ADVENTURE CAMP FOR AVS SUNNYSIDE STUDENTS
An adventure camp was organized by the AVS Sunnyside for the students of class 4 on 22 February, 2020. The students were very excited to experience camping in the lush green landscape of the Assam Valley School. The garden in front of SCR was earmarked as the camping location and tents were pitched for the campers. ‘Nature Beauty’, ‘Wonder Stars’, ‘Happy Campers’, ‘Camp Fire’ and ‘North Star’ were the names given to the tents.
After the classes the students went to the camping area to keep their luggage and familiarize themselves with their tents. Subsequently, a small trek was organized for them inside the campus to explore beautiful places inside the AVS campus like the AVS nursery and kitchen garden. Enroute, they also collected wood for the bonfire. After reaching the campsite, they were given a break to freshen up for the evening activities.
The evening activities commenced at 1900 hrs where the children were introduced to basic cooking (Maggie) in the outdoors which was supplemented by delicious snacks provided by the AVS kitchen. They enjoyed their evening snacks and were ready for the various activities organized by their teachers like Balloon Balancing, Dumb-Charade, Musical Chair and other team activities. After this, they danced enthusiastically on peppy dance numbers with their friends and teachers. Finally, after a long day, they had their dinner, proceeded to their tents and retired for the day. The next morning the children woke up at 0530 hrs, got ready and after a quick breakfast were seen off by their teachers.
The learning outcome of the camping was to make the children experience camping, learn to perform tasks independently as well as part of a team and above all, bond with nature, friends and teachers outside the class.