LAFL encourages children of all ages to get in touch with their natural surroundings! With activities that foster a love of the outdoors and environmental sciences that can be initiated indoors and out. Society often overlooks the value of wilderness training and survival skills. We live among urban sprawls and in suburban epicenters – but there is still plenty of raw, untamed natural world left to explore.
Knowing a few basics of wilderness prep and survival is a good idea no matter where you live or what activities you participate in. And there’s no better time to acquire these skills than when you are young. By teaching children the basics, we are instilling life-long knowledge that could one day save their lives or the lives of others. Some of the most important “survival” techniques would be introduced to kids and presented in such a way that it’s not intimidating, but rather engaging and fun.
“Getting children interested in the outdoors and survival skills has been one of the major goals of my career and there is a lot of evidence that outdoor activities are enormously beneficial to the young.” – Prateek Deo , CEO LAFL
The objective of this children’s adventure camp is to connect children with nature in a fun-sharing environment. This is nature awareness adventure camp for kids that will cover the basic Wilderness survival skills. It will be structured for fun learning, with plenty of games, and creativity.
Our brief list of some of the activities your child will engage in:
Ancestral Technologies such as:
Learn Wilderness safety and knowledge of hazards
Learn how to make a fire from sticks and friction and 1 match
Create your own survival camp fire making kit
Wild craft a bag for your wilderness kit
Wild crafting with medicinal plants and trees for healing salves,
tinctures, sprays, ointments and pastes
Learn how to cook over the survival style cooking fire
Experiential wilderness awareness games
Hill exploration and discovery
Experience unique nature immersion and survival skills
through play, discovery, investigation and exploration.
SURVIVAL SKILLS OUTLINE
There are 5 basic survival skills that your child would learn …
If you are caught in a situation where you actually need your survival
skills, the most important of all will be your attitude.
2) Water gathering
Focus on water. Find it, purify it, drink it, and store it for later.
3) Shelter creating
If you believe that you will have to overnight before being rescued the
next order of business is to get a shelter built.
4) Fire making
Fire is an important skill because losing body heat can kill you just as
quickly as lack of water.
Keeping your energy up is important, you will be burning a lot more
calories than you are used to burning.
WHAT WE DO- WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT ?
In a time of earth’s fragile ecology, LAFL, help children connect with wonder and amazement to the natural world, growing their innate curiosity and passion for the earth and its flora and fauna. We do this through mentoring, guided creative exploration and hands-on discovery.
Why is this important?
We believe it is through having magical experiential nature mentors that students will be inspired to have both hope and solutions in an era of climate change and global environmental uncertainty.
We believe students, who are taught to fall in love with science through child-led nature mentoring, will be the ones who will be the pioneers of zero-impact, cradle to cradle manufacturing, and create bio mimicry designs to complex human challenges for a healthy planet. They will be the ones who inspire their own families and people in their communities, for seven generations and beyond.
HOW WE TEACH ?
We focus on child-directed experiential learning, acute observation
and inquiry, whereby students are “learning by doing”.
Guided exploration and Inquiry based learning
Experienced educators & naturalists & artists
Stories and games
Student centered activities
Acute observation and inquiry skills
Who can participate?
Participants include all children between age group of 7 to 14 yrs.
*Parents & maids not allowed in this camp.
*This is a Coed camp- Girls & Boys together
29 th April, 4 th May 2020: Camp Waters Edge: Kamshet
10 th May 2020: Camp Magic Forest: Wada
Camp duration: 3 days 2 nights
Camp water’s Edge, Kamshet is located about 20kms from Lonavala. From
Mumbai it is 1 h 16 min (79.5 km) via Mumbai – Pune Expy.
Camp magic Forest at Wada is around 100kms from Mumbai, near Palghar.
Both the campsites are located next to a beautiful lake and is well equipped with
up-to-date staying facilities, good quality food freshly cooked at the premises,
hygienic drinking water facilities and bunch of efficient support staff.
PARTICIPATION FEES AND PAYMENT DETAILS
- Cost per child would be Rs. 7000 + 5% GST
Cost would include:
o Accommodation in tents, all vegetarian meals,
transportation to the campsite and back, all equipment
required for adventure activities, first aid, LAFL
coordinator assistance, guide & instructors.
Cost would exclude:
o Personal items like clothing, footwear, toiletries, fine art
accessories, insurance of any kind.
o Online Payment can be done through our website
payment gateway (CC Avenue) via Credit or Debit cards
& Net Transfer.
Online Payment link:
o IMPS or NEFT can be done to our bank account.
Bank name: NKGSB
a/c name: Life Away From Life
a/c no: 010110100005551
a/c branch: CBD Belapur
a/c type : current
IFSC code: NKGS0000010
- Trained and experienced coordinators to handle the group.
- Female coordinators for girls
- This camp has a limit of 40 so be sure to register early.
- Healthy vegetarian meals will be provided, no junk food allowed.
- No mobile phone & electronic games allowed.
- Daily Instagram live broadcast of events and daily life of their child in the camp , for parents would be done.
- Separate toilets & bathrooms for girls & boys (children would be assisted by female & male coordinators from LAFL).
- Completion certificates would be awarded to all children.
- Camp leader: Mr Prateek Deo – Mountaineering Graduate from HMI Darjeeling , and over 15 years experience in conducting Adventure Camps for children.
- All activities mentioned, would be under the guidance of Mr Prateek Deo, and assisted by his qualified team of coordinators.
- During all activities female students would have a female coordinator to help them with.
- High Standard, Tested, mountaineering equipment’s would be used for all activities.
- We would maintain strict discipline in regards to hygiene, behavior & punctuality.
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