NUS History Camp 2018 – Camp SPEAR

HISSOC’s annual freshman orientation camp took place from 4 to 6 June. This year’s theme was Asian civilizations, which gave rise to the phrase ‘Silk, Spice and Everything Rice’ and eventually to the name Camp SPEAR. The 13 freshmen were grouped into three OGs, representing three ancient Asian civilizations (the Tang dynasty of China, the Gupta dynasty of India and Srivijaya of Sumatra) that vied for supremacy during the camp. The rivalry was fierce, from intellectual combat in the answering of history questions to competition in sports to the sinking of rival fleets. Yet as they battled one another, the map turned black from the ultimate threat of the Pestilence, and the Tang, Gupta and Srivijaya came to the realisation that their combined strength was needed in the final battle. Treaties signed and alliances made, they triumphed over the Pestilence, united as one camp.

Here are some photos from camp (check out our Facebook page for more!)

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Icebreaker games
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Making the OG flag
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Skipping rope during the 100-second challenge
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Leading your comrades through a maze
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Human foosball
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Night games!
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Walking around FASS as historical figures
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Water games on Day 2
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Water
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Our first OG, Srivijaya
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Second OG, the Tang
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Our third OG, the Gupta
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The end of wet games
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Playing with foam poppers
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Buffet dinner and mingling with the professors
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CAMP SPEAR 2018 ❤
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Srivijaya readies for battle
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Gupta forever
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Tang is ready for war
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The O-Comm (Pestilence) stands ready to oppose them
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The three OGs unite, the alliance forms
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Time for camp closing on Day 3!
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Camp PD gives his closing speech
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And that’s a wrap, everyone!

Thanks to the O-Comm, the OGLs and of course the freshmen for making this camp possible and making it a success!

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