Under Privileged Camps
Hobbiton is a welfare organization operating out of the Amatola Mountains looking after disadvantaged children, especially from the Eastern Cape around East London, Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, Alice, Queenstown and King Williamís Town.
We provide the selected children with an insight into a different lifestyle, removed from the squalor of the townships, the violence and degradation of their normal background. At Hobbiton they are exposed to the beauty of the Hogsback mountains, forests and waterfalls whilst participating in all that we have to offer.
During the camps the children are taught life skills such as social interaction in the form of Team Building, as well as personal development skills that might enable them to become leaders. As a core philosophy, all activities offered at Hobbiton must be voluntary and fun!
We not only provide the activities but also the transport to and from the towns in which these children live as well as clothing, toiletries, Christmas presents and more food than they can eat.
Long term Volunteering Options
Hobbiton is interested in the furthering of our youth and would like to offer the opportunity to persons within the ages of 18 -30 to become three to six month term Volunteer Instructors. This entails working with children and being trained on all of Hobbitonís facilities. During our quieter seasons they will also help with maintenance of equipment, painting of signs, etc.
Hobbiton offers high and low impact courses, the first session of which can be conducted at your place of work. We will gladly fax a list of possible activities to you. Corporate bookings can choose the luxury option, involving accommodation and food at the Arminel Hotel and activities at Hobbiton, or the cheaper and more basic accommodation and food option offered at Hobbiton itself. The activities offered include White Water Rafting, Paint Ball based activities, Abseiling Madonna & Child Waterfall (35 m), Jacobs Ladder (10 m), Trapeze (7 m) and our internationally acclaimed Group Dynamics and High Ropes Courses. Although we specialize in Team Building and Leadership courses, we also help facilitate Goal Setting and Strategic Planning and Courses and can organize a motivational speaker. We can also arrange conference facilities.
Schools and Churches
Hobbiton offers schools and church bookings courses in Leadership Development, Environmental Education, Team Building and Adventure training, as well as providing them with an opportunity to experience the very best of Hogsback.