Every winter, students aged between 10- 18 spend a fantastic month learning to paint, dance, and act, and brushing up on their sporting skills. Camp Raven was initiated in 2012 upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King, to allow the children of armed force personnel spend their holidays productively. Since then, the annual winter camp, held at three locations in Thimphu, sees close to 600 participants.
The Cheif of Police talks to the children during a guest lecture session.
On most mornings, participants attend lectures by guests.
Afternoons are usually spent playing sports
Sports tournaments between Camp Raven RBA, RBP, and RBG make things more exciting for the children
The little ravens cheer for their respective teams
A football match between the ravens of RBP and RBG
A volunteer from Thailand teaches the students Dance
Dance at Camp Raven has been increasingly popular over the years.
The children say the dance lessons helps them shed inhibitions and feel confident.
The end of the camp performances are always stellar!
Art is another popular activity at Camp Raven
Volunteers from VAST conduct Art classes for the enthusiasts.
Camp Raven is a wonderful opportunity for the children to learn new things, make friends, and most importantly, have fun.
Camp Raven is a result of His Majesty’s enduring concern for the wellbeing and education of Bhutanese children. A winter Camp for girls in Gyalpoizing, with close to 700 participants, and a leadership camp for scouts in Tencholing, which are currently underway, are among the several camps for children initiated upon Royal Command, where students can learn important skills and gain knowledge to help them in their future.
A popular Bhutanese comedian is part of a guest lecture that teaches the students about films and theatre.
A lecture riddled with comedy!
The monthlong Camp began on December 18th, and continues till January 16th.
The little ravens are entertainers too!