Edventure Camps in the summer heat of Oman have not proven very successful in the past, until now. Over the past four years GET has worked with sister company Arabian Overland to offer summer camps in the Hajar Mountains of Oman.
Whilst the temperatures soar to nearly 50 degrees celsius in Muscat and the lower regions, the Hajar Mountain range offers an ideal location to continue with our GECO Camps. With temperatures maxing at approximately 30 degrees celsius and dropping to nearly 12 degrees at night, both Jebal Shams and Jebal al Akdhar offer the perfect climate for our summer programmes.
Once again the local British School ventured into the mountains for two weeks of adventure activities for their Year 7 and Year 8 students. Our first camp setting for the Year 7 group provided four days of adventure while camping in tents and having the comfort of the facilities at the Jebal Shams Resort (2000m amsl). The group participated in a variety of activities, from abseiling and via ferrata, trail biking and team challenges, to bush-craft, survival and GPS navigation.
A special evening complemented the trip with the addition of a highly successful star-gazing event led by the Oman Astronomical Society and the use of their newly installed telescope providing a glimpse of the stars and planets.
Our second camp location was Jebal al Akdhar (2350m amsl) for a two night wild camp and adventure activity programme, followed by a final night at the newly renamed Time Reversal Spa (formerly known as the Sahab Hotel). This group of Year 8 students focused on a development of those skilled learned on previous camps in a variety of activities: mountain biking, climbing and abseiling, team problem solving and challenges, navigation and a final hiking and bush-craft challenge to finish the weeks programme.
A fantastic couple of weeks for all of those involved, returning home and to school with new friends, experiences and skills.
Our summer camp locations and activities are open to all groups and are offered from May to June, and from September to October. We also offer these locations during the winter season. Our GECO Camp Sifah opens in November through to April. Contact us for more details.