SINGAPORE - An outdoor camp organised by Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) saw 110 staff befriend and guide a group of autistic youths on a customised one-day adventure experience.
Aged 18 and above, the 47 youths from St. Andrew's Autism Centre (SAAC) and Eden Centre for Adults (ECA) participated in a range of activities, from scaling a rockwall to navigating a tunnel-maze.
The staff-led initiative aimed to offer a unique OBS adventure for youths who would otherwise not have such an opportunity.
"These youths needed a lot of support and guidance when attempting the height elements. However, when they reached their target, you could see the accomplishment from their faces," said OBS staff Anne-Marie Tan.
The OBS Community Service Day is an annual event where staff organise activities for under-served communities.
Past events include activities for youths with hearing impairment and another for intellectually-challenged children.