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Our Vision

Transferring to the next generation the treasure trove of wisdom garnered from Kalypso’s camps over the years and making them conscious of nature’s needs and their responsibilities towards it by facilitating personality development. 

Our Camp

Kalypso’s camps in the pristine mountains, rainforests and along the backwaters of Kerala challenge and encourage the participants physically, mentally and artistically and transform them in an ambience of fun and discovery to ultimately realise their potential.  

Why Natventure

The natural classrooms, the professional mentors, and the curriculum crystallised from years of outdoor camp and tour experiences combine perfectly at Kalypso’s Natventure camps to render an unmatched opportunity for a child’s personality to blossom.  

Kalypso Camp, Suryanelli  |  Cost: INR 7500 per person
Dates : 6 May to 09 May 19

 AGE: 12 to 17 years


Summer Adventure Camp

The original and always popular – our adventure activity list is as endless as the adventure needs of a young mind, this year with new destinations. So challenge yourselves while you trek, camp, and zip-line with us.

Spending a summer away from home and school offers students an incredible opportunity to gain independence while learning new skills and exploring the world outside their routine.

Our Adventure camp provides rare experience that can transform the outlook of young students about life. The camp is ‘Adventure all the way’ from living in tents to Rough terrain trek, Raft Building, and Rappelling. Team based outdoor problem solving games enhance the fun element and instills considerable knowledge.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trekking and Camping
  • Rafting
  • Treasure Hunt
  • River Crossing, Zip Line & Archery
  • Obstacle Course
  • Team Building Games
  • Camp Fire and Entertainment Night

 

 

Location: Kalypso Camp, Suryanelli
Cost: INR 8500 per person
Dates: 06 May to 09 May
AGE: 12 to 19 years

Location: Panangad, Kochi
Cost: INR 7000 per person
Dates: 20 May to 24 May
AGE: 12 to 19 years

Camp PathFinder

When adventure goes beyond action – get up close and personal with the flora and fauna of the Western Ghats this summer. Rev up the creative side of your brain with curious sessions for outdoor photography and filmography, fine art, theatre and introduction to outdoors and nature.

These spots will have an exciting combination of beautiful outdoors, nature treks, and developing creative and leadership skills and finally settling down in comfortable permanent tented camps right in the middle of wild reserve forests.

Transform your child by equipping them with 21st century skills beyond the classroom walls. Our camp will ensure that it will make them "life ready".

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nature walks
  • Photography and Filmography
  • Fine Art
  • Theatre
  • Creative Team Games
  • Camp Fire and Entertainment Night

 

 

Location: Suryanelli

Cost: INR 9500 per person

Camp Dates :
27 April to 30 April

Age Group:16-19 years

 


 

 

Rainforest Expedition

Gear up to trek and camp in the one of the unique ecological hotspot of western ghats. Learn about the vast variety of flora and fauna with our experts. See and feel nature at its best...

Rainforest Expedition Camp is a hands-on introduction to the skills and knowledge necessary to live through a short-term wilderness survival situation.

Campers will gain in-depth experience in basic wilderness first aid, back country camping, hiking, river crossing, rappelling and for doing some of the elements on our ropes course. Campers will also have the opportunity to learn shelter-building and survival skills. You will also learn map and compass orienteering skills as you trek through the famed Butterfly forest at Papathy Shola, the famous Mathikettan Shola National Park and through the mountain ridges at Chaturangapara

Highlights

  • Outdoor Living
  • Backpacking
  • Map Reading
  • Wilderness Camping
  • First Aid Skills
  • Rappelling & River Crossing

 

  

 

 

 


Location: Alleppey
Cost: INR 7000 per person
Dates:
17 Apr - 19 Apr 19
 

Age Group: 14+
 

kayaking beginners camp

Kayaking through the world-famous backwaters of Alleppey is an unmatched experience. We teach you the basics of kayaking at this camp in Alleppey and paddling here will make the magic a part of you forever.

At our Kayaking camp, let your child discover the lessons imparted by experts. Let your child be guided and mentored by professionals in this field in order to realise their dormant potential and let innocent fun and adventure be part of their lives once again.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Basic Kayaking Tips
• Familiarisation with equipment, gears, ropes etc
• Learn to Kayak in controlled waters
• Open water kayaking
• Village walks and local visit
 

Location: Hornbill Camp, Thattekkad

Cost: INR 7500 per person

Dates:
25 Apr - 27 Apr 19

Age Group: 14+

 

 

 

Cycling and Nature Camp

Learn to love nature – from cycling the less-travelled trails of the lowland forests to exploring nature at its pristine best in the birding hotspot of Thattekad, this is a summer camp experience to treasure.

Join us this summer for our three day cycling and nature camp. The participants will learn the fundamentals of mountain biking in a social and energized environment while exploring some of our fabulous local trekking as well as cycling trails. Participants learn about choosing a mountain bike, basic cycling mechanics, use of gears, how to ride safely and maintain the bikes in a supportive, hands-on environment.

Our camps are coached by professionally-certified mountain bike instructors who are passionate about riding and helping young riders develop their skills in a fun environment.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rainforest Cycling & Trekking
  • Birdwatching with expert
  • Plantation Walks / Kayaking
  • Mechanics of a Mountain Bike
  • Basic Maintenance and Repair
  • Mountain biking technique

 

 

 

FAQ

What is the weather at destinations?

