Holiday Music Camp 2014
It is time again for a camp. This time Blubricks Melaka is organising a Music Camp. This camp is suitable for kids age between 10 to 17 years old. There will be challenging race, creative musical games and lots of fun activities by the beach.
This time we have with us two talented individuals. Edmund Lawrence Smith or better known as Ed is a recording artiste and has released album with original compositions penned by his soulful spirit. Paecy Wong or better known as Pae graduated from the prestigious music school, Berklee College of Music, Boston majoring in Music Arranging and Music Business.
These two experience and passionate instructors will surely make this music camp a most memorable event for this year.
Hurry! Register now as the seats are limited. You can enjoy early bird discount if you register before 10th Nov 2014.
Place : Bayu Beach Resort, Port Dickson
Date : 1st to 3rd of December 2014
English Leadership Camp 2014
Teamwork At Its Best
When thirty eight boys and girls aged 9 years to 17 years of age signed up for the Blubricks English Leadership Camp, they had no idea that they were signing up for something more than just a regular leadership course. By the end of the camp, new friendships were formed and old relationships were strengthened. Some of them made new discoveries about themselves – strength and perseverance that they never knew they had. The quiet ones found their voice and the older ones learned to be more tolerant of the young as they struggled to accomplish the tasks given. Even the facilitators who were there to ensure that the camp would run efficiently were not spared. They left forming new friendships and rediscovering themselves.
The Blubricks English Leadership Camp that ran from the 24th to the 26th March was a joint effort between Blubricks Drama Melaka and Blubricks KL. 20 girls and 18 boys aged 9 years to 17 years of age joined the camp. Most of the participants were from SMK Infant Jesus Convent, Melaka, SMK St Francis, Melaka, SMK Gajah Berang School (GBS), Melaka, SK St Francis (Melaka) and SK Convent Infant Jesus (2), Melaka. It was held at the Eagle Ranch Resort in Port Dickson.” The purpose of the camp was to instil leadership qualities in youth as they ARE the future and to enhance their knowledge in the English language,” said camp Director, Adeline Ong. “Blubricks is all about confidence in speech and we felt that the camp was a huge stepping stone for our kids to sharpen their communicative skills in English while learning the true meaning of being a leader. It isn’t always about winning – it’s about understanding, tolerance and persevering against all odds. It’s about teamwork,” she added.
The camp trainer was none other than Kelvin Chee whose career began as a brand manager for the Unilever group. He was part of the team that brought in huge names like Lipton Ice Tea, Knorr and even Toyota. Some of his huge clientele included Maybank, Nestle and Maxis. His passion in developing and mentoring youth led him to a key stint with UNICEF and HELP University College where he developed and spearheaded a youth leadership program called “Mentoring Malaysia.” Kelvin’s energy and passion for helping youths were evident throughout the camp as he encouraged and guided them through the numerous challenging activities conducted.
The activities included an obstacle course, a scavenger hunt, word search, an amazing race and a talent time show where the kids were only given a few hours to prepare. There was also an introduction to engineering where they were given limited resources of paper and tape plus a few chopsticks to build a bridge that a huge remote control Monster car could cross. “It was amazing – words can’t express how I felt when I saw the car cross that flimsy bridge we built,” said Julianne John (15 years old), a participant of the camp.
All participants were divided into 4 groups with designated mentors and leaders that were appointed by their fellow teammates. Points were awarded throughout the camp for every challenge completed as a team. At the end of the 3 days 2 nights camp, the points were totalled and the winners were announced. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals were awarded to respective teams. But the loudest cheers of that night were for the last team. “I’ve never seen a more supportive group than this,” said Kelvin’s assistant, Luisa. “They truly know the meaning of the word teamwork,” she added.
Performance after Story telling competition