come for the thrills
Rock climbing is for the high achievers. Rock climbing module starts with an introduction to equipment, safety briefing and a session on different types of knots and their usage. Participants master different hand and foot techniques with bouldering and then moving onto climbing rocks.
The complexity of challenge is gradually increased with newer rock faces and routes. Older participants also experience jumaring (or ascending a rock face with the aid of technical equipment) and rappelling (or descending a rock face).
For the explorers at heart, backpacking provides an endless discovery of new worlds at every turn. Witness the beauty of nature as you trek through a mountain or a forest, carrying everything you need.
Learn to find your way using a compass, pitch tents and set up a campsite. Maybe spend a night out in the wilderness under the starry sky. Do your bit to respect the outdoors and preserve what’s out there by practicing the seven principles of ‘Leave No Trace’ camping.
white water rafting
Feel the madness of white water rafting as you ride nature’s ultimate rollercoaster ride. Get a drift of the basics by learning about what makes a river move the way it does, how to paddle and manoeuvre rafts through rapids (the turbulent sections of a river). Always safe and well prepared—we practice how to flip a raft back up and have a safety kayak accompanying rafts at all times.
A group activity, it encourages you to work together, coordinate efforts and communicate clearly amongst each other.
Mountain biking is for the true adventurer on wheels. Chart a path over rugged terrain riding a specialised mountain bike. Cycle on off-road trails and rocky mountain passes with tough uphills and exhilarating downhills.
Biking off-road requires strength, endurance, balance and, of course, bike handling skills. Start with a skill building session to learn braking, turning techniques, weight management on uphills and downhills. Tackle an obstacle course and learn the proper use of helmets, knee and elbow guards. Like a compete mountain biker, learn to fix punctures, and to dismantle, assemble and maintain a bike.
On-road biking at Inme is about long distance cycling that tests the endurance, mental and physical strength of the participants while developing core stability and balance.
The activity starts with safety briefings, a lesson on how to use the gear, uphill & downhill riding postures, hand signalling and road rules. Learn how to dismantle and assemble a cycle to handle any kind of maintenance issue or breakdown, especially fixing a flat tyre.
Everyone is fully kitted-out with helmets, knee guards and elbow guards. For added safety and being more noticeable on the road bikers wear bright and reflective colours while riding.
Ever wondered how to survive in an outdoor setting without technology or modern gadgets? What do you do if you get lost? How do you find your way?
Our wilderness craft module teaches you survival skills in the outdoors. From learning to build a fire, to finding direction without a compass, signalling for help, improvising shelter using tarps, understanding flora and fauna to know what is edible in the wild and what is not, to natural water purification techniques; you practice co-existing with nature. For older participants there’s a night out—build a temporary shelter and try out your survival skills for real.
“To learn the ropes” means to master the basics of anything. We have good reason to believe it started on a ropes course.
A ropes course is a specially designed obstacle course with low elements built a few feet above the ground and high elements on trees or poles. The activity progresses from low to high elements and the challenge level is adjusted for age.
The activity requires you to coordinate and work together; to take the initiative to help and be helped. The hours fly by as you build self-confidence and trust in others.
Advanced gear and safety equipment keep you and the environment safe. You are secure in a harness, safely arresting falls, so the only way to go is up.
The thrill of kayaking is to become one with the water. Each Inme program offers a different experiences—the rush of white water kayaking, deliberate skill of cruising on open water, navigating mild waves in the sea and also going with the flow of mellow, flat waters.
Our kayaks are the hard shell type or inflatables (also called duckies). They are built for two so that you learn to work together to successfully manoeuvre the kayak. Every movement matters!
In Scuba diving you breathe from oxygen tanks strapped to your back, so you can go deeeeep into the water and explore a world few have seen. Fascinating fish, colourful corals, turtles and many, many more… Scuba diving at Inme comes with the opportunity to get a PADI Scuba Divers’ certificate.
Go through extensive training on the use of specialised equipment and communicating through hand signals used by divers everywhere. After safety training and a confined water dive, go deep and dive upto 12 meters in the ocean. We make sure you are comfortable in the water so that you make the most of every dive.
Nothing’s cooler than being a surf dude or dudette. Surfing with Inme is an ideal way to ride from novice to wave-catcher.
Start with safety drills in the shallow water followed by learning how to pop-up and stand on the board. Soon enough you’re ready to catch the waves! As comfort levels rise so does the challenge—progress from the shallow water and move further to catch bigger waves.
We partner with Kallialay surf school in Pondicherry, best on the beach (and it’s a long beach).
Skiing is believing (in yourself)! We do it the Alpine way, where you have skiis with fixed heel bindings. Ideal for beginners. Once you’re done with the safety briefings get your hands on the gear—including funky overalls.
You’ll learn to steer, navigate different types of turns and safely stop. Then, progress to jumps. You need to be patient and persistent to pick up the skill. It takes some time and practice, but once you get the hang of things, it’s impossible to stay away!
Donning a snorkel and fins, you can swim on the surface of the water and take a closer look at underwater world! Spend time in shallow water to get used to using the gear first—learning to float and swim in a way that keeps the snorkel tube above the water level.
the days are just packed
Participants get to explore new interests and skills that could become lifelong passions. Activities could range from learning magic tricks, to rifle shooting, astronomy, aero-modelling, photography, movie-making to art & craft. The possibilities are endless!
Centered around social grounding these activities bring the participant a step closer to the reality of life around us. Interacting with the local community during village visits provides a peak into the lifestyle in rural India.
Participants undertake a series of social projects like conducting a health mela, constructing toilets in the village, teaching the village children etc. They educate the locals around good hygiene practices, build compost pits, paint schools and much more…
Adapted from corporate training activities, these sessions focus on self-discovery, collaboration and effective teamwork.
Helter Skelter is the grand finale to any program! Usually conducted on the last day, its an activity that involves all the participants and instructors on camp. Participants team up and compete with each other over various games and activities.
The idea is to tackle new challenges, be on your feet and have lots of fun! Team work, strategic planning, effective communication between team members and a positive attitude are needed to win the Helter Skelter trophy!