During the day, it is usually quite warm with a temperature of about 32 Degrees Celsius, but its gets cold in the night. The temperature may drop to 12 Degrees Celsius (in the hills). There are chances of rain showers in the evenings.

What kind of clothes to bring?

Comfortable and light clothes such as loose pants, shorts with t-shirts etc are advisable. A sweater and a windcheater are necessary. Comfortable shoes are a must. Tennis shoes or any other sort of close toed shoes which have good traction is also fine. No sandals or dress shoes or heels.

What are the basic items which they will need to bring?

  • Change of clothes
  • Thick cotton/ woolen socks
  • Cap
  • Sweater
  • Windcheater/Jacket
  • Rucksack/Tote/Small bag- Compulsory
  • Outdoor shoes/ sneakers – Compulsory
  • Torch - Compulsory
  • Water bottle – Compulsory
  • Bathroom slippers
  • Bath & Hand towel
  • Bed Sheet
  • Tooth brush/Paste
  • Bath soap
  • Shampoo sachet
  • Moisturizer/cold cream
  • Sun screen lotion
  • Insect repellent
  • Portable acoustic or wind musical instruments (Optional)
  • Any medication that you are taking/ may need

Are electronic devices (phone/ mp3/ psp/ I- pad etc) allowed?

No, electronic devices are not allowed.

Are the activities safe?

At the Kalypso's Natventure Camp, safety is a guaranteed factor. Through our experience over the last 14 years in leading groups for expeditions and conducting youth camps, Kalypso has the capability to prevent hazards and handle situations. We are recognized internationally for our safety standards, but Safety is everyone’s concern.

What activities will the students be doing? 

  • Trekking & Camping
  • Raft Building
  • Teambuilding Games & Leadership Activities
  • Nature Trail Walk
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • River Crossing & Zip Line
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Archery
  • Scavenger Hunt 
  • Rope Skills 
  • Photography 
  • Fine Arts 
  • Cooking 
  • Camp Fire & Cultural Night
  • Kayaking 
  • Cycling 
  • Bird Watching
  • A lot of fun and interactive games

What happens if the student falls ill or has an accident?

For our camp at Suryanelli (Munnar), the Harrisons Malayalam Hospital is at 15 minutes drive. For other locations, we ascertain the information of nearest hospitals.

Are the staff competent and experienced?

Yes, they are well trained to handle any situation.

What kind of food will be served?

Indian food will be served which includes both Veg and Non- Veg.

What about drinking water?

Enough quantity of safe bottled water will be available throughout the duration camp.

What kind of food will be served?

Indian food will be served which includes both Veg and Non- Veg.

What is the accommodation like?

The students will be staying in cottage tents with groundsheets and sleeping bags.

Are there fixed toilets with hot water?

Yes, there are fixed toilets with WC’s. Hot water is available in the bathrooms.

Will there be separate toilets for boys and girls?

Yes.

How many people will be in one tent?

One tent can accommodate 4-5 people.

Can the students choose to be in the same tents as their friends?

No, we will be allocating the tent share on a random basis.

Will there be separate tents for boys and girls?

Yes.

Where are the Camp located?

The camp is located in Munnar, Wayand, Vagamon, Thattekkad and Alleppey. Pinpoint location will be updated at time of registration.

What is the camper to staff ratio?

There will be one staff per five campers.

My child has allergies. How do you accommodate his/her diet?

Please share the details of the allergies (medical/ food), we will take the appropriate measures.

Is transportation provided to the camp and back?

Yes transportation can be provided from Cochin to Munnar and back. There will be extra transportation charges depending on the number of students. Approx. Rs. 1000/- pp

Safety

Through our experience over the last 18 years in leading groups for expeditions and conducting youth camps, Kalypso has the capability to prevent hazards and handle situations. We are recognized internationally for our safety standards.

At Kalypso, we give utmost priority to safety. Our Instructors and group leaders take you through the complete course keeping all the necessary precautions in place. All group leaders and instructors have been certified from renowned institutes and carry years of experience. Creating a safe environment is our main aim and every instructor goes through rigorous training to be able to handle any challenging situation. Every safety procedure is diligently followed to allow a safe and fun experience for the children. Before the start of each activity, a proper safety briefing session is organised for all the participants. Each participant gets gears that are needed for safe completion of the activities.

 

About Us

Kalypso Adventures is a 19 year old travel company specialized in adventure activities and nature tours. Kalypso Adventures was conceptualized by two Naval Commanders, Cdr. Thomas, a nature lover and Cdr. Samuel, an adventure enthusiast. Our team includes mountaineers with advance certifications, wilderness first responders and outdoor experts. We are specialized in handling highly complex tasks including organizing camping across the country, leading large cycling groups and (taking groups for) in conducting trekking expeditions.

Our student camp programmes provides a great exposure for the young generation to the outdoors. The programs are designed for children to experience nature and outdoor sports with the safe supervision of experienced outdoor instructors. We have a 1: 5, staff to student ratio and each activity would be conducted by experts in the particular fields.

Contact Us

General Enquiries: +918281642539
GM, Adventure Travel: +91 9446005066 (Vishal)
Tel:(Fixed Phone): + 91(0)484 209 2280, 401 2700
(10:00 - 17:00 IST weekdays)
Or e-mail us on: inbound@kalypsoadventures.com