Wilderness India is a Surat based organization which conducts nature education camps, adventure activities, mountaineering camps, jungle safaris, bird watching trips, wildlife photography trips, river rafting and paragliding camps for schools, universities, unprivileged children, senior citizens and corporate institutes. Wilderness India is run by nature enthusiasts and highly trained instructors from reputed mountaineering institutes in India. We organize a wide range of camps starting from very basic rough and tough camps deep into the jungle which gives you a feeling of being close to nature to highly lavish, luxurious and full-facility camps in most exotic locations throughout India considering the expectations from our participants. At Wilderness India, we believe that participant satisfaction and their emotional and physical safety is of prime importance and hence all our camps ensure to take the best possible care of participants and give them the best adventure experience.
Adventure camps is recently gaining popularity and has become an entertainment activity for people and students who want to get out of their daily hectic lifestyle and relax for a couple of days.
Wilderness India believes that that there is much more hidden potential in such activities besides relaxing. We do not just do adventure camps where in students and participants can register, have a day off and enjoy climbing mountains or river-rafting (there are plenty of institutes for such activities). We believe to give our participants a personality development and self-confidence boosting experience. Besides such adventure activities, our experienced leaders teach our participants the importance of learning survival skills, being independent and living in harmony with mother earth. In our camps we teach and share our knowledge of the flora and fauna, climatic, geographic and historic importance and the ecosystem balance associated with the area. Our philosophy is to give an adventure experience to our participants, bring them close to nature and make sure that this motivation lasts in their life forever. Bringing our students and participants close to nature along with adventure camping makes us distinguished in the sphere of adventure camping. Our instructors have been working for nature conservation since more than 20 years and we have a strong belief of giving our students the knowledge of animals, birds, reptiles and their importance in the ecosystem balance. Our instructors have been working for animal welfare and nature conservation projects for almost their entire life and thus we give a unique learning experience to our students by which they can relate themselves with nature and learn the importance of going green. Wilderness-India is thus perhaps the only institute which believes in empowerment of youth and working for a better and greener tomorrow along with camping.
As we mentioned Wilderness India is much more than just summer camps and holidays, we emphasize a lot on the importance of personal growth which helps to gain skills which are useful for students and participants to develop great decision making skills, get into great universities, succeed in their careers, and feel more satisfied with life in general.
As our camps includes everything from packing a ruck-sack, to making a journey with new people and conquering your fear and returning back with a sense of satisfaction, it builds up independence and optimism in our participants. Facing outdoor challenges in a new and sometimes even uncomfortable environment can boost up strength and develop acceptance in our participants which can be useful in facing challenges and accepting failure in later stages of life. These skills are must for a successful life.
We have observed that our students and participants develop self-confidence via our camps. Our rough and tough camps puts our students in a physically and mentally challenging environment. Once they accomplish their goal, weather it be reaching the summit of a mountain, pitching a tent in a windy atmosphere, cooking their own food or sleeping in a sleeping bag, they achieve a feeling of “YES- We can do it!”. Success beyond expectations gives a craving for accepting and trying out new challenges, leading to more satisfaction and success. This scales up to every stage in life weather it be education, job, or social life.
In the competitive world of 21st century, communication, adaptability, critical thinking, leadership, creativity are extremely important skills one must posses in order to be successful. Most of our camps are conducted in an electronic-free environment where one is left with no other option but to communicate with fellow participants and our camp activities are designed to specifically build these skills. Constructive debates, rock climbing, river rafting, learning about the wildlife and sharing experiences are major activities throughout our camp which improve these skills in our students and participants.
Wilderness India chooses beautiful locations and exciting activities which are specially designed by our professional adventure, hiking and mountaineering instructors. Our students and participants get the privilege to broaden their horizons and learn to appreciate their lives. It can start from anything such as understanding different people on the camp, interacting with tribals, learning various cultures, finding a new favorite outdoor activity or everything. We want our students and participants to leave us with having a wider meaning towards life where they have healthy habits and helping mid-set.
We have seen a remarkable difference in our students in their social skills through our camps. Though young students and participants are now a days having a very strong social skills incorporated in them by their parents and schools, sometimes they just need to learn it from “someone else”. We can be that “someone else” and our students and participants leave us with a stronger and a more focused interest towards learning, growth and personal relationship.