Local adventure camp aims to empower youth

2016-05-11 06:00
Ikhozi Adventures offers a wide variety of adventure activities.          Photo:TONY CLARKE

Ikhozi Adventures offers a wide variety of adventure activities. Photo:TONY CLARKE

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WITH a mission to uplift the Eastern Cape youth, Ikhozi Adventures is dedicated to making a difference in young people’s lives through their adventure camps.

Ikhozi Adventures is the youth development subsidiary arm of Dynamic Vision catering for school and youth groups. Their focus is on providing adventure training, leadership development and personal growth among the youth.

The Ikhozi Adventures head facilitators, Romano Arnoldes and Justin Dowers, lead a team of dedicated facilitators.

The adventure camp team are engaged in leadership development for schools such as Arcadia, Brylin, Bethelsdorp, Framesby, Gelvandale, Harvest, Kingswood, Nasruddin, Paterson, Sanctor, and Woodridge.

They run about 60 development camps each year and facilitate sessions including temperament styles, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, prefect training, leadership development, study skills, team dynamics, self-image and goal setting, outdoor skills and decision making.

Ikhozi Adventures offers a wide variety of adventure activities.

Their prime adventure sites are at Oceanview, Port Elizabeth and Falcon Rock at Lady Slipper.

Their facilities include two chalets, a tented camp around a fireplace, toilets and hot showers under the stars, roofed boma mini conference setup with whiteboards, a data projector and computer back up and an obstacle course, as well as a hiking trail up the Lady Slipper.

The adventure camp has a full programme to keep the learners entertained and energized.

Campsite activities include sports, fun-filled games, life skills, study camp, turbo and obstacle challenges.

Dynamic Vision director, Tony Clarke, said, “We have a range of leadership and youth empowerment programmes aimed at getting kids to understand who they are and to help them rise above their circumstances.”

One of the programmes at the adventure camp is the Ikhozi Adventures Life Skills programme. The aim of this programme is to teach the learners good values and goal setting, as well as to grow their self-esteem and raise their awareness of the consequences of different types of behaviours.

Other topics that are discussed include communication, role models and self-image.

The programmes are conducted with a variety of teaching methods such as group discussions, interactive lessons, activities and games.

There is also the Ikhozi Adventures Life Skills for Disadvantaged Youths programme. For more info go to www.ikhozi.co.za.

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