Camp X

Image Description: An invitation to the public to sign up as befrienders and volunteers for Camp X. It features five paper-cut human figures, arms linked together, on a grey background. Two are seated in wheelchairs and the other three stand among them. Text in the middle reads: We want you! Befrienders & Volunteers Camp X’s logo is at the top centre, and EPL’s logo is near the bottom middle.

Ignite possibilities for youths with disabilities

Create lasting memories and foster meaningful connections

HEY,

INTERESTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES?
KEEN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DISABILITY?
GOT A HEART FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY?
WE WANT YOU AT CAMP X

Sign up as a befriender or volunteer in other roles at bit.ly/signup-campx

What is Camp X?

Open to youths 16 – 20 years old with disabilities, Camp X is a transformative journey of fun, learning and self-discovery. Camp X aims to create a safe and supportive environment for the youths with disabilities to build confidence, and make friends with their peers.

With one-to-one matching between the youths and befrienders, Camp X hopes that befrienders can inspire the youths on their possibilities for the future.

What to expect as a befriender?

Support the youth campers with disabilities through the experiential activities at the 3D2N camp, including outdoor adventures, adaptive sports and panel discussions.

Learn more about disability inclusion, through gaining insight from the lived experiences of those with disabilities.

Connect 1:1 with your assigned youth camper throughout the camp experience (and even beyond the camp!).

Not sure if you can be a befriender? All befrienders will undergo training to understand more about disability and be equipped with the necessary handles to engage and support the youths.

Key Dates

  • *Introductory Tea [networking with fellow volunteers, and meet the campers!]
    • 5 May 2024 Sun (2pm – 5pm)
  • *Training session
    • 11 May 2024 Sat, 9am – 4pm (lunch provided)
  • ***Camp X 🏕️
    • 31 May 2024 – 2 Jun 2024 (accommodation and all meals provided)
  • Appreciation Tea
    • 22 Jun 2024 Sat (2pm – 5pm)

* mandatory dates

Requirements for a Befriender

  • At least 21 years old
  • Student at an tertiary institution, or young working professional, preferably working for a few years
  • Has an interest to engage and interact with persons with disabilities
  • Must be able to commit to the following dates:
    • Introductory Tea
      • 5 May 2024 Sun, 2pm – 5pm
    • Training
      • 11 May 2024 Sat, 9am – 5.30pm
    • Camp X
      • 31 May 2024 – 2 Jun 2024
      • 3D2N overnight camp

Interested to volunteer in other roles?

We are also looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • First-aiders
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Camp volunteers (logistics, game masters, programme support, safety officers)
  • Photographers/videographers
  • Social media content creator
  • Admin support

Unsure about volunteering?

Drop your question at bit.ly/query-campx

About Camp X

Camp Extraordinary, or simply Camp X, is a first of its kind, 3-day/2-night camp for youths, aged 16 to 20 with physical, sensory, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, to engage in a vibrant mix of recreational, educational, and vocational activities, all while forming meaningful connections with peers and mentors.

Camp X is a volunteer-led and volunteer-run event. Chaired by Singapore Paralympian Theresa Goh, the organising committee has a leadership team of persons with disabilities, ensuring a genuine understanding of disability and rich lived experiences to guide the camp experience.

Camp X is supported by Extraordinary People Limited, a local charity running programmes for persons with disabilities and special needs and their caregivers.

Image credit: Image by Freepik