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ActiveSG launches Outdoor Adventure Club for the intrepid

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ActiveSG launches Outdoor Adventure Club for the intrepid

16 January, 2017   Sport Singapore

outdoor adventure clubParticipants in action during the launch of the Outdoor Adventure Club at the Green Corridor on 14 January 2017. Photo: Sport Singapore

ActiveSG launched the Outdoor Adventure Club for youths and families at the Green Corridor on Saturday as they strive to provide opportunities for people to pick up valuable life skills that will be an asset throughout one’s life.


The club will offer activities ranging from orienteering to hiking and water sports, and these activities will be designed to imbue life skills and values such as perseverance and resilience in participants.

Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) Yeoh Chee Yan, who was the Guest-of-Honour at the event, said: “Through outdoor activities, you can pick up important life skills such as teamwork, personal confidence and resilience.

“There will be activities for adults and seniors to participate in alongside our youths, for intergenerational bonding.”

outdoor adventure clubParticipants in action during the launch of the Outdoor Adventure Club at the Green Corridor on 14 January 2017. Photo: Sport Singapore


The club is the fifth club/academy that ActiveSG has launched so far and will be the first that does not feature traditional sports like football or tennis.

Sport Singapore CEO Lim Teck Yin said that outdoor activities can cater to a wider range of interests and age groups.

“We have begun to see that the great outdoors is really a place for everyone in Singapore,” he said.

“And as we begin to look for programming that caters to all Singaporeans, we recognize that heading outdoors away from traditional sports facilities is one of the ways to go.”

Teo Wei Loon and Gwenneth Ong, parents of two children who were at the launch event to get some hands-on experience in outdoor activities, felt these activities offer a multitude of benefits.

“It was a good opportunity to enjoy some family bonding time so we actually decided to sign up for it and come down,” Teo said.

These activities are also a platform for children to learn life skills such as teamwork and perseverance which will bode them well in the future.

outdoor adventure clubParticipants in action during the launch of the Outdoor Adventure Club at the Green Corridor on 14 January 2017.Photo: Sport Singapore


“In the long run, if they continue, they will find out that maybe when you are pitching a tent, one person can’t pitch it fast or really efficiently. You need the others to help out. So that is teamwork there,” the 42-year-old father said.

“And if the tent is not pitched properly, it falls over then you got to try again and again until it’s the right shape for your purposes. So definitely, they will pick up some life skills.”

Beyond being able to spend family time together and pick up some skills along the way, Ong said these outdoor activities are very much necessary for children to have a balanced lifestyle.

“I do think that getting involved in outdoor sports is very good. It’s good for building their physical health and strength, and I think it provides them a good balance,” she said.

“Because in Singapore, there is so much time that is spent on academic pursuits, so it’s very good that we can have a balance of physical activities so that they also have time outdoors and downtime and also opportunities to play outside of just doing school work.”

To find out more or register for your interest for the programme, you can visit this link.