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Overnight Camp at SGNP

SGNP is ready to host Mumbaikars’ seeking a pure, nocturnal wilderness experience, filled with interesting natural history and interstellar insights! Do make use of this opportunity as the forest promises to awe-inspire you all with a scintillating camping delight.

Date: 24th January, Saturday (Evening) to 25th January, Sunday (Morning)

Itinerary:
Saturday 24th January 2014
05.00 PM --- Report at Nature Information Center (NIC)
05.15 PM --- Tea / Coffee
05. 30 PM --- Slide show on SGNP (or Stars in the sky)
06.15 PM --- Proceed to the campsite
06.30 PM --- Room allocation and light refreshments
07.00 PM --- Star Gazing guided by professional experts
09.00 PM --- Back to campsite for dinner
10.30 PM --- Lights out

Sunday 25th January 2014
05.00 AM --- Wake up call
05.30 AM --- Tea / Coffee
06.00 AM --- Nature trail with Dr. Anish Andheria
10.00 AM --- Breakfast at the campsite
10.30 AM --- Camp Closure

Camp Costs: INR 2,000/- per head
(inclusive of accommodation, food, internal travel, all sessions and resource people)

Maximum number of participants: 25

Information and Instructions:

Accommodation: Well executed tented dormitory accommodations with comfortable bedding and blankets will be provided. Accommodations will be separate for males and females (advisable to carry your warm clothing as well; nights in the forest do get chilly); Clean and Hygienic toilets and bathrooms; separate for males and females; Any special requests for family accommodations can be handled by prior communications and will be separately chargeable.

Meals and Refreshments: Simple, hygienic, sumptuous vegetarian meals will be provided. Though not needed, Campers may carry their own dry-snacks as well.

Resource persons:
Shardul Bajikar an avid naturalist will head the camp;
Saunak Pal a well-published herpetologist will accompany the campers and help answering queries about biodiversity.
Star gazing session will be conducted by experts from the Khagol Mandal.

Travel: All travel in the camp starting from NIC and back to NIC is covered. We discourage participants to bring their own vehicles.

Onsite assistance: The camp will be guided by 2 forest guards and resource persons. Any help needed should be communicated to them.

Things to carry:
a) Water bottle to fill in water for outdoor sessions
b) Cap, Warm Clothing as per your own need.
c) Good footwear (canvas shoes or snickers are fine). NO chappals/slippers.
d) Earth coloured (grey, brown, green) cotton shirt & jeans. Drab coloured Shalwar kameez is ok. Wearing full clothes is advisable.
g) Binocular and camera are not a must, but they will enhance the quality of your experience.
h) Personal medicines and toiletries if any are needed.
i) Avoid carrying valuables (gold ornaments, ipads, too much cash etc.)
j) Insect repellents.
k) Torch or a decent headlamp is highly essential

FOR REGISTRATIONS CONTACT: Nature Information Center (NIC) Phone: 022-28847800 (Office) Cell. Phone: Ms. Mahale: +91 9403925626 Email: nicsgnp78@gmail.com

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