As part of our 85th Anniversary, Camp Temasek VI was held at Prince George’s Park Residences from 17 June to 21 June. This year, we have a total of 1013 campers including 99 overseas participants from Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines participating. This is also the first Camp Temasek experience for the Juniors, who joined the Seniors at the camp from 19 June to 21 June.
With the theme, Agents of E.D.E.N representing four learning objectives – Education, Destiny, Environment and Nation Building, the Junior Boys attempted several station games that fulfil these objectives. With education panel displays from National Parks (NParks), Boys were educated on the importance of care for forests. They also had fun classifying recyclable and non-recyclable items and testing water quality using water testing kits provided by the Public Utility Board (PUB).
The Senior’s theme, Mindcr4ft was a play of words from Mine Craft, a game popular among youth. It encourages Boys to be creative while achieving 4 objectives – secure, fun, fond memories and friendship. Campers were divided into 5 ‘leagues’: Architect, Artisan, Explorer, Harvester, and Prospector. Through the camp, campers participated in a number of outdoor activities which include high elements, trampoline, and dragon boating and laser tag. Unlike previous camps, a night excursion called the night blazer was conducted one of the nights. The campers went on the excursion from 8pm to 2am, experiencing Singapore in the night at the Singapore Flyer, Floating Platform, Esplanade and the Laser Show near MBS. It was a night of fun, especially for our friends from overseas.
A Learning Carnival took place on 20 June bring the Seniors and Juniors together under one roof. The carnival was graced by Ms Low Yen Ling, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.
As part of the carnival, the campers visited booths set up for them to experience traditional games played by Singaporeans in the past. Campers also had the opportunity to interact with some of the national representatives and experience how to play boccia and goalball. This was made possible with the partnership with Singapore Disability Sports Council. The Brigade hopes to encourage the campers to play a part in building an inclusive society where we can journey together as one.
See you at the next Camp Temasek happening in 5 years’ time!