NYAA – National Youth Achievement Award

What is NYAA?

The aim of the NYAA Programme is to encourage young people between the ages of 14 and 25 years to develop personal qualities of self-reliance, perseverance and a sense of responsibility to themselves, to society and to the nation. The criteria for an Award are those of self-improvement and effort as participants are judged on personal achievement measured against original circumstances and potential capabilities. – www.NYAA.org


Our NYAA programme is open to:

  1. All youths who are seeking to attain the award at all three levels
  2. Youths who require support to complete certain segments of the NYAA
  3. Youth organizations seeking support for their NYAA programmes

Number of NYAA Participants registered under CAMP CHALLENGE (as of July 2017)

NYAA Requirements


For those over 14 and under 25


For those over 15 and under 25


For those over 16 and under 25


Aim: To learn how to give useful service to others

15 hours over 3 months

30 hours over 6 months

60 hours over 12 months

Adventurous Journey

Aim: To encourage a spirit of adventure and discovery

2 Days 1 Night (at least 12 hours of activity)

3 Days 2 Nights (at least 21 hours of activity)

4 Days 3 Nights (at least 32 hours of activity)


Aim: To encourage the development of personal interests and practical skills

6 months

12 months (6 months for Bronze NYAA holder)

18 months (12 months for Silver NYAA holder)
90 hours (5 hours per month)

Physical Recreation

Aim: To encourage participation in physical recreation and improvement of performance 

20 hours over 8 weeks

30 hours over 10 weeks

40 hours over 12 weeks

Residential Project

Aim: To undertake or initiate a project which will serve or have a beneficial impact on the community at large



Community-based project

*Compulsory for all Gold Award participants

We Can Help You!

CAMP CHALLENGE organizes several Adventurous Journeys every year for public individuals to sign up.

Join us for an unforgettable experience as we venture the open seas on our various crafts, such as our sail boats and dragon boats!

Find out more about our upcoming Adventurous Journeys here!

Join our Basic Instructor Course to become a CAMP CHALLENGE Instructor! Pick up various outdoor adventure skills such as kayaking, sport climbing, abseiling, and more.

Find out more about our Basic Instructor Course here!

As a CAMP CHALLENGE Instructor, you will be able to clock hours by volunteering in our Social Enterprise Subsidized programmes.

Find out more about our Social Mission here!


For individuals, you can look for volunteering opportunities with voluntary welfare organizations (VWOs) and charities. You may also refer to the following websites:

As a CAMP CHALLENGE Instructor, you will be able to clock various activities done in programmes for your physical recreation segment, such as kayaking, trekking and more!

For individuals, you can clock hours for leisurely physical recreation activities such as running, swimming, and more.

As a CAMP CHALLENGE Instructor, you will be able to plan and execute programmes for youths of our beneficiaries.

For individuals, you can work on a project that will benefit your community, such as in school, religious groups, or other similar groups.


We offer an NYAA Registration + Adventurous Journey Package at the following rates:

  • Bronze NYAA + 2D1N Adventurous Journey: $310.00
  • Silver NYAA + 3D2N Adventurous Journey: $365.00
  • Gold NYAA + 4D3N Adventurous Journey: $420.00


NYAA Registration Fees:

  • Bronze Registration: $10.00
  • Silver Registration: $15.00
  • Gold Registration: $20.00

Payment details will be provided in an email upon submission of your registration form.