All new students studying Associate of Applied Social Sciences in Psychology, Youth and Social Services and Human Resource Management and Development had recently joined a two-day-one-night Experiential Adventure Based Camp (EAB Camp) in Sai Kung, where they were pushed out of their comfort zone and faced intensive physical, mental, emotional and social challenges. Our students demonstrated exceptional teamwork skills and created a very enjoyable and supportive atmosphere to one another in various tasks, such as raft building, Roman catapult, rope course, night solo journey, etc. Together with the guidance from the course lecturers, students had the opportunities to make deep self-reflections on each task, and more importantly, to develop plans for their future selves. Alumni had also been invited to join the EAB Camp to facilitate and share their experiences with our freshmen.
The EAB Camp is part of a newly designed course launched this semester called “SELF-Exploration and Enrichment” which emphasizes Experiential Learning, where students have ample opportunities to practise and demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have learnt in the lectures and tutorials, and apply them to real life situations.