There is no point in spending three weeks in a regimented area like NYSC camp and not enjoy the little freedom you have.
Some ex-corps members talk about their camp experience with so much interest and enthusiasm while others think it is not so great.
Well, here is how ways you can have an unforgettable exciting experience In NYSC camp.
A few years back, the NYSC introduced the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED).
This is to arm you with certain skills that would empower you after your service year.
If you really want to make the 21-day camp unforgettable, you can join one of the SAED programmes.
Some of the skills taught and which I would recommend are shoe-making, tailoring, make-up, cinematography etc.
You might not master everything during the camping period but you can always continue when you get to you PPA.
It could be interesting learning with others; making friends while still in camp.
In the last week of the orientation programs, NYSC will give you a series of fun activities that will make you want to come for another orientation. One of such activities is the campfire night.
As a corps member, you should not deny yourself this experience as it’s one of the most interesting activities in the camp. You need to see the fun that comes with this activity. This seems to be the corps members happiest moment.
Join a group
Another way to enjoy your NYSC camp experience is by joining a group. There are so many groups and associations you can join in the camp. Do you have interest in music, Information dissemination and social media? Join the Orientation Broadcasting Service OBS) team and the NYSC band.
There are also cultural groups as well as religious associations. The Muslim Corpers Association of Nigeria (MCAN) and the Nigeria Christian Corpers Fellowship (NCCF) are so popular on camp. You can your religious group, improve your spirituality and at the same time have an exciting experience in camp.
Take Part in Morning Drills and Man ‘O’ War drills
Many corps members do not seem to like the morning drills but trust me, those drills are useful exercises. At least, it helps you burn calories and keep you in good shape.
The Man O War activities too are always interesting. You won’t like to sit down seeing your fellow corps members jumping the fence, climbing ropes, crawling under barb wires, to even fighting karate with so much excitement without wanting to join them.
Connect or Make friends In NYSC CAMP
This might look simple but NYSC is a good place to make some great friends. I know that not everyone can fall within the category of friends, but trust me, getting good friends can boost your networking skill and great partnership in the long run..