His Majesty The King graced the closing ceremony of Camp Raven, and granted an Audience to the 611 student participants on 30th December 2014.
His Majesty shared several stories of people whom His Majesty has met across the country, to illustrate that while studies and school are important, excellence and success must be a lifelong pursuit.
Camp Raven began this year on the 18th of December, and concluded today. The 611 participants attended talks with resource persons and volunteers from diverse fields, and learnt art, crafts, dance, photography, martial arts and film. They were also engaged in various sports. Volunteers from Thailand and France, as well as from Bhutan, participated as resource persons and teachers.
Camp Raven was initiated by His Majesty The King in 2012, to give children of armed force personnel in Thimphu an opportunity to spend their winter vacation productively. The Camp is held at RBA, RBP and RBG grounds, and coordinated by officers of the respective locations.
Besides Camp Raven, periodic camps are held for scouts and other children across the country, upon the Command of His Majesty The King, such as the Winter Youth Engagement Programme for girls, held in Gyalpoizhing, and Scout Leadership Training Programmes held at Tencholing.