During the entire course you all will learn how to adjust in adverse conditions in the limited resources provided. In wilderness or outdoors we cannot expect for the kind of luxury that we usually get at our homes. Being in the outdoors means to bring you out of your comfort zone. You don’t tend to get the same sort of comfort that you usually get. Outdoors means to make lesser use of limited resources. Outdoor is basically a place where we get challenges in front of us because it’s a new place, new environment, and new people. We can also find out what our strengths and weaknesses are. We learn to push ourselves beyond our limits, our physical strength and mental strength. We learn to work as a team.

Leadership Development CAMP – LDC program is designed create awareness and key skills, attitudes and behaviors that would help young adults adapt better to the environment in their late teens, while helping them to get the best out of themselves and others. Designed with the objective to enhance self-awareness, provide relevant understanding of human behavior and group dynamics, build conceptual and action skills to get the best out of oneself and of others and prepare a mindset that is willing to take charge and adapts to work positively in any culture, environment or context. Based on experiential learning methodology, this program for above 15 years old will use a mix of dialogue and debrief, contemporary theory and models made relevant for the participants, psychometric instruments and profiling, movies and reflective personal learning papers to bring out the learning elements.

  • Strengthen confidence and self reliance
  • Develop team spirit
  • Push ourselves beyond our limits
  • Overcome though fear
  • Gain awareness about environment and issue that are degrading our natural resource
  • Learn basic outdoor skill like camping, tent pitching, rope knots, basic cooking, survival and many more
  • Physical fitness
  • Wilderness trekking
  • Rock climbing
  • Rappelling
  • River crossing
  • Group & command tasks
  • Tent pitching
  • Night survival/rescue


Ability to handle difficult situations (Physically and mental) is the principal issue that youth face today. Having been groomed in comfortable and well to do environs, they intimidated by stressful situations. To help fill the gap, participants are put through some difficult situations built into the activity.

This trait has defined the course of nation on a large scale and families at the unitary level. Leadership is required at all levels and all areas. Grooming leaders for the future thus becomes the responsibility of every parents, teachers, schools, organizations and hence HVA programs. The program focuses on empowering participants with three important qualities to build leadership instincts in them. These comprises

  • POWER :  how to  harness and use it
  • People skills : how to communicate and mobilize people
  • Problem solving: resolve issues and bring order to an event.
  • LDC activities are entertaining, challenging, creative and will help introduce participants to tough situations.
  • Participants will be introduced to basic survival and rescue techniques in the outdoors
  • Command and group tasks will encourage students to take leadership roles and execute the assigned tasks

The program is split into two sections

  1. Base camp – 4 days
  2. Higher camp – 3 days
  • Hand Sanitizes
  • T-shirts
  • Light weight long trousers
  • Sweat shirt/Sweater – 2
  • Wind proof jacket
  • Slippers/ floaters
  • Rain gear (a must)
  • Thick/warm jacket especially for mornings and evenings.
  • Water bottle for the trek
  • A knapsack/day bag for the trek to carry your water bottle, camera and rain gear, and pack lunch.
  • 2 pairs of shoes (not new. 2nd pair for emergency).
  • Sun glasses, cap, sun block
  • Retainers for spectacles/ sun glasses
  • Camera with extra batteries/ film
  • Flashlight with extra batteries & Bulb (Best suitable – LED head lamp).
  • Personal Toiletries & medical kit
  • It is a good idea to carry a pocket- knife if you have one.
  • All things to be packed in a lockable rucksack or duffel bag.

Medical Requirements:


  • Students already on medication should carry their medicines with them
  • If you have any allergies or medical problems, it should be communicated to us prior to the trip.