When it comes to Summer Camp, us South Africans immediately think of American movies, where bus loads of pale kids pour out, overloaded with sleeping bags and totes, to experience some or other amazing adventure as they experience a taste of independence. Well, aside from the difference in duration (summer camp in the USA can be seven weeks long), and the twangy accent, that is exactly what school kids in Gauteng are about to experience.
Sherpa Kids Bush Camp is the summer camp we’ve always imagined and wished for; all the incredible benefits of sleepaway camp, jam-packed with interactive activities like archery, game trails, sleeping under the stars, and orienteering, facilitated by caring, creative Sherpa Kids camp facilitators to guide the kids. It even has a big yellow school bus, thanks to the Cool Kids’ Cabs that handles the short two hour drive from Johannesburg to luscious Limpopo. That’s right; no expensive plane ticket, no four or five hour schlepp, just a fun, sing-song bus ride, where the camp experience starts the moment they set foot on the bus.
The big difference? Instead of seven weeks away, Bush Camp crams all of its goodness into three to four day camps. That’s enough time for kids to develop the skills and confidence they need, while keeping busy during school holidays, and for parents to take a refreshing break, or carry on at work stress-free.
Here’s what we love about Gauteng’s very own Summer Camp:
Want to send your kid on Summer Camp? Check availability on the upcoming Bush Camps!