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Newsletter: October 2005
In this issue:
September Camp Report
Marine Biology made Practical
The camp held in September was a memorable occasion for all who attended it.
The three age groups and four cultural groups did not stop the kids to mix and build true friendships in the real Imbila spirit. The games played by Madeleen early on Saturday Morning 24 Sept, broke the ice, and all could take their places on the new Imbila bus for the long road to Natal.
After a long day on the road, we thankfully arrived at Bush Baby Lodge in Hluhluwe for the next nine unforgettable, adventure-filled days. Crocs, snakes, game-drives, boat-trips, were only part of the exciting things ahead, and the kids could not wait to begin. Over the next four days at Bush Baby Lodge, visits to the snake and crocodile farm, a game drive, abseiling, paintball, archery, the Zulu Cultural Village for some Zulu dancing and the boat trip to St Lucia, the kids came back to camp exhausted, crawling into their beds, eagerly looking forward to what the next day would bring.
At Sodwana Bay we spent four days in the sun, boogie boarding, snorkeling, chasing crabs and learning marine biology, like coral formation, anemones and other sea life. Then bringing the day to an end, we sat around the campfire each night, laughing and telling stories reliving the days events over again.
But everything came to an end on Sunday 2 October, when we had to call Sodwana Bay farewell, and tackle the long road back to Gauteng, but this time with a new vision of what the best in ME is.
So long Sodwana, we'll be back again with Imbila in December for another exciting camp...
Alithea from The Little Bees showing us how the Archery is done
Learning should be fun!
By combining adventure activities, like scuba diving, quad biking, abseiling and adventure walks with a classroom based curriculum, the student will receive an practical understanding of the problem they are faced with. This problem-solving method can then be applied in their daily lives.
Subjects that are presented by Imbila Edu-Adventures are:
SUBJECT ORIENTATION IN MATHS
A Personality Profile was done on each child on the camp. The profile is then linked to the student’s assessment to ascertain the best possible career opportunity.
During the follow-up conversation with the student and parents, the student is guided to assist him/her with subject choices.
It is my mission to ensure all campers have the best camp of their life, and parents receive value for their money.
Qualifications: B.Com MBA
Contact me on:
+27 (0)82 330 2752 or
Johan ensures that every personality is observed and evaluated on camp. He is responsible to provide your children with the professional career guidance and subject assistance.
Qualifications: B.Com Hons
Contact him on:
+27 (0)82 322 6160 or
Madeleen, or Mads as she is affectionately known, was trained at Adventure camps in the UK, where she worked for 2 years as a senior instructor. Mads has a passion for rock-climbing and abseiling, and is a firm favourite with the kids.
Qualifications: ARA Instructor Level 3.
Pedro sees to the smooth running of the logistical part of the camp. He is also responsible for driving the students to the camp, and each activity.
Contact him on:
+27 (0)83 377 0766 or [email protected]
Linda is responsible for presenting the environmental aspect of Imbila to the students. She is currently finishing her Master Degree at Pretoria University in Environmental Studies.
Qualifications: BSc Hons
Contact her on:
+27 (0)82 210 4832 or
Danie is heading up the Adventure Activities at Imbila. With his ARA Level 3 qualifications and years experience in Adventure Activities, he is a star to have on board. Danie is to ensure that all safety measures are implemented and adhered to.
Qualifications: ARA Level 3 Instructor
Contact him on:
+27 (0)72 645 6892 or
I just want to thank you and your team for a wonderful, adventurous and educational trip you offered to our children. xxx really enjoyed it. She does not stop talking about it.
May God bless you
Good morning Philip
Thank you so much for wonderful opportunity afforded xxx by being able to attend the summer camp. You will never know what this has done for him as a person. He is a lot more positive and once again sees chance to face life with a lot of vigour and enthusiasm. For this we are thankful.
xxx thoroughly enjoyed himself, he could not stop talking about the camp the first few days after his return. It was strange for him to go away on his own with people whom he had never met but it worked out so well and he made good friends. He enjoyed entertaining the people at the camp with his lively personality. Of course, the chocolate cake was tops, he did not mind helping Linda just to get a nice slice of cake. xxx also enjoyed keeping the little one's entertained.
Please thank everyone involved for their love and care shown towards xxx.
Then join Imbila on the next Scuba Diving Training course held in Johannesburg.
Our lectures, pool work and dives will be done on the Reef, that will leave you with the freedom to scuba in Sodwana during the next Camp in December.
Contact us for more info.
The adventure begins, Imagine watching the water level move up your mask as you slowly go below the surface - and continue to breathe! It's the most exciting feeling imaginable. The NAUI Scuba Diver course will teach you everything you need to know to independently and competently scuba dive with a buddy - on your own to explore and discover.
OVERVIEWScuba Diver is the NAUI entry level scuba certification course. It provides the fundamental knowledge and skills to scuba dive. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to engage in open water diving activities without supervision, provided the diving activities and the areas dived approximate those of training.
OPEN WATER DIVESThe minimum number of open water dives is five. They may be all scuba dives or one skin dive and four scuba dives. No more than two scuba dives may be made on a single day during the course. Open water training may be completed in two days with a skin dive and two scuba dives on one day and two additional scuba dives on the other day. All open water training must take place during daylight hours. 18 meters is the maximum depth for any open water training dives during the course.
PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSEAge. Minimum is 15 years for Scuba Diver certification. (Junior certification for ages 12 - 14 years is allowed.)
Theme: Career Guidance
27 November – 2 December 2005
Theme: Career Guidance
4 – 15 December 2005 Cost: R2395
FOR RESERVATIONS CONTACT: 0861 IMBILA