Travelling to experience different cultures and landscapes can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. For this reason, adventure travel and outdoor ed is often included in school curriculums. Working with our partner company, Rinjani Dawn Adventures, we have developed 6 and 4 day itineraries to serve the International Baccalaureate CAS and Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award programs. We are also developing longer programs for a more immersive experience, and can work with schools on customized itineraries, to meet specific needs.
An Introduction to Lombok
Lombok is an island in the Indoesian archipelago that forms part of the Lesser Sunda Island chain. It sits East of Bali, and West of Sumbawa. Lombok is famous for the majestic Mount Rinjani (an active volcano), it’s wonderful coral marine life, it’s unique Sasak culture, and for it’s many beautiful waterfalls. Mount Rinjani National Park is a UNESCO designated Geopark, and it’s famous Gili Islands are one of the worlds biggest turtle breeding grounds. All in all, Lombok is an amazing travel destination, for a regular tourist, backpacker, or school!
The International Baccalaureate CAS Program
The CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) program is a core element of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, which is a rigorous pre-university course of study designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19. The CAS program is intended to help students develop a sense of personal and social responsibility, as well as to encourage creativity, physical activity, and community service.
The idea behind the CAS program is to provide students with opportunities to develop new skills, explore new interests, and engage in meaningful activities that contribute to their personal growth and development. Through the program, students are encouraged to take on challenges and risks, to think creatively and critically, and to work collaboratively with others.
IB CAS Structure
The CAS program is structured around three pillars: creativity, activity, and service. Each pillar represents a different type of activity that students can engage in to meet the requirements of the program. Creativity activities might include things like music, drama, or visual arts. Physical activity could include sports, dance, or outdoor adventure. Service activities might involve volunteering or participating in community service
The goal of the CAS program is to help students become well-rounded individuals who are capable of contributing to their communities and making a positive difference in the world. By encouraging students to participate in a wide range of activities that challenge them and help them grow, the program helps students develop important life skills and values that will serve them well in college and beyond.
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
The Duke of Edinburgh‘s Awards are a youth awards program founded in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The awards are open to all young people aged 14–24 and are designed to encourage personal development and achievement. The awards are divided into three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.
The Bronze level requires participants to complete four sections: Service, Physical Recreation, Skills, and Expedition. Service involves volunteering in the community, Physical Recreation involves taking part in physical activities, Skills involves developing a skill or hobby, and Expedition involves planning and completing an outdoor journey.
The Silver level requires participants to complete five sections: Service, Physical Recreation, Skills, Expedition, and Residential. Service and Physical Recreation are the same as the Bronze level, but Skills involves developing a skill or hobby to a higher level, Expedition involves planning and completing a longer outdoor journey, and Residential involves staying away from home for at least five days and four nights.
The Gold level requires participants to complete six sections: Service, Physical Recreation, Skills, Expedition, Residential, and a Social or Environmental Focus. Service and Physical Recreation are the same as the Bronze and Silver levels, but Skills involves developing a skill or hobby to an even higher level, Expedition involves planning and completing a longer and more challenging outdoor journey, Residential involves staying away from home for at least five days and four nights, and the Social or Environmental Focus involves taking part in a project that benefits the community or environment. Schools may meet the criteria of the program by organizing activities such as community service projects, physical fitness challenges, and outdoor expeditions.
Why choose Lombok as a CAS or DofE Award Destination?
Lombok Island is an ideal destination for International Baccalaureate CAS and Duke of Edinburgh Award programs due to the diverse range of activities and experiences available. The island offers a variety of outdoor activities, such as climbing Mt Rinjani, one of Indonesia’s highest mountains and active volcano, snorkeling on the Gili islands, and trekking through the rainforest. There are also many cultural experiences such as visiting traditional villages, temples and mosques. Lombok has a rich history and culture, making it a great place to learn about the local culture and customs. Additionally, Lombok Island is a relatively safe destination, making it a great choice for students looking to explore and experience a new place. With its diverse range of activities and experiences, Lombok Island is an ideal destination for IB CAS and Duke of Edinburgh Award programs.
The Lombok Challenge
The Lombok Challenge is a six day intensive program aimed at CAS students, or students doing the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. It involves:
- Working in a local community
- Environmental planning workshops
- Teaching in a local school
- Exploring cultural sights and engaging with a local community
- Climbing Mt Rinjani (3726m / 12,224ft elevation)
- Snorkeling trip, awards ceremony & party.
My Lombok Adventure
My Lombok Adventure is a four day intensive program aimed at CAS students or students doing the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. It involves:
- A community project.
- Teaching in a local school.
- Fun activities.
- Trekking to Mt Rinjani crater rim
- Awards ceremony and party
Please contact us using the form below if you are interested in any of our educational tours aimed at IB CAS or Duke of Edinburgh Awards programs. Also, please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss a custom itinerary with specific goals and learning outcomes.
We believe in minimal impact tourism that benefits the environment and local community. This is at the core of our business.
Lombok has an international airport with direct flights from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and major Indonesian cities, making travel relatively easy.
Fast Boat from Bali
Bali has a bigger international airport than Lombok. If coming via Bali, we can help arrange a fast-boat service to Lombok (75-90 mins journey).