Basic Instructor Course


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BIC Trained Instructors

Upcoming Date

BIC 50: 25 – 27 November 2017
BIC 51: 5 – 7 December 2017

What is BIC?
BIC, or Basic Instructor Course, is CAMP CHALLENGE’s very own residential 3 Days 2 Nights course that puts like-minded outdoor adventure enthusiasts together. During the course, participants will learn the CAMP CHALLENGE method of conducting our experiential learning programmes and activities.

Who is the course open to?
Anyone who is the age of 18 or above and keen to learn pursue a part-time or full-time CAMP Instructor position with CAMP CHALLENGE. Applicants will be required to attend a briefing/interview session to be assessed for their place in BIC. The date of the briefing/interview session will be sent out via email on a later date

Is there a registration cost for BIC?
Yes, the registration cost for BIC is $53.50.  However, this payment of $53.50 will only be made after the briefing/interview session to confirm the registration.

Can we engage CAMP CHALLENGE to conduct a customized in-house BIC for a group of youths?
Definitely. Just send us an email to enquiries@CAMP-CHALLENGE.com with the subject “Customized BIC”! Do include details such as age group, profile of participants, and preferred dates.

Who can I contact to sign up or find out more about the course?
Click here to register now!

Do feel free to email enquiries@CAMP-CHALLENGE.com if you have any further questions!

Frequently Asked Questions
REGISTRATION

Is there a minimum age limit to join BIC?
You must be at least 18 years old to join.

What happens if I am under 16 but I have GREAT interest in joining CAMP CHALLENGE?
You can join us as a Youth Volunteer Instructor. Click here to find out more about our Youth Volunteer Instructor Programme

What kind of experience do I need to join the BIC?
No experience is needed! Just a lot of interest!

How do I register for the Basic Instructor Course??
Click here to register now!
Upon Registration, an email will be sent to you to confirm a date for a briefing/interview to assess your place in the upcoming BIC.

Is there a registration cost for BIC?
Yes, the registration cost for BIC is $53.50.  However, this payment of $53.50 will only be made after the briefing/interview session to confirm your registration

How will I know if I am successfully registered for the Basic Instructor Course (BIC)?
Your registration will only be processed and confirmed after the registration fee ($53.50) has been confirmed. A confirmation email and/or text will be sent to you once we have received your payment.

Do I need to pay for the National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) registration if I want to sign up for the Gold Award with CAMP CHALLENGE?
Not a cent! Yes, you heard right! As part of our efforts to develop youths globally and inspire others to fulfill their potential, we will be more than happy to support you in your NYAA Gold journey. Click here to find out more about NYAA

ATTENDING THE COURSE

Must I attend the full 3 Days 2 Nights?
Yes. You will need to attend the full 3 Days 2 Nights to complete BIC.

What do I need to bring for BIC?
A packing list will be sent to you after you send in your registration for BIC.

I can’t swim, so will I need to attend swimming course?
It will be good if you can swim. If you can’t, it’s fine as well. Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) will be provided and are a must for all water activities.

Is wearing a headscarf permitted?
Yes it is permitted. The only thing we require is that when you are doing a program as a CAMP CHALLENGE instructor, the headscarf has to be beige/brown, as it is our uniform colour.

UPON GRADUATION

What is in store for me after I complete BIC??
Once you have completed BIC, there are a variety of roles for instructors here at CAMP CHALLENGE – from Team Instructors to Station Masters – all of which you will be able to find out more about during BIC. Also, you will automatically be included in our Instructor Development Programme (IDP). Click here to find out more about our IDP

Does attending the BIC course mean that I am already hired by CAMP CHALLENGE, or will you conduct interviews and select candidates based on their performance?
After completing all 3 days of BIC, you are a fully fledged associate (part-time) instructor with us. No interviews required! We will require you to get yourself registered with the Ministry of Education, and will assist you with it. More details on this registration process will be shared during BIC.  Please register yourself under the MOE Instructors Registration System ► MOE REGISTRATION GUIDE

What are the working hours and shift hours?
The working hours vary according to the programme timings. Typically, for a 3 days 2 nights camp, instructors are required to come in the night before for a briefing, the logistics preparation, and stay over for the programme the next day. Day 1 would start at 7.30am, end about 12 midnight, then instructors will wash up and sleep. Day 2 would be the same and day 3 would end at about 5pm. That is a typical programme. Different programs have different requirements.

What if I have other questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us at enquiries@CAMP-CHALLENGE.com with the subject “BIC” or call us at +65 6257 4427 if you have any other queries. See you soon! In Progress

Instructor Code of Conduct

Our CAMP CHALLENGE Instructors’ Code of Conduct follows the acronym C.H.A.L.L.E.N.G.E. and represents the values which our Instructors should embody.

 

Commitment to programme

  • Be responsible of your schedule
  • Attend the programme check-in & briefings
  • Be fully present for your programme

 

Have a positive mindset

  • Be open to receive and give feedback
  • Have positive energy throughout the programme
  • Put in 100% effort

 

Acknowledge team effort

  • Compliment each others’ presence and performance
  • Appreciate each and every individual
  • Work as a team

 

Lead by example

  • Take personal responsibility of tasks assigned
  • Model the activity learning points

 

Love our environment

  • Conserve resources
  • Be respectful to all properties
  • Leave the area as found, or better

 

Embody professionalism

  • Be on time
  • Uniformity (Follow uniform standards)
  • Speak only English during programmes unless otherwise stated
  • No inappropriate physical contact with participants
  • No exchange of personal information and private messages with participants at all times
  • Do not tag or mention any programme details on social media

 

Never stop learning

  • Learn at least one thing every camp
  • Attend the Instructor Development Programme (IDP) modules regularly
  • Be ready and open to learn

 

Go the extra mile

  • Take initiative
  • Always seek alternative solutions when solving problems

 

Embrace changes

  • Be flexible when facing challenges
  • Be open to creative solutions