Life at Camp
A typical day at camp
There is almost no such thing as a typical day at Africamp! You create your own days. Africamp’s schedule is packed with courses, sports, evening activities, and everything else we can possibly fit in. In every course slot, there are lots of courses to choose from, with a variety of topics and levels of difficulty. Every evening, there are lots of activities going on such as: sports, terrain games, dancing, board games, and all the wacky and creative events that the young leaders and campers can dream up. Everything on the schedule is optional: campers choose which program they would like to attend. We provide a framework in which you can learn a lot and have lots of fun.
During regular camp days, here is what will happen:
Your Residential Advisor
Each room of campers is assigned to one Young Leader (YL) who lives on campus with campers and plays an active role in residential life at camp. At camp, the YL is the focal point of contact among the staff. Also, the YL will assist you with choosing your courses and scheduling your day.
If necessary, your YL can help you with personal issues, conflict resolution, or crisis response.
Among Africamp staff, we say that: «the courses are for the parents, the evening activities are for the kids» – which points out how parents usually send their kids to camp because of the courses, but what the kids remember the most are usually the evening activities where they enjoy the unique camp atmosphere.
Our Young Leaders organize a vast range of activities during the evening, ranging from swimming in the ocean, basketball, ultimate frisbee, boardgames, storytelling, to more complex ones like terrain games, treasure hunts, economic simulation games and the like.
Below you find the description of some evening activities, however, note that each camp has a unique schedule of activities. By letting staff members organise the activities their most passionate and skilled at, we believe we will maintain the best quality.
we believe in the power of learning through games, therefore we offer a vast range of terrain games and tabletop games to teach communication skills, teamwork and strategic planning. Some of the games are uniquely developed for camps and are designed to be played with as many players as possible to simulate economic market mechanisms.
Also, Africamp has it’s own board games library on campus where campers can have many games explained by young leaders during their free time.