Location: Gilwell Camp, Tai Tam or Wong Yi Chau.
Target Year Groups: Y8 + Y12 Prefects
Approximate Cost: $6,000
Outside Provider or Organisation: Asia Pacific Adventures (APA)

Camp Leaders: Mr. Russell Scott and Mr. Mark Rutter

Year 8 Camp is run in conjunction with the Island School teaching staff and the expertise of the staff from Asia Pacific Adventure and is all about challenging the students and helping to make them more self-reliant.

There is a large emphasis on outdoor education with opportunities to enjoy activities such as kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, orienteering, problem solving and camping.

ACCOMMODATION
The campsites and dorms have basic facilities and are both safe and secure. All three locations are based in areas of outstanding natural beauty and showcases the best Hong Kong has to offer.

MEALS
APA provide healthy, balanced meals with fruit and filtered drinking water throughout the day. Students will help prepare meals.

The students will be divided into 3 groups and be in one of 3 camps – Gilwell Camp, Tai Tam or Wong Yi Chau.

GROUP A : WONG YI CHAU – SAI KUNG

HIGHLIGHTS
• High element rotations
• Explore wilderness survival
• Hike along Sai Kung’s coastal trails
• Kayaking in a beautiful natural environment with mangroves

Team Building & High Elements
Team initiative activities:
• Survival & Shelter building
• First Aid with search & rescue skills
• Push Bike Challenge
• Orienteering
High Elements Rotations:
• Giant Ladder
• High Wall

Hiking Day
• Hike along Sai Kung’s country trails overlooking the area’s stunning coastline
• Navigate trails using a map and compass

Kayaking Day
• Develop paddling technique and kayak skills
• Kayaking journey around Wong Yi Chau to see mangroves and small islands

Final Day – Adventure Race
• Teams will utilise skills & techniques learnt throughout the week and compete in a localised Adventure race around the island of Wong Yi Chau
• Final reviews and certificate awards

GROUP B : TAI TAM – HONG KONG ISLAND

HIGHLIGHTS
• Hike towards the beautiful Gorge
• Kayak & dragon boat in the bays of Tai Tam
• Gorge trekking
• High elements rotations

Team Building & Wilderness Survival
• Team initiative activities
•Survival & Shelter Building
•Push Bike Challenge
•First Aid with search & rescue techniques

High Elements & Water Activities
• High element rotations:
• Rock Climbing
•Abseiling
• Kayaking:
• Develop paddling technique and kayak skills
• Paddle around the sheltered bay of Tai Tam

Navigation & Gorge Trekking
• Learn to use advanced navigation skills in an Orienteering course
• Learn safety and spotting techniques
• Trek through a gorge near Tai Tam reservoir

Final Day – Adventure Race
• Teams will utilise skills & techniques learnt throughout the week and compete in a localised Adventure race around Tai Tam
• Final reviews and certificate awards

GROUP C : GILWELL – KOWLOON

HIGHLIGHTS
• Wilderness camping at Kowloon peak
• High element rotations
• Explore wilderness survival
• Hike to the top of Kowloon Peak with stunning styling views

Team Building & High Elements
Team Building rotations:
• Survival & Shelter building
• First Aid with search & rescue skills
• Push Bike Challenge
• Orienteering
High Element rotations:
•Wall Climbing
•Jacobs ladder
•Balance Beam
•Bosun Loop

Hiking Day
•Hike to the top of Kowloon Peak, one of Hong Kong’s most dramatic peaks
•Enjoy views of the city’s iconic skyline

Kayaking Day
•Bus transfer to Sai Kung
•Develop paddling techniques and kayaking skills
•Kayaking journey to explore Sai Kung’s spectacular views

Final Day – Adventure Race
• Teams will utilise skills & techniques learnt throughout the week and compete in a localised Adventure race around Gilwell
• Final reviews and certificate awards

When asked “What was the worst thing about Y8 Camp?  One Y8 girl said…….”Going back home, because we had lots of happy memories and I didn’t want to leave there.”

In the feedback form the majority of responses commented about the “challenge, meeting new people and the sense of achievement” many (of the boys and girls) gained throughout the activities on offer.