EMPOWER camps update

Dear friends,

We shared some news with you in Nov 2007. Its time to update you with the ‘latest happenings’ at EMPOWER. We are moving ahead at good pace and achieving more than our perceived objectives.


We have completed over 100 training programmes. Besides our old training partners - ICICI Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, GSK, Bayer, WIPRO, Convergys, BAXTER, VSNL, SWITCH MASTERS LTD, DOMINO, RYAN INTERNATIONAL, SAROVAR Hotels and Resorts, UTI Asset Management, SBI Life, UNICHEM Laboratories, INORBIT Malls, Hotel JW MARRIOTT, Aramex, Hotel ITC GRAND, Manpower Services, Globeop, Earnst & Young, Indigo, we have had some more coveted companies like ICICI Prudential, HDFC Life, KOTAK MAHINDRA Bank, Morgan Stanley, Sophoi, Capita, Amdocs, CapGemini, PATNI Computers, Godrej & Boyce, Hindalco Industries, SIEMENS and many more added to our list! We are proud to be associated with them.


SWITCH MASTERS LTD (Now MINDA AUTO CARE LTD) held a unique Training – cum – sales conference in Jan 2007. It was conducted as an Army Boot camp with a MISSION. Acknowledging that EMPOWER had played an important role in achievement of their 100 Cr target, the Faculty was invited to Singapore as a unique gesture of kindness. Two faculty members attended the conference in Singapore from 11-14 Apr 2008.

MACL is also the first company to have organised an Outbound TEAM BUILDING camp for its dealers (now termed as Business Partners) at Empower Camps in Dec 2007.

Personal Leadership Brand. We have developed a unique programme, using the Experiential Learning Platform, based on Dave Ulrich’s Personal Leadership Programme. The first of its kind programme was conducted in Feb 2008 for GODREJ& BOYCE with tremendous success.


Brig Sushil Bhasin conducted a workshop each in Manila and Cebu on Personal Leadership Brand. The workshops evoked an encouraging response and have set the stage for more International Training Programme.


Our association with RYAN INTERNATIONAL is growing stronger. We continue to get opportunities to experiment new concepts and programmes, which we conceive jointly. A few programmes that make us feel proud are:-

Education Leadership Programmes. We conducted three programmes for Principals, Headmistresses and supervisors. These Leadership programmes were conducted in outbound environment using the Experiential Learning platform. After the success with Mumbai principals we had 32 of them fly in from Delhi, covering schools in Punjab, UP, Rajasthan and Delhi. Now we are doing a series of them commencing Jul 08.

Youth Leadership Camps We conducted these camps for Delhi Schools at Vasant Kunj, at Malad in Mumbai, and for selected children from Mumbai schools at EMPOWER CAMPS, Kolad. The camp held at Vasant Kunj was covered by NDTV.

Self Esteem Workshops Three workshops on Self esteem have been conducted for 200 teachers of Navi Mumbai. These workshops aimed at developing self esteem of teachers who would then be able to handle the self esteem of children better. This workshop has evoked a very encouraging response.

Building Sports Teams Plans are on to work on developing integrated sports teams. While the sports coach takes care of sports related skills we focus on building highly motivated and performing teams.

SPECIAL CAMP FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN. 27 mentally challenged children from TAMANA SPECIAL SCHOOL, New Delhi attended a four day camp at KOLAD. The focus was on nature awareness, adventure, confidence building and creativity, besides lots of fun (which is spelt as Funnnnnnn in EMPOWER). The children could do activities like Raft Building and Rowing, Flying Fox, Obstacle Course, Target Shooting, Publishing a Camp News paper, etc. They all stretched beyond their perceived capabilities.

STUDENT CAMPS. We have conducted camps for MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul, Besant Monetosri, Arya Vidya Mandir, Dheerubhai International, Appejay Khargar, RN Podar School, and DPS RK Puram, New Delhi. They found our camps very educative and enjoyable.


EUROPE CAMPS. These summers we are conducting a 12 days camp in Switzerland and France. We have collaborated with world leaders – VILLAGE CAMPS, to provide high value education-cum-fun. These camps are tentatively from 18 May2008. The International Summer Camps are for individual children and school groups costing Rs160000 per child(all inclusive).

TTOT. Train the Outbound Trainer will be a unique programme being conducted in Jun. Please watch out for dates.

FUNNN CAMPS. Summer camps for kids.

MOM KID CAMPS. Unique camps for children below 10, accompanied by parents. Will be held during summers

EXPANSION. Considering the growing demand, we are soon expanding with more accommodation and facilities.

PUBLICITY. We have been covered by electronic media (POGO, MTV, NDTV, CNBC AWAAZ) and Print Media (Times of India, DNA, ME, Mumbai Mirror, Hindustan Times and more)


Col Naval Kohli, our Managing Director, has hung his uniform and joined us permanently. This has added immense value to our quality in all our products.

Ms Madhu Moulree joined us as The Business Development Manager last Feb and continues to do a great job

Lt Col Utpal Banerjee has joined the Training Team.

Cdr Girish Konkar, Prof Suresh Viswanath, Prof Romita Sakhrani, Suvarna Nikam, Jennifer Shetty, Tarannum, Soniya Mali, Rajesh Messarpur are empanelled as visiting faculty.

Mr Pratap Desai has joined us as a full time Resident Manager.

We will be grateful if you pass on this information to friends on your mailing list.

Thanks and Best wishes

Brig Sushil Bhasin
Chairman & Mg Dir
Empower Activity Camps Pvt Ltd
T-4 / 21 Link Garden Towers
Yamuna Nagar, Near Lokhandwala
Andheri West, Mumbai 400053
Tele : Camp Office 02194-255105, 255194,205012
Camp site - 9226605055
Mumbai Office 9967355068, Res 022-26319005,
Mob 9423093607
www.empowercamp.com e mail sushil@empowercamp.com, sbhasin50@yahoo.com