Youth development is a journey that all young people go through and the key to promoting positive development is the planning of quality experiences. Here in CAMP CHALLENGE, we facilitate character development through our high impact and values-centric programmes, helping youths grow with the right attitude and social skills.
We are also a registered social enterprise and a portion of our revenue is directed towards subsidized programmes for under-privileged youths. Learn more about this in our ‘Social Mission’.
At the heart of CAMP CHALLENGE is our philosophy towards youth development – Well-rounded youth development that centers on personal and social values, a sense of responsibility towards the community, and the drive to create a positive impact.
This philosophy underpins the three pillars that support our youth development framework which are manifested into our daily practices, programmes and interaction with the participants. These pillars are our Vision, Mission and Values, the C.E.L.L. Principle and the C.A.M.P. Methodology.
Vision – Global Youth Development Platform To be the springboard for youth development globally.
Mission – Inspiring Aspirations Inspiring youths to fulfill their potential.
The CELL is known as the building block of life. In a healthy body, cells need to be wholly developed individually and collectively. Likewise, the success of any society depends on the strengths of the individuals and community.
We believe that every youth is a CELL of this global community. By integrating this principle into our programmes, we hope that the CAMP CHALLENGE experience inspires youths to become contributing members of this global community.
Citizenship: Be a responsible member of the global society
Entrepreneurship: Embody the spirit of innovation
Leadership: Inspire and enable others to act
Legacy: For the greater good
The C.A.M.P Model is an adaptation of the widely used experiential learning cycle, made famous by David Klob. While CAMP CHALLENGE is an advocate of experiential learning, we find that the terms used in Klob’s model model is not age-appropriate for children and youth at a junior reading level. As such, they might find the model difficult to comprehend. With that in mind, we abstracted the principles behind Klob’s concept and developed our own version of experiential learning – one which we find compatible with youths of any age, our methodology, the C.A.M.P Model.
In our programmes, Challengers experience Change when they encounter new ideas or experience a shift in thinking. While Adapting to these changes, this process creates growth opportunities which they Master by internalizing the learning points. This new knowledge is then used to Plan for the future. Learning is a life-long journey. As Challengers grow, they will encounter more Changes that require them to continuously Adapt, Master and Plan.
CAMP CHALLENGE is proud to be a founding member of the Outdoor Learning & Adventure Education Association. CAMP CHALLENGE joined to support and grow the industry, as we believe that it is important for the education of the next generation. CAMP CHALLENGE will continue to support all stakeholders (both OLAE members and non-members) in the industry through job opportunities, campsite support, scholarships, subsidized programmes for underprivileged youths, and many more ways!
CAMP CHALLENGE’s success over the years is in large part credited to the participation of thousands of students and youths in our programmes and this shift towards social enterprising is our way of giving back to the youth community.
As a registered Social Enterprise since 2013, CAMP CHALLENGE directs a portion of our revenue towards pro-bono and subsidized programmes for underprivileged youths.