Kids Camp 2019

28 November 2019 - 12:54am Comments Off

Registration is now closed as the camp is fully booked.
Do join us for next year’s kids camp!



3D2N of Fun-Filled Adventures Under the Stars!

These days, our children spend most of their time indoors, busy with their phones and gadgets. It’s seldom that they get to enjoy the great outdoors. Many parents often wonder how they can encourage their children to engage in experiences that are not dependent on technology. We’ve got the answer right here in Kechara Forest Retreat!

This coming December 8th, 9th & 10th, we’re opening the gates of Kechara’s Enchanted Forest Camping Hills for the very first Kechara Forest Retreat Kids Camp 2019!

Children between the ages of 7 to 12 are welcome to join this fun and enriching 3D2N camp that is jam-packed with games and activities that will keep our young campers mindful, happy and excited.

Programme highlights include:

  • Indoor and outdoor games
  • Outdoor camping
  • Stories by the campfire
  • Roasting marshmallows
  • Stargazing
  • Welcoming the morning sunrise
  • Light cooking

Wholesome vegetarian meals will be served and safe accommodation in the lush forest will be provided in the form of comfortable camping tents. Each roomy tent sleeps two participants and is equipped with sleeping bags, ground mat, lights and fan.

Facilitated by the experienced teachers and volunteers of Kechara’s Sunday Dharma School, this will definitely be one of the most unforgettable childhood memories that you can give your kids.

Sign up now as places are limited!


Rates


Non-members

RM 420 per child
RM 380 second sibling
RM 900 for 3 siblings package
Twin sharing tent accommodation

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Members & Dharma School Students

RM 380 per child
RM 350 second sibling
RM 850 for 3 siblings package
Twin sharing tent accommodation

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Prices are all-inclusive (transportation from Kechara House in PJ to Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, accommodation, food, t-shirt, games, prizes and insurance).

  • Mode of Payment: Cash (over the counter only) / Online Transfer / Credit Card
  • Beneficiary: Kechara House
  • Bank Name: CIMB BANK BERHAD
  • Bank Account No: 8003-73-1474

Please quote Project Code KH0029 when making payment. For online payment, kindly email us a copy of the transaction slip at kids@kechara.com.

Availability is on a first come first serve basis. To register, please contact us at least 5 calendar days before the date of the program.


Programme Outline

Day 1

  • 7.00am – Assemble at Kechara House, Petaling Jaya (see map)
  • 9.00am – Check-in at Kechara Forest Retreat
  • 9.30am – Breakfast
  • 10.30am – Morning briefing / Meet the camp master, coaches and aides
  • 10.50am – Meet the campers
  • 11.15am – Tent setup
  • 11.45am – Freshen up
  • 12.00pm – Lunch preparation
  • 12.30pm – Lunch
  • 1.30pm – Afternoon break
  • 1.45pm – Treasure Hunt!
  • 2.45pm – Games
  • 4.15pm – Light cooking & snacks
  • 5.00pm – Talk (meditation for kids)
  • 6.00pm – Walking meditation
  • 6.30pm – Shower time
  • 7.30pm – Dinner
  • 8.30pm – Activities by the campfire
  • 9.30pm – Bedtime


Day 2

  • 8.00am – Morning assembly
  • 8.30am – Breakfast
  • 9.30am – Nature appreciation
  • 10.30am – Expression through art
  • 11.30am – Group discussion
  • 12.30pm – Lunch preparation
  • 1.00pm – Lunch
  • 2.00pm – Games
  • 4.00pm – Snacks
  • 4.30pm – Brainstorming
  • 6.00pm – Shower time
  • 7.00pm – Dinner
  • 8.00pm – Activities by the campfire
  • 9.30pm – Bedtime


Day 3

  • 7.00am – Morning exercises
  • 8.00am – Breakfast
  • 9.00am – Recap & briefing
  • 9.30am – Reflections
  • 10.30am – Pack up & clearing
  • 12.00pm – Shower time
  • 1.00pm – Lunch
  • 2.00pm – Awards & farewell ceremony
  • 3.30pm – Departure from Kechara Forest Retreat
  • 5:30pm – Arrival at Kechara House, Petaling Jaya


Benefits

Our young campers will learn the values of teamwork, leadership, communication, problem-solving and other positive virtues as they set up their tents and participate in the interesting activities scheduled for each day. And along the way, they’ll enjoy and experience nature alongside their new-found friends!

  • Positive Attitude: An ’I CAN DO’ outlook and a positive mindset are key factors in raising winners and not whiners. Learning to focus on the bright side of things will bring out the best in your child.
  • Team Building: Our fun camp activities promote team building. It is also a great opportunity for children to learn how to communicate effectively with their peers and work towards a common goal.
  • Life Skills: Our young campers will develop valuable life skills such as problem solving, listening and creative thinking which will help them resolve situations they come across later in life. They’ll also learn about positive qualities such as kindness, humility and resilience which will create a strong foundation for them to become contributing members of society in the future.
  • Mindfulness Development: Our games and activities are based on mind training principles that can improve your child’s performance at school and at home. They’ll become more attentive and focused, while cultivating a sense of responsibility and accountability. It will also boost their confidence, optimism and self-identity.
  • Tech Break: Helps children develop discipline and self-control to avoid excessive usage of electronic gadgets and to be more connected to the world and the people around them.
  • Emotional Bonding: Being in nature promotes well-being and reduces stress. Enjoying the simpler pleasures in life and acquiring a sense of adventure will boost your child’s natural happy hormones. This can help promote trust, empathy and bonding in relationships, especially within the family unit.


What to Bring

Please pack the items below into ONE BAG:

  1. Comfortable T-shirts (x6)
  2. Long pants or track bottoms (x6)
  3. Pyjamas (x2)
  4. Socks (x2 pairs)
  5. Water bottle, labelled with your child’s name (x1)
  6. Toiletries (x1 set)
    • Tooth paste & tooth brush
    • Shower gel & shampoo
    • Comb & other personal grooming items
  7. Handkerchief or face towel (x3)
  8. Bath towel (x1)
  9. Mosquito repellent (x1 or more if required)
  10. Jumper or jacket (x1)
  11. Underwear (x3-6)
  12. Hat or cap (x1)
  13. Sunblock (x1, in a bottle)
  14. Own medication (if applicable)
  15. Torchlight
  16. Slippers (x1 pair)

We are not responsible for any lost or damaged items. If you wish to bring additional items that are not listed above, please seek approval from us in advance.

For the first day of camp, participants should wear a T-shirt and long pants or track bottoms, along with sport shoes. The official camp T-shirt will be distributed on the day itself.


What Not to Bring

  1. Weapons e.g. pocketknives
  2. Jewelry
  3. Soft toys, pillows, etc.
  4. Books, comics or magazines
  5. Electronic devices e.g. tablets or video games


Important Notes

  • Cancellation Policy: A partial refund will be issued for cancellations made at least five (5) working days before the camp check-in date. An administration fee of RM75 will be charged. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than five days before the camp check-in date.
  • No Gadgets: To enhance their experience, the children are encouraged to refrain from using any electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets, video games and laptops throughout the three days.
  • Tent sharing is limited to two (2) participants per tent.
  • Prices are subject to revision without prior notice.
  • The management reserves the right to amend the programme without prior notice.

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