During the December school holidays, our teenage residents participated in a strenuous but enriching 5D4n Team Excellence camp facilitated by Camp Challenge! at campsites in Sentosa and Sembawang. The rustic and natural environments pulled the participants away from their electronic devices and allowed them to learn more about themselves and uncover their potential.
The residents were spurred to collaborate with teammates to complete arduous activities such as dragon boating, tent pitching. They also prepared simple meals together and in the process, built camaraderie and developed competencies in leadership and creative problem-solving. They were also challenged to step out of their comfort zone when tasked to transplant saplings in a mangrove swamp. Additionally, the camping experience provided an opportunity for the residents who were transitioning from the Children’s wing to forge new friendships with the teenagers.