by developing their different life-skills something which will ultimately benefit them. List out your objectives so you can hone in to your desired outcome when the program finishes.
In Malaysia, we are blessed with so many places to conduct the leadership camp. You will be spoilt for choice from islands like Pangkor and Langkawi, to hill areas like the Cameron Highlands, Frasers Hills and the jungles like the Royal Belum, the Endau-Rompin and Taman Negara to name a few. Within these areas there are private operators that will have their own camps. Some can be large with many amenities and activities. Some are just simple campsites with toilets, showers and multipurpose hall. So decide where and also how much budget you have because this will determine where you can conduct your program. Pay careful attention to some restrictions – some universities only allow you to travel within the state or not exceeding a certain distance. So check this too.
- national park
- jungle setting
- kampung setting
- city – (why not)
Obviously when the place is far, transportation cost can also be more expensive. Travel time will be longer to get to the place (and also to get home after the program). These factors will also come into play when you plan for your leadership camp. Mode of transportation also contribute to the cost – if you are able to use transportation like the university’s bus that may save you some money. Otherwise you will have to look at using express buses, charter coaches, train service, etc.
You should discuss with your committee members on conducting some of the sessions yourselves. And eventually get the participants to the camp to take some responsibilities and tasks. Camp operators may also have their own activities such as jungle trekking, river tubing, flying fox etc. Be sure to conduct a debriefing session after these activities or towards the end of your program and let the participants share their experience – how they felt, specific things they did to help their friend, etc.
3 DAY / 2 NIGHT OUTDOOR PACKAGE
SUITABLE TO BE USED FOR A LEADERSHIP CAMP FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Designed to be fun, challenging, energetic and memorable.
CORE PACKAGE INCLUDES
- 2 nights accommodation – dormitory
- Meals: Breakfast (2), Lunch (2), Dinner (2)
- Free flow of mineral water
- Choice of 2 activities from the following:
- Night discovery trek
- Jungle trekking (day activity)
- River tubing
- Cave exploration
- Flying fox
- Crew to oversee your group during your stay
- Personal incidentals
- Meals not indicated in the package
- Transportation to our location
- Personal accident insurance
Where is the camp located?
Kampung Jahang in Gopeng, Perak
Our place is 15 minutes from the town of Gopeng and about 25 minutes from Ipoh. It will take about 2 hours journey from Kuala Lumpur.
From RM218.00 per person
Based on a group of 40 pax
No surcharge during weekends, school holidays or public holidays.
Optional Activities – Highly Recommended
Whitewater Rafting Sungai Kampar
Rapids grade I – III / 7kms / 1 hr 30 mins
Inclusive of all rafting equipment and guides
From RM140.00 per person
Contact us if you have any questions to ask. To make a booking, fill in the remark space below.