Nature & Adventure Course

Depending on the time of year, Hanifl Centre hosts 2 types of Nature & Adventure Courses. First, the short term 2-day programme known as the Weekend Nature & Adventure Programme and secondly the more extensive 6-day Nature & Adventure Camp.

Course Details: Weekend Nature & Adventure Programme

Duration: 2 Days

The Learning Objectives of Weekend Nature & Adventure Programme include:

  • Building outdoor skills such has tent pitching, knot tying, identifying routes and trails
  • Recognizing flora and fauna
  • Building team work
  • Building leadership skills
  • Appreciating the beauty of the Himalayas
  • Creating awareness of the Himalayan biodiversity and
  • Importance of its conservation

Complete Information regarding Boarding, Lodging and other details are as follows.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will include a vegetarian and non vegetarian option.  There will also be Coffee/Tea/Juice twice a day. Filtered drinking water (through Aquaguard) will be provided. Bottled water can be made available at cost.

Lodging for students will be in Alpine tents (4 person tent) on a sharing basis. Sleeping bags and sleeping pads (foam pads) will be provided. Staff will be housed in a cottage overlooking the campsite. The cottage is very rustic (no electricity) but has cots and mattresses.

Western style and a couple of Indian style toilets are located at the campground. There are two bathing stalls where hot water will be provided in a bucket

The Health Centre with 16 beds is located on Woodstock campus which is 1 km away from the Hanifl Centre. There is an ambulance on site and a nurse on duty 24×7. Our Centre also has an agreement with the Landour Community Hospital (1 km from Woodstock) for all medical emergencies.

Hanifl Centre has 24-hour security guarding its campus.

The campus has Wi-Fi connectivity and the password will be provided to the staff members accompanying students.

Mobile phones do not work at the Hanifl centre but have coverage in other parts of the campus and Mussoorie.

Participants and accompanying staff must be prepared for a lot of walking which is always either uphill or downhill.  The Hanifl Centre is located at 7,000 ft (2120 meters). Staff and students are highly encouraged to come for the program with the understanding that they will be challenged physically

Hanifl Centre will provide transportation from the time the participants arrive at Dehradun Train Station to their departure from the same.

Course Details: 6 Day Nature & Adventure Camp

Duration: 1 Week

The Learning Objectives of 6 Day Nature & Adventure Camp include:

  • Creating awareness of the Himalayan Biodiversity
  • Recognizing flora and fauna of this area
  • Learning about the people and culture
  • Learning about the mountain agriculture and its challenges
  • Appreciating the beauty of the Himalayas
  • Importance of its conservation,with hands on work at the Jabarkhet Nature Reserve
  • Learning  outdoor climbing skills
  • Team work and team building exercises
  • Climate change and its challenges
  • Design and perform labs that could be graded
  • Utilize Jabarkhet Nature Reserve

Complete Information regarding Boarding, Lodging and other details are as follows.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will include a vegetarian and non vegetarian option. Filtered drinking water (through Aquaguard) will be provided.

Students will be housed in the dormitory block and will have common bathroom/ toilet facilities. Staff will be housed in guest rooms that have attached a bath/ toilet. The group can be accommodated in Tents if that is the preferred option. We will provide sleeping bags and sleeping mats.

The Health Centre with 16 beds is located on Woodstock campus which is 1 km away from the Hanifl Centre.  There is an ambulance on site and a nurse on duty 24×7. Our Centre also has an agreement with the Landour Community Hospital (1 km from Woodstock) for all medical emergencies.

Hanifl Centre has 24-hour security guarding its campus.

The campus has Wi-Fi connectivity and the password will be provided to the staff members accompanying students.

Mobile phones do not work at the Hanifl centre but have coverage in other parts of the campus and Mussoorie.

Participants and accompanying staff must be prepared for a lot of walking. There is very little flat ground and all walking is either uphill or downhill. Hanifl Centre is located at 7,000 ft (2120 meters). Staff and students are highly encouraged to come for the programme with the understanding that they will be challenged physically.

This site is a 20 min walk from Hanifl Centre and is being run by Dr. Sejal Worah, Deputy Director WWF-India.

The School campus is 1 km away (15 min walk) from Hanifl Centre.

The Garden is ½ km further away from Woodstock School. The walk back from Turner Garden to Hanifl Centre takes about 40 min.

Discipline Policy

  • A staff member from Hanifl Centre will be available (residing) at the campus during the entire period and can be contacted in case of any emergency
  • Staff accompanying the students are expected to take an active part in maintaining discipline during the programme. This is especially required after “lights off”.
  • Lights off will be at 10.00 pm.
  • Sensitivity to nature and people around is very important. No music is allowed in and around Hanifl Centre ( including the campsite). Headphones are fine, but speakers are not allowed. We expect students and staff to respect this.
  • Dorm rooms will be inspected each morning with regards to cleanliness. We expect students and staff to take an active part keeping the Centre and its surroundings clean.
  • Punctuality, especially during breakfast will go a long way in meeting the programme goals.
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