2013 Winter Living Experience Camp
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The 2013 Winter Living Experience Camp was held from January 21 to 25 for five days four nights with the participation of 14 interns. The Camp was organized around the two main themes - disaster prevention and everyday knowledge. Mr. Kao Ta-wei, vice president of CTARL, was especially invited to talk on the structure of wireless communication and its importance in the event of a disaster. Under the guidance of the instructor, the interns went to the outdoor to operate the radio equipment themselves and find direction to a radio source. Furthermore, in the fire prevention course instructed by Mr. Hsu Hao-wen, interns were led to various areas of the ARF Sub-Shield Center and introduced to the important fire prevention equipment, and learned the right way to evacuate in the event of a fire.
In the department of everyday knowledge, other experts contributed their knowledge. In Ms. Yu Hsiu-yun's composition-writing course, the interns worked together to complete several interesting compositions based on their past experience in ARF activities. In Mr. Chang Yu-chun's outdoor learning course, interns visited Bitoujiao to observe the topography and learned what caused the special landform of the Northeast Coast. In Mr. Wang Yen-hsiang's art and craft course, interns learned to create useful and creative red packets by making use of the structure and changes in Han characters. In Mr. Yang Cheng-fan's emergency response course, interns learned hands-on training in first aid. By using the training equipment, the interns were able to use the knowledge they have acquired in real-life situation. Finally, in Mr. Chen Yen-chen's basic economics course, interns learned about the laws of demand and supply and opportunity cost through discussion of current events and board game.
A series of group activities was also organized during the breaks between courses. To allow interns to understand the importance of disaster prevention, a tournament was scheduled for the afternoon of the fourth day. Using cards obtained from a previous competition, interns had to match quantity and functions of resources they had and learned to establish an evacuation plan for the ARF Sub-Shield Center. Each team then presented its plan at the end of the tournament. On the third evening, under the guidance of Ms. Hsu Yu-ling, the interns learned to make pizzas and salads while trying their best not to waste any food materials. On the second and fourth evenings, interns participated in the "Wormhole Bookish Assembly" and listened to the book reports attentively through videoconferencing. On the last day of the activity, the counselors graded each intern based on their test scores, class assignments and tidiness of their rooms. Finally, three interns with the highest scores were awarded prizes as encouragement and acknowledgement of their performance, and the other interns also received souvenirs. Finally, everyone bid farewell to each other and looking forward to the next Camp.