Children’s Adventure Camp – Yuksam, West Sikkim
Diwali 2023 camp – “Mountaineering Special”
We are glad to announce our Diwali Special – Children’s Adventure Camp for 2023.
This time we have a bumper opportunity for the kids to experience the great Himalayas with Life Away From Life.
Yuksom, situated in the Geyzing subdivision of West Sikkim district in Northeast India’s state of Sikkim, holds significant historical importance. It served as the first capital of the Kingdom of Sikkim, established back in 1642 AD.
The town of Yuksom boasts several renowned Buddhist monasteries, historical monuments, and an ancient Gorkha village. Often known as the ‘Gateway to Kangchendzongha,’ it is blessed with the presence of majestic snow-capped mountains and serene monasteries.
Perched at an elevation of 1780 m, Yuksom finds its peaceful abode in the lap of the Himalayan Mountains.
A perfect place for our Camp.
Highlights of the camp :
Early bird Discount !!
Book before 15th August 2023 and get a straight 10% discount !!
*Parents can accompany the child till Yuksam & back.
Reporting at : Bagdogra airport or New Jalpaiguri ( NJP) railway station.
Number of Days : 6 days 5 nights
Dates : 13th Nov to 18th November 2023
Camp category : Girls & Boys mixed
Stay in Yuksam : In Tents /Dormitories/Homestay – Girls , Boys & parents separate.
Local travel : by non ac pvt. Vehicle
Age Group : 7 to 18 yrs
Coordinators : Male & Female Coordinators ( ratio depending upon the students ratio).
Activities for the Children’s Adventure Camp :
The upcoming camp promises a delightful blend of adventurous, cultural, experiential, and immersive activities amidst the majestic Himalayas. As this camp focuses on mountaineering, we have a diverse array of activities planned:
1. Rock climbing (natural rock face)
2. Rappelling (natural rock face)
3. River crossing
7. Camp fire
Standard LAFL Workshops:
During the camp, we will conduct standard LAFL workshops to enhance your skills and knowledge in various areas, including:
1. Advanced rope knots
2. Tent pitching
3. Natural fire making
5. Safe water gathering
6. Trek planning
To enrich your experience, we have curated cultural activities that offer a deeper understanding of the region’s heritage and lifestyle:
1. Cultural walk through the picturesque villages and fields of Yuksam
2. Visits to world-famous monasteries and monuments
3. A visit to a holy lake
4. Staying in local homes to immerse yourself in the local culture
5. Exploring the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
6. Visiting the Everest Museum and the Zoo, among other attractions
Adventure Games :
In addition to the already exciting activities mentioned earlier, we have included a variety of adventurous games to add even more thrill and excitement to the camp experience. These adventure games are designed to challenge participants physically and mentally while fostering teamwork and camaraderie among the campers. Let’s elaborate on some of these adventure games:
1. **Treasure Hunt:**
Embark on an exhilarating treasure hunt that takes you through the beautiful landscape of the Himalayas. Participants will follow a series of clues and puzzles that lead them to hidden treasures, promoting problem-solving skills and teamwork.
2. **Survival Challenge:**
Test your survival skills in this exciting game that simulates wilderness survival scenarios. Campers will learn essential survival techniques, such as building shelters, finding food and water, and navigating through the wilderness.
3. **Capture the Flag:**
Engage in a thrilling game of strategy and teamwork where participants are divided into teams, and each team aims to capture the opponent’s flag while defending their own. Cooperation, communication, and strategic planning are essential to claim victory.
4. **Wilderness Scavenger Hunt:**
Explore the wilderness surrounding the campsite while participating in a scavenger hunt. Participants will search for specific items or complete nature-based challenges, promoting environmental awareness and appreciation.
5. **Geocaching Adventure:**
Utilize GPS devices to embark on a modern-day treasure hunt, searching for hidden geocaches scattered throughout the region. Geocaching combines outdoor exploration with technology, making it an exciting and interactive game.
6. **Team-Building Initiatives:**
Engage in a series of team-building exercises and challenges that require effective communication, problem-solving, and collaboration. These activities strengthen group dynamics and encourage mutual trust among campers.
These adventure games provide an excellent opportunity for campers to step out of their comfort zones, discover their inner strengths, and create lasting memories with their fellow participants. Safety measures and professional guidance will be provided to ensure a fun and secure experience for everyone involved.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding Parents :
– Please note that the costs for children and parents will differ.
– Parents will have separate accommodation options in Yuksam, either at a hotel or homestay as per their preference.
– They are welcome to engage only in sightseeing during the camp duration.
– They can accompany their child while traveling to and from Yuksam.
– Participants are responsible for arranging their transportation to Bagdogra airport or NJP railway station and back.
– LAFL coordinators will be traveling to Bagdogra by air or train , and participants can choose to accompany them if needed.
FOR FURTHER INQUIRIES :
Life Away From Life
Call or whats app : +91 7718058351
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 1- Reporting at Bagdogra/NJP
Day 2- Yuksam camp
Day 3- Yuksom Camp
Day 4- Yuksom Camp
Day 5-Darjeeling visit
– Check in homestay/ hotel.
– Visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Everest Museum.
– Evening at leisure in the market area.
Day 6- Bagdogra/NJP drop
– get dropped
– trips ends
Diwali vacations :
13th to 18th November 2023
Note : 12th Nov is taxi Pujan day
|All meals at while at camp||Travel fare to Bagdogra/NJP and back|
|Local Transport||Any costs arising out of unforeseen Circumstances like Landslides, Road Blocks, Bad weather, etc|
|Stay in Homestay/Tents/Dorms||External purchase you make during your travel or on trek routes like food, local crafts or drinks|
|Equipment required for activities||Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc|
|Entrance fees||Personal expenses of any kind|
|Govt taxes & fees|