Many and varied. Activities are programmed seasonally and to suit locations. They include swimming, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, stand-up paddle boarding, drumming, kite flying, fire building, group games and team challenges, scavenger hunts, sports plus other exciting activities that are relevant to locations and conditions.
Throughout the year we utilise locations in these area; Lake elementaita, Forster, Lake naivasha, Nakuru, Mombasa, Nairobi, Masai mara. We vary where we go depending on season, capacity and age of children and are always prepared for unfavourable weather conditions. We select the ultimate location to fit our camp theme, giving the maximum experience for each group of children. Length of camp Our school holiday camps are three nights and four days of fun filled adventure. We leave Nairobi on a Monday morning 9.30am and return back to the city on Thursday afternoon by 4pm.
We have a variety of female and male staff who all have extensive experience working with children. School teachers, social workers, youth workers, adventure guides and even a nurse. The camp leaders hold first aid accreditation and can administer medications. All staff have Working with Children checks and are currently employed in the child service industry. The staff are all fun gurus and experienced in behavioural management and. Our highest priority is to ensure that your child is feeling safe and having a fabulous experience. The school holiday camps have a supervision ratio of 1:5 staff to children (with prior arrangement 1:1 is available).
We also work with contractors who are elite in their area of expertise, be that swimming, drumming, horse riding or boat riding. All staff and contractors are there to ensure that your child has an amazing adventure in a safe and supportive environment.
Children stay in comfortable bunkhouses, lodges or in tents depending on program, location and season. Male and female children are accommodated and bath roomed separately. All staff will stay in an attached staff room or tent. Children will sometimes require a sleeping bag & pillow. Meals The food is wholesome and nutritious. Pasta, vegetables, eggs, variety of meats, salads, cereals, fruit, bread/toast, healthy morning and afternoon tea snacks all make up the staples of camp food. Alternative meals are provided for medical conditions, religious beliefs and lifestyle choices such as vegetarians, gluten free or vegans, as practically possible. Please remember we are camping and simple food that is wholesome and nutrition is our aim.
So that the camp environment is a fun and safe experience for everyone, we have rules in place for children to follow. These will be explained to your child on arrival at camp & attached to the confirmation letter upon booking. The culture we encourage is based around respect, inclusion and participation.
Camp will build up your child’s self-confidence, resilience and independence by participating in amazing outdoor activities, challenging themselves daily and formulating new friendships. They will return with a new belief in their own unique abilities and talents.
During and after camp the children all display an increase in their personal development in these key areas.
Independence: At home most things are done for them. Clothes are washed & packed away, maybe even put on the bed to help them get organized in the morning for the day. Breakfast is laid out on the table with little or no expectation of help with the dishes. School bags are packed, lunches, homework all ready to grab (or let parents grab) on the way out the door. NOT at camp – the kids pack their own things, choose their own clothes, get their own cereal, put the dishes off the table & assist in cleaning up, the expectation is for them to manage their own belongings and they do. They are amazing, no complaints, no problems they just get on with it. Super amazing!
Resilience: What is resilience? It’s about coping with challenges and changes in your life. The camp is a big change from home life. The kids are immersed in challenges from day one at the Camp until the bus pulls up and they hop off back to their families arms. They cope with such quiet, steadfast determination that even the youngest always impress me. Children are truly amazing with their ability to adapt, manage and thrive and this is what builds their personal character. We are always in awe of the absolute awesomeness of the children. That’s why we love this job.
Self confidence: The belief in oneself and your own abilities. What better way to build self confidence then participating in new activities. To go on and achieve a new skill by determination and try. The children in the camp never say “oh well I didn’t stand up at surfing” or “I didn’t construct the raft, it was too hard” they just keep trying and trying and every time they achieve- it’s magic to watch.
What do you intend to do with your Child this long holiday? Let your kid spend 4 days and 3 nights acquiring special life skills at Rapids Camp Sagana including team building, discipline, interpersonal skills, cleanliness, tent pitching, composite making and storytelling.
Occupy your child’s mind with adventures such as kayaking, plunge, full rafting, nature walks and rock climbing.
Minimum for single group is 4 pax and a group of 10 will get one free. It is open for ages 8-17 years.
What is included in the tour
- Full board meal plan
- All park entry fees
- A three nigh camp
- Stability and familiarity of the same location
- 1:5 constant qualified supervision
- Nutritious meals
- Peer interaction
- Supported activities
- Lasting memories and new friendships
Experienced and Professional Outcome based reporting also available.
What is NOT included in the tour
- All not mentioned in the inclusions