LIFE TWEETS FOR 2013 NYSC BATCH A……SEE CAMPING TIME-TABLE HERE!

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THESE!(UPDATED  FROM AN EARLIER POST)

 NYSC 2013 BATCH A – TIME- TABLE IS HERE

 LIST OF ADDRESSES OF NYSC ORIENTATION CAMPS IS ALSO HERE

EDUCATION AND LIVING-FOR NYSC BATCH A 2013

Corpers camp

The next batch due for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) – Batch A 2013 – will be going for camping next year What and what should they take along to Camp? Do you really need most of the things you’re packing for the camp?

Here’s a checklist of what we think an ‘Otondoh’ like you is likely to need…

CAMP ITEMS/LIST OF WHAT BTON TAKE TO CAMPS

1. Documents and Photocopies

2 Call-up Letter

3 Statement of Results/Transcript

4 First Degree Certificates

5 School ID Card

6 Passport Photographs

COMMENT

You won’t be allowed into camp premises without any of them. Go there with about 10 passports & 5 document photocopies each

TOILETRIES/ESSENTIALS

7 Toothbrush & Toothpaste

8 Bath soap & Sponge

9 Detergent & Bar Soap

10Toilet Paper

11 Towel

OTHERS

12 Sanitary Pads & Tampons

13 Shower Caps

14  Bleach

15 Disinfectants

16 Buckets & Bailer

17 Body Cream & Lotion

COMMENT

Its ok to buy buckets and non-essentials at the camp.

CLOTHING/BEDDING/MAKE-UP ITEMS

18. White T-shirts

19. White Shorts

20. Whites Tennis Shoes

21. White Socks

22. Underwear

23. Bed Sheets

24. Perfumes/ Body Spray

25. Rubber Slippers/Flip Flops

26. Combs and Hair needs

27. Make-up & Accessories

COMMENTS

* You will be provided with 2 pairs of white T-shirts and shorts in camp but you can take up to 2 pairs more along.

* Colored panties will be too conspicuous under the white tops and bottoms.

* You can take a 2 – 3 sets of casual wears/mufti for Sunday and camp fire night.

* 1 pair of shoe and socks is okay. It is good to have a white rubber shoe that is easy to clean (sold at camp also)

OTHER RECOMMENDED ITEMS

28 Torch lights/Batteries

29 Mosquito Nets/Repellant

30 Food Flasks, Cups, Drinking flasks & Cutlery

31 Cloth Hangers

32 Wristwatch

33 Padlocks and Keys

34 Waist Pouch

35 Handkerchiefs

36. Face Towels/Kleenex

37. Pegs/Clips

COMMENT

 Get a cheap watch. Everyone uses a waist purse. It’s your camp bestie. Most of these items can be easily bought in the camp. So don’t worry if you cannot get them before traveling.

OPTIONAL FIRST AID ITEMS

38. Menthylated Spirit/ Rubbing Alcohol

39. Band Aids/Plasters

40. Robb

41. Bandages

42. Cotton wool

43. Anti-purging pills (flagyl, tetracycline etc.)

44. Anti-malaria pills

45. Inhaler (for those who are asthmatic)

These aren’t necessary except you have something to treat or known allergies

MISCELLANEOUS

46 .Camera & Batteries

47. Writing Pads and Stationery

48. Novels/Books

49. Pillow

50. Games Equipment

51. Mp3/ iPod

52. Eye pads for sleeping & ear plugs

53. Surge protectors / extensions

54.Glue sticks & stapler

55. MONEY, MONEY, AND MORE MONEY

COMMENTS

*If you have an internet-enabled camera phone, do take it along. Camp life can be very boring without one. You will like to take pictures and share with your friends. You only need to be very vigilant and protective of your things. If you feel you need a bulletproof vest or helmet, please carry it. You know what we mean, don’t you?

* Never, ever, ever run out of money! Bring as much as you can afford.

* Mirrors and forks are known to be contraband items in camp

* Prices of items apart from fast consumer goods (Credit, Gala, Indomie etc) are usually higher than those outside so it is advisable you buy the things you can before going into camp.

PACK AS LIGHT AS YOU CAN AND MAKE SURE YOUR BOX IS AS THEFT-PROOF AS POSSIBLE.

We recommend that you get in touch with other ‘Corpers’ at http://www.otondoh.com. Otondoh wants to help youth corps members serving in different parts of the country to connect and share their experiences during their service year. The mobile network currently has over 1000 members and provides tips and resources for corps members. It’s a cool network that can also benefit all youth corp members who are currently on or about to embark on their primary assignment.

 AJUWAIAH!