_DSC0192Photo by Mohd Noor

Jointly organised by Sport Singapore, Temasek Foundation and the Singapore Olympic Foundation, the STEP SEAYSLC saw 130 youth leaders from across Southeast Asia and invited countries participating in activities designed to overcome diversity, build confidence, and foster leadership and teamwork.

 _DSC0574 The happy youth leaders at the closing ceremony. Photo by Noor

From 16 to 24 June 2023, the participants were spilt into teams and assigned tasks to complete. The tasks were curated to fulfil the objectives under three key pillars “Leadership In Training”, “Leadership In Action” and “Cultural Immersion”. They aimed to inculcate important values such as discipline, respect, and team spirit in addition to building valuable life skills such as communication, personal mastery and problem solving.


The youth leaders having fun as they experience an adventure of a lifetime in Singapore. Photos by Noor

Over nine days, our youth sport leaders participate in team-building challenges that push their boundaries and strengthen their bonds.


 The youth leaders building valuable life skills through team-building challenges. Photos by Noor

 The teams travelled to various parts of Singapore and took part in high-element obstacle challenges, immersed in local culture via a round-island cycling expedition and experienced outdoor adventure cooking amongst other enriching activities.

 _D850041The youth leaders taking part in high-element obstacle challenges. Photo by Noor

As part of the inaugural Olympic Esports Week, they also went on a back-of-house learning journey, watched virtual sport competitions and experienced virtual reality innovations first-hand.

_DSC0149A youth leader experiencing the virtual reality innovations @ the inaugural Olympic Esports Week. Photo by Noor

The youth leaders had the opportunity to hear from Singapore badminton superstar Loh Kean Yew on his journey to sporting success and engaged in meaningful discussions at an educational dialogue with sustainability communicator Woo Qiyun from “The Weird and Wild” on “Sustainability and Sport” too.

_DSC0283Singapore badminton superstar Loh Kean Yew shares his wisdom and experiences. Photo by Noor

Throughout the camp, they celebrated small victories with cheer-offs that boost team spirit and camaraderie.

Here are some snippets from what went down at the camp. Check it out!