Drake Camp Information 2009


 • What is Experiential Learning?
 • What should I expect out of the DRAKE ELA CAMP?
 • What does the DRAKE ELA CAMP expect of me?
 • How can I achieve all the DRAKE ELA CAMP objectives?
 • What Heart-Thumping Activities can I look forward to?
 • What is the Equipped For Life Workshop all about?
 • Where do I sleep, eat and shower?
 • Will I be the same person after the DRAKE ELA CAMP?
 • Can my parents come and visit me at the Camp?
 • WHO TO CONTACT & HOW TO ENROL?





What is Experiential Learning?
To put it simply, it means 'Learning By Doing'.
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What should I expect out of the DRAKE ELA CAMP?
I should expect to achieve the following objectives:

Develop my language and social skills
Refine my thinking and problem-solving skills
Activate my leadership potential
Kindle my positive winning attitude
Effect my self-esteem
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What does the DRAKE ELA CAMP expect of me?
The camp expects me to be

Diligent and willing to bear responsibilities
Ready to show friendliness and co-operate with others
Attentive to all instructions given and obey camp rules
Keen to learn new skills and accept new challenges
Eager to lead, participate and share experiences with others
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How can I achieve all the DRAKE ELA CAMP objectives?
Discuss what I have experienced with others at the camp
Read all the materials given out during the camp
Analyse and journalise what I have learnt each day
Knit all the activities to make a tapestry of digital images
Evaluate what I have learnt and share them with my family
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What Heart-Thumping Activities can I look forward to?
 • Horse Riding
 • Riding on the Green Machines
 • Archery
 • Ropes Course
 • Initiatives Course
 • Mini-orienteering
 • Canoeing
 • Alpine Walk
 • Cookout
 • Fishing

If any of the above activity cannot be engaged due to unforseen circumstances, a substitute activity will be provided.
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What is the Equipped For Life Workshop all about?
You will sharpen your learning abilities through your participation in four related experiential learning activities. They include the following

 • Peak Challenge Team Activity
 • Jenga Chaos & Jenga Team Game
 • Trust Games
 • Jump Rope Challenge

You will absolutely enjoy using your intelligence and the group dynamics to help you emerge as an independent learner.
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Where do I sleep, eat and shower?
You will relish your camp experiences in the purpose-built NSW Sport and Recreation Centre at Jindabyne, the base camp for your Snowy Mountains Adventure. In addition to the food catered at the Centre, you will learn how to cook simple but delicious meals to impress your parents and friends when you get home.
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Will I be the same person after the DRAKE ELA CAMP?
What do you think? Absolutely not! You will be a confident and independent learner, the most important attribute for personal success. We trust you will begin to live life with a passion and purpose. You will begin to see your school work in a new light and appreciate your parents more!!! Most importantly, as a DRAKE ELA CAMP GRADUATE, you can hold your head high and say I know what experiential learning is all about. It is 'Learning By Doing'. Let that be your life motto!
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Can my parents visit me at the Camp?
Definitely! Your parents can choose to stay at a nearby hotel (Lake Jindabyne Hotel or Novotel Crackenback Resort) and visit you every day from 6-7 pm. Please email Mrs Rosalind Drake for more information.
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WHO TO CONTACT & HOW TO ENROL?
Email :
Mrs Rosalind Drake: rosalind@planetastar.com for more information
Telephone : 6444 5228 / 9436 0832
Camp Fee : $2588 per participant (food, lodging, transport, scheduled activities)

It does not include return airfare Singapore/Sydney or any travel/medical insurances.
Camp Dates : 9th - 17th November 2009
Flights to Book : Depart Singapore SQ231 on 9th Nov 00.30
Depart Sydney SQ234 on 17th Nov 18.50
Travel Agent : Gina Goh @ Chan Brothers Travel
DID: 64383923         HP: 93861239
gina_goh@chanbrothers.com.sg
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