IB Creativity Action Service
Our IB CAS trips include trekking, river-rafting, visiting and supporting community projects, and going on cultural tours of Delhi and Agra (Taj Mahal). Depending on the requirements of the IB Diploma Programme Coordinator, we often include wildlife jeep safaris and mountain bike trips.
"The CAS requirement is a fundamental part of the International Baccalaureate programme and takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a refreshing counterbalance to academic studies."
Campfire partners with Snow Leopard Adventures; India's ultimate provider of safe, socially-responsible and professional adventures, led by iconic adventurer, Ajeet Bajaj. We have six purpose-built adventure camps, expertise from 23 years' experience and team leaders trained by National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), USA.
Example IB CAS Trip
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi International Airport and transfer to the hotel. In the evening, we drive to Delhi Haat for shopping. Dinner at a restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Agra and the Taj Mahal
Early morning transfer to the New Delhi Railway Station to board the Shatabdi Express train to Agra at 06h00. Breakfast on board. Arrive Agra at 08h10 and have a full day sightseeing with a city guide. Late evening we board the train back to Delhi. Dinner on board the Shatabdi Express train to New Delhi. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Delhi to Rishikesh and School Visit
Early morning board Dehradun Shatabdi Express train to Haridwar. Road transfer to Camp Panther. After lunch, we go for a short hike. The hike takes us through a typical Garhwali Indian village where students can get a glimpse of village life in India. The visiting students visit a local school and interact with the students. After the village students leave for the day, the visiting students can help out in cleaning and painting the school walls or other activities to improve the facilities. Dinner and overnight at Camp Panther.
Day 4: Baddal School Visit, Rafting and Outdoor Education
Early morning wake-up call and breakfast. Post breakfast, we hike to Baddal school in time to welcome the village students to school. The visiting students interact with the village students, with Geography and English lessons etc. We can also donate school bags and stationery to them today. After lunch we have an exciting afternoon rafting on the Ganges followed by session on outdoor education. Dinner and overnight at Camp Panther.
Day 5: Fall to fall trek and School Visit
Today is our trekking day, which includes a visit to a beautiful waterfall to see some stalactite formations. After a break at the waterfall we get back on the main trail and continue our gradual ascent. The trail passes through a typical hill village called Patna where we pass by fields of seasonal crops. At the village we will also get the opportunity to interact with local primary school students. We trek past another village called Simal Khet, which is the highest point on our route. Dinner and overnight at Camp Panther.
Day 6: Yoga, Zip Line, Rafting and Team Games
Early morning wake-up call and a session of yoga followed by breakfast. In the morning we enjoy the exciting and adventurous zip line across the River Ganges followed by another afternoon's rafting. The rafting today is more adventurous, through a series of exciting rapids like Black Money, Crossfire and Three Blind Mice. In the evening, we play games such as volleyball, frisbee and soccer. Dinner around a campfire. Overnight at Camp Panther.
Day 7: Cycling and Jeep Safari
This morning we drive to Ghattu Ghat and cycle down 20 km to Barrag Village at Rishikesh. At Barrag we board the waiting coach and drive to Camp Tusker for lunch. From Camp Tusker the cycling trail takes us through various forest types such as sal forests, riverine forests, broad-leaved mixed forests and scrubland. We then leave the bikes and have a Jeep Safari in Rajaji National Park. After the jeep safari we board the coach and drive back to Camp Panther.
Day 8: Haridwar to Delhi
Early morning wake up. We depart from camp to Haridwar Railway Station to board the morning Jan Shatabdi departing at 06h20. Arrive in Delhi at 11h15. On arrival at New Delhi transfer to a restaurant for freshening up and lunch. Post lunch, transfer to Indira Gandhi International Airport for onward flight.