31st Adventure & Nature Study Camping Course
Camping in the wilderness is an excellent medium for interaction between man and nature. Adventure in natural surroundings helps a child to grow into a complete man. Every winter, since 1987, South Calcutta Trekkers Association has been organizing camping courses - camping in woods - with school children in the age group of 8 to 13 years, in the hilly and forest areas in the states of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Orissa in India. The idea is to induce the spirit of adventure in young minds.
All these are attempts to bring the children back to nature from their dry, urban existence. The camping experience helps the children to identify plants, trees, herbs, birds, insects, butterflies and at the same time train them in adventure activities like trekking, river crossing, bouldering etc. Instructions on basic camp crafts like knots, lashing, making shelter and fire, cooking and reading the map are given and the children practise them all while enjoying their night-outs in the jungle.
The camp-life takes a different dimension after dusk. Observing the starlit sky, hearing the continuous call of the cricket, rustling of dry leaves, call of the unknown, wild animals, the young campers can almost feel the sound of the silence all around them. They take the lesson to love the carefree life amidst nature, away from the bondage of the fast life in the city.
Our course is already full and we have stopped accepting fresh applications.
The team will leave Kolkata on 26th December 2017 (Departing Howrah station at 10:20PM) and will return on 1st January 2018 (Arriving Howrah station at 06:35AM).
Date: 27th to 31st December 2017
Field of training: Paprakocha Dam, Purulia
Course Fee: Rs. 2800
Joining Instruction: Click Here
Dipen Samanta | Ph: 9433293756
Santanu Saha | Ph: 9433469770
Indranil Sarkar | Ph: 9874245190
Sapath Das | Ph: 9830831496
Beneficiary Name : South Calcutta Trekkers Association
Bank Name : Allahabad Bank, Branch: Chakraberia
A/c No: 20083133820 , A/c Type: Savings
IFSC Code: ALLA0210325