OBT helps students understand life and survival skills better
Come 19th Jan, 2015 and students of SCMS Cochin School of Business will be embarking on a journey that will probably be remembered for a long time to come. After all, it’s the day their Kalypso Training Camp begins in the picturesque town of Suryanelli, near Munnar. The camp is one of the many initiatives from the institute to not only highlight different skills necessary for management aspirants but important life and survival skills too.
Given that there’s a lot riding on the camp, the location had to be spot on. The organizers of the camp seem to have got that just right as it is located at an altitude of 5000 feet. Surrounded by tea gardens and cardamom plantations the camp will overlook the Western Ghats hill ranges and will serve as the perfect setting for students to engage in a wide range of learning and fun activities.
Once the students get to their Kalypso Training Camp base they will be welcomed into 16 cottage tents that can house 4 to 5 campers based on the size of the group. There is a sheltered gazebo at the heart of the camp and it will be the place for heated discussions, and fun moments shared over dinner, alike.
The camp will have several activities for students to learn a lot about management concepts, themselves and also being responsible towards their surroundings. Since the area is one of the 34 biodiversity hotspots in the world, students will have to make sure no damage is caused, and they don’t disturb the locals.
All in all, the Kalypso Training Camp seems to be the perfect way for students of SCMS Cochin to immerse in the Nature and embrace a once in a lifetime experience.