WWSC is held in Murni Gopeng Resort, Perak, every year courtesy of its wide fields and small hillocks, which are great for pitching tents and all sorts of outdoor games. The campgrounds are gated and are well maintained, with fogging and regular trimmings of greenery without completely doing away with the wildness of Gopeng’s natural rainforest surroundings.
The Gopeng region is prone to rainfall toward the end of the year, especially in December, but rain or shine, there is always something fun to do in WWSC, whether it be outdoors or indoors. Running through one side of the campground is a shallow river, the Gopeng River, where campers can splash, swim race or paddle on floats throughout the day, with supervision. This river rises slightly with the monsoon rain, but still remains shallow enough for campers to be safe. Otherwise, the river is made off-limits to campers.
Within the resort itself are solidly built chalets with bunks, as well as a mess hall, proper toilets and showers, along with other small buildings and shaded areas for storage or operations.
Gopeng Town is a short 10-minutes’ drive away from the campgrounds, which has a few private clinics operating up to 9PM every night. The nearest hospital in Ipoh or Kampar is half-an-hour’s drive away should the need arise.
The WWSC campgrounds are nowhere near a proper resort. There is no 5-star Beverly Hills accommodation or serviced apartments. WWSC does offer, though, good clean air and simple down-to-earth pleasures. It’s not for everyone, but for those who are all for a ‘no frills’ vibe, there is nowhere else you should be other than White Water Summer Camp.