What is the Jungle Weekend?

The Jungle Weekend is the only weekend we plan for you and takes place on your first weekend, unless you’re a Peer Mentor, in which case, yours will be later in your placement.

This weekend is designed to both challenge you and help you bond as a team. From white-water rafting to team building games, after this fun-fuelled 3 days, you and your team will be able to work as one and absolutely smash those projects!

Duration:  2 days, 2 nights.

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Activities at a glance:

Safety is the top priority for all our activities. Activities are carefully planned, tested and constantly supervised by qualified instructors at the Adventure Camp. Course equipment is subject to regular on-site safety inspection and you will be trained in basic safety procedures. Each group at the Jungle Weekend will be accompanied by an experienced staff member. In addition, medical centres are close to the campsite.

All activities are optional and should you feel uncomfortable about taking part, please just let one of the SLV.SriLanka team know.

What to Bring

This is not a compulsory list, but volunteers have found the following items useful in the past.

+ Essentials

1x bath towel/beach towel

1x Culturally appropriate outfit (long, loose trousers and a loose t-shirt) to keep dry for travelling to and from the Jungle.

1x swim suit to be worn under clothes:

Ladies - this can be a bikini, but you'll need to wear shorts and a dark t-shirt over any swimwear.

Gents - You'll need a t-shirt to wear with your trunks too

DEET bug spray

Suncream

Toiletries - toothbrush & paste, shampoo & conditioner, shower gel etc.

Basic medical supplies - painkillers, plasters, oral rehydration salts (any medicines you normally use!)

A day bag for the jungle trek

Water bottle and torch

Clothes that are quick drying, as you can reuse clothes for multiple activities, but not if they stay wet!

+ Team Building

1x dark top (please no spaghetti straps)

1x shorts (please no ‘short shorts’)

1x pair of loose, comfy trousers

1x sturdy shoes - trainers are ideal.

+ White Water Rafting

1x dark top (please no spaghetti straps)

1x shorts (please no ‘short shorts’)

1x swimming costume, to be worn under clothes

1x shoes, you will take these off before getting in the boat – flip flops are ideal

+ Jungle Trekking

1x sturdy shoes (they will get wet) - The trek isn’t particularly arduous but can be slippery and muddy. Your feet should be adequately supported.

1x outfit for jumping in the water to wear over your swimwear

1x t-shirt - please cover your shoulders and knees as we walk through the local villages.

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