Student Camping Experience at Ngamba
Ngamba Island student camp offers sanctuary adventures for children aged 10 – 17 during school breaks. All adventures are 3 day long courses with different themes, designed to spur the understanding & appreciation of chimpanzee behavior as well as the practical skills to address conservation and other pressing global environment issues.
Campers learn from our experienced staff including the caregivers, educators and veterinarians all in simple but fun experiences. Each child will go away inspired to be a steward of their environment and ready to make a difference in the world.
|Travel to Ngamba Island||45min – 1.5hr||Departure is at UWEC for motorized canoe or water club for speed boat|
|Setting up Camp||1 hr||Students participate in setting up tents|
|Powerful Beginning||1 hr||The powerful beginning is having fun, setting rules and expectations. It’s also an activity meant to ensure that we know one another, staff and teachers|
|Observing chimpanzee behavior, records, enrichment & observation||1 hr||Children have opportunity to learn, practice and develop chimpanzee identification. They also practice recording & interpreting behavior. Additional activities include learning about the importance of enrichment and make enrichment materials|
|Late Night Art||Children have fun, share memories, their visions for the future of wildlife conservation through our late-night art games. Children will be amused by their art in the morning light|
|Sleep||Children experiencing camping ‘under the stars’ nestled warmly in their tents|
|Refreshing Breakfast||Children enjoy a fresh breakfast prepared by our chef|
|Ngamba Island Environmental Management Policy||35min||Children learn from staff about how the sanctuary is managed through the practical application of building a small compost heap|
|Forest Visit||20min||If all the chimps are out of the forest, children have the opportunity to enter the forest where the chimps spend their days|
|Lunch||Children enjoy a full lunch before departing the island|
|Island Departure||Each child leaves with an Ngamba Island t-shirt, certificate of completion and a new excitement about chimpanzees & environmental conservation|
USD 185 per child in groups of 10 or more.