Top 10 Competitions To Expect At NYSC Camp

Top 10 Competitions To Expect At NYSC camp is just a glimpse of the entertainment you will enjoy at the NYSC Orientation Camp. The 3 weeks at the orientation camp is always filled with several competitions to keep everyday lively.

You should know that there are different competitions/activities that will take place in various orientation camps. These activities are meant to engage and educate newly inducted Corp Members about the tenets of serving the Fatherland. At the end of the day, it’s all fun. Read also: 10 Things You Should Do After Orientation Camp

Top 10 Competitions To Expect At NYSC Camp

In the beginning, it might be boring and look somehow, but I can tell you that towards the end, you will not want to leave again. and Below is the top 10 competitions to expect at NYSC camp.

1. Parade

Nearly every afternoon there seems to be an unending rehearsal of marching parade by each platoon led by the platoon soldiers. This parade is a very important aspect of the orientation camp activities as corps members are given a paramilitary training.

This parade can really be tiring and inconvenient for those who do not love to be a part of it. Most platoons select only those they feel are good during the selection process and train them for the competition and event ahead. See also: Some Didn’t Wear Pants: Shocking Experience In Delta NYSC Camp – Muslim Corpers

2. Cooking

There is a rotation of platoons that do the cooking in the kitchen. Their cooking is done throughout the day covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The platoons are thus graded and the best platoon for the week in cooking is then awarded a good position.

3. Beauty Pageant

The Miss NYSC and the MR. MACHO is another important competition among platoons. A lot of works and efforts are placed by those organizing this, In order to bring out the most beautiful lady and most muscular/handsome guy in the camp.

If you are pretty or you have been working out for a while, you can go and show the world how beautiful your muscle is. See also: 10 Different People You Will Meet During NYSC Service Year

4. Dance

Every platoon would organize themselves so that they can put up a good dance that depicts the theme for that year. The dance is usually judged based on similar criteria like that of the drama.

If you can dance, this is an avenue for you to show up and help your Platoon win the. Competition.

5. Drama

The drama competition is quite an interesting one where you watch Nigerian graduates trying to create intelligent scenes and also act them out. In each platoon, corps members are expected to write a play in line with the theme (usually on unity and development) of the orientation camp. When they must have concluded on what to present, they select actors to act it out.

In scoring platoons, the NYSC officials look at some key areas. Areas like: stage management, the story-line if its in line with the theme, level of creativity, voice projection, background sound management, costumes, and so on. See also: 18 Camp Quick Guides For Every Prospective Corp Members (PCMs)

6. Debate

In some orientation camps, there is usually debate competition where young people battle with words of mouth and astute decoration and maneuvering of ideas and arguments. It is really a lovely and an intelligent sight to see.

7. Hostel Cleanliness

Every weekend, every room and hostel is checked, and the rooms are graded according to their neatness level. These would require that corps members in the various hostels or rooms to dress their bed well on that day, place a neat bed sheet on their bed, clean up their bed corners and also tidy up their surroundings. See also: 10 Types Of Corpers You Meet At NYSC Orientation Camp – With Pictures

8. Sanitation

There is a daily rotation of platoons that clean up the camp surrounding. The task usually requires picking up water sachets, cans, and other stray disposables all around the orientation camp environment.

9. Man o’ War

The man o’ war activity is another competition on its own. In spite of the fun involved, each platoon is graded. The positions are called later near the end of the camp. See also: First Day Experience At NYSC Orientation Camp – What To Expect

10. Sports

The sporting activities are the most famous and widely recognized competition in the orientation camp. It attracts the largest audience and interest. It is performed with platoons competing against platoons.

The sporting activities include football for the guys, and volleyball for the girls, and sometimes athletics for both males and females. It is a great sight and a source of great admiration to see great talents who display their sporting skills. Usually very hard not to fall in love with them.

Feels more like real championship game where spectators are full of support and cheering for their clubs.

The NYSC orientation camp is always very interesting and its filled with moments you will never forget in your history.

About Lola Princess

This is Lola Princess and I'm from Earth. Born somewhere in Osun State, raised in Lagos, based in Lagos. Love making friends and blogging. I'm your NYSC Google Assistant and I'm always here.


  1. Lola,pps how can someone avoid man o war/drilling…Pls how

  2. State of origin Oyo schooling osun state choice are cross river ogun kwara kano

  3. State of origin: Osun
    School Benin Republic
    Choice: Osun, Kaduna, Imo, Benue

  4. Hey miss Lola good afternoon please for does of us that have not able to participate in the pre camp physical verification exercise is there any chance of written it in camp

  5. Hello princess Lola, please can I know all the department one can join in camp. eg red cross
    and please which is the best

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *