National Youth Camp

National Youth Camp

The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa annual Youth Camp will be taking place this October month during school holidays simultaneously at all provinces. A specific schedule of comprehensive activities focusing on Social Cohesion, Nation Building and bridging the gap on Race relations has been put together with inputs from all stakeholders. This year’s Youth Camp stakeholders are inclusive of Love Life and all 9 Provincial Departments of Sport Arts and Culture.

 The programme is structured in a manner that it’s a social connector and a powerful development tool that seeks to address various social ills.  It is also positioned as a well-designed sport and physical activity programmes with potent mechanisms for fostering healthy youth and individual development, teaching positive values, life skills, tolerance and leadership skills. Programme also promotes inclusion of disadvantaged youth especially, youth with disability, those out of school, youth at risk, girl children, unemployed and rural youth.

 The Youth Camps focuses mainly on the following overall four elements constituting the hallmark of building blocks of positive lifestyle:

 

 Sport - As an enabler and unifier

Youth - As target participants and taking into account the diverse sectors and strata

Camp - As strategic platforms through which Young People from diverse background can converge in one venue whilst building Social Cohesion, Leadership & National Identity

Integration - Different agencies and public organs working together in an integrated manner, through Sport as a transversal enabler in addressing holistic development needs of young people and channeling them towards a single goal of an active and conscious citizenship.

National Youth Camp core values are therefore listed as follows, Education, Leadership, Service, Unity and Character.

Commenting about the Upcoming Youth Camp as the Department important Social Cohesion programme, Minster TW Nxesi had this to say:

“The National Youth Camp is one way in which we are supportive of the Department vision of an active and a winning nation. A true foundation to the notion of “building a winning nation” starts with the comprehensive and integrated development of our future athletes and sport administrators. The primary objective of the National Youth Camp programme remains another platform to develop our young people and further empower them with the necessary requisite values associated with soft-skills and knowledge. This programme is also going to assist our youth in becoming responsible, conscious citizens whilst strengthening their sense of patriotism and identity.

The strategic and primary objective of this programme also includes the national priorities of building social cohesion; nation building and breaking down divisions based on race, class, disability, gender and improved leadership skills so that our youth can also contribute to building a safe and positive environment, All these character building elements are cornerstones of our Youth Camp programme”.

 

 2017 Youth Camp Venues are listed as follows:

Province

Venues

City

EC

Mentorskraal

Jeffreysbay

FS

Black Mountain

Thabanchu

GP

Meulstroom

Bronkospruit

KZN

Didima

Bergville

LP

Schoemansdal

Makhado

MP

Floreat

Sabie

NC

Warrenton resort

Warrenton

NW

Benroneca adventure

Brits

WC

Waterval

Tulbagh

 

 

 

  

Members of the media who will be in attendance are required to confirm their attendance by sending an email in response to Sandra@srsa.gov.za / contacting her on (012) 304 - 5159   

 

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 Issued by the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa

 Mickey Modisane

Chief Director Marketing and Communications

 Tel: (012) 304 5159

Cell: 082 991 0101

Email: mickey@srsa.gov.za

Twitter: @SPORTandRec_RSA

 


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