The annual U-Schos Youth Camp 2016 themed ‘Discover Yourself & Be Discoverable’ was held from 30th January to 1st February, at El Sanctuary Alor Gajah, Malacca. There were over 70 attendees from UCSI University as well as external university.
There were several station games during the first two days of the camp. The organising team planned the programmes allowing participants to have fun while picking up soft skills simultaneously. We had night walk on the first night. It was indeed one of the most challenging and exciting activities throughout the camp because the participants had to go through the jungle in pitch-dark. They even crossed a stream in the jungle!
There was this game called ‘Stranded Island’ in which all the groups competed with each other for tools to build a boat in order to escape the island. The atmosphere was hyped up and everyone had so much fun during the game. During the campfire sharing session, new friendships were built and several participants shared their stories, not to forget the campfire dance which followed. The highlight of this camp was the Mind Adventure session. Lights were switched off and participants were requested to stand up in total silence while reflecting on their life goals and directions. The purpose of this activity was to raise the level of self-awareness in them besides making them ponder about their life as well as the solutions to overcome obstacles on their respective routes to success.
Voluntary community project in an old folks’ home marked the end of this camp. The participants were assigned into groups and cleaned the old folks’ home. Some of them delighted the old folks by having conversation with them. Before leaving, we sang the old folks a Chinese New Year song in conjunction with the Lunar New Year to entertain and cheer them up.
It is of great joy to know that the participants had brought home something they might not learn in school throughout U-Schos Camp 2016. Self-discovery is important as it is a key to success. When you have self-awareness trait within you, you are a force to be reckoned with in this world because you are already ahead of the game.
So, continue to be discoverable next year, in U-Schos Camp 2017!
For more event highlights, check out the official U-Schos Camp 2016 photo album on our Facebook page.