Recognizing the importance of Youth Leadership Development, Altaaat has launched in partnership with Desert Islands Resorts & Spa by Anantara, and Explorer Tours the “Shababna Wa Shebna” Leadership Adventure Camp. The four-day camp targeting the region’s youth, specifically those between the ages of 16 to 21 along with their parent – fathers along their sons and mothers along their daughters – is scheduled to run this summer between the months of June and July on the famous Sir Bani Yas Island in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The leadership adventure camp gives participants the opportunity to engage with their parent in highly interactive and fun indoor and outdoor adventure activities that teach them valuable leadership lessons, and earn their Youth a recognized international qualification in Team Leadership.
The objective has been to utilize the Emirate’s various facilities and resources [during low seasons for greater affordability] in creative and innovative ways that are beneficial to both the community and to society at large, and to engage the Youth during the Summer Months in productive and creative activities that further their development and enhance their leadership capabilities.
Furthermore, the intention has been to give parents the opportunity to spend valuable quality time with their sons/daughters as they transition to a new stage in their life, whether that be entering the workforce or moving on to university. Parents would play an important role in nurturing and enhancing that sense of competency and leadership in their sons and daughters and that under their watchful eye and their additional guidance.
Not to mention, the island is a perfect setting of tranquility and isolation from the crowds of everyday life, allowing parents to transmit their wisdom without distraction. The valuable learning that parents themselves will gain from the program will be further reinforced through the presence of other parents and being able to share and discuss concerns and issues.
Challenging and fun activities will encourage laughter, thinking and discussion as well as a great atmosphere of support that will be long remembered.