Achiever Course

Aged: 12 - 15 years     Duration: 6 Days   Course Code: AVC


The Achiever Course is a fun unique experience for a young person who wants to come into closer contact with the outdoor environment and join others of the same age, in learning new skills and activities.

This multi-element program enables young people to go beyond their perceived limits and achieve their full potentials. It is to give opportunity to the participants to feel a sense of achievement, hence will develop greater self-reliance, self confidence, interpersonal skills, and responsible person. The program encourages the participants to learn on planning, organizing, prioritizing and also understanding and respecting others.

Safety
There will be two experienced and qualified instructors (permanent staff of OBS) who will be responsible for the children during the entire program duration. They are trained in first aid, emergency management as well as all the technical skills required for the program. During the course they will be supported by a 24-hours emergency services. Parents are requested not to visit or contact the children during the course to avoid focus disturbance and to achieve absolute independent environment.

Sample Programme of Challenge Course

DAY

 

ACTIVITY EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE

1

am

Arrival. Ice Breakers. Team Dynamics

Develop group spirit, communication, interaction & sharing of ideas.

pm

Canoe Introduction
Ridge Run

Overcoming fears, new experience. Pushing beyond self imposed limits

eve

Self Introduction / Hopes & Fears

An opportunity to understand self and the group that will be working together.

2

am

Morning Exercise
Jungle Expedition

Practice a healthy lifestyle
Decision making through an intense expeditionary experience
This process include orientation, decision making, leadership skills, creative thinking.

pm

Jungle Expedition

eve

Set up Camp & prepare dinner

Sharing duties & responsibilities about the basic human being primary survival needs. Reinforcement of cohesion, respect & concern of others simple societal value.

3

am

Back to Outward Bound Sabah
Clean Up

Community service taking care of resources

pm

Rock Climbing

Overcoming fears, enhance self-confidence, develop trust

eve

NightLine & review

Communication, leadership & fun

4

am

Morning Exercise
Giant's Ladder

Effective planning, decision making & co-ordination within group to achieve a single objective

pm

Low Ropes

eve

Sailing Theory

5

am

Morning Exercise
Sailing Expedition

Shifting paradigms in constantly changing environment. Rotational leadership to effectively facilitate group efforts.

pm

Sailing continues

eve

Set-up Camp and prepare dinner

Further practice on teamwork, communication and co-ordination.

6

am

Sail / Row back to Outward Bound Sabah
Clean up & Return Equipment

pm

Final Challenge
Course review
Certificates & Depart

Discussion of the learning points discovered during the programme & how they can be transferred to home or school's life.

Thought for the day "Each tough experience, provided you live and learn from it, is preparation for something harder; you may be thankful for it one day."    - Lord Hunt


Address
OUTWARD BOUND SABAH
Locked Bag 181, 88996 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: 60 88 750311 (2 lines); 60 88 919529     Fax: 60 88 750312
Email: info@outwardbound.com.my