NYAA – National Youth Achievement Award

What is NYAA?

The National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) Youth Leadership Development Programme is an exciting self-development programme for young people between the ages of 13 and 30 years old. It is a holistic, balanced and non-competitive programme of voluntary leisure time activities, designed to provide our young people with a platform to develop personal qualities and skills to make a difference to themselves, their communities and the world. – www.NYAA.org

Updated June 2020

The NYAA Council has released a document to address concerns about progressing through the NYAA journey despite the COVID-19 situation.

Please refer to the information here ▶ NYAA – COVID-19


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 Aug 2018)

Our NYAA Gold Awardees




New NYAA Requirements (As of Jan 2018)


For those 13 and under 30


For those 15 and under 30


For those 16 and under 30

Service Learning

Touching Lives, Making a Difference


Undertake a Values-In-Action project or any community service projects of your interest.

At least 20 hours of regular activities spread over a minimum of 4 months

At least 40 hours of regular activities spread over a minimum of 8 months

At least 60 hours of regular activities spread over a minimum of 12 months

Outdoor Appreciation

To be at Ease with Nature


Build confidence, develop problem-solving skills, enhance teamwork, and strengthen your understanding of the natural environment.

At least 15 hours of outdoor activities with a specific learning goal

At least 24 hours of outdoor activities with a specific learning goal

At least 36 hours of outdoor activities with a specific learning goal

Healthy Living

Physical & Mental Wellness


Adapting healthy habits with a balanced diet and exercise to improve both the physical and emotional well-being.

At least 24 hours of regular activities spread over a period of 6 months

At least 32 hours of regular activities spread over a period of 12 months

At least 48 hours of regular activities spread over a period of 18 months

Community Leadership Initiative

Creating an Impact, Delivering Change


Identify a need in the community, take on a leadership role and find solutions to contribute effectively to bring about a positive outcome.



Embark on the initiative individually or in a small group

Past NYAA Requirements (Before 2018)


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

View a more detailed introduction of the NYAA Criteria (as of 2018) here ► NYAA 2018 New Criteria

How do I begin?

  1. Identify the level of NYAA that you will be participating in, based on your age. *Each level is autonomous and you do not need to begin from the lowest level.
  2. Register in our online form below.
  3. Blog your NYAA Journey and reflections at our blog!
  4. Fill up your NYAA Participant’s Booklet, which will be mailed to you upon successful registration.
  5. Write about your activities and reflections. Compile your reflections and submit your report together with your booklet at the end of your NYAA journey. CAMP CHALLENGE can also provide guidance with your report if you register for your NYAA with us.


Register for your NYAA journey now with us!

CAMP CHALLENGE offers an exclusive NYAA Registration + Sea Expedition package at the following rates:

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



  • All fees are inclusive of GST.
  • Payment details will be provided in an email upon submission of your registration form.
  • Registrations will be processed on the 15th of every month.
  • If you have submitted your registration with us on the 15th of the month or after, your registration will only be processed on the 15th of the next month.
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NYAA Registration Form

Registration for the CAMP CHALLENGE NYAA Programme includes a Sea Expedition for the Outdoor Appreciation segment.

Please share your activity plans for the other NYAA segments with us.


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