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GEP P5 leadership camp

Postby Always21 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:34 pm

Anyone been to GEP leadership camp? Will appreciate any information.

Thank you in advance.

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Re: GEP P5 leadership camp

Postby BananaMilk » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:26 pm

Hi!

I've gone there but I'm quite old already actually, so my experience would be from about 5 years back. ^^"

I was selected to go for the camp along with 3 other classmates. So that made 2 girls, 2 boys from my class. The camp was just like a normal P5 camp (pitch tents, high elements, etc.) except this time we were given more freedom in terms of decisions.

My group had 10 people, and they were all from a school that was different from mine. (RGPS, Henry Park, etc.) Hence, I did initially feel rather left out but we bonded over ice breakers. The experience of being away from close friends, family could be rather startling for your child at first but overcoming it would be the first step to meeting new people and friends. ^^

Back to the more freedom about decisions. In this camp, we were allowed to make decisions like how much time do we need to shower, etc. I wasn't really used to making these decisions being a 10 year old then, but through mistakes, we learnt to be responsible people. (i.e. One particular scenario was that our group told our instructor we needed 10 mins to shower, only to realise that we couldn't because we didn't have enough cubicles. Hence, we apologised and asked if we could have an extra five minutes, and we managed to shower within the 15 minutes by showering quickly, making sure the next person has a turn. The instructor did not reprimand us but said it was good that we had sought his permission instead of just continuing on, and by thinking of others, we managed to save time.)

Another experience was about how we all came together despite being in different groups and helped each other out. A friend of mine was in Group 2 and I was in Group 4. The girls in my group (4+me which makes us 5) had problems folding the tent. So my friend and his group helped us to fold the tent and later on we helped another group to clear their tables when they were late for an activity. So I would say the camp really built a sense of team work and camaraderie. ^^

Other activities includes
- building a makeshift raft out of kayaks for the whole group (life jackets are worn)
- high elements
- i think there was a performance but I'm not too sure about this ^^"

It might be a bit frightening at first, but ultimately it will be a rewarding experience on the last day. I still remember it till 5 years on and if I had the choice I would definitely return to the camp. (I think it was JBAC ^^)

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Re: GEP P5 leadership camp

Postby Always21 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:06 pm

Thank you very much. He is looking forward to the experience.

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Re: GEP P5 leadership camp

Postby doramon » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:03 am

Is this part of the curriculum for GEP P5? only for selected pupils?

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Re: GEP P5 leadership camp

Postby GiftedGem » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:09 am

doramon wrote:Is this part of the curriculum for GEP P5? only for selected pupils?


For selected pupils only.

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Re: GEP P5 leadership camp

Postby Always21 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:30 pm

My boy came back from the camp. He enjoyed the experience and had fun!!

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Re: GEP P5 leadership camp

Postby fairy_tail » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:16 pm

Are you referring to the Actitude camp? If you are, both mainstreamers and GEPers are selected, but they are from the 9 GEP schools.

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Re: GEP P5 leadership camp

Postby auntieM » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:50 pm

My DS went for the camp earlier.. ...
No more tent pitching, max 5 in aircon room with attached shower..
He enjoyed himself.. :smile:

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Re: GEP P5 leadership camp

Postby doramon » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:23 am

BananaMilk wrote:Hi!

I've gone there but I'm quite old already actually, so my experience would be from about 5 years back. ^^"

I was selected to go for the camp along with 3 other classmates. So that made 2 girls, 2 boys from my class. The camp was just like a normal P5 camp (pitch tents, high elements, etc.) except this time we were given more freedom in terms of decisions.

My group had 10 people, and they were all from a school that was different from mine. (RGPS, Henry Park, etc.) Hence, I did initially feel rather left out but we bonded over ice breakers. The experience of being away from close friends, family could be rather startling for your child at first but overcoming it would be the first step to meeting new people and friends. ^^

Back to the more freedom about decisions. In this camp, we were allowed to make decisions like how much time do we need to shower, etc. I wasn't really used to making these decisions being a 10 year old then, but through mistakes, we learnt to be responsible people. (i.e. One particular scenario was that our group told our instructor we needed 10 mins to shower, only to realise that we couldn't because we didn't have enough cubicles. Hence, we apologised and asked if we could have an extra five minutes, and we managed to shower within the 15 minutes by showering quickly, making sure the next person has a turn. The instructor did not reprimand us but said it was good that we had sought his permission instead of just continuing on, and by thinking of others, we managed to save time.)

Another experience was about how we all came together despite being in different groups and helped each other out. A friend of mine was in Group 2 and I was in Group 4. The girls in my group (4+me which makes us 5) had problems folding the tent. So my friend and his group helped us to fold the tent and later on we helped another group to clear their tables when they were late for an activity. So I would say the camp really built a sense of team work and camaraderie. ^^

Other activities includes
- building a makeshift raft out of kayaks for the whole group (life jackets are worn)
- high elements
- i think there was a performance but I'm not too sure about this ^^"

It might be a bit frightening at first, but ultimately it will be a rewarding experience on the last day. I still remember it till 5 years on and if I had the choice I would definitely return to the camp. (I think it was JBAC ^^)


May I know how many students are there in the camp?

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Re: GEP P5 leadership camp

Postby TheSolver » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:54 pm

Hi auntieM and Always21, just wondering which schools your DS come from. I went to the camp last year too.

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