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1. How much does a Discover program cost?

Cost of a program depends on the customization of the program matching the learner's need! The price of each program differs and can be customized to suit both your needs and budget.

2. Who can enroll into a Discover program?

Engagement level of Discover program

Discover extends its programs to

  • Children:
    • Schools interested in making Discover part of their curriculum.
    • Parents who constantly look to enhance learning for their c/hildren and are keen on outdoor learning
  • Corporate Fraternity:
    • Outbound Training: The Discover program caters to training and development needs of the corporate.
    • Personal Growth: The Discover program can be used to reduce stress, create work-life balance, a great outlet for creativity and offers intellectual stimulation as well.
  • Global Learners:
    • Discover also provides solutions to travelers and nature lovers from around the world, looking for experiences in the outdoors. From Himalayan treks to scuba diving in the Andamans, we offer a range of nature and outdoor experiences.

3. What are the effects of a Discover program on the Environment?

The Discover program is about bringing you closer to local cultures and environments by involving local people. This inclusion ensures that you will be welcomed into the local community. For example, a local guide from the destination will introduce you to their culture and way of life and the hidden waterfall in the hills - the income received for this task will contribute to sustaining his family within the environment.

We have taken extra care, time and patience to identify our activity partners in each destination. The focus is always about finding partners who are promoting responsible tourism, causing least impact to the environment, are already involved in working with local community and are aware of local issues.

4. What are the facilities like during my outdoor experience?

Most locations in the Discover program provide outdoor living that is simple and nature friendly, sometimes in tents and sometimes in forest/nature homes where the facilities are basic. The idea is to give the learner an experience of being in the outdoors, away from the routine and the 'comfortable' urban lifestyle.

5. What is the food like?

You will find basic nutritious food in our programs. We either cook ourselves or we arrange with the local residents to cook food for us - in either way the food is simple and delicious. Varieties are kept to minimum, the idea being not to cater to 'choices' but rather to share and enjoy interesting, diverse meals together.

6. What Medical support do you provide while on a Discover program?

All camp locations are not very far from the city limits. We have a list of all medical centers close to camp. Also, we carry basic first aid kits and all our instructors are trained in basic first aid.

7. What do I need to carry?

A packing list tailored and relevant for each experience is provided to the learner, according to the needs of that specific outdoor experience.

8. What are the Payment Options

Payments for a transform experience can be made by bank transfer or through online payment gateways. Payment at the Foundations Bangalore office is also possible.

Specific to Children

Emotional Environment

Behavior at camp has never been the most important thing. The idea, after all, is to have fun and enjoy, but doing it at the expense of others feelings is a definite NO. Ragging, bullying and hurting others feeling is definitely not acceptable at camp. We take up these issues at the common Circle Time at regular intervals, setting codes of conduct and making children aware of their feelings.

We take this very seriously and if the need arises we may have to call upon the parents to come and take hischild back home. For us every child's feelings are important and hurting others in any form is not tolerated.

Homesickness & Getting Started

First time campers and their parents sometimes express concern about homesickness. Most kids do just fine... but here are some thoughts, which may help minimize potential emotional distress. Before camp, speak openly of possible homesickness. Homesickness is natural, and certain feelings of missing home, parents, pets or friends are normal. Once this is understood, your child may accept homesick feelings with less anxiety. Avoid statements like "I'm going to be so lonely without you!" Its unfair to make your child feel guilty about going away.

Arouse your child's interest by pointing out some of the exciting things you remember about your own camping experience or things you did in summer. Be positive about how you were able to handle being away from your mom and dad.

Phone Calls

During camp phone calls are generally not a good idea. Some campers may be doing just fine till the sound of a parent's voice triggers an unexpected setback. If for some reason you do find yourself on the phone with a crying, homesick child, you need to be supportive, encouraging and positive about his ability to adjust. At some times, our phones may not be active, but in case anything does happen we will get in touch immediately.

You can get in touch with the Bangalore office for news from camp.