We are really excited to offer our first Green Camp, designed for children aged 10-14 years. This camp has been designed to get children outside observing and learning from nature, to spark questions about where “stuff” comes from, and to lead to a path of living as an environmentally conscious earth citizen.
This camp has been designed to get children outside observing and learning from nature, to spark questions about where “stuff” comes from, and to lead to a path of living as an environmentally conscious earth citizen. Through FUN outdoor activities and experiential education, campers will come to realise the importance of nature and the urgency and necessity of working together to create a sustainable now! All activities will take place on Nature’s Gift Farm and campers will be accommodated at Kumbali Cultural Village.
ABOUT GREEN CAMP
This camp has been designed to teach children to observe and learn from nature, to spark questions about where “stuff” comes from, and realise the importance of being environmentally conscious. The camp includes outdoor activities and experiential education such as: nature scavenger hunts, wilderness walks, night safaris, campfires, natural earth building, orienteering, ecological footprint assessments, and ‘green’ races. Through fun and creative activities campers will begin to understand the significance of nature and the urgency and necessity of working together to create a sustainable now as well. All activities will take place on Nature’s Gift Farm and campers will be accommodated at Kumbali Cultural Village.
- December 19th-23rd
ABOUT GREEN CAMP LEAD FACILITATOR
Afshan Omar grew up in Malawi and it is here where she developed a passion for nature. This passion led her to study Environmental Science and Biology at the University of Toronto, Canada. She has spent time researching paleoclimate geology in Alaska and has worked with several schools throughout Ontario to establish “Green School” certification systems. During her time abroad, she realized that the best place to apply her skills is back home in Malawi. Since returning in 2009, she has worked with Nyasa Junior Academy to write and direct an environmental awareness play based on Finding Nemo. As a current team member at Nature’s Gift Permaculture, Afshan is operations manager and enjoys the time she spends volunteering with students at Bishop MacKenzie International School to create a sustainable NOW!
SAFETY AND SUPERVISION
Kumbali Cultural Village and Nature’s Gift Permaculture have significant experience in catering and caring for large groups of people for several days at a time. We are committed to the safety and security of each camper and have an effective emergency action plan in place. Parents may reach camp staff at anytime of day or night via moblie phone.
STAFF TO CAMPER RATIO
At a maximum, there will be a 1:5 staff to camper ratio. Each hut will have a gender appropriate camp counselor. In addition to camp staff, Kumbali Cultural Village will maintain its normal security staff.
NGP does not tolerate theft, violence or verbal abuse and reserves the right to dismiss campers, without refund, for destructive behavior and for displaying a consistently negative attitude. In all instances, NGP is committed to working with campers and their families to resolve conflict through open respectful communication.
Camp will happen rain or shine! Upon registration, campers will receive a packing list, but please be prepared for rain, hot sun, and cold and damp days.
The price, listed below in US$ (payable in MK at bank rate of exchange at time of payment), includes all activities, accommodation, three meals and two snacks per day. Campers may bring a small amount of pocket money if they wish to purchase juice and/or healthy snacks from the Kumbali Cultural Village tuck shop during afternoon free time.