Tucked away and nestled just off the shores of
Zinkwazi beach in KZN’s North Coast is a massive park teeming with
hundreds of fun and exciting activities for young kids and teens.
From the north coast to the south there really isn’t anything as well executed and amazing as Sugar Bay – one of South Africa’s best camping sites for scholars and kids. Taking inspiration from the American style summer camps – Sugar Bay prides itself on creating a jovial, socially inclusive and diverse camp that will arm kids with the right social skills and values, as well as make new friends and memories to last a lifetime.
In a world of the digital takeover – we often find our kids becoming more and more reclusive, due to social media and smart technology rapidly consuming Generation Z – (albeit not exclusively), but this is the generation on focus here, and it is both refreshing and vital that places like this one exist. Exposure to nature, recreational activity and social skills are fundamental to human development and it is important that kids continue to remain active, engaged in reality and exposed to other elements other than spending many hours cooped up indoors be it at school or home, playing constantly on gadgets, gaming devices or computers.
Kids are teamed up with a counselor (a ratio of 3:1) to ensure that every child is given as much individual attention during the activities, they also get to learn about themselves better and are able to work in small teams. Counselors are more like friends and the environment is safe, secure with trained staff for first response and CPR. The “adult campers” or 17+ year olds of the camp are trained to lead like our camp counselors acting as mentors to their mentees or younger campers. They are encouraged to flex their leadership abilities, learn first aid and CPR, and also advise the younger ones. This is an invaluable skill and certification that can be added onto their CV to improve their chances of employment for the young school leavers. A medical doctor is also always on standby should there be an emergency and is also under constant surveillance for the safety and wellbeing of all residing at the cabin park making it their prime priority.
Some of the over 100 major activities include:
- Climbing Towers
- Circus Program: Acrobat, Trampolining, Magic Tricks…
- Sports: Hockey, Netball, Football…
- Water Sports: Kayaking, Surfing, Water Slides…
- Themed Events
- Certified Activities: Rope and Arts
And much, much more….Take an indepth look at our brochure for in depth info.
With the vast area of open spaces – additional stretch tents, canvas tents or alpine tents can truly benefit and enhance the atmosphere, especially during performance nights, camp outs or circus parades.
Sugar Bay is the perfect excursion, field or bonding trip for schools or campuses that are in need of fresh orientation ideas and implementation of vital life skills that cannot be included in term-time curricular. The experience for a child is invaluable and the skills they learn are instilled for a lifetime…The next time you run short on time or ideas to keep your kids entertained and occupied over the school vacation – it would be an idea for you to bookmark this place! Save yourself with endless worrying over your kids being home alone or having to chaperone them at odd hours to extra-curricular activities – everything is taken care of from their eating, sleeping and safety at the centrepark. Bookings usually fill up fast – so book ahead of time to ensure your kid has a spot during the next camp out!