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  Become a kid commando  

Rock climbing can be a lot of funEvery year children join mundane dancing, singing and painting classes during vacations. Few such activities repeated every holiday, grab their attention and keep them interested. Children are looking for that thrill of adventure and fun combined. During these Diwali holidays, the Bandra Hindu Association and Adventure Super Camps-2000 organised a Commando Training Camp for children aged between 5 to 16 years. Here kids can enjoy picnics spread over several days and alongside develop traits of leadership, strong character and sportsmanship. Outdoor overnight treks, sports and games, campfires and barbecues will be part of the fun.

 Trekking - a group activityThe camp will abound with activities like yoga, physical training, self defence, air rifle shooting, rock climbing, snake catching techniques, tent pitching, basic first aid, making a fire and fire fighting skills. The youngsters will be involved in singing, dancing, performing fashion shows, small skits, cracking jokes, night treks, walks, map reading, bird watching and star gazing. A part of personality development programme will include going about daily chores themselves and taking charge of the group in turns. On the spot drawing and craft competitions will occupy the creatively inclined.

The Camp Directors are professionals related to the defence services and involved in adventure sports.


The educative and fun programmes include:

1. Camping: Origin of camping and importance of camping in India, physical training, mountaineering and expeditions.

2. Camp Craft: Types of tents and its importance and uses. Training in tent pitching, striking and setting up tents.

3. Rope climbing and commando bridge: Types of ropes, knots and importance of whipping. Methods of climbing the rope and crossing the ditch or pond using ropes.

4. Monkey crawl: Monkey crawl and Tarzan swing with practicals.

5. Fire lighting: What is fire, its types and uses. Methods of extinguishing fire.

6. First Aid: Basic first aid skills, types of cuts, burns, bruises and fractures. Various types and uses of slings, bandages, splints and sprays.

7. Camp Fire: Types of camp fire and their importance. Have fun around the camp fire.

8. Map Reading: Importance of map reading and its uses for hikers, campers and trekkers. To scout locations, routes, ways, camp sites and directions with the Mariner's Compass.

9. Snakes: Types of snakes, its identifications, snake bite symptoms and first aid. Demonstration using live snakes.

10. Rifle shooting: Types of arms and ammunition, methods of firing and safety measures.

11. Public speaking: Importance of public speaking, elocution, discussions and debates.

12: NASA Games: Intelligent outdoor games to judge the level of common sense, psychology and intelligence in the child.

What more could you want for your child to learn during vacations. The 7-day camp will leave your child smarter, tougher and longing for more.

Dr K B Hedgewar Marg, Near Nilgiri Garden,
Linking Road, Bandra West,
Mumbai - 400 050,

644 1094

By: Anupama Vinayak

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