Youth and School Camps
- FACILITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD PROGRAM
FACILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The “Old Bag Factory” sleeps 60 people and the Forest Camp sleeps another 45, broken down as follows:
LADY’S SLIPPER CAMP
• Dormitory = 30 (Triple Bunk Beds)
• Rooms = 28 (4 per room. Double Bunk Beds)
• On Suite = 2 (Reserved for head facilitators/teachers)
• Cabins = 15 people (Double Bunks)
• Tent = 30 people (Mattresses)
Please note we provide fitted sheets only. You will need to bring bedding with you. Upon confirmation of your camp we will provide you with a comprehensive “Camp Checklist”, via email and whatsapp, which you may send on to all the Adventure Campers attending.
THE ADVENTURE CENTRE (Kitchen & Hall)
We offer catering and clean up services as well as the use of our Adventure Centre for a self-catering option.
CAMP KITCHEN - Cooking and Kitchen Equipment provided for your use:
2x 2 Plate Burners (with 2x 9kg Gas Cylinders)
1x Camp Oven (with 1x 9kg Gas Cylinder)
1x Large Fridge
1x Chest Freezer
2x Kettles (??L each)
2x 25l Water Dispensers (for emergency water)
Cleaning equipment provided:
3x Drying Towels
1x Dishwash Liquid (500ml)
Lrg Trash Bags
Tables with Benches
Screen for Projector
Projector (additional charge)
USB Charging station
White Board (with 2x markers)
Flip Chart (available at additional charge)
We do not provide extension cables or special adaptors, please remember to bring all these with you.
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES - Your "Camp Facilitator's" responsibilities and duties include the following listed below. However, if we are facilitating your camp then this will not apply as we we'll be taking care of everything for you.
• Guiding your group to ensure they adhere to the "Camp Rules" and "Policies” (These will be provided with your quote).
• Being familiar with the site, including all restricted areas and the dangers thereof. A site visit will be necessary before camp with notes taken.
• Being familiar with gas shower operations and to advise on any issues regarding water.
• Being familiar with the gas cookers and their safety operations.
• Ensuring all taps that are being utilised by the camp are properly closed at all times.
• Reporting leaking taps and toilets to site staff/manager.
• Ensuring All Rooms, Kitchen, Hall lights are switched off at 11pm.
• Ensuring that your program times fit in with the sites active and non active times, including our strict access control after 5pm.
• Maintaining a presence during shower times as required in the "Camp Rules and Policies" documentation.
• Controlling litter. Consider including a Litter Patrol into your Program.
• Be present while camp fire is burning, constantly observing. Ensure the camp fire is completely out with no chance of a spark and wind causing an emergency during the night.
• Being familiar with the sites EAP (Emergency Action Plan), a copy of which is available at the site office.
• Being familiar with the sites "Basic Guide for Reporting Emergencies to EMS", a copy of which is available at the site office.
ELECTRICITY / ESKOM
We do not accept liability for load shedding/electricity Interruptions. Please note that these interruptions not only affect our lights but also our water supply as we depend on water pumps to deliver the water to our taps, showers and toilets.
Are you wanting to hone a particular skill, like problem solving or communication? Or do you simply want to have fun with your group and get to know each other better?
High-energy, fun activities are perfect for those who enjoy getting active and we have a wide variety of scalable options for people of all physical abilities.
Our “Inter-ACTION arena” is set up with of a number of games and activities to encourage various aspects of teamwork. Whatever your goals are, we can help you pick an activity based on your team's needs.
For groups wanting stretch their mental muscles, strategic team building activities can provide an opportunity to think critically outside of the box. These are great for quick-witted groups who enjoy brainteasers and strategy-focused games.
Activities that have a construction theme give participants a chance to build something tangible with their hands, while collaborating creatively as a team. Being creative with minimal at your disposal demands a lot of cooperation, patience and thought.
SNAKE EDU - The behaviour of many local snakes are discussed and witnessed which simply can't get more real than this... And the expert always has one or two unique surprise snakes to show off too.
LECTURES - A second venue is also available on site to accommodate larger groups for lectures and talks. Projectors, screens and white boards available on request.
PRAYER ROCK & LABYRINTH – Used for spiritual quiet time, connection, reflection and prayer.
ABSEILING - Well, here you don't need strength to hold your body weight. If you can fit into a rock climbing harness you can do abseiling. This IS a test of the mind though...
Hiking is an integral part of this site's offerings with various experiences covering all levels of fitness. These are here for your enjoyment and not taking the opportunity to incorporate at least one hike into your program would truly be a missed opportunity. We offer guided hikes, with medically qualified guides for those groups requiring facilitation of this activity.
LADY'S SLIPPER HIKING TRAIL
The Lady’s Slipper is a local landmark and has become an extremely popular place for hiking, rock climbing, bouldering and paragliding. Thousands of people summit the Slipper each year posting thousands of photos from their hikes on social media.
This is not an “easy peasy” walk. This hike takes effort and determination and for some people this is one of the toughest things that they will undertake.
If you have reasonable fitness you should make the time to do this hike as the rocky peaks, pristine fynbos, magnificent quartzite outcrops are sure to leave a lasting impression on even the youngest souls. Stunning views from “The Groot Winterhoek” mountain range dominating the skyline to the north, to the Cockscomb at its western end are sure to captivate. While to the south you can see the coast from Port Elizabeth to Cape St Francis and beyond. Lady Slipper hike is simply a “Must Do”.
APPLE EXPRESS TRAIL
“The first days hike was mostly flat terrain covering 14 km. Crossing over the highest Narrow Gauge Bridge in the world the group was met by some of the locals whose family have been residing on this land for over 100yrs. They were treated to a demonstration of how grass brooms are made, the history of the area and a lesson in medicinal plants. They had the opportunity to sample homemade teas and received gifts of plants used for medicine. Followed by this the locals took them to a natural spring where they tasted water from the mountains and topped up their water bottles for the way back.
The Grey boys kept the groups spirits up with song and humour, while the PJ Olivier group showed particular interest in the medicinal plants. The St Dominic’s gang showed dedication to time and distance and simply being very well organised. The group arrived back at base camp around 15:30 where they were shown to their sleeping quarters. After some free time and a refreshing swim they were grouped with tasks for preparing supper and the following days trail meals.” – an excerpt from our report on an organised TPA hike.
THE PRESIDENT'S AWARD PROGRAM
Participants progress at their own pace, building confidence by reflecting on their interests, abilities and ambitions through three levels Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each of these cover four sections:
• Skills Development
• Physical Recreation
• Service to the Community and
• an Adventurous Journey
At completion of the Award Program, successful participants receive a certificate internationally recognised by employers and universities.
Falcon Rock Adventure Centre is proud to be a service provider for the Adventurous Journey section of their growth.
The Award is a leading structured (non-formal education) youth development programme, empowering youth aged 14-24 to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world, regardless of their location or circumstance. The Award is a fully inclusive programme and has no social, political, or religious affiliations.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation oversees the Award Programme in over 130 countries and territories globally, with 18 countries in Africa. The Programme currently has over 1 million active participants globally with about three hundred thousand of the total participants based on the African Continent.
For more information please visit their website https://presidentsaward.co.za/
Participants Forms for download: