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A closer look at orientation camps, or o’camps in Hong Kong’s Universities
Orientation camps at Hong Kong’s universities have changed over the years. From the idyllic sixties, to the politically-charged seventies and the uncertainty over Hong Kong’s future that was prevalent in the eighties – o’camps reflect the spirit of their times.
Negative reports about o’camp activities regularly make the headlines in Hong Kong newspapers. What lies behind the media fascination and what do students themselves think of the so-called ‘offensive’ games in o’camps?
Varsity takes a look at o’camp with Hong Kong characteristics and look at how orientation activities on Hong Kong campuses compare with those overseas.