We recently concluded our Freshmen Orientation Camp, Sojourn 2017: Voyagers! This camp, which ran from 18th to 20th August 2017, brought together over 150 ICSS members from across the batches for a weekend of fun in the sun. Sojourn’s main emphasis was to forge meaningful friendships amongst the freshers and with the seniors so as to better prepare themselves for life in London.
This year’s theme was Voyagers: Tales of the Legendary Land of Donlon. It is said that the mystical island, Donlon, holds the key to end all suffering. In the span of just three days, the brave freshers-turned-voyagers from six Orientation Groups (OGs) embarked on the voyage of their lifetime in search of Donlon.
After a series of ice-breakers, the voyagers started their search through the blazing sandstorms on Sentosa as they fought it out through a series of Beach Games.
After an intense day at Sentosa, the voyagers completed some Night Games and seeked refuge in the caves of Aloha Changi .
The voyagers travelled through the “continents” of Singapore, solving clues, hitting checkpoints and carrying out bonus tasks during an Amazing Race – “The Race to Donlon“.
The day ended with a Campfire Night where the voyagers showcased their different talents.
The paths of all six OGs crossed again as they battle it out through several War Games conducted beside the unforgiving seas of Changi.
At the end of the three days, all six OGs fought hard and arrived at the fictitious land of Donlon. Through the friendly games and interactions, our voyagers made many new friends and prepared themselves well for the real journey of their lifetime – studying abroad at Imperial College London.
Our Event Officers, Hua Chong and Huang Guan, together with the rest of the 35th Exco, would like express our huge thanks to all our OGLs for all the effort that you have put in and thank you freshers for being super enthusiastic and sporting throughout the camp!
In addition, we would like to give a shout-out to these very important groups of people, without which Sojourn 2017 would not have been possible! To our OGHs Red Elmo Rachel, Blue Dory Joejyn, Yellow Spongebob Guan Ming, Green Yoda Nicole, Black Pearl-yn and Pink Pony Vishnu, you guys are the gel that keeps your OGs going strong so keep it up! To our Game ICs Christine, Shao Kai, Alvin, Ram, Michael, Wei Jian, Kimberly and Marvin, thanks for making sure our freshers and seniors had so much fun taking part in all the games during Sojourn! Lastly, thank you to all our committees – Ninjas, Gamemasters and Media and Pubs - for all the hard work you did to ensure the camp ran smoothly!
We would also like to thank our Society Partner: Overseas Singaporean Unit (OSU) and Event Sponsor: Singapore Pools for sponsoring this camp.
We hope all of you have thoroughly enjoyed yourselves at Sojourn 2017! Sojourn is simply the start of your SingSoc journey so do stay excited for all our upcoming events!
– Hua Chong & Huang Guan, Events Officers (35th Exco)
Photos by: Aaron Lau, Collin Wan, Douglas Chan, Ivan Tee, Jace Tan, Joel Yeow, Lim Kai Liang, Lim Yu Jie, Mark Gee, Nathanael Tan, Tricia Teo, Vivian Feng & Yinghao
(view more photos in the following albums: Day 1, Day 2 & Day 3)