On 6th September 2015, Singapore Children’s Society organised its’ annual 3 km walkathon and carnival, “Walk for our Children 2015” at Palawan Beach, Sentosa. Through this signature fund-raising event, SCS aimed not only to encourage family bonding and fun, but also promote the spirit of charity.
Along with 20 over organisations and companies, FOCUS Adventure, CAMP CHALLENGE and Outdoor Adventure came together to set up a game booth to raise funds for the various beneficiaries under SCS. The “Finger Blaster” game stall was set up and managed by a team of 8 volunteers from across the three companies. Although the main target group were the children, many parents and teenagers joined in the fun as well! Knowing our earnings would contribute directly to the children in need, extra dedication was put in by all of our volunteers. The experience gained from this carnival was valuable and we look forward to being involved and contributing in future similar events again!
CAMP Simba 2015 was a camp for children of cancer patients. It was organized and conducted by students of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. The purpose of the camp was to provide kids whose love ones have or have had cancer a three-day retreat experience to relax and have fun.
CAMP CHALLENGE is very proud to be given the opportunity to contribute, through the sponsorship of our site and facilities in Sentosa. Our partners were also involved in the camp, conducting the Rafting Challenge on the first day of the programme.
Christmas is the season of giving and this year, CAMP CHALLENGE decided to give back to the society.
On the 22nd of December 2015, CAMP CHALLENGE visited HomeSweetHome@Admiralty with gifts gathered from us and the staff of our sister company, FOCUS Adventure. The purpose of this donation was to put a more fulfilling spin on our annual Christmas gift exchange and to share the joy of gifts with the children in this festive season.
We are honored to have such an opportunity to contribute to the Home and hope to continue making the festivities special for the needy around us!
These 6 welfare organizations have benefited from our subsidized/pro bono programmes and services in 2014.
In 2014, CAMP CHALLENGE gave out close to $35,000 in subsidies to various welfare organizations and this has benefited approximately 1300 youths.
From the 25th to 27th of November 2013, Singapore Children’s Society conducted a 3-day overnight camp for about 30 youths. The purpose of this camp was to remind the children to be more appreciative and grateful for the simple things in life, like having a roof over their heads, electricity, parents to take care of them and for being a normal kid who can see and move freely. During the camp, children had to ‘earn money’ to buy ingredients, cook dinner for their team mates, sleep in tents and also wake up early in the morning to help wash their team mates’ clothes.
Aside from subsidizing the full cost of our facilities and venue, CAMP CHALLENGE also conducted a series of activities for the children, such as campfire, outdoor games and outdoor cooking.
On the 14th of November 2013, CAMP CHALLENGE subsidized a full day programme for 5 youths from Melrose Children’s Home.They took part in activities such as high and low elements as well as the Laser Combat Challenge. We would also like to thank our 4 volunteers – Amelia, Wai Eng, Dalilah and Syafiqah for contributing their time and effort.
The annual CABIN Club Camp was held on the 5th to 7th November 2013. The theme “Leading with Heart” focuses on leadership skills while caring for others.
This year, Camp Chefia (Chefia means Leadership in Portuguese) has 3 objectives in mind.
First, campers are to be involved in events management whereby the final product is to be presented at our Entertainment Night which is the highlight of the camp.Second, campers have to take part in an Experiential Learning while understanding issues of being physically challenge. One of the 3-parts segments included a talk given by our very own Gold Medalist Paralympian, Miss Yip Pin Xiu where she shared with us on her challenges and achievements.Lastly, Camp Chefia hopes to create a fun and engaging experience for the youths to enhance their leadership skills and emphasizing on our core values of Resilience, Respect and Responsibility.
All in all, the youths benefited from this camp, not only in an engaging and fun way but also the learning points that was debriefed at the end of each day!
CAMP CHALLENGE is a proud venue and facilities sponsor of this camp.
On the 6th of September 2013, CAMP CHALLENGE conducted a 3-hour High Elements programme for 30 youths, aged between 8 to 19, from the Children’s Society. This programme was offered to the Society at full subsidized rate, as part of CAMP CHALLENGE‘s continuous effort in fulfilling its social mission. We also want to say a big thank-you to the instructors for their voluntary effort.
CAMP CHALLENGE was proud to be part of Singapore Children’s Society Tinkle Friend CAMP 2013, from 11th and 13th June. Aside from sponsoring our facilities during this 3-day camp, we also had the opportunity to volunteer our services and expertise in the Challenge Rope Course segments. Volunteers include full time and associate partners from both CAMP CHALLENGE and our sister company, FOCUS Adventure.
Project Yusra is a newly organized project by Nanyang Technological University Muslim Society (NTUMS) and one of their social mission is to enrich, engage and empower underprivileged youth. On the 6th of June 2013, CAMP CHALLENGE hosted a group of selected youth for a half day adventure learning. The purpose of the programme was to help these youth develop and increase their self-esteem and self-confidence.
On the 8th of December 2012, our instructors Min and Pradeep joined 21 Singapore youths on a 14 day trip to Bandung. This programme was organized by South East CDC and Min and Pradeep were invited as facilitators. Beside cultural exchange and service learning, this programme was also design to give the Singapore youth opportunities to apply their leadership skill in a different environment.
CAMP CHALLENGE, together with our sister company FOCUS Adventure, was privileged to be a sponsor of NUSS Island Adventures, a charity event jointly organised by The National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) and the Singapore Power Boat Association (SPBA). This charity event is a community outreach programme for 40 children from the Ang Mo Kio Family Service Centres (AMK FSC). Other sponsors of this event include ONE°15 and the Sea Scouts. NUSS Island Adventures happened on Saturday, 20 October 2012.
The children from AMK FSC receive family and welfare services from the Centres and are part of their Youth Infinity (YI) programme, which aims to empower and connect the participating youths to the community. Their aim is to “Unleash the infinite Potential of youth”.
FOCUS Adventure sponsored two yachts to ferry the children from ONE°15 to Lazarus Island. Upon arrival at the island, the children participated in two extremely popular CAMP CHALLENGE activities – The Laser Combat Challenge! And The Kayaking Challenge! While having loads of fun, the children were taught important skills such as teamwork, trust, communication and confidence.
It was a priceless experience for both CAMP CHALLENGE and the children from AMK FSC. We are honoured to have such an opportunity to contribute to this meaningful event!