Camp Rafiki is an annual 3-day2-night camp held during the June holidays with 2 follow-up events. Modeled after CampSimba, it is a camp targeted at youths aged 13-17 years old experiencing the impact of cancer, either directly as a patient or indirectly as a family member.
The camp’s aim revolves around youths establishing meaningful relationships with their peers and with medical student volunteers through experiencial learning and fun-filled activities. Our goal is to create a mentor-mentee relationship between the volunteers and youths where the youths are able to lean and seek advice from them throughout the year and even longer.
The activities of Camp Rafiki are also tailored towards teaching life values such as resilience, empowerment and teamwork. More importantly, it is a platform for the youths to learn how to cope with the emotional stress they are going through.