Enter the world of Boot Camp School Camps where students will engage with one another, building relationships, developing leadership skills, building self-esteem and empowering them to walk away from our camp with a sense of victory and growth. Our goal is for learners to gain a better understanding of themselves and their peers in a healthy outdoor environment learning the true value of Team Work, Communication, Motivation and above all Leadership Development.
Buffalo Drift based on the banks of the Berg River. Our Leadership Camps are also held at the Soetwater Enviro Centre (Kommetjie) and at Mizpah Camp Site (Grabouw)
Buffalo Drift River Lodge
Our School Camps are held at our flagship venue known as Buffalo Drift, a private riverside lodge based on the banks of the Berg River only 1H30 minutes from Cape Town’s CBD. We can accommodate up to 120 students and 4 teachers comfortably with provisions being made for groups larger than 120.
Built to meet all campers requirements, our splash pool offers a safe and cool respite from the summer heat. Teachers feel free to make use of this whilst on camp and enjoy a refreshing ice tea overlooking the daily camp activities run entirely by our team leaders.
Our teachers are treated to four private bedrooms all ensuite complete with unlimited Wifi access to catch up on some marking. Bedrooms are conveniently situated below the boy’s dorms allowing you to keep an eye during on all campers during ”lights out”.
All campers are encouraged to make use of our sports field during some much needed down time. With views of our plain game antelope and the Berg River this definitely makes for a scenic game. Enjoy some touch rugby, cricket or even soccer all refereed by our team leaders.
The River Jetty
Based on the lush Berg River the River Jetty is home to many outdoor activities which include fishing competitions, canoe river races and the popular River Swing. Our Jetty is also used for reflection times, Tribe orientation and team totem pole designs.
Buffalo Drift can accommodate up to 120 students comfortably in a dormitory style set up. Girls have access to two downstairs dorms all ensuite with boys being allocated the upstairs dorms with views of the mountains and farm! Dorms come with or without bedding. We will cater to the needs of your school.
Our program is the culmination of action based learning in which we focus on building key aspects of leadership such as Empathy, Communication, Motivation, Leadership and above all Team Work.
We provide an outcome based program which enhances the importance of team work by building relationships through shared experiences on camp by accomplishing various tasks in a highly motivated environment.
We encourage a sense of belonging by becoming a part of something bigger than the individual. Through our personal development approach, we will unlock the individual’s self-awareness helping them to fully understand their ability.
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Our camping program focuses on leadership development, building trust, team motivation, encouragement and teamwork. Our team leaders are hand picked and are put to the test by leading camp with a constant source of passion, energy and enthusiasm.