ACTIVITIES AT THE CAMPS

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Rafting

Rafting and white water rafting are recreational outdoor activities which use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other body of water. This is often done on whitewater or different degrees of rough water, and generally represents a new and challenging environment for participants.

Dealing with risk and the need for teamwork is often a part of the experience.  The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid-1970s, evolving from individuals paddling 10 feet (3.0 m) rafts with double-bladed paddles to multi-person rafts propelled by single-bladed paddles and steered by a tour guide at the stern. It is considered an extreme sport, and can be fatal.

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Commando Net

Commando Net, Climbing Net, Spider Net, Training Rope Net, Cargo Net, Adventure Campsite Rope Net or Rope Tunnel Nets have been used for decades as a training aid as far as climbing and crossing open spaces are concerned by the military.

They are also used in a variety of playgrounds, parks, resorts, hotels, schools as well as for adventure campsite. They can be a great form of exercise, building balance and coordination without any help even realizing it. They are used for endurance, as well as strength training exercises.

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River Crossing

You are standing on one bank of a river. You want to get to the point exactly opposite, on the other bank. You plan to do this in two stages. Stage one is to cross the river, say by swimming or rowing a boat. As you cross, you’ll get swept downstream by the current. When you get to the other side, you plan to walk back upstream to your destination. Walking upstream is stage two.
It occurs to you that you might save some time by pointing upstream while crossing the river. It will take a little longer to cross the river that way, but you won’t get swept downstream so far. That means less time walking back upstream, and you hope to come out ahead overall.

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Burma Bridge

The Burma rope bridge is the classic rope walking activity for the thrill seekers. It involves a thick rope on the base to walk upon, and then two ropes on the sides to hold on to as this bridge stretches across an area.

We organize this group activity at the camp with the safety equipment and experienced guides.

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Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is an activity in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a usually pre-defined route without falling. Due to the length and extended endurance required and because accidents are more likely to happen on descent than ascent, Rock Climbers do not usually climb back down the route. It is very rare for a climber to downclimb, especially on the larger multiple pitches (class III- IV and /or multi-day grades IV-VI climbs). Professional Rock climbing competitions have the objectives of either completing the route in the quickest possible time or attaining the farthest point on an increasingly difficult route. Scrambling, another activity involving the scaling of hills and similar formations, is similar to rock climbing.

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Trekking

Backpacking is the outdoor recreation of carrying gear on one’s back, while hiking for more than a day. It is often but not always an extended journey, and may or may not involve camping outdoors.

In North America tenting is common, where simple shelters and mountain huts found widely in Europe are rare. In New Zealand, tramping is an equivalent term though overnight huts are frequently used.

Hill walking is the equivalent in Britain, though backpackers make use of all kinds of accommodation, in addition to camping. Backpackers use simple huts in South Africa. Similar terms used in other countries are trekking and bushwalking.

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