The Young Explorers program is one of a kind comprehensive summer camp program developed by Bikat adventures which focuses on Physical (Agility, Coordination, Endurance, Strength), Mental ( Decision Making, Interpersonal Relation, Empathy, Problem Solving), Emotional (Self Confidence, Motivation, Initiative, Overcoming Fear of Failure) and, Social (Community Interaction, Gender Sensitization, Service Orientation) development of the participants. The Camp Apple Pie in Manali is a comprehensive 7-day program specially designed for children of the age group 14 - 17 years. The camp is located on the side of a stream in the beautiful mountains of Himachal Pradesh. The Apple Pie Camp is 35 km away from Kullu and easy to reach. The activities have been planned in such a way that the participants have fun but also take back life skills which help in shaping their personality. The activities held on this camp are rock climbing which helps in building endurance, conquers fears and helps in motivation, increases flexibility and problem Solving, stream walking which helps in overcoming fear of failure, improves patience and self-confidence, survial skill development which is a great team building activity, rapelling which helps in improving coordination (Body & mind), decision making and also reduces stress. Many more engaging activities like zip lining, monkey crossing are also are carried out on the camp.
Arrival at the camp
We reach Camp Apple Pie by 11:00 am. There will be an introduction session among the students and the leaders , camp introduction, rules and regulations introduction, staff introduction and rope distribution. After this tents/rooms are allotted. Followed by a lunch break is an ice breaking session. Hiking and introduction to camping in the Himalayas is the highlight of the day. After evening snacks, we play some games and enjoy. After the fun session dinner is served and a meeting between the camp leaders and students carried out. This marks the end of the first day. Lights out!
Rock Climbing and Stream Walking Day
After a wake up call at 6 am, a chhoti hazri session will be held in which the participants will have a chance to discuss their experiences or grievances from the previous day/night. After this a warm up session for the upcoming day will be held. After a hearty breakfast, the participants will have a chance to try their hand at rock climbing. The rock climbing activity will conclude by lunch and will be followed by stream walking activity and some team building activities. By the time these activities are finished it will be time for evening snacks and tea. The Zero Zone will follow next. The participants will also get some free time in the day to relax. Evening games will entertain everyone in the camp. An early dinner followed by a meeting between the camp leaders and students will mark the end of the day.
Rappelling and River Crossing Day
The third day will start with a wake up call around 6 am. Followed by the Chhoti Hazri session and breakfast as the previous day. Rappelling awaits all participants after breakfast. Lunch will be followed by river crossing activity and other team building activities. Which again will be followed by evening snacks, zero zone, free time and evening games as the last day. Dinner and lights out after the meeting will be next.
Survival Skill Development and Acclimatization Day
Another early day at the camp starting with a hearty breakfast. After breakfast, we start a short trek to Naya Thapdu during which we have a skill development session in which tent pitching, wood collecting, fire making and food making will be taught. The students will have a chance to try their hands at the activities they have learned. The trek will be followed by lunch. Post lunch we go for acclimatization walk. Post which evening snacks are served, followed by zero time, free time, evening games. Dinner will be served then. Team meeting and lights off will follow.
Trek To Chandrakhani Pass
This day also starts early with a sumptous breakfast. After breakfast, we start another trek to Chandrakhani Pass. Post which evening snacks are served are returning to the camp, followed by zero time, free time, evening games. Dinner will be served then. Team meeting and lights off will follow.
Outing Day and Talent Night
This day will also start early. We will go on an early morning outing first. Returning from the outing, tasty breakfast will be served. Post which we trek to the camp. After lunch some team building activities are held and preparations for the talent night made. Followed by evening snacks, zero zone, talent night, dinner and meeting. Lights are put out after the meeting.
The last day at the camp will start around 7 am. The participants shall pack their bags and ensure that they take all their belongings back home. The last breakfast of the camp will be served next. BPL( Bikat Premiere League) will be next on the activity list. Sharing and Thanks ceremony will be held next. Followed by a feedback session. To mark the end of a fabulous week a group photo of all the participants, team leaders and staff will be taken. Post the photo session lunch will be served and finally all the participants will assemble. The group will be escorted to the bus for the final departure.
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For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.
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