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BP Young Adventurers

The BP Young Adventurers programme invites young people from the GCC states to a camp in Fujairah, UAE, for an educational weekend adventure
BP Young Adventurers

At the camp, you'll take part in various team-building exercises, which focus on enhancing leadership development skills through a variety of physical challenges such as climbing, raft building, kayaking and more.

 

The adventure training camps have been held annually since 2000. Each is facilitated by a team of mentors, known as the BP Guardians, who are previous graduates of the programme.


To apply, you must be a member of an educational institute and aged between 16 and 22. To apply, contact your GCC college or university for an application form.

 

Participants should be physically fit, with no health issues, have basic swimming skills and must be suited to and flexible in a camp environment.

 

Parental approval is required for all participants under the age of 18. Because this is a unique experience, registration is limited to first-year participants.

Frequently asked questions

Key dates
Information for students
...for parents
...for guardians
...for BP representatives
Key dates

The 2019-2020 BP Young Adventurers weekend camps will be held on 

 

  • 17-19 October 2019 (boys)
  • 14-16 November 2019 (girls)
  • 12-14 December 2019 (boys)
  • 9-11 January 2020 (girls)
  • 16-18 January 2020 (boys)
  • 13-15 February 2020 (girls)
  • 19-21 March 2020 (boys)


They start on the Thursday evening and end on the Saturday afternoon. 

 

For further information, read our FAQs – and visit our Facebook page or follow #BPYA on Twitter. If we haven't answered all your questions here, please email bpya@bp.com.

Information for students

Will men be allowed at the girls’ camp?
The entire camp staff is female. However, the camp bus drivers are male.
How many times I can participate?
Because this is such a unique experience, we limit participation to just one camp.
Can my family or friends visit the camp?
Family and friends cannot participate in camp activities. However, there are no restrictions on attendance after receiving the approval from the camp manager.
What time will the programme start on Thursday?
The programme begins at 19:30 hrs.
What are the camp criteria for participants?
  • Students from any educational institute 
  • Must be between the ages of 16-22
  • The camp is limited to first-time participants only
  • Physically fit, with no health issues 
  • Must have basic swimming skills 
  • Must be suited to and flexible in a camp environment
  • Parent approval is required for students below 18.
Is there a website for the BPYA camp?
Please visit BP Oman’s Twitter account or the camp’s Facebook page: BP Young Adventurers.
Can the university bring its own photographer to capture and take photos?
No. BP has an approved photographer as well as digital ambassadors.
How can I volunteer at a BPYA camp?
Volunteering is open to all BP staff. However, it’s important to seek line manager approval and to have prior experience at the camp as a participant.
Are fees or payments required to attend the camp?
The is free as part of BP’s social investment programme.
Will the camp arrange specific meals for those who are under a dietary or nutrition programme?
The camp will provide a variety of foods including fruits and healthy snacks.
...for parents

Are siblings allowed to attend the camp together?
There is no restriction, so long as they meet the criteria.
Where do the students sleep?
Each group will share a room that can accommodate six people. These rooms are caravan style.
How do you manage the safety at each camp?

Safety is always our top priority. Safety starts from the time students step onto the BP bus to the moment they fly home.

 

We require a safety briefing prior to departing on the bus; we require that all students wear seatbelts; and we require another safety briefing upon arrival at the camp.

 

Additionally, we provide students with proper safety attire and we test our equipment regularly. We also have HSE instructors and guardians on site at all times.

Can my children be accompanied with an adult from the family?
Adult family members cannot participate in camp activities. However, there are no restrictions on attendance if the adults meet our guardian criteria.
Can my children extend their stay in the UAE?

BP is solely responsible for the students only during their stay at the camp. We strongly discourage students from extending their stay in the UAE.

 

We will only allow exceptions in extreme circumstances. Clear approval from the parents and college will be required.

What can our children bring along with them?
Please refer to the provided checklist.
How can our children keep in touch?
Mobile phones are allowed during breaks.
Who will arrange transportation for our children?
BP will provide transportation to and from the camp as per the agreed meeting point.
Why is BP hosting the camp for free?

BP Oman’s social investment programme is a unique model that works toward serving and empowering local Omani capabilities in driving Oman towards a self-sufficient and progressive future.

 

The BPYA is one of many initiatives that BP financially supports each year. It focuses on three main themes: enterprise development, education and energy sustainability.

When did the BPYA programme commence? And how many participants benefited from it?
The programme commenced in 2000 and more than 7,000 students have benefited. 
...for guardians

Are BP staff members allowed to participate in the camp activities?
If BP leadership are in attendance, they may decide to participate in limited camp activities at their discretion. 
...for BP representatives

How do you manage the safety at each camp?

Safety is always our top priority. Safety starts from the time students step into the BP bus to the moment they fly home.

 

We require a safety briefing prior to departing on the bus; we require that all students wear seatbelts; and we require another safety briefing upon arrival at the camp.


Additionally, we provide students with proper safety attire and test our equipment regularly.

 

We also always host the HSE manager on the camp to inspect activities and equipment. Qualified HSE instructors and guardians are on site at all times.

What is my role as a BP representative?

BP representatives will welcome students to the camp on the first day and brief them on BP’s business operations in the Middle East, its sponsorship of the camp and why the programme is important for the youth.

 

Additionally, BP representatives will engage in discussions with the students about their career aspirations and their future.

Do I have to participate in the activities with the students?
BP representatives are more than welcome to participate in the activities with the students but are not required to do so.
Who will take care of my hotel accommodation and logistics?

BP representatives should book their flights and hotel accommodation using the approved agency.

 

BP will advise on the preferred/approved hotel in Fujirah and arrange airport transportation as well as a car from the hotel to the camp.

2018 camp highlights

Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018
Highlights from BP Young Adventurers camps, 2018