Held at Yogyakarta on 26th-28th February 2016, an event called Youth Adventure Day was executed. This event was organized by Indonesian Youth Dream, a Non-Governmental Organization in Indonesia which focus on Nationalism, Creativity, and Youth Development. Youth Adventure Day is an event that based on Experiential Learning, Adventure, Adrenaline Outbound, and Emotional Spiritual Quotient strengthen.
There were a total of 1280 youths participated, but only 150 youths were chosen. Fortunately, 2 members from BNEC 23rd Presidency’s Board of Management were included among the 150 chosen youths. This event gathered 150 best youths from 34 provinces in Indonesia. Most of the chosen youths came from public universities such as Universitas Indonesia, Institut Pertanian Bogor, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Universitas Padjajaran, and others. As For Binus University, the representatives were Albert Tanamas (Information System-Management, Binusian 2018), and Rico Sendra ( Visual Communication Design-New Media, Binusian 2017).
Being inline with the concept this event, the activities that were provided by the organizer were Focus Group Discussion, Film Discussion, Cultural Night, Green Movement, including the peak of the event which were Survival Adventure and Adrenaline Outbound. In the survival adventure session, participants should explore the forest by themselves, without any guidance from the committee. Along the way, participants should finish the mission that was given by the committee at the very beginning. This survival adventure session was challenging enough and rain suddenly fall in the middle of the adventure. But the rain itself gave a segregated sensation, the adventure became more fun, exciting, and challenging as we have to explore the rainy and wet forest. But the Adrenaline Outbound was not less exciting, participants should pass the 6 challenging stands such as Rappelling, a controlled descent of a vertical drop against a rock face using a rope. It was one of the most challenging post for most participants. Beside that, the other posts were also challenging like tightrope walking, ready to fall, etc.
Overall, Youth Adventure Day 2016 has widen the participants’ networking and also increase their experience in leadership and emotional aspect. Not only that, this event also gave participants the chance to explore the wide nature similar as the theme of this event, Self Actualization by Nature.