Tailored 5-10 day intensive outdoor expedition programs designed to engage young people through experiential learning processes.
We believe small group sizes have better outcomes we recommend 8-12 young people and 2 accompanying adults.
Objectives of programs
Programs promote self-esteem, independence, resilience, confidence, self-efficacy, leadership and decision-making skills.
Programs offer opportunities for challenges in a safe and supportive environment.
Programs provide opportunities for young people to explore choices (actions) and their consequences.
Programs provide time for self and group leadership.
Space is created in the program for individual and team successes ensuring there is time to celebrate and recognise these as they happen.
There are many outcomes on our programs, often different for each young person who engages. However there are four that we focus on;
Increased positive choices and attitudes
Increased sense of self-efficacy
Increased sense of responsibility for self, others and ones environment.
Learning to be present, by having distance from technology.
How Outcomes are Achieved
Young people will be taught skills including map reading and navigation, camp cooking, bush craft and minimal impact camping skills
Leadership opportunities in the form of self-leadership, small group leadership and whole group leadership.
Small group cooking creates opportunities to develop life skills in communication, decision making and leadership
Positive, compassionate, empathetic and respectful adult role models, who believe the young people have potential
Time in the natural environment with minimal distractions
Living outdoors can help to improve sleeping patterns
We operate in numerous locations in WA, although we are careful not to spend too much of the program time travelling
Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, in the Margaret River region offers a large range of activities and is reasonably close to Perth (great for programs of 5 days)
Kalbarri National Park and Walpole-Nornalup National Park offer good options for programs longer than 5 days
We are happy to consider locations requested