Overview

Group Camps

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.

 

Program Outcomes

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

  • Daily exercise

  • Healthy diet

  • Time in the natural environment with minimal distractions

  • Living outdoors can help to improve sleeping patterns

Location

  • 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

 
 
 

Activities

Programs predominately revolve around hiking between campsites and activities, however we are open to paddling and biking programs if requested

Additional activities vary according to budget and location, these could include caving, abseiling, rock climbing, mountain biking, canoeing and Aboriginal Culture sessions.

 
 

Walpole-Nornalup National Park

 
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Risk Management

The safety of everyone on our programs is our first priority and we have extensive risk management practices in place in order to meet best practice industry standards.

  • We employ qualified and experienced staff who have extensive experience managing risk in outdoor environments.
  • All staff hold Working with Children Clearances.
  • Lead instructors are qualified in Wilderness First Aid, other staff will have a minimum of Provide First Aid.
  • Additional skills instructors are contracted for all technical activities.
  • We carry a mobile phone, satellite phone, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) and First Aid Kit on all programs.
  • We have policies and procedures for safe running and management of programs which are in line with the Adventure Activity Standards.
  • We have comprehensive Risk Assessments and Emergency Procedures for all programs. We comply with Government Regulation.


Frequently Asked Questions

What if we only have 5 young people and 1 staff member?

Right Foot Forward WA will work to find another school or service in this situation that would be willing to combine with your group.

What if we don’t have all the funding or any funding?

Right Foot Forward WA actively seeks funding from various sources and will do their best to help you source the funds your school or service needs to access the program.

 


Current Partnerships

 
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In partnership with YMCA WA and the City of Belmont we delivered a mentoring camp helping young people gain confidence and leadership skills. The program was delivered thanks to the $10,000 Community Grant awarded to YMCA WA from Westpac Foundation.

 
